I have a Russian SKS I paid about $115 dollars for it more than 10 or 12 years ago. I was recently looking for a low budget gun project to work on a little bit. I decided to reifnish the SKS . I have removed all the laquer off of the stock and I also took the black finish off of the bolt and sanded to a bright fininsh. I was telling a guy at work about it and he told me the Russian SKS are worth way more than the others and I should have not messed with it. He said it was possibly worth around 500 to 600 bucks , if I hadn't messed with it. What do you think?