Norinco SKS Info
Was heading home from a turkey hunting trip and stopped at a local pawn shop, spotted a Norinco SKS and picked it up for $190 out the door. I was hoping I could get some help IDing this particular rifle. Year made, pre or post ban anything would help.
Toward the front of the receiver is a Triangle with the numbers 636 inside, followed by 3 chinese letters and serial number 1200486xx O
On the same side towards the rear of the receiver is :
SKS 7.62x 39 made in China by Norinco CAI ST ALB VT
No other markings anywhere that I can see.
All parts have matching serial numbers except the receiver cover which seems aftermarket to mount a scope and is marked "Red Star China " on the rear. I'd like to get rid of the scope mount and replace it with a regular receiver cover. How hard is it to find a chinese one?
It has no cleaning rod or anyway to attach a bayonet that I can see.
The magazine is a 30 round USA brand duckbill magazine. I'm not a fan of this magazine set up though. Are chinese duckbills available or can this be converted to regular ak mags?
It also came with a chinese leather sling.
It is in pretty good overall shape and I'm really glad I came across it. I've included a few pics to see if it can help.
How do you all think I did with the price? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks