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Gunshow this weekend/Questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by coloradogunguy, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. coloradogunguy

    coloradogunguy Member

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    The two rifles I'm after are a M44 carbine and an SKS.

    1. What is a fair price for these and on the SKS what should I be weary of if anything? I've heard some are better made than others...Yugoslavian??

    2. Has anyone EVER seen an SVT-40 or a G-43 at any of these shows??
    Although if I did see a G-43(My HOLY GRAIL) I would probably die of heart failure due to an overgiddyness attack...

    I'm in colorado and have yet to see either of these(SVT & G-43) at any shows...

    Friendly regards.

    coloradogunguy
     
  2. atblis

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    Yugoslavian SKSs are great provided you get one in good shape.

    Chinese SKS can be very good, but not all are created equal. I suggest you read up on the different arsenals. A triangle with a 26 inside generally indicates one of the better Chinese SKSs.

    I've seen some SVTs, but never a G43. Prices probably wont be reasonable.
    M44 should be $100 or less, but prices have been kinda odd recently.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=135324964
     
  3. wojownik

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    You'll probably encounter more Yugo SKS' these days than any other build .. seen prices around $250, but you probably can do better.

    Around my area, figure on $850 and up for an SVT-40, depending on condition. Saw one for over $1100 two months ago. Saw a G-43 for something like $3,500 at the same show.

    Saw a few M44s at $125 or so. Price can depend on the build (Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Chinese...)

    I stopped collecting about 6 years ago. Just started again recently, and I'm reeling from the prices.
     
  4. coloradogunguy

    coloradogunguy Member

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    thanks guys,

    I figured on around $100 for an m44 and $250-$300 for a "good" SKS
     
  5. Dr_2_B

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    Sounds about right to me. Shame... the SKS shouldn't be quite that high.
     
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