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    Here's an SKS-D I picked up at auction last Sat. It's the first real D I have actually seen and handled in 5-6 yrs. of collecting.
    Beta Arms import, with 3 mags. and 180 rnds of ammo. Receiver, bolt carrier, bolt, rear cover, and trigger guard are numbered...stock, gas tube, and op. rod are not numbered or marked. Only detracting marks on it were a very small round wood compression on left wrist and a couple scratches on the barrel from the sling rivet.
    Actual bid wasn't too bad, $475, then add tax, buyers premium, and backround check, tallied up to $560. Still within a reasonable range ;>)
    Before anyone says anything...I did get the customary toe of the shoe shot in there... He He.
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    Very nice!! Congratulations
    The "D" is still on my list.

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    what is buyers premium. and if you bought it out of state there should not be tax.
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    Nice looking D you got there.
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    falm16,
    Buyers premium is a fee this particular auctioneer and others around here charge for buying through their auctions. 18% for internet bidders, 13% for using a credit card, and 10% for cash or check. Just another way for them to cover expenses and pad their bank accounts :>(
    Since I bought the rifle in my home state I had to pay sales tax too.
    Hey, I like your quote on your posts. Liked his music.
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    thanks for the compliment. but i think the auction houses should put the extra fees on the sellers, not the buyers. they are the ones making the profit. nice rifle, i know you'll like it.
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    Wish I could find one at a decent price... Im never that lucky. Super nice find.
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    Very nice! I hope to get a SKS-D one day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mech4matsnova View Post
    Wish I could find one at a decent price... Im never that lucky. Super nice find.
    I wish I could find one period
    And that's all I have to say about that.

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    LHR Gunslinger, per my post.......It's the first real D I have actually seen and handled in 5-6 yrs. of collecting.
    Hard to come by in Pa., anywhere.
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    Beautiful rifle gun shy, the wood is rich and silky looking.
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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It makes it just that much sweeter when you finally acquire something you've been wanting, and looking for.

    BTW...took it out for a test fire yesterday, just standing offhand. OMG....ran absolutely perfect. After shooting my other w/the 10rnd. mag, I began to wonder..is this thing ever going to run out of ammo ;>)
    Seemed reasonably accurate, so the next time is the bench, not only for accuracy but to get a good feel for the trigger, which felt pretty smooth except for the amount of take-up.
    Thanks again.
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    I was finally able to dig my D's out, both are CSI imports.
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    Very nice. I have a type 84 that accepts AK mags. Do not shoot it much.., but a handy 16 inch barrel carbine.

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    Mriddick,

    NICE Twins. No wonder I couldn't find one...you've got 'em all :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    Very nice. I have a type 84 that accepts AK mags. Do not shoot it much.., but a handy 16 inch barrel carbine.
    I had a Beta import someone cut down to 16 inches but sold it last year to another forum member, the 16 inch barrel does make for a great handling rifle.
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    Mriddick,

    NICE Twins. No wonder I couldn't find one...you've got 'em all :D
    At one time I had 5, now I'm down to these two. I really like the D's alot, they are my favorite shooting SKS's.
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    Man, those real D models are so hard to find now, I regret selling mine! Congrats on your find.

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    My friend bought one back in the day, used, for $75.00. He has since left the U.S. and I always wondered what happened to the gun.

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