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Norinco SKS's for $295 @ AIM

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Seattle206, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Seattle206

    Seattle206

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    I just ordered one. Don't know how much they are going for now but my last Norinco I bought in 2008 cost me $250 not including shipping+FFL. The ones at AIM look like they're in really good condition. Another impluse buy from aims...
     
  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    They had them stacked top the cieling for $99.00 at Navy Arms...in the early 90's. Wow, I feel old like someone's grandpa talking about the "90's" as in the 1890's. I got one, should have bought 10. I didn't get a Python when they were $29.95, but I did get a $99.00 SKS.
     

  3. MSgt Dotson

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    I remember when they were $89....in '90 or so
     
  4. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    In the mid 80's they were $50 and stacked in crates.
     
  5. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    I couldn't bring myself to spend $295.00 plus shipping, and FFL transfer for a Chicom SKS. They're sold out so it looks like some people don't mind.
     
  6. Line Rider

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    The last Chicom SKS that I saw was priced at $275 - $295 without bayonet. So that sounds fair. I don't know that I would pay $295 for one.
     
  7. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    That's a great price, believe it.
     
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    Had the chance for some at 150 about 4 years ago. Guess I shoulda jumped.
     
  9. Russ in PA

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    When were Colt Pythons selling for $29.95? And, who was selling them for that? :shakehead:
     
  10. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    There's always someone talking about the uber low price they paid for things back in the old days. My 1969 Shooter's Bible shows then at a list price of $160.00. Is that better?
     
  11. mike253

    mike253 NRA - IWLA

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    Dad got me a Noinco SKS for Christmas in 1995 (so no bayonet lug/flash hider/etc.,). We went to Clark Brothers on Christmas eve to pick it up together.

    Paid $119.95 for it and we both thought that was a bit steep since they were available at Roses department store for $99 about 2 years before that.

    Haven't shot my SKS in nearly 10 years but I'll never get rid of it. Aside from the sentimental value, it's also just a really, really good rifle. Finish is nice and while the synthetic stock makes it a tad heavy, it's one heck of a shooter. 4 or 5 inch groups at 100 yards with iron sights off a carpeted block of wood (what my range has available as a rest) are easy.

    That being said, the SKS doesn't do a ton for me overall. It's not a "pretty" rifle (I grew up on 700 BDLs and 870 Wingmasters), the caliber isn't ideal for hunting around here and the 10 round internal mag is a no-no anyway, and x39 ammo isn't exactly known for being super accurate (without handloading). On the other hand, it's certainly a good all around gun for a good price if you need a "one tool" solution because of money issues because it is minute of deer accurate and very reliable.
     
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  12. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    If I didn't already have two I would be all over that!!!:wow:


    :hearts:I LOVE NORINCO and SKS':hearts:

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    TGG
     
  13. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    I remember when the Russian SKS's were $89........

    :fred:
     
  14. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    Bayonets are less than 5 bucks most anywhere....I have four spares for my two rifles.

    Centerfire Systems might have them still.

    TGG
     
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    I bought 2 back in 1993 for $89.00 each should have bought more.
    Dave
     
  16. gatorhugger

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    Umm gun guru, not sure if realize that you post this picture every single
    SKS thread that comes up? Maybe get another picture if you have a need to show them off at every mention of SKS.
    Thanks.
     
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  17. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    I remember the Norinco SKS for $76.00, back before 'The Ban', and Russian SKS for $159.00 (got one, still never fired), Norinco MAK 90 for $159.00 (bought one of them) and I remember holding and almost buying a new Colt Python (4" blued) for $335.00, in 1979.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh. . . those were the days.:supergrin:
     
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  18. Seattle206

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    do you need a hug?
     
  19. Glockdude1

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    Well, he is a GATORhugger...... :supergrin:
     
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    I bought my sks for $89 and mak90 for $150 and Roses department store in 1991. Both Norinco.