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Question about Century Yugo SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cbrgator, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Are these quality? Is $200 a fair price?

    Here is a quote regarding their condition off the website.

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  2. KC0QGL

    KC0QGL Well-Known Member

    Yes it is. Thats what I payed for my Yugo 59/66A1.
  3. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    The Yugo SKS is considered to be one of the best. $200 is a very good price for one.
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Yes - BUT, if it's "shooter" grade, it MAY have a burnt gas valve. Numrich sells new gas valves. The bores are not chrome lined, may have some minor pitting from corrosive ammo, look if you can. If you can get "unissued" grade, like I did many years ago, great rifle. At $200, even a shooter grade would not be bad at all, in today's market.
  5. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    Wasn't long ago when $250 got you excellent to unissued.
  6. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Well they changed condition status on the website. Now in the description it says...

    Still worth $200???
  7. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    I would say that is an honest non-gouging price in today's market.
  8. j_charles

    j_charles Well-Known Member

    The local Big 5 here had a Yugo 59/66 for $399!!:eek: I'd jump on $200 if I found it!
  9. tasco 74

    tasco 74 Well-Known Member

    how about a century arms ak a friend of mine was asking about one of those about an hour ago....
  10. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    What makes me most weary is that it says "Some wear on the bores." How much wear can the SKS take? I don't want to drop the dollars on this and it only last 1000 rounds, you know?

    Merry Christmas.
  11. Almond27

    Almond27 Well-Known Member

    A Yugo SKS can take alot of wear, as for the bores I wouldn't worry too much if the bore is a little dark. I have heard they are still good shooters with dark bores.
  12. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Well, I can't see the rifle in person. It's from Classic Arms. It just says there is wear on the bores.
  13. IndianaBoy

    IndianaBoy Well-Known Member

    Milsurp rifles can have bores that look like sewer pipes and deliver acceptable accuracy. If the rifing is strong it should be fine. I think you will find it to be a good shooter rifle. 1k rounds won't wear out the bore.
  14. NC-Mike

    NC-Mike Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure they will be very rough rifles for 200.00

    As long as your eyes are open and you don't expect something real nice, it'll be OK.
  15. bill larry

    bill larry Well-Known Member

    I have three Yugo SKS rifles, two from Samco that are unissued and one from Century I bought for 99 bucks locally about two years ago.

    The Century gun has a nasty ugly sewer-like bore, and had a cracked stock. I'm sure it was a bottom of the line condition gun from them but I bought it locally, so who knows? It shoots awesome despite the crappy pipe and is dead reliable. Just harder to clean.
  16. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member


    CBR Gator--The price on SKS's seems to be going up fairly rapidly--though I hope you don't plan to send your kid to college on the profits from one--ain't gonna happen--and $200 seems about a fair price for a "shooter" in today's market.

    Gone are the days when every gun show had at least one vendor with a barrel of SKS's, your choice, 85 bucks.

    I'd spend the extra $10 and get hand-select, not for the cleaning rod, which is steel and will just wear the bore some more (use a plastic-coated rod) but for the increase in quality.

    The bore still won't be pristine, but the rifle should be better than minute-of-pie-plate at 100 yd.

    There are a lot of after-market things you can do to an SKS to make it less inaccurate (notice I did NOT say, "make it accurate;" a target rifle it will never be) but since you're dealing with a Yugo, you have to play the BATFE's game of replacing a bunch of parts if you change anything at all. Do a search on SKS's on THR here, and the whole discussion on 922r, I think it's called, will come up. That's the BATFE's rule on only using just so many imported parts in a rebuild of certain C&R rifles, of which the Yugo SKS is one. It's a silly rule, IMHO, but to stay legal you have to play ball with 'em.

    Tapco makes a parts kit for the Yugo that includes enough Made in USA parts to legalize anything else you might do to it. I got one; haven't done anything with it yet--some other member will surely chime in with their results on installing all those parts.

    Many shooters just leave the Yugo unaltered, and live with such accuracy as the gun has. If your rifle won't fire semi-auto, the gas valve may be turned off (rotate it 1/4 turn) or it just may be worn and leaking (replace it as Armored Man suggested.) BATFE doesn't mind if you do that, BTW.
  17. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Well if whatever I replace on it was with American parts, wouldn't that always keep it 922r compliant? Do I need the ability to purchase foreign parts for it or are American parts adequate?
  18. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert...

    on 922r, nor do I play one on TV. As I understand it, FWIW, if you replace even one major part on the Yugo SKS, you have to get it down to less than 10 of the major parts on the BATFE's list.

    American parts are not only adequate, they are required, according to BATFE. The only bad thing I see about the restriction, is that if you want to modify the Yugo SKS at all (beyond minor things like a new rear sight,) you have to do a major overhaul.

    Once you have the required number of American-made parts on the Yugo, you can replace or remove anything else you please.
  19. NC-Mike

    NC-Mike Well-Known Member

    Century says they are getting more 59/66 Yugo SKS rifles in excellent condition soon.

    Price will be about 220.00
  20. t3rmin

    t3rmin Well-Known Member

    Good. Their website has been pretty static for a while now...

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