870 for a AK


9 m&m
March 27, 2004, 03:06 PM
I am gonna go to a gunshow this upcoming weekend and I was wondering if I could get a decient AK-47 for a 20 gauge 870 . Heres what the 870 has on it:

MMC ghost ring sights-$200

3 rd mag extention-$50

Side saddle shell holder-$25

Some kind of special coating from the factory(had to send it there)-$50

Well all this plus the gun($250) equals around $575 bucks, think I might could get a AK with everything straight( gas tube, sights etc.)???

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March 27, 2004, 04:58 PM
Should be more than enough - maybe too much, depending on what AK you want. The Romanian hi-cap AKs run $300-$350 I believe.

March 27, 2004, 05:00 PM
I agree with Mulliga. Don't give the gun away to get a crappy AK. It sounds like a nice shotgun and you should try to trade it for the nicest AK you can find.

BTW, check your PM.

Edit: Ok, I can't PM you. If you decide to sell the 870 outright, please contact me. I'm looking for a 20 gauge for my wife.

Cyberdyne systems
March 27, 2004, 06:04 PM
20 gauge shotguns dont sell as easily, most people want 12 gauge, even though you have $575 invested in your shotgun, you would be lucky to sell it for half that price, a dealer would probably offer you less than $200 trade in towards an AK from my experience, because he needs to buy it from you cheap so he can make a profit, you should try and do a "private party sale" you will sell it for a more reasonable price in a private sale. :cool:

March 27, 2004, 06:33 PM
It should'nt be too hard to sell outright as you have a specialized gun that people will want- Heck, it sounds like you already have an offer. Plenty of compact model shooters would love a built fighting 20 gauge.

9 m&m
April 14, 2004, 09:10 PM
Well all the Ak's at the gun show were crappy. Gas tubes and sights canted. Traded the 870 for a new Russian SKS.

April 14, 2004, 09:31 PM
I dunno...I have a 20 gauge 870, a WASR-10 hi-cap, and a Yugo SKS...


Doesn't seem like it's worth the 500.

Ukraine Train
April 14, 2004, 10:42 PM
The amount of money you have into the 870 is about what a VEPR costs, supposedly it's much better quality than an SAR or WASR, etc. Maybe you can trade for one of those.

9 m&m
April 15, 2004, 03:51 PM
Well I have been wanting a SKS for a while and Im sure to have much more fun with it than the 870.

April 15, 2004, 04:20 PM
Traded the 870 for a new Russian SKS.

:what: I gotta get into the gun biz.

April 15, 2004, 06:20 PM
Well, the Russian models sell for alot higher than all the others but I think you would have come out way ahead to sell the 870, then buy both a Romanian AK and a Yugo SKS for the money.... I'd never pay the premium the Russkie SKSs carry, the low $100s Yugos are very nice IMO.

April 15, 2004, 10:12 PM
I see nice Ruskies for $200-$250 all the time, but I always pass. I believe the Yugos are built a little bit better even though they don't have the chrome lined bore. And if the chrome chips it can affect your accuracy. They practically give away Yugo barrels anyways.

9 m&m
April 15, 2004, 11:41 PM
My Russian SKS( with its chrome lined barrel :rolleyes: ) is the most accurate SKS I have ever fired.

April 18, 2004, 03:11 AM
Key word being "if"

April 18, 2004, 05:12 AM
About ten years ago you could get an SKS for $60 at the Houston Astro-Hall gun show. Back then my dad started to buy some, but decided not to. He did not want to get the cosmoline oil all in the car. Now the P.O.S. SKS bring over $200. Hind sights 20/20. :banghead:

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