I like SKS's. They've definitely grown on me over the years. This one that I was shown yesterday, however, looks like it was made in a cave in Afghanistan.
First the overview for an initial WTF?:
Now some closeups:
Lovely JB weld holding on the misplaced scope. Eye relief is about 1.5" to far forward.
The deflector plate held on w/ a sheet metal screw.
The side mount scope mount set in by cutting the frame:
Not shown but he used some kind of stain or paint on the top of the forward grip to make it 'match'.
Even though it's just a Norinco, I almost cried.