Apparently there are several laws that effect many of us regarding modification of the SKS. I never knew about these laws until about two days ago when a friend of mine told me about how it could be illegal to remove the bayonet and do other modifications on certain rifles that are covered by the curio and relic laws. Heres a link to a post on a sks board that kinda explains some of the rules. Apparently you have to modify 10 different things on the rifle not to violate the curio and relic law. I don't really understand it all but it looks pretty silly to me but hey no one would ever make a silly law concerning guns now would they??Just make sure you can legally convert the gun to hold a Hi-Cap magazine. In New Yorkistan where I live, it's a jail cell in the making if you do that.
Davers,Here's a photo of my sporterized SKS: I removed the bayonet & cleaning rod & lugs, replaced the issue stock with a sporterstyle stock of proper length-of-pull, replaced the magazine with a "Fixed" 5-shot magazine, and replaced the rear sight with a Williams's peep sight. This improved the accuracy of my SKS.
Thank you. I modified my Norinco SKS back in 1994. The wood stock is made by Fajen and is laminated. I was lucky as all the SKS parts had the matching serial numbers, and it has a chrome bore. I had a black synthetic stock on it before I got the Fajen stock, but I didn't care for the Plastic Stock as it felt cheap & was lose fitting. The Laminated is nice & tight!Davers,
This is EXACTLY what I have in mind for my project. Nicely done.
I ended up getting a Yugo, but not because I was avoiding the Norincos, it just worked out that way.Love my Chinese SKS. I bought it in the early 90's for around $79. I bought a YUGO a couple years ago and it's nose heavy as all heck. No where near as much fun to shoot as the Chinese one.
I shoot mostly cast bullets from mine. Lee 2R155 cast bullets and either 15 grains of 2400 or 22 grains of H4198 for propellent.
Like others have said, it can shoot as good/better than I can with open sights. Makes a heck of a fine plinker @ $.10/shot for the cast bullet reloads.