So I've just about got all the parts ordered to get this thing shooting. Here's what I've got ordered...
-Bolt Carrier, Bolt, and Recoil Spring on EBay for $30 Plus Shipping
-Front Sight Drum on SKSMan.com for $5 Plus Shipping
-Front Sight Post on SKSMan.com for $5 Plus Shipping
-Gas Tube (Finned w/Rail, Will Try To Remove Rail) on EBay for $20 Plus Shipping
-Gas Pison on SKSMan.com for $15 Plus Shipping
-Piston Extension on SKSMan.com for $7 Plus Shipping
-Piston Extension Spring on SKSMan.com for $7 Plus Shipping
-Dust Cover on EBay for $17 Plus Shipping
As of right now all i have in this gun is $146 i believe. All I'm missing now is the rear sight assembly and spring. I'm holding off on buying it though because I'm debating on putting one of the good rear sight base rail mounts on it with a good red dot. Typically I wouldn't do this. All my guns are wood stocked with iron sights, but figured since this is a hodge podge of random parts, no numbers matching, and the finish on the metal will all be different, I'm going to do a fully customized gun. Thinking the military style synthetic Ramline stock (non-monte carlo), the red dot, and doing the Russian Special Forces Duracoat camo.