where have all the SKS's gone?!


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innerpiece
May 4, 2007, 08:45 PM
having trouble finding them at local shops.. guy said the surplus is all bought up....

is this so?

any recomendations for a place online to get a fair order?

thanks.

Peace, ip.

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bvchurch
May 4, 2007, 08:49 PM
Well I just came back from a pawn run and found some SKS'. Heck even saw a like new Yugo for a decent ($200) price tag. However I already have an excellent condition chinese. Though I did also run across a dang 1958 romanian, all matching (with bolt, cover being EPd) stock was stamped, and they were wanting $175 for it, but dang the person whoever owned it originally, they were nice enough to put an AK magazine on it.

So I would take a look around at the pawnshops and see what they are selling.

CajunBass
May 4, 2007, 08:49 PM
I recently got emails from both Classic Arms http://www.classicarms.us/, and J&G Sales http://www.jgsales.com/, saying they have SKS's in stock.

MMcfpd
May 4, 2007, 08:53 PM
Classic Arms (http://www.classicarms.us/) lists Yugo M59/66s as so:

VG/EXCELLENT CONDITION..................NO ACCESSORIES.......$169.95 ---HAND SELECT ADD $10.00

Samco (http://www.samcoglobal.com/rifles.html) lists Yugo M59/66s:
Shooter's Grade: $139.95
Very Good Condition: $159.95
Special Select Condition: $169.95
Excellent Condition: $189.95
New Condition: $209.95
New Condition with Consecutive Serial Numbers $229.95
Order 2 pieces or more $5.00 OFF

I have no idea if they really have'em or not. I still see them at the gun shows.

Plink
May 4, 2007, 08:57 PM
The supplies are drying up. The Yugos are the only models being imported at the moment, and they're about to run out. Other countries have big stockpiles of SKSes but until import regulations are loosened, we're going to be limited to the second hand market soon. Prices will be going up accordingly. If you want one, now is a good time to buy. I'd love to see Russian and Romanian models be imported again. The Romanians were some of the most accurate I've ever encountered and the Russians had great fit and finish.

Husker1911
May 4, 2007, 09:45 PM
Such is the nature of surplus. I well remember the days of plentiful Ljungman Swedes, FN49s, Tokerev 7.62 autos, MAC 90s, and a myriad of other diamonds in the rough.

What would I give for the Orbendorf M96 Swede I paid Century an additional $20 for hand picked?

armoredman
May 4, 2007, 10:27 PM
The prices ARE going up - J&G listed the good condition for $169, less than I paid for an unissued a year ago.

Remander
May 5, 2007, 02:05 AM
They were all over the place for $130 around here a year ago, but you see fewer at shows now. The ones in the catalogs are available but a bit higher now.

I got a sweet Yugo for $160, which was high at the time, but it was in pristine condition with all matching numbers, and I am darned glad to have it. If I saw one like it tomorrow for less than $200, I'd buy it.

And it shoots like a champ, even though the trigger is like pulling a hand lever.

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