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Russian SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Frightener 88, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. Frightener 88

    Frightener 88 Member

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    Hey, just a price check...ive got a line on a russian SKS. it looks to be refinished. kind of a matte black. bore is in excellent condition, most numbers match, however it doesnt have the wood stock, which doesnt mean much to me. anywho, its $200. are these just a run of the mill SKS, or are they better shooters? and if it helps anything, mfg in 1954.
     
  2. JamesM

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    I paid more than that for a Yugo SKS. All I know about Russian SKSs is that they are higher quality, more expensive, and harder to come by than other variants. The non-matching numbers and refinished stock lowers the value some.
     
  3. AK103K

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    I paid $350 for mine a few years back. It was or looked to be new/not issued, all matching, with a blued finish. Its very well made and accurate.
     
  4. stevetford

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    If you haven't already, you can use this link for more info about the SKS.http://www.simonov.net/uberid.htm I don't know how much better the Russian made SKS is better if at all than the rest but I would say $200 is close to a fair price. I perfer the Yugo 59/66 models and in all stock all numbers mathing I never paid more than $169 for any of mine.
     
  5. Spiggy

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    matching isnt really something to worry about

    comblock stuff almost always gets mixed and matched all over

    I like mine, it's a pretty good shooter and they take abuse pretty good... I was going to the range today (but freinds bailed on me) otherwise, I'd continue on seeing how much wolf ammo can I go through until it's absolutely necessary to clean it :p
     
  6. aaronrkelly

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    Its worthless as a collector but its still going to be a damn fine firearm.

    Almost any SKS is worth $200 in good condition. Used to be able to get Yugos for around $125....now they are almost $200. Chinese are running $300ish.

    Russians are generally the highest valued...but not numbers matching and missing the stock your wont qualify for that.

    I would pay $200 in a heartbeat as long as the bolt number matches the receiver. Everything else doesn't matter. If it does not then I would definitely check the headspace. It may headspace OK, it may not.

    Every Russian SKS I have ever owned matched, to the best of my knowledge they kept the rifles parts together during the re-arsenal. They should match, or atleast be force matched.
     
  7. RNB65

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    Local gun store has a couple of Russian SKS's on the rack with a $499 price tag on them. They've been there a while and no one has touched them at that price. There's also a Norinco SKS with a $399 price tag. It hasn't gone anywhere either. So I'd say that $200 for a Russian SKS in good condition is a great price.
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    My Russian looked better and felt better than my Chi-com or Norinco carbine but there was practically no difference in fuction or accuracy. Prices around here are still around $200 per,(AKs are around $460.00) regardless of country of origin.
     
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    Russian for 200 bucks? Grab it and don't look back. That's a damn good deal on a Russian SKS. They are averaging 400-500 bucks around here when they can be found.
     
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    The good thing is that the bore should be hard-chromed. Should last a long time.

    Doc2005
     
  11. Frog48

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    Go for it. You can always order a replacement wood stock from Cheaper Than Dirt or someplace like that, if you decide that you dont like the current stock.
     
  12. aaronrkelly

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    Actually I have a Russian SKS stock laying around that someone sprayed truck bed liner on.

    I know it was a Russian stock because I saw it before and after. Complete with all hardware and the gas tube with the wood already installed.

    If your interested send me a pm.

    It wont be original because of the truck bed liner (it actually looks good) but it will alteast have a regular SKS stock on it.
     
  13. bartsimpson123844

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    What the hell?? Who would want an original Russian SKS stock that has been spray painted? Who would spray paint something like that? How come you did not stop the retard that was spraying it. Tell them to go get a cheap synthetic stock or something, jeez.
     
  14. HPJeep

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    Russian SKSs are going for around $300-350 around here. I paid $175 for in 1994. All numbers match, great finish, shoots right where I aim it. I plan on keeping mine unless prices jump up a lot more!
     
  15. aaronrkelly

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    bartsimpson123844 said:
    Well it was a spare....and he wanted the synthetic look without spending any money on the stock. It works and looks good, I have done it to some badly damaged wooden stocks on cheap pump shotguns and such....looks just like a synthetic stock. You also dont have any fitting issues going that route that you sometimes do with the synthetic stock. If you like the ergos of the original stock but want the synthetic look this is about the only way to go.

    I put the rifle back in the Russian stock.

    You know what really sucks though.

    He had two complete Russian stocks. 1 was the numbers matching stock to the rifle, the other was not. Guess which one got sprayed.......yeah....the numbers matching one.

    So I have a non-matching Russian stock........and a matched one that is covered in bed liner.

    I like the idea.....but I wish he would have sprayed the NON-matching stock, would have made more sense.
     
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    oh for the love of cheese, imagine was it original or rearsenal?

    If it was original and had the complete original factory cartouche, someone needs to hang himself
     
  17. Frightener 88

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    Picked the SKS up today. it does not appear that the bolt and reciever match, however the bolt and the dust cover do. it has a star with an arrow and is marked 1954r. it looks to be parkerized black. very very clean. also looks to have been imported by "C.D.I." from Swan, vt. and the bolt and bolt carrier DO match.all in all rifle looks to be in 98% condition. outside of the previous owner not cleaning it after its last outing it looks great. oh...and i just looked at the gas tube for ****s and giggles. the tube, bolt, bolt carrier, and dust cover all match.
     
  18. Frightener 88

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    on further inspection i located the serial. this is a complete matching gun. the serial is partially hidden by the aftermarket stock.
     
  19. bartsimpson123844

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    Wow, $200? You are one lucky man...
     
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    Good deal there. Even with a non original stock, $200 is an awesome price for a Russian SKS.
     
  21. bartsimpson123844

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    The only Russians I have seen around my parts were $300-$350 and they sold fast.
     
  22. FMJMIKE

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    I remember when the Russian laminated SKSs were selling for $99 each at gun shows from Classic Arms in the early 1990s. Boy those were the days. I like the Russian SKS's the best. :D
     
  23. Lou1187

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    I paid 400.00 4 years ago for a new russian.
     
  24. SigSauer228

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    Got yourself a good deal there. Enjoy it.
     
  25. def4pos8

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    WOW! Y'all are makin' me feel REAL good about my SKS. I had read a news magazine article about the first load of ex-Soviet rifles to arrive in the US -- an entire Boeing 747 freighter filled with 'em! My local dealer in Illinois snagged a few. They were PRETTY! --bright blue, laquered stocks, minimal importer's marks, markings gold inlaid. :eek: 1993 price: $150. :what:

    The primary difference between it and the Norincos is that the barrel is THREADED into the receiver vs pressed and pinned. It's a nice shooter and handloads have made it just as accurate as my Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. An aftermarket rear peep and plastic, colored front post helped all that.

    I'll keep it for a while. . . . :)
     
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