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  1. #1
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    Default SKS Norinco MC-5D

    How rare are these rifles?
    What would be a good price?
    The local gunstore has one for $185.
    With two 20 round magazines. I would like to add it to my collection. But I don't want another chinesse version of the SKS.
    Should I pick it up?

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    That should be an SKS "M" model rifle that takes AK mags. Monte Carlo or thumbhole stock was original. Even if not original that is a very good price if it is functional. I would snag it. They sell for $300 to $350 id very good to excellent condition. I think Monte Carlo being a bit nore desirable.

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    Yeah if thats a SKS M Then jump on it! Weren't there some more traditional SKS's with MC stamped on them or something?

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    It's not a M, the front sight is different, the trigger group catch is more SKS like then AK and the barrel will be threaded not pinned. These are more rare then a normal postban M although I don't think many pay a premium for them over a M. For $185 I'd buy it in a second if you don't want it let me know where it is I'll add it to my D collection.
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    Heres an MC-5D
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    Yep, that's a good deal. I've never seen one around here for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mriddick View Post
    It's not a M, the front sight is different, the trigger group catch is more SKS like then AK and the barrel will be threaded not pinned. These are more rare then a normal postban M although I don't think many pay a premium for them over a M. For $185 I'd buy it in a second if you don't want it let me know where it is I'll add it to my D collection.

    I agree there are differences in 'M' SKS rifles but for identification purposes the differences in mag latch and barrel etc. are minor enough to group them together. I believe most foks group them as "M" rifles. Though there may be some MC rifles in a thumbhole I believe the MC is for "Monte Carlo" style stock. There are a lot af variations including milled bolt carrier lightening cuts and stripper clip guide etc. Variations in the thumbhole stocks exist as well.

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    I got it.
    The barrel is a mirror.
    After I give it a good cleaning and safety check-over, into the wood I go.
    My SKS-M has an AK type mag catch/lock.
    This MC-5D has a regular SKS mag lock.
    I wonder if the MC-5D was built before the M type rifles?
    I really don't know, but I do wonder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proshot View Post
    I got it.
    The barrel is a mirror.
    After I give it a good cleaning and safety check-over, into the wood I go.
    My SKS-M has an AK type mag catch/lock.
    This MC-5D has a regular SKS mag lock.
    I wonder if the MC-5D was built before the M type rifles?
    I really don't know, but I do wonder!

    Thanks,
    Proshot
    The MC-5D is a later production rifle I believe. The first 2 digits in the serial number are the prouction date. Here is an excerpt from Survivor's SKS sitre be L.E Schwartz about this rifle:

    "MC 5D: These are assumed to have been imported without any “SKS markings” to get past the ban imposed on SKS Carbines with detachable magazines by the state of California. These are equipped with a fancy Monte Carlo stock and a magazine release that looks like it’s for a standard fixed magazine rifle. Note: some folks claim this variant is stamped with “MC 50”, but those who actually own one have confirmed it is “MC 5D”.

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    Default sks...

    Well, it's certainly your rifle; I'll say that to avoid the Greek Fire.

    I certainly would consider leaving it alone and keeping it original. Some years from now the joy of its originality may offset the zeal to "fix" it now...

    Your trigger group likely has the "sks" style mag removal lever which uses the sear spring to lock the ak mag differently that the older styles with the mighty torsion spring/ak style lever.

    I'd worry about indictment for theft at that price/condition.
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