Ok, this may be a dumb question but I found what I thought was a SKS Paratrooper at Cabelas.
I know they are shorter in overall length but something just didn't seem right about it so I took it into the gun cave at asked the "Cabelas Expert". He to was stumped.
I googled it and found contradicting answers. I ended up passing on it because I wasn't gonna pay $500 for a standard SKS but probably would have for the Paratrooper.
Is there an easy way to tell for sure?