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Price opinion after AWB on SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by doger5, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. doger5

    doger5 Member

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    With the AWB ending, are the prices on SKS's going to drop? I'm in **********, where a "good" Yugo SKS is going for $179. And there is no way of getting any of the AKMs, in the peoples state.
     
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    I don't think a SKS is covered by the AWB since it has a fixed magazine and no pistol grip. Kali may have their own law for it though.
     
  3. Daniel T

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    The SKS is not an "assault weapon", no matter what the media would like you to believe. It will be uneffected by the sunset.
     
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    I think doger5's is asking if SKS prices will drop since AK's will now be available, people are buying SKS' rather than AK's because SKS' aren't under the AWB. Right?

    My thought, they might drop a little, but $179 for a semi-auto is still pretty cheap so I wouldn't expect it to drop too much (as in below $100). The price difference probably wouldn't make or break the deal.
     
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    I don't think prices will fall instantly, they may go up if there's a media frenzy claiming the sky will fall if a new AWB isn't passed pronto. That could cause such a stampede of "Get it while you can !!" demand will out pace supply.
     
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    SKS is legal here in California as long as it has a fixed mag. In the case of the Yugo, the grenade launcher must be replaced with a welded on muzzle break. I'll post pics of mine later. :)
     
  7. doger5

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    Thank you for all your opinions!

    Yes I was wondering if the prices would drop. It is very difficult to convince my wife $179 is cheap. I have an added hinderance, I have a baby daughter.

    My father-in-law bought his grand daughter a .22 Henry boys rifle, when she was three months old!!!!!! She only six months and starting to crawl!
     
  8. Guntalk

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    Doger5 -- How does she like her rifle?
     
  9. Mulliga

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    As I understand it, the Kali SKS's are always going to be a bit more expensive because of the added work needed to take off the GL.

    Show her a Mini-30 - goes for about twice what the Yugo does...
     
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    When the ban sunsets wont we be able to put the folding stocks back on our SKS's ??Thus it's affected . Same with the AR's , Mini14 ect..
     
  11. Das Pferd

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    The AWB deals with rifles made in the US or rifles with majority US parts. It has nothing to do with imported rifles.
     
  12. benEzra

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    Actually, the AWB affects both, but there is an additional law that affects imported rifles only, and that is 18 USC 922(r). This originated with a Bush the Elder executive order, later made law under Clinton, that halted the import of rifles deemed "not suitable for sporting purposes," and of course the only legitimate reason for us peons to own rifles is to shoot large, furry animals with them.:rolleyes: 922(r) prohibits the domestic assembly using more than 10 imported parts of any rifle that would not be importable.

    Some AK lookalikes (SAR-1, etc.) aren't covered by 922(r) because they only have 10 imported parts; the importer adds enough U.S.-made parts to keep the foreign parts count at 10. Unfortunately, there aren't really enough U.S.-made SKS parts to keep an SKS from exceeding the 10-imported-parts limit, so an SKS can never be modified into an unimportable configuration.

    The ATF considers a folding-stock SKS to be unimportable, therefore you can't put a folding stock on it. Ditto for putting a bayonet on an early 90's Chinese SKS imported without the bayonet, or converting one to take an over-10-round detachable magazine.
     
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