Stopped by a little pawn shop here in town today just to see what the fella had. I'd never been in there so why not. Anyway, the guy had about 6 Chinese SKS's. None were all that great a shape, but one did stand out because it had the red/brown bakelite stock on it. Prices on all the SKS's were between $200 and $220. I think the plastic stock one had two hundred on it and was all matching but missing the bayonet. All The SKS's had their bayonets removed, a couple missing their magazines. Does the plastic stock make it worth more or not? Just curious, i'm not really in the market for one but you don't see the plastic stock one very often. Also can anyone give me the straight scoop on the bayonets being removed on only the Chinese ones. YOu still see alot of Chinese SKS's with their bayonets intact so what was the deal. I bought my Chinese a little while before the law went into effect back in '93 i think it was.