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$1500 kinda steep for a saiga?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dougestyle, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. dougestyle

    dougestyle New Member

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    I don't know much about AK's but that sounds a little steep to me, what about you guys?...BTW it did look like it was in good shape.
     
  2. vicdotcom

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    Even at a steep price, someone will want to buy it for that. The value is what someone is willing to pay for it.
     
  3. C-grunt

    C-grunt Senior Member

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    The most expensive ones I have seen were around 700 and that was for the 12 gauge model.
     
  4. Hoppy590

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    1500 for a STOCK saiga rifle? no chance in hell.
     
  5. dougestyle

    dougestyle New Member

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    That's kinda what I thought too Hoppy.
     
  6. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Senior Member

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    I'd get a stock Saiga if someone paid ME $1500.
     
  7. chris in va

    chris in va Senior Member

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    Must've been highly modified, and even then it should only be worth about $800.

    I bought mine two years ago for $300.

    Did it look like this...

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    or this...

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  8. Ranger J

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    I have one that I really enjoy but if someone offered me $1500 for it I am afraid that I would have to let it go.:rolleyes: I think I paid a little over $200 for it;

    RJ
     
  9. rbernie

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    What chambering? The 308s are going for more than the other rifle chamberings, and the 12ga are going for more than the other shotgun chamberings.

    An unconverted 308 or 12ga will sell for $600-$700 in most places these days. The 410s sell for the least, which these days puts it at around $400. The 223 and 7.62x39 and 20ga are all in the $450-$550 range.

    A converted 308 or 12ga will easily clear a grand, and can easily get to fifteen hundred if the conversion is fairly extensive.
     
  10. W L Johnson

    W L Johnson Senior Member

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    Just a few months ago you could have bought 6 of them for that and have change left. :banghead: Even now you should be able to get 3 or 4 of them for that if unmodified and 2 or 3 if modified with change left over. Of course I'm talking about the 7.62x39 & .223 versions. If the 308 ones then 3 if unmodified.
     
  11. KBintheSLC

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    Considering that about a year ago, a Saiga 308 was going for like $275 around here, I would say yes... WAY steep.

    Even the $700-$900 prices I am seeing lately are WAY too steep. If you haven't already filled your imported rifle arsenal, you may have missed the train.

    On a positive note, I have been seeing AR's for very reasonable prices again. I saw a RRA Entry Tac M4-style going for $900 this week.
     
  12. dougestyle

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    It was the standard 7.62X39. This town is very near Fort Bragg, N.C., so I guess the gun dealers are like the car guys there.....trying to rip off the soldiers.
     
  13. chris in va

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    $1500 for a stock Saiga in any caliber is ridiculous! I sold my fully converted Saiga 7.62x39 a couple weeks ago for $650. I probably could have got more out of it but I only paid $325 for it a couple years ago so I still made a profit.

    A local shop here had a stock Saiga 12 on sale for $850 and it sold in a matter of days.
     
  15. W L Johnson

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    $1500????:eek:

    Should be no more than $380 to 430 from what I have seen.
     
  16. Gamera

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    The most expensive converted Saiga I've seen was $700 (7.62) so I'd say $1500 is a bit steep...
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    There had better be solid gold in there somewhere.
     
  18. ByAnyMeans

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    $1,500 is outrageous. As stated $350 to $450 for an unconverted one and no more than $800 if converted and this depends on who did the work.


    I can't believe the prices nowadays. I converted one myself and with a slightly used rifle I put out 500 for everything including conversion parts, a quick release side mount, 2X tru-glo reddot sight and a 700 round sealed tin of ammo with a dozen mags. Granted this took patience and early 2007 prices.
     
  19. Ben Shepherd

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    I've got a couple worth that, but they are a llooonngg way from out of the box. If the NIB sporters start going for prices like that, I'll sell one of my modified ones for enough to finance a nice 50 BMG..........;)
     
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    Doesn't matter wether its modified or not $1500 for a Saiga is ridiculous.
    Hell. $1500 for any AK is ridiculous.
     
  21. red_metallic

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    I'm in the northeast. Even with panic buyers aplenty there were (2) at the funshow I attended in February for $350 each, new in box.

    Caveat Emptor
     
  22. 4Freedom

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    If it is a Tromix converted Saiga, I say its a bit high, but not too steep. Maybe $1300.. Then again seeing there is a 2 year wait for a Tromix Saiga conversion, people are forking out that many weapons. Thos Tromix parts are not cheap, so in reality you are paying for the extras, not the Saiga. You can get a normal stock Saiga for $600. But the conversions are what will cost you. I see some people online selling converted Saigas for even $2000, that is simply ridiculous, but people are selling the name of the conversion. They fighure wait 1 or 2 years or pay them couple grand now. If I had $1500, I probably just go buy another DPMS LR-308 gun. I am starting to regret how much money I am going to put into my Saiga conversioni. I guess I wanted one Ak style gun that was good quality and high caliber.
     
  23. Gelgoog

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    could it be a krebs saiga? I paid $1200 for my Krebs KTR-03 which was actually a good deal, and its a highly customized saiga.
     
  24. Kino74

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    Its way too steep. I bought a new Saiga .233 about a month ago and had/having it converted to a AK102 ( US parts, folding stocks,etc) 7 mags AND paid my $200 SBR tax for less than $1500.

    Keep shopping around and you will find a good price on one. I came across mine by accident when I took some kits in to get built and two were available. Be sure to check with any of the custom AK manufacturers as they may have one available. Good hunting.
     
  25. bobotech

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    Big difference between a stock 1993 4 cylinder Mustang and a souped up 1993 Mustang GT convertible with a 5.0L engine and all sorts of add-ons.

    I would like to know what kind of Saiga we are looking at because the price can vary wildly as everyone has shown.
     

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