selling a SKS how much should i ask?


January 6, 2010, 02:18 PM
i got an yugo sks about a year ago in a trade and have since put on tapco furniture, a red dot scope, and a 20rd mag and taken off the grenade launcher. realizing i have no need for such a weapon except burning money, how much should i ask for it at a pawnshop or gun store? the red dot scope was about 70 bucks i dont remember the brand. i got it new in the trade and i have only put 40 or so rounds through it

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Big Bill
January 6, 2010, 02:27 PM
Do you have all the original parts? I personally wouldn't buy an SKS unless it was all original with matching numbers?

However, the way it is, you could probably ask somewhere around $300. After all, there's a seat for every saddle.

January 6, 2010, 02:29 PM
yep everything matches i still have the original stock and mag and grenade launcher

January 6, 2010, 02:32 PM
I'm not even such a stickler for original parts, but is it still 922R compliant? The Tapco kit comes with a muzzle brake to replace the grenade launcher, and if you left it off, you are a part short.

Poke around on Gunbroker to see what similar guns are getting. What I do know is, I spent a hundred on my Yugo, and I spent another 250 or so on Tapco and a tech sight. If I sold it, I would NOT plan on getting what I put into it. When you modify something, not only have you tampered with its originality, you have removed the presumption of reliability. It might be better than it was before, but the guy buying it won't take that into account.

Guessing about $200, maybe, on a good day. Bottom line is, it's a used Yugo not in original condition.

January 6, 2010, 02:33 PM
you'd be best off by putting the SKS back into its original stock and parts. If it matches and is in good shape, I'd ask around $200 for it. But, since pawn shops have a bottom line to keep as well, you would be better off asking any price via selling it here or on gunbroker, etc.

January 6, 2010, 03:13 PM
Ask 50 bucks and give me a call :D Seriously sounds like about a 300 dollar setup aroud here.

January 6, 2010, 03:35 PM
i was expecting about 300-315, gunbroker has them for about 450 but i dont plan on getting that

January 6, 2010, 03:44 PM
I learned a lesson. A costly lesson. Keep the gun. I have spent the last year trying to get back every gun I sold. I know sometimes you have no choice, but keeping the gun will not cost you anything.

I understand the need to sell one to get another. Trust me, but I have learned that I wish I had them all back.

January 6, 2010, 10:45 PM
I butchered mine. But I never planned on selling it.

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