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critter
March 29, 2000, 10:57 AM
I just acquired a Russian SKS marked 1954r, fixed 10 round mag, made by Simonov.

Is there a detachable magazine conversion available for this rifle? Any Idea of it's worth? It is in unissued condition, complete with cleaning kit, and spare parts, and all numbers are matching.

Thanks!
Jim

James K
March 29, 2000, 11:01 PM
Hi, Critter,

Can someone check me on this, but I think it depends on when the gun was imported whether such a conversion is legal. The SKS is not an "assault rifle" as originally manufactured, but it may become one when a detachable magazine is put on.

FWIW, I do know some folks who converted SKS's to detachable AK mags, and some of those conversions did not work very well.

Jim

loknload
March 30, 2000, 03:53 AM
I think you can but you must take off the bayonet. I'm not 100% sure on that either.
My son wanted me to do that to mine,So instead of messing with my 100% Russian I bought a Romainian to sporterize. After trying to figure out what was and wasn't legal I gave up and Iam leaving both as is.
The Russian is a keeper and the Roamanian is the shooter and it does it very well http://216.157.75.35/thefiringline/NonCGI/smile.gif
Hope this helped...kinda http://216.157.75.35/thefiringline/NonCGI/smile.gif
Happy shooting http://216.157.75.35/thefiringline/NonCGI/smile.gif

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