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870 for a AK

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 9 m&m, Mar 27, 2004.

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  1. 9 m&m

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    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.)???
     
  2. Mulliga

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    Should be more than enough - maybe too much, depending on what AK you want. The Romanian hi-cap AKs run $300-$350 I believe.
     
  3. Trebor

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    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.
     
  4. Cyberdyne systems

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    20 ga. shotgun for an AK ?

    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:
     
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  5. sendec

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    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.
     
  6. 9 m&m

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    Well all the Ak's at the gun show were crappy. Gas tubes and sights canted. Traded the 870 for a new Russian SKS.
     
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    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. 9 m&m

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    Well I have been wanting a SKS for a while and Im sure to have much more fun with it than the 870.
     
  10. WonderNine

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    :what: I gotta get into the gun biz.
     
  11. MAKOwner

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  13. 9 m&m

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    My Russian SKS( with its chrome lined barrel :rolleyes: ) is the most accurate SKS I have ever fired.
     
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    Key word being "if"
     
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    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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