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SKS Question

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Top_Shot_31, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Top_Shot_31


    Apr 8, 2011
    Idawahio, USA.
    My brother's friend has an SKS that he wants to get rid of. He wants $300 for the following:

    • 25-round magazine
    • Scope w/ mount but missing a screw
    • Original stock/sling
    • 2 stripper clips
    • 25 rounds of ammo
    • Black Monte Carlo stock
    I admittedly know zip about SKS rifles and don't know what country this one is from. I am going to see it in about an hour here, so I'm a little pressed for time. I know some of the rifles at the gun shows in my area are around $350 with a laminated stock. I'm really just not sure. I would love an SKS, but I'm already in the market for an AK. I know some of you are SKS experts. What kind of stuff should I be looking for here?
  2. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Can you find out the country of origin? That alone can change the value a hundred dollars.

    SKS's are worth the most in their original condition, any add ons like the scope, synthetic stock and extended mag actually make it worth less. If it has all the parts to return it to original, including stock, receiver cover and magazine, and it hasn't been cut up (bayonet mount ground off, for example), $300 is, sadly, is about right for an SKS anymore. A nice Russian would be worth more than that.

    If it's Romanian shoot me a PM.

  3. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    I'd go for a like new, original, stock SKS if it was me. Chinee or Roosian.
  4. OMEGA5


    Jun 28, 2001
    1. If the 25 round mag isn't a TAPCO, I wouldn't
    trust it. 2. I'd want the original mag. 3. There's a trick to changing any
    mag that's not original. He'll need to teach you that or learn it from
    YouTube. 4. Around here, the going rate for what he's got, if it hasn't
    been screwed up, is about $300.
    Dano :harley:
  5. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

    Feb 21, 2010
    If you really want a AKM forget the SKS, If you really want a SKS spend a little more or shop around to find on that has not been "Bubba Tactified"
  6. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Forget the SKS and get the AK you REALLY want.