A few years ago, I saw one of the coolest SKS custom rifles. It was listed for about $350-$400 at the time. Unfortunately, I hesitated and didn’t buy it. It goes back to trying not to spend money unless I have to.
It started life as a Zastava 59/66 SKS type rifle. The owner had the front sight relocated to the gas block. Then, he had the barrel chopped down to 14″ and a Phantom flash hider welded on to keep the total barrel length legal over 16″. The stock is a common Tapco model, and I don’t know anything about the magazine.
Now, I know many people shun the SKS, but I have a rearsenaled Zastava 59/66A that has impressed me. I would love one in a smaller, lighter form. I’d prefer a good SKS over a cheap AK any day of the week.
I actually set up an alert to notify me if that seller ever listed anything on GunBroker again, but alas, he never relisted the rifle or anything else.