Selling a SKS to fund a BHP, good idea?

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  1. Cameronswmp9

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    I have a nice Norinco SKS that I have owned for about 2 years now, and I dont think I have shot it in quite some time, especially now that I have an AR. I found what looks to be a nice BHP (will look at it tomorrow) that would be a nice change from the polymer handguns I have now. He does not want to trade, which would have been about perfect, but is it a good idea?

    I have been thinking of selling it anyway, but never acted on it, maybe this means I should?

    Ramblin on again...

    Thanks GT!
     
  2. Boats

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    I'd do it. The SKS is overrated and the BHP is not.
     

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    I love the Hi-Power, so I think its a great idea. :supergrin:


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  4. Cameronswmp9

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    You are either not helping or telling me what I want to hear :rofl:

    I have the SKS listed for sale, hopefully this will all work out for me.....
     
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    :rofl:




    I hope so too. The BHP is my favorite 9mm.
     
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    I am for it. SKS are a dime a dozen. BHP's are classics that you will cherish.
     
  7. mixflip

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    I vote BHP. I want one in my collection before I die. I had an SKS and an AK47...sold them both to fund other things and dont miss them one bit.
     
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    Well stated
     
  9. gatorhugger

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    If you ain't shooting the SKS of course dump it. Seems like nothing to ponder too long.
    I had the same thing happen, has a couple of SKS's gathering dust, they weren't real range rifles, and wasn't a nice handgun to fondle. I sold them.
     
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    I'd sale the SKS if the BHP is a real Browning. No clones or Israeli FN's.
     
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    If we were allowed BHP's in the Uk I would sell my grandmother to have one.


    Would have to dig her up first though...
     
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    Well, depending on how the day goes, I may not have an SKS tonight, but I may have the BHP. Just waiting to hear back from those who seem interested in the SKS.

    I thought I was going to sell it for the BHP, yall just re-enforced my position. Thanks!
     
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    Good choice

    I have 3 BHP's 2 1968 t series and a 1969 c and love all 3.
     
  14. Cameronswmp9

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    Made in Belgium, Assembled in Portugal is on the side. From talking to the owner, its a MkII, 9mm with 3 mags. Fixed combat style sights, similar to the ones on GI 1911s, and its nice and tight.

    I didnt get it, but I told him it will be mine. SKS is sold pending funds, and I have some more funds waiting for something like this. This will put off my G34 for a small bit, but this feels like a lot better gun than the G34 is.
     
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    if that doesn't make you want to buy a BHP i don't know what will :rofl:
     
  16. fowler

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    Hp,s are nice old school 9mm and in there day one of the best. I have had a half dozen over 4 decades. Never super accurate and feeding problems with HP ammo. Plus not made for +P ammo. Then there is the cracking frames with alot of shooting. Still a good old school 9mm with cave man cocked and locked carry,small safety's,hammer bite, and magazine disconnect. Weak finish. But today there is better 9mm,s for combat and carry. To me the HP and 1911 are second choices for defence and carry,but they will do in a pinch as would a Colt single action peacemaker would to. Its not the pistol but the man behind it. Today The HP is not the best choice for carry or combat. Every dog has had its day The M-1,BAR ,Thompson,1911,Browning thirty have all went the same way to. I might add in a gunfight I would take the SKS over the HP and thats a no brainer.
     
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    You're not kdding! :wow:


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  18. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    I have owned several SKS's. Never could figure out what they were good far. The cartridge was equal to the 30-30 but less accurate. It did shoot pointy bullets which gave it a slight edge over the 30-30 performance.

    I tinkered and modified and still could not make it useful for anything but plinking with all that cheap ammo.

    Now that the cheap ammo has disappeared....you did good!

    John Browning designed the Colt 1911. As we all know it became insanely popular.

    A few years later, Browning decided to fix the few issues with the Colt. The result was the Browning High Power.
     
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    EVERY gun i've sold, i've regretted later at some time.

    If you can, save without selling your SKS.
     
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    After seeing pics of Bac's HP I decided to price a new on. $769 to $820 aint bad but then the money it will cost me to send it to Cylinder & Slide. I might as well get the Smith 952 or a Sig P210. Oh well, the BHP are da bomb!