I know the SKS was the meme gun of 2015 or 14 but I never really payed attention to those threads.
Anyways I got into russian guns via a shop I usually buy surplus ammunition and so my next purchase will be an AK clone or an SKS.
A wooden Tula SKS costs almost 500€, the one shown in the picture is about 580€ or so. That's about the price you have to pay for a "new" SKS here in Germany these days.
Is it worth it?
Most people don't like when "modern" polymer furniture is put on an older, almost antiquated gun. They see it as silly and unnecessary, and that it ruins an authentic piece of military surplus. I don't care either way what someone else owns, but that's why.
You seriously made it seem like you were describing the prices from "years ago" honestly if you want to pay that much for a surplus rifle then go ahead, no one is stopping you from making a fool out of yourself.
How much do AKs cost op?
The way I look at it is if you want an SKS that thinks it is an AK why not just get an AK?
Or if you like stripper clips and detachable magazines and striker fired guns why not a vz 58?
That's the point of my thread. I know that they're basically too expensive right now but the prices will rise even more in the future so I want to know if the gun is worth the money it costs right now.
AK clones start at 800€.
SKS is a vietnamese meme gun. I don't know why you'd even bother with looking for one. Just from looking at Schuhemacher I can already see Mosin Nagants for under 200€. They have a few saigas for around 750€ which you could just swap for wooden or bakelite furniture if you were so inclined.
I mentioned that in my first post. The shop I buy .308 surplus for my Oberland Arms OA-10 at has some russian rifles and after two years he talked me into trying them.
I shot the Cugir and the SKS and liked both. The SKS was pretty accurate and very good to shoot though I liked the Cugir aswell, especially the look. So he offered me that plastic SKS. Compared to the OA they're a bit rough and rattling but I have no other use for it than fun at the range.
I have no idea about russian and especially AK-like rifles so I'm glad about every advice.
The Nagant is nice but I've got a K98 already and no real use for it.