What would you pay?


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Dynasty
March 27, 2008, 07:33 PM
I have a chance to get a Norinco SKS that seems to be in good condition appearance wise and the bore is shiny. However, the seller is not the owner and has not shot the rifle and does not know if it even functions. I figure if there is something wrong with it, it can't be too expensive to fix being an SKS. He is open to offers. What should I offer him?

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Chipperman
March 27, 2008, 07:52 PM
$1.99 :neener:

If you can see the rifle yourself and make sure it appears to function ok, then I'd consider making an offer of $150. If they take that, and the rifle does not work properly, you can still fix it and come out to what the average Norinco would sell for. If it works, then you got a good deal.

DnPRK
March 27, 2008, 08:32 PM
Norinco SKSs came in several configurations.

Most common was the 20" barrel military configuration with a barrel screwed into the receiver. This is the configuration that is most durable and trouble free.

Next comes 20" commercial models with the barrel pressed and pinned into the receiver. Their stocks often look like they were made from left over packing crates.

Then there are the 16" barreled "paratrooper" commercial carbines which can have functioning issues.

Last comes the SKS-D detachable magazine models.

bannockburn
March 27, 2008, 08:33 PM
Dynasty

I'd say between $125 to $150 would be a decent price range. Guns like the SKS are pretty indestructable, primarily because they were designed that way as military weapons.

Dynasty
March 27, 2008, 09:04 PM
I do not have the chance to see it in person, unfortunately. I only have pictures to go by. It comes with a 30 round magazine and not the stock one.

volfandan
March 28, 2008, 01:28 AM
+1 with bannockburn,

I'd offer $100, since he can't guarantee whether it even shoots. He may counter at $150 or more, but I passed on a decent Norinco 20" commercial at a gun show not too long ago. It was in very good shape, but the stock was in fair condition. He was asking $165, and would go down to $150.....but I walked away.

Offer $100, and try to get it for no more than $125 if you're looking for a "good" or "great" deal. $150 to $200 would just be average going rate.

Magnuumpwr
March 28, 2008, 10:28 AM
I maybe wrong, but I've heard that changing fixed mags on an SKS is somewhat touch and go, functionally. Best I can remember, someone told me that you can't just grab any old mag, put it in, and it will function without some tweaking. If this is correct, that maybe the first problem you encounter with this rifle.

Chipperman
March 28, 2008, 12:51 PM
I do not have the chance to see it in person, unfortunately. I only have pictures to go by. It comes with a 30 round magazine and not the stock one.

Not being able to see it in person and having an aftermarket magazine....
I'd offer no more than $100.

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