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Good deal on my Yugo SKS?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ColdDayInHell, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. ColdDayInHell

    ColdDayInHell Member

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    Hello everyone, I am in need for some reassurement and help on an SKS price.

    I just bought a Yugo 1976 M59/66 SKS with grenade launcher, matching serials, original stock, and bayonet. What is a good price for one in excellent condition?

    I am picking it up and doing the paperwork Sunday.

    Here is a picture-

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  2. meanmrmustard

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    $300ish. Passed on a nice Norinco for $200, but id go $300-325 for a nice specimen.
     
  3. Steel Horse Rider

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    I gave $200 apiece for two of them about 6 years ago, they are a good weapon to shoot and require little maintenance. I have seen them for as nuch as $500 but I wouldn't pay that much, $350 would prolly be my tops now. They are not going to become collectors items so the matching S/N's is not a big thing, but the bolt and firing pin can be. I have sent all three of my bolts to Texas for a spring conversion on the firing pin, (I have a Chinese SKS also) if this one has had the conversion then it is worth a little more. The wood looks nice but the condition of the rest cannot really be determined from the photo. If you think the price (whatever it is) makes you a happy SKS owner then by all means buy it!
     
  4. ColdDayInHell

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    I am paying him $250 cash for the SKS, 100 rounds of ammo, accessories, and a Flambeau case. He was asking $350 but I managed to get it cheaper, so I guess I got a good deal. Success for me and the THR community!

    THR keeps resizing my pictures, if you need pictures with a better resolution just PM me.
     
  5. ColdDayInHell

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    At $250 I think you did very well as an investment and as a good weapon.
     
  7. ColdDayInHell

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    Thanks Horse! I'll update the post on Sunday :). Do you have an SKS?
     
  8. OARNGESI

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    you got a good deal here you can get 300-350 for just the gun
     
  9. ColdDayInHell

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    Here? As in THR classifieds or your area gun shops?
     
  10. Steel Horse Rider

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    As I said in an earlier post I have three, two Yugo's and a Chinese.
     
  11. ColdDayInHell

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    I misread it, sorry. Which one is your favorite? I am excited haha.
     
  12. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I passed on an unfired Russian for $250 about a month ago.

    Been there, done that, years ago.

    rc
     
  13. OARNGESI

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    i meant a local sale
     
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    Nice stock. I'm looking at one locally now for $200 and though the metal looks the same as that, the wood is a little banged up (in comparison to that pristine specimen). The one I'm looking at is also coming with 100-120 rounds of cheap commercial FMJ, but nothing else.

    I think that's a good deal from the (very) little I know about the M59/66.
     
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    That's a pretty good deal based on what I paid a few years ago and current show/ad prices.

    That thing is a Tech Sight and a sling away from being about perfect, it is in very good condition.
     
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    350 sounds fair for that since it looks to be in pretty good condition.
     
  17. ColdDayInHell

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    Thanks guys, I can't wait to shoot it. I won't be sleeping much tonight, like a kid on Christmas! I am young (23) so I have not had a chance to buy an SKS years ago as most of you guys have had. I bet these were real cheap in the 90's.
     
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    Jeez, I couldn't have passed that up...even if not to keep it, to re-sell it.
     
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    I have yet to come across a Russian SKS. They seem like real interesting firearms and I have always loved the look of the SKS. The bayonet, muzzle, stock, etc caught my eye. I went with this Yugo just because it was a good price and extremely clean. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    I've found in my experience that Yugos are sometimes the most accurate of all SKSs...might be due to the lack of a chrome lined bore, might just be the examples I've shot, but my current M59 Yugo (and even my friend's old 59/66) has been kinder to me in terms of accuracy than my 1956 Russian was...or my buddy's 54 Russian too.

    My Yugo
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    My old Russian
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    You got a great price, enjoy!
     
  21. ColdDayInHell

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    That Yugo,

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  22. Steel Horse Rider

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    I prefer the Yugo's over the Chinese, but I don't care much for Chinese anything. A guy I know had the Chinese and it was fully dressed with a replacement stock, removeable magazine, cheap scope, a plastic hardcase, and a bipod but it also had all the original woodwork and hardware with it. I paid $175 for the whole mess and sold off the Rambo stuff for more than I paid for the gun and have a nice clean chicom wood stocked SKS with an improved bolt. I have yet to sell a rifle but if I did this would be the first to go.
     
  23. ColdDayInHell

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    I do too. The Norinco is supposedly a really nice SKS but I still wanted the Yugo. It sounds like you have a nice one, I am glad you got rid of the plastic crap. Tacticool stuff is garbage IMHO and is only for mall ninjas.
     
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    Going price around here for any SKS is 300 to 350. I would say you got a good deal. I really like the SKS and I bet you will too if the stock fits you.
     
  25. jim243

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    My best friend has the Chinese model and I have the Yugo, in my opinion the Yugo is the better of the two C&R rifles.

    Just my opinion.
    Jim

    ColdDay, nice very nice rifle.
     
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