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Price on a Russian SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SATX man, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. SATX man

    SATX man Member

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    I have a neighbor that is thinking of selling his SKS rifle with approximately 900 rounds of mixed ammo. The rifle is a non- refurb all matching numbers what would be a fair starting price for rifle and ammo?
     
  2. schlockinz

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    I wouldn't give above $350 for a fine sks, but thats because its an SKS and will be used an SKS.

    Ammo, maybe 200 at tops.
     
  3. ChronoCube

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    What year of manufacture? If it's pre-1951 it has a safer firing pin.
     
  4. SATX man

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    Its a 1951 a star with an arrow in it, and he sent bolt to murrays gunsmithing for a new fire pin.
     
  5. Almond27

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    We have a 1951 Tula where I live in a local pawn shop all matching non refurb as you describe he has $350 on it.
     
  6. skidooman603

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    I've seen some top $400 but all the above seem to be ball park.
     
  7. CnRnut

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    Offer $450,cap it at $525 max, and you will do good.
     
  8. Quiet

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    $350-450 is what I currently see Russian SKS selling for.
     
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    i don't care who made it $350 is max on a SKS
     
  10. AcceptableUserName

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    350 is pushing it. id say 300. laugh at anything over 350.
     
  11. zhyla

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    I dunno, non-refurb with all matching numbers, if it's in good shape, could be worth a bit more than $350. If you look on Gunbroker most of the Russians are closing between $400 and $600. Hard to believe for those of us who bought an SKS back in the 90's (I got my '51 Tula for $150 I think).

    My understanding is most SKS's have been refurbished at the armory at some point (mine, for example, has a non-matching serial number on the magazine) which obviously lowers the value.

    I'd say if you're getting it for $450 or below you're probably doing well. If you can get him to throw the ammo in for below $500 I wouldn't feel too bad.
     
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