Ok, I was curious so I called this guy back to inquire about his Czech (nevermind the spelling) rifle. When he answered I asked him to describe some of the features of the rifle and why he thinks it is a Czech model, he said "well, it is stamped CZ somewhere on this thing..." I hear him fumbling around, looking it over, and he says again "I know it is stamped CZ somewhere... CZ makes high end target rifles, ya know? This one has a long muzzle break, a boyonet lug, but no bayonet... mumble mumble... I might have one laying around here somewhere." I said, "ok, I'll be out in a bit to take a look at what you've got." I drove a half an hour to this place, walked inside and as soon as he pointed to the rack it was sitting on I said "that's a yugo!" He explains, "all the paperwork I have on that rifle says that it's a CZ." Paperwork? Pleeeeease pawn shop dude, quit puling my leg. Bubba just brought this thing in last week so he could get him one of those shiny new XBox gizmos. I proceeded to point out several features that were distinctively Yugoslavian SKS and he just clams up. I don't know if he was trying to hype it up or if he was really unsure what he had, but for $195 it was looking a little rough. I would settle for a nice yugo, but I'd prefer another Norinco. I just got the feeling he was trying to buffalo me into thinking it was a great rifle... you know, made by CZ, the high end target rifle people... LOL!
Through some phone calling I've found some other rifles in the area. The most interesting is a Russian about 20 minutes away, but the dealer (pawn dude) can't sell it for at least another week and I'm not sure what he'll want. I also found 3 other yugos in good condition, but this guy wants $349 each. Puff Puff Puff on da crack pipe!
Anyhow, not to drag on... that's the story on the Czech SKS. Oh, by the way, it wasn't stamped CZ anywhere on that thing.