I was passing through a small Arizona town yesterday and caught a glimpse of a mom and pop gun store so, of course, I stopped. Although I couldn't find anything that really appealled to me they did have a Russian SKS I have never seen before yesterday. The gal working was not the owner and really couldn't tell me much about it. It had a rosewood colored laminated stock of unknown wood. I could find no matching numbers but the receiver and BOLT were black (paint?) and the finish on them looked new...no doubt about that. The bore was dark but you could tell it was chromed and just needed a good cleaning....perhaps in long term storage? The remaining metal had an exceptional finish but that, too, looked like black paint. It had the Russian symbol on the top rear receiver. They were asking $250. I got to thinking that perhaps it was one of those Russian refurbed or remanufactured ones I read about on Simonev.com but couldn't find the usual refurb or remanufacture mark. Any thoughts?