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Quick SKS question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Socmedic27, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Socmedic27

    Socmedic27 Member

    I came across an SKS for sale and it seems like a good deal but I don't know a whole lot about them or their value. He is willing to let it go for 280, here is a pic of everything that comes with it, would appreciate any advice/input. Thanks.

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  2. YaNi

    YaNi Well-Known Member

    Where is it from? I'm assuming it's not Russian for $280.
  3. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Yugo(?), with the extra stock/bipod, mags, if the bore and barrel are good you've got a pretty nice deal cookin' there. You may have compliance issues with those mags (but not when used with the synthetic stock perhaps) and if you have to convert at least you'd be able to cut that dang grenade launcher off there!
  4. Socmedic27

    Socmedic27 Member

    According to him it is Yugoslavian
  5. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    I like the yugos and the grenade launcher.
  6. RevolvingGarbage

    RevolvingGarbage Well-Known Member

    If its a functional yugo, and the bore isnt destroyed, JUMP ON THAT!
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  7. Socmedic27

    Socmedic27 Member

    As a side question, Can anyone help with what all needs to be on the bill of sale? Serial No., date, price, both parties names anything else?
  8. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Check the bore first...if it's not pitted too bad then I would probably jump on it. Also, check the gas valve for pitting.

    Does it come with the original hinged magazine? Those can be a pain to track down if you were to purchase a rifle without one....
  9. Rshooter

    Rshooter Well-Known Member

    Bang, Bang's answer is the correct answer.

    You might get away with the 30 round magazines and the aftermarket stock on the weapon for 10 years but you might not. You need to check the weapon against USC 922 to ensure that is legal with those parts.
  10. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    If those magazines work 100%, they will be the first two I've ever seen. :rolleyes: Agree that you need to check the rifle for functioning first - some Yugos had problems with the gas valve rusting out.

    For a bill of sale, just outline the specifics of what got transferred and some means of positive ID - driver's license numbers would be fine - for both parties.
  11. Glockman17366

    Glockman17366 Well-Known Member

    That's modified from a fixed box magazine to "detachable" duckbill mags, so it isn't an original rifle. Any collector value (not that SKS rifles are particularly collectable) is gone...
    As Al Thompson wrote, those duckbill mags never had a reputation for reliability (if I recall, "jam-o-matic" was the description).
    So, I'd say you're looking at a rifle worth between $150-$200, at best.
  12. okespe04

    okespe04 Well-Known Member

    Does he have the original fixed mag? If so it may be a pretty good deal. I got mine for $79 but those days are long over.
  13. Glockman17366

    Glockman17366 Well-Known Member

    That will work if the mag well was'nt buggered up to make the duckbills work.
  14. Hammerhead6814

    Hammerhead6814 Well-Known Member

    A Yugo for $280?! Even with the aftermarket stock, you could normally find a Yugo for around $200. $200+ is normally reserved for Chinese, with $300-$500 being a Russian.

    Albanians, well if you can find them you better buy one. Your one in a million who's been looking.
  15. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    ask if the original fixed magazine is included.
  16. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    figure 220 or so for a good condition yugo, maybe 50 for an aftermarket stock, I've yet to see a harris (or clone) bipod for less than 20, the mags maybe $10 a pop, and 5 bucks worth of ammo if that mag is full. if the gun is in good shape and that is 280 out the door it's not a bad buy. if you want an sks. or for 280 you're 45% of the way to an AR.
  17. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    A private seller last spring at a Memphis gun show had either an Albanian or Romanian SKS for sale. At the same show a guy had two nice Russians listed for about $425.

    Did not notice it at our Sept. show, but I was focused on an LE Jungle Carbine etc.
    If one is seen at the Jackson, TN show Saturday, could try to get the seller's cell phone number. You want me to look for an Albie?
  18. Average Joe

    Average Joe Well-Known Member

    In original condition in my area they are going for around $ 280. I see this comes with after market mags, and stock. I would not take it without the original 10 round mag. Those after market mags could be a real pain. This rifle in the picture is in fact a Yugo, minus the bayonet.
  19. Socmedic27

    Socmedic27 Member

    Whats the best or easiest way to determine wether the make is Yugo, chinese, russian, etc.?
  20. M2

    M2 Well-Known Member

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