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Price of a new in box factory 66 Type 56 AK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Desert Scorpion, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. Desert Scorpion

    Desert Scorpion Member

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    How much do you think a Chinese type 56 AKM-47 7.62X39 semi auto import new in the box with all accessories and original receiver made in factory 66, and imported by sile of New York is worth.:scrutiny:
     
  2. Arcticfox

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    Possibly $700-800. Go to guns america and compare.
     
  3. Shear_stress

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    For a NIB Sile-imported 56S, you can expect something on the order of a bill on either side of a grand.
     
  4. H2O MAN

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    An under folder would bring even more.
     
  5. wally

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    Only God knows why, I'll bet dollars to donuts you $1K Chinese AK won't shoot any better than an average WSAR.

    I've got several Chinese AKs, including a Norinco under folder, nothing special about them when you get down to it.

    --wally.
     
  6. H2O MAN

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    Maybe, but my Norinco Type 56 is extremely reliable and surprisingly accurate right out of the box.

    Well worth my investment.
     
  7. Shear_stress

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    Maybe, maybe not, but Adam Smith sure does.
     
  8. nathan

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    They are in the grand scale. If you happen to get one, then hold on to it. They are no longer imported courtesy of Clinton the Man .
     
  9. RP88

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    ...and that is why they fetch a higher price: Collector's value/rarity.
     
  10. H2O MAN

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    Collector's value + high quality = premium price.
     
  11. wally

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    That is fine if you aren't planning to shoot it. As a shooter, in my experience, they are not worth the premium.

    As collectibles go, when these were imported the Chinese AKs were ~$500 when I first saw one, prices dropped as volume went up until the ban, at the same time you could get a Colt AR15 for ~$550 and an HK91 for ~$600

    The HK91 was my best buy of the three :)

    --wally.
     
  12. H2O MAN

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    Why would you not shoot it?

    I'm shooting my pre-ban and loving it :evil:
     
  13. wally

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    I'm shooting all my pre-bans, but I didn't pay "collectors" premium prices for any of them!

    Once its been shot, its not NIB any more and the collectors premium plummets.

    I think with AKs "quantity has a quality of its very own", Two or three WASRs are better than a single "premium" AK for the same money, so you can arm your minions in case of SHTF :)

    --wally.
     
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