Real World SKS Prices After The Election?


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Phydeaux642
January 1, 2009, 04:31 PM
I'm just curious about real world prices on SKS rifles since the election. I don't find Gunbroker a reliable indicator of what most people are paying for guns in shops and face-to-face sales. I know the supply has seemed to have dried up pretty quick. I found a Chinese SKS in a local shop this week for $235 that was in decent shape and that got me to thinking about what others are seeing in their areas.

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Matrix187
January 1, 2009, 05:48 PM
$350 lol, dinged up

nathan
January 1, 2009, 05:51 PM
Thats about fair price nowadays. I got mine for $ 180 OTD used 5 yrs ago. That is cheap for a SKS esp in today's buying craze.

Cajun
January 1, 2009, 06:10 PM
Have no idea what there going for around here you ca'nt find them anywhere!!

Redneck with a 40
January 1, 2009, 06:10 PM
$250-$350 at the gun show's around here. They are drinking bathwater, I bought mine 3 years ago for $150.:)

doc540
January 1, 2009, 08:46 PM
Ya'll find me a few of these for around $300-$350, would ya?

I'm ready with the cash.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/1951/000_0388-2.jpg

I might even go $355 for a couple of these.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/1955%20Tula/55_Tula_R.jpg

Grassman
January 1, 2009, 09:17 PM
I just bought a Norinco, in really good shape with box and owners manual, spike bayonet and cleaning tools for $325. I thought that was a fair deal, not awesome but fair. I'm in Texas.

snakeman
January 1, 2009, 09:24 PM
I just ordered a yugo in excellent condition with a kit and it hasn't come in yet. I am willing to sell it for $400 shipping included if you are interested. I will even clean it up for you (get the cosmoline out and give a good inspection and bore cleaning with sweets.)

nathan
January 1, 2009, 09:25 PM
They are not getting any cheaper.
Yugo M 59 was $ 200 OTD 5 yrs ago.
Russian SKS was $ 140 New OTD 13 yrs ago.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/Dongha_97/HPIM1799.jpg

rob b
January 1, 2009, 09:38 PM
yugo sks in great shape $180 at a local pawn shop

k9870
January 1, 2009, 09:43 PM
saw a yugo sks for 219 before election, went back to buy it the next and someone had taken it! now post election prices suck

Drakejake
January 1, 2009, 09:49 PM
$400 in Tapco stock with all original parts and all compliance parts. Listed on Gunbroker.

Drakejake

Jim PHL
January 1, 2009, 10:59 PM
DOC; I've only recently developed an interest in SKS's but the stock on that '55 TULA is BY FAR the nicest wood I've seen on any SKS!!

snakeman
January 1, 2009, 11:38 PM
i have to give a +1 to remark

snakeman
January 1, 2009, 11:49 PM
i have to give a +1 to remark

shiftyer1
January 1, 2009, 11:58 PM
I paid 170 for a yugo retail (cabaelas)and 125 for a chinese ftf just last year now it seems 300 is average for a used yugo. If people would quit buying folks might be able to afford to buy guns again!

Kman
January 2, 2009, 12:44 AM
Just sold a beat up chinese for 2, saw nice original issue russian for $350, I passed. I did buy the SKS sporter that takes AK mags. $350

JohnnyOrygun
January 2, 2009, 12:46 AM
A few days after the election, I bought a Norinco SKS FTF for $180 with a polymer stock and the original wood stock. I didn't really buy it as a result of the election, it was just that the seller and I couldn't get together sooner.

Mike U.
January 2, 2009, 02:21 AM
I was just at The Ocala Armory this week checking out the regional fun shops and they had a Yugo SKS tagged $499.00. Thats right. No typo. $499.00.

MD_Willington
January 2, 2009, 10:45 AM
Phydeaux642 buy it at that price.

Last gun show was actually not that bad, everyone was focused on AK's.. SKS were at bargain prices, some still in cosmo for 2-250... Yugo and Chinese.

c5_nc
January 2, 2009, 11:00 AM
Classicarms.us sales Yugos for $199, they are $225 in our local stores.

pete7469
January 2, 2009, 12:10 PM
Don't understand why there would be a run on SKS's. They aren't on the ban list as of yet. They aren't "high capacity", no scary pistol grip either. I'm glad I have 3 though. I'll probably never shoot my Russian, it's in too good a shape.

Phydeaux642
January 2, 2009, 10:23 PM
Well, I put some money down on the gun today. It has matching numbers and the bore looks pretty darn good. The bayonet is there, but the sling mount on the stock is missing and the wood has a rough spot. Overall, it is pretty good, though.

doc540
January 2, 2009, 10:39 PM
"DOC; I've only recently developed an interest in SKS's but the stock on that '55 TULA is BY FAR the nicest wood I've seen on any SKS!!"

Here's the other side:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/1955%20Tula/55Tula_L.jpg

If you really want one they're out there. Next time I run across one I'll send you a pm.


"Don't understand why there would be a run on SKS's. They aren't on the ban list as of yet. They aren't "high capacity", no scary pistol grip either."

They can get high capacity and have a scary pistol grip real quick and for less than $150. ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/Naval%20Rifle/SKSNavy022-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/ATI%20Paratrooper/AtiSKS006-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/TapcoChino/TapcoSKS017-3.jpg

Davandron
January 2, 2009, 11:00 PM
I've been watching the prices of a well known dealer in classic arms online since May.

Yugo SKS rifles are back down to $200.
AKs are out of stock, but the more expensive ones seem to be running +$100 over the summer prices.

This dealer also had some AR-15s that tell a funny story. Had them all summer at $600 that appeared to sell slowly, dropped them to $550 in August to get rid of them, election spikes them to $750 and they sell out. :crazy:

fluffy
January 2, 2009, 11:04 PM
I paid $139 for a un issued yugo in 2006.At the last gun show I was at,they wanted $295 for well used ones.

ozarkhillbilly
January 2, 2009, 11:57 PM
I sold my $100 Russian I bought 10 years ago for $350 the other day.

Ignition Override
January 3, 2009, 12:47 AM
Davandron:
1) Many gun enthusiasts seem to have never seriously considered that the Democratik Party might actually return to the White House and take the House/Senate, despite problems such as the economy and mortgages.
and:
2) The election month was classified.
We don't wait until the fuel gauge needle gets to "E" before using clever initiative to head straight towards a gas station, but with guns/ politics this seems to be the case, based on newspaper articles.
So many people wait until the 'political gauge' is below empty. It still baffles me. Some of us bought a few rifles last spring/summer and a bit of ammo which is used in popular semi-auto rifles. A guy met me behind a McDonald's last March and sold me an unfired SKS for $200.

innerpiece
January 3, 2009, 04:36 PM
I got my SKS's a few years ago..
Yugo $199
Norinco $100

I love SKS's, they are true diehards.

Limeyfellow
January 3, 2009, 04:58 PM
It doesn't help that all the Yugo surplus has already come in. There was a limited amount to import and while there were a few hundred thousand carbines around the price was much cheaper than today.

The only real way you will see SKS prices going down is to remove the Chinese ban and the domestic gun manufacturers will fight that with tooth and claw as Chinese firearms would decimate their orders.

Redneck with a 40
January 3, 2009, 05:13 PM
I've managed to stockpile 3000 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39, I've got the FMJ's, HP'
s, and 154 gr soft points. Two years ago I loaded up on this stuff at $175/case. Now its close to $300/case. No regrets there!:D

nathan
January 3, 2009, 05:50 PM
If Alaska's Palin get the white house, theres a chance she will repel the Clinton Ban and tell the anti, its time to let Chinese arms and ammo back again bec we want cheap stuff.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
January 3, 2009, 05:52 PM
Today's gun show: Basic Yugo, excellent condition, $299.

Handgunner
January 3, 2009, 06:51 PM
I saw 3 at a gun show today.

1 was $299 1 was $300 and 1 was $600.

easy
January 3, 2009, 07:50 PM
Big5 here in CA Yugo is $399.00

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