I had eleven SKSs at one time, Am down to several Russians and a Yugo. Two of the Russians are the hard to find Izzys and three Tulas have laminated stocks and one a custom Fajen. Love to shoot them although the unissued are safe queens.
Yes that is a pretty stock and I have bought guns just because of the wood.
"and much it grieves my heart to think what man has made of man"