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I am shocked at SKS prices!!! A few are still "cheap"

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I was looking on Gun Broker at SKS prices. Holy mackerel! Those things have gone way up in price. The Russian guns are starting at around $600 and  up. The Norincos and Yugos are  still under $500, but just barely.

 

If you don't have an SKS, these are great guns. Reliable, fun to shoot, pretty much indestructible. And, they have a bayonet!   Same round as the AK, so your ammo can do double duty.   Great truck guns too.

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Locally that market is weak. Had a hard time getting $350 for a near new Yugo.

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Bought one back in the 90's for $90..........sold it for $110, thinking I was a "master" barterer!  :segrin:

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17 hours ago, Chris645 said:

Bought one back in the 90's for $90..........sold it for $110, thinking I was a "master" barterer!  :segrin:

I did too but still have it.  A nice Russian one.

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It has gotten ridiculous. Picked up an SKS-M recently and got it for $400. Looked to see what they were up too on Gunbroker and was a bit shocked. Don't plan on selling, but glad to see I can make some profit on it. 

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I picked up a non-import marked, all matching, beautiful condition, Russian awhile back from Gunbroker to compliment the SVT-40. Both are from the Tula factory 12 years apart; The SVT being a '40 and the SKS a '52. Not gonna say how much it cost, but it was up there.  It does need the butt plate screw holes drilled, some dowel rods glued in, and re-drilled for the minor diameter of the screw shank.  They were both stripped quite well when I received the rifle.

 

 

 

This is my dream SKS, though. Yugo M59/66.

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I just sold my Yugo. It had the nice normal looking wooden stock. Not that loverly plum color. Was a never issued rifle and looked like new. 

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Paid a whole $86.00 for mine

 

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many years ago i was walking thu the local gun show and came across a table with three SKS rifles laid out still in the box wrapped with heavy brown paper covered in a black heavy grease. I looked all three over and picked the one with the best looking stock and payed $250.00 for it. got home and started cleaning it and discovered it was a unfired 1953 number matching Russian SKS. it also came with the folding bayonete installed, the cleaning kit & sight tool and Russian canvas sling. I love this rifle, its one of my favorites. Same show came back to town in the spring and i picked up a Chinese NHM 91 new for $180.00, love this one too.

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Everybody should have an SKS

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I got my Izzy way way way back for $99, and sold it a couple of years ago for $1,000 to some local guy who really wanted it.  I kind of miss it, but when I was young and dumb I tapco'd it and I could not find the orignal wood stock.   Maybe someday I would get another.  

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On 12/29/2018 at 9:31 AM, gshayd said:

Everybody should have an SKS

Tell me why, please.

Thanks.

John

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2 hours ago, Retcop said:

Tell me why, please.

Thanks.

John

1. reliable

2  rugged

3 easy to strip

4 doesn't look evil

5 inexpensive

6 ammo is cheap and plentiful

7 fun to shoot

8 has a bayonet

9  excellent survival rifle

10 perfect truck gun

11 doesn't violate magazine restrictions in places that have them.

 

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1 minute ago, Gmountain said:

1. reliable

2  rugged

3 easy to strip

4 doesn't look evil

5 inexpensive

6 ammo is cheap and plentiful

7 fun to shoot

8 has a bayonet

9  excellent survival rifle

10 perfect truck gun

11 doesn't violate magazine restrictions in places that have them.

 

 

Thank you, sir. 

The only things that did not come readily to mind were easy to strip,

and the cost of ammo.  One of my concern with imported ammo is that in the past,

 import related gun control efforts seem to be low hanging fruit. 

I  realize that is not a problem for those who can afford to fully stockpile another caliber .

One of the reasons the Mini 14 is still in the safe is that it does not look evil,

but I get what you are saying with the SKS fixed magazine. 

Also why I filled the huge gap in my collection by buying a modern bolt action, 

(until they all become "sniper rifles" that is) 

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I have an SKS a WWII vet friend of mine, who has since passed, gave to me one summer for keeping his yard mowed after he had surgery.  I need to get that thing out of the safe and shoot it.  

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