Price on a Russian SKS


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SATX man
February 26, 2010, 05:45 PM
I have a neighbor that is thinking of selling his SKS rifle with approximately 900 rounds of mixed ammo. The rifle is a non- refurb all matching numbers what would be a fair starting price for rifle and ammo?

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schlockinz
February 26, 2010, 06:26 PM
I wouldn't give above $350 for a fine sks, but thats because its an SKS and will be used an SKS.

Ammo, maybe 200 at tops.

ChronoCube
February 26, 2010, 07:05 PM
What year of manufacture? If it's pre-1951 it has a safer firing pin.

SATX man
February 26, 2010, 08:26 PM
Its a 1951 a star with an arrow in it, and he sent bolt to murrays gunsmithing for a new fire pin.

Almond27
February 26, 2010, 08:29 PM
We have a 1951 Tula where I live in a local pawn shop all matching non refurb as you describe he has $350 on it.

skidooman603
February 27, 2010, 07:43 AM
I've seen some top $400 but all the above seem to be ball park.

CnRnut
February 27, 2010, 09:06 AM
Offer $450,cap it at $525 max, and you will do good.

Quiet
February 27, 2010, 10:55 AM
$350-450 is what I currently see Russian SKS selling for.

HOLY DIVER
February 27, 2010, 06:07 PM
i don't care who made it $350 is max on a SKS

AcceptableUserName
February 27, 2010, 06:21 PM
350 is pushing it. id say 300. laugh at anything over 350.

zhyla
February 27, 2010, 08:33 PM
I dunno, non-refurb with all matching numbers, if it's in good shape, could be worth a bit more than $350. If you look on Gunbroker most of the Russians are closing between $400 and $600. Hard to believe for those of us who bought an SKS back in the 90's (I got my '51 Tula for $150 I think).

My understanding is most SKS's have been refurbished at the armory at some point (mine, for example, has a non-matching serial number on the magazine) which obviously lowers the value.

I'd say if you're getting it for $450 or below you're probably doing well. If you can get him to throw the ammo in for below $500 I wouldn't feel too bad.

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