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    Angry Chinese surprised me

    30 years ago I bought a Chinese SKS carbine at a gun show and I paid 90 bucks for it. I recently picked up a Yugo SKS at three times the price. I finally got around to doing a thorough cleaning of it, and I was really surprised. The Yugo machining couldn't carry the Chinese models lunchbox. The Chinese fit and finish is like a Kentucky Derby racehorse, and the Yugo is a plow horse. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, so the jury is still out.
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    Default Re: Chinese surprised me

    Interesting, I have several Chicom/Norinco SKS rifles and have sold several others.. I think with them it depends on when they were made.. some have pretty good Fit and Finish.. yet some are built like JUNK. I have several Yugo SKS rifles as well and my examples are all pretty good.. but these were purchased years ago and no way reflecting what may be on the market now.

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    Default Re: Chinese surprised me

    Once again I need my time machine to go back and pick up some china SKS"s and AK's. I just seen a chinese AK going for $1200. 6X what they were new

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    Default Re: Chinese surprised me

    And that's cheap, $1200, for some Chinese AKs.
    Look up some new in box Clayco imported underfolders.
    HGW, llc ~ Title 1 & NFA sales/manufacturing ~ Transfers - Title 1 $20 - NFA $50

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    Default Re: Chinese surprised me

    Quote Originally Posted by bortle View Post
    Once again I need my time machine to go back and pick up some china SKS"s and AK's. I just seen a chinese AK going for $1200. 6X what they were new
    I sold my norinco underfolder for 2200.00 about 5 years ago.

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    Default Re: Chinese surprised me

    Quote Originally Posted by joeyj View Post
    30 years ago I bought a Chinese SKS carbine at a gun show and I paid 90 bucks for it. I recently picked up a Yugo SKS at three times the price. I finally got around to doing a thorough cleaning of it, and I was really surprised. The Yugo machining couldn't carry the Chinese models lunchbox. The Chinese fit and finish is like a Kentucky Derby racehorse, and the Yugo is a plow horse. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, so the jury is still out.
    Funny, I've typically heard the opposite.

    But still if you paid under $300 recently for an SKS in at least fair condition, you didn't do so badly.

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