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Chinese SKS, what are they worth these days.

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by Taykaim, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Taykaim

    Taykaim NRA Member

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    So, I know that gun prices are a moving target these days, but I am wondering if anyone has an opinion on the value of Chinese SKS's.

    I ask because I am thinking of buying one to eventually give my youngest brother when he comes to live with me for a while between semesters. I've already got a Russian SKS, it was my first gun ever in fact (which is the main reason I'm not giving that one away).

    So anyway, given that the wood looks good, the rifle appears in good condition and free of corrosion etc, what might be a decent price these days?

    I just realized that sounds like I am talking about a specific rifle, I'm not, its just that I see several local Chinese SKS's for sale, no Russians, and I'm pretty sure I don't want the Yugoslavian SKS's for sale.

    Any thoughts on what you see as a good price, prices you've seen in your area ( and what your area is) would be a appreciated.
     
  2. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    All matching serial numbers....... in the 300 dollar range. Give or take.
     


  3. tongix

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    Nice thing on them is the slim stocks and chromelined barrel. THey shoot good too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  4. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    I think that they are going for a lot more now I see yugo's going for $450.00-$550.00. I would say like $450.00-$600.00
     
  5. Taykaim

    Taykaim NRA Member

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    I was curious because recently I saw a few for sale in the 200-220 range. I went ahead and bought them when they looked good enough. Seems like they were good deals.
     
  6. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    AIM just sold a few last week for $295.00 each, sold everyone of them within a day I think.
     
  7. Leigh

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    $250-275 in my neck of the woods...laminated Russians for $300+.
     
  8. kf4zra

    kf4zra I miss ya Murph

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    i would say buy near 200 sell near 300
    they are priced at 400+ at shows around here, but the dealers never move any.
     
  9. tongix

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    SKSs of all models have skyrocketed since a year ago. The Yugos are now dry and so no more imported . A year or two like this, and all will go higher as expected. The Chinese SKS with its chrome lined barrel is valued higher now than ever .
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  10. Leigh

    Leigh

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    05/14/10: Latest from local gun shop (4-5 of each).....Norinco (with spike) for $325-350 and Russian laminated (with blade) for $450....ouch!
     
  11. I have two that I bought years ago and spent an amount that I will not mention here. One did not have a bayonet but the dealer threw in a 'tent spike' that just happened to fit in the grove in the forearm. Needless to say they have grown in value if I ever decide to move them.
     
  12. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    Yes the yugo sure have. I was thinking of getting a yugo 2-3yrs a go but I already had 3 chinese & a russan so I never got one,now I wish I had.I got all of mine for like $99.00 for the chinese & $109.00 for the russan in the 90's.