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Where can I buy an SKS in Phoenix,AZ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by buenhec, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. buenhec

    buenhec Well-Known Member

    Anyone know of a dealer around Phoenix that sells the SKS at a good price? I am looking at the ones on www.southernohiogun.com and they are a good deal at around 100 bucks. Which model is the better one, how may models are there?
  2. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    There are many different makeres of SKSs, but most of them that are on the market currently are Yuglslavian made, called a Zastava 59/66. This is a minor variation on the SKS which added a grenade launcher and a little gas tube valve that allowed for shooting the grenades with a special blank cartridge.

    The two biggest complaints with the surplus Yugos is that the barrels are not chrome-lined and the gas system valve. Both items suffered during their military service with the use of corrosive ammo and the lack of regular cleaning. The barrel that you get on a $100 Yugo might be pitted, or it might have trouble cycling properly because of the gas system.

    The reality is, though, that the 59/66 is a great deal right now, and the supply is drying up. If you get one that has a bum gas system, there are many easy fixes for it, and even a pitted barrel will more than likely be a great shooter.

    Don't hesitate to snap one up...and you'll love it!
  3. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    Bear Arms in Scottsdale, Scottsdale Rd and Shea I think. I dont know their prices though.
  4. JTW Jr.

    JTW Jr. Well-Known Member

    J & G in Prescott, and get a smokin deal on ammo while you are there.
  5. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    A week or two ago Bear Arms had a lot of them. $220 if I recall. Unissued.
  6. mrrick

    mrrick Well-Known Member

    J & G in Prescott, Miller Road opposite the big feed store.

    One of my "must go" gunshops when on leave in the States.
  7. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

    Try the outdoorsman on cave creek just north of dunlap, see Floyde he's the owner. If he doesnt have 1 there i'm sure he would order you one.
  8. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Ditto on J&G Sales, great shop, great people, have dealt with them more than once, will do so again!
  9. 2400

    2400 Well-Known Member

  10. buenhec

    buenhec Well-Known Member

    Yep, got at JG sales. $115 plus tax.

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