Originally Posted by Ignition Override
I hope that Hammerhead bought a good Russian (or Norinco) rifle. Maybe he is lurking.
I was attrached to an SKS. I was under the impression that they'd remain one of the cheaper rifles during this panic period. They haven't. Finding an SKS for under $400 was absurd, but I did it.
Then came the realization that I just spent $350 dollars on a rifle, an old rifle. A REALLY old rifle. When I got my Norinco, I found after the first shoot that it was seriously flawed. Wood chipped off when I ran my hand over it's stock. After hearing a really strange noise the first time I fired it, I had to un-pin the barrel and give it a good looking through. There was a hole, or more of a bubble, and a crack going through this bubble, IN the barrel.
So I've got another stock (it's not the prettiest thing), and a new pin-on barrel came a week ago. I've installed it. But this brought the total cost of the rifle to $460 dollars (rounding up with tax, not including the total $30 I paid in shipping costs).
So, the rifle will be going up for sale soon enough. I don't know what I'll put it at. Yes, its the same rifle as my ad from before, the barrel is new-ish (I doubt someone just recently turned this thing out), and the stock is from an SKS "Parts" kit. So it's not numbers matching.