View Full Version : Albanian SKS?
February 04, 2002, 21:17
Just got AIM's flyer in the mail. They've got Albanian SKS's for sale. Is this something new on the market? Don't recall ever seeing an Albanian for sale anywhere.
February 04, 2002, 21:53
Yep.......first time ever seen in the US, and first time most anyone has ever heard of them.
They look pretty cool. Very rare version of the SKS.
February 04, 2002, 23:40
I thought I had heard of every kind of SKS from E German (most rare me thinks) Yugo,Rom,Russian,Chiniese,Vietnamese,Korean.
Never heard of this one, got my AIM flyer today too. Wonder what kinda shape theyre really in.
February 04, 2002, 23:58
Any idea on price? And here I just got me a nice Yugo, and now this. Man I got to get a C&R.
February 05, 2002, 07:59
They were talking about $250.00 or so for excellent condition rifles.
The main differences of the Albanian SKS and the "Standard" SKS's are as follows.....
Bolt carrier has a cocking handle that looks like an AK, instead of the round knob that the SKS usually has.
The gas tube cover is longer ans looks a lot like the cover on a Tokarev SVT-40.
The buttplate has two compartments, rather than one.
The bayonet is a spike type like the Chinese.
I don't have the flyer in front of me, and they aren't on the web page yet, but they id look very interesting.
Definitely a rare variation.
February 05, 2002, 08:45
I hate buying any C&R unseen.
February 05, 2002, 16:48
Are they C&R? Not all SKS's are C&R eligble. I have my C&R and am on AIM's mailing list, but have not received their flier yet.
February 05, 2002, 16:55
I went to aim yesterday to see one and he said it might be another week or so before he got them in. The yugos are in decent condition( some of them any way).My buddy bought one last week and shot over the weekend. He said it shot really good except he didn't know for sure how to work the gas shut off.
February 05, 2002, 19:26
I wonder if they have any markings like a crest or flag on them to ID them as Albanian.
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