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Where did the SKS's go?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by shotgunjoel, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Member

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    So why is it over about the last year that shops and websites don't have SKSs anymore? Was there some import problem, or is the supply finally drying up?
     
  2. H2O MAN

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    The AK replaced it ;)
     
  3. bigmike45

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    I have seen at least one and sometime more in several gunstores I frequent here in Texas. Two of them are in Victoria and one was in Houston.
     
  4. Ben Shepherd

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    There were only so many ever produced.......finite supply as it were. We're getting near the end of the supply chain. Same thing happened with M-1 carbines, Makarovs, etc.
     
  5. Autopistola

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    The people who really like them bought multiple SKS's. I sold my norinco to a friend, regretted it, and bought two more at pre-BHO prices.
     
  6. Mike U.

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    So, the simple answer is, they are in people's safes and in the back of their trucks.:D
    FWIW, I just saw a Yugo covered in cosmoline, sitting on the rack at a local gun store with a $499.00 price tag on it.:eek:
     
  7. mljdeckard

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    I just tapcoed, tech-sighted, and got a tin of ammo for a used Yugo, $576 total. Check the pawn shops.
     
  8. brin747

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    Did I get the last reasonable priced one? Bought it two weeks ago, Yugo, all matching serial numbers, nice shiny bore for $299 and they threw in two boxes of ammo and a cover for it.
     
  9. Geneseo1911

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    good grief. I turned one down three years ago at $120. Wish I had a time machine. Of course if I had a time machine, I'd be bringing back Thompson SMGs from the thirties, not SKSs. Of course, I'd have to stop by 1986 and register them on the way back. What a pain.
     
  10. mljdeckard

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    The one I got was from a friend of mine. A few years ago at work, we were talking about guns, and he told me he wanted an AK so bad. I told him to go to Impact and buy one. (This is back when the Romanian ones were about $300.)

    He got sold on a Yugo SKS instead. I think he paid about $180 for it. Shortly after, he got a sales job in New Jersey, and decided he couldn't take it with him, so I told him I would give him $100 for it with full visitation rights. He's back in Utah now, and he wishes he hadn't sold it to me.
     
  11. bang_bang

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    I currently own two Norinco's and have owned a Yugo. I traded a .22 for the Yugo, shot it a few times, decided that it wasn't for me, and traded it on my Stevens Model 200.

    My first SKS was one that my grandfather gave me. He bought it brand new at Roses for $100. It's still in great shape, with a few deer under it's belt and always kept clean and 100% original.

    My newest one, an ugly Norinco Paratrooper model, was purchased not long ago for $200 shipped. The guy had painted it and put a folding stock on it. When he painted it, he didn't tape anything off and actually filled the receiver with Krylon. After some work, the receiver part is stripped of paint while the barrel is still Kryloned out. Shoots fine, functions great...a nice beater gun that I wouldn't be afraid to throw around the campsite or truck.
     
  12. dak0ta

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    They're all in Canada. $250 for a Soviet SKS. $279 for unissued one.
     
  13. Suicide*Ride

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    Wow..... :what:
    I remember back during the Y2K scare, we were paying $90 ea. for NIB Chinese SKS's from our wholesalers & thought asking $159 + tax from "John Q. Fraidy Cat" was a stretch!

    Even getting $225 for 1, after putting a cheap scope & a black plastic technostock on one, was quite a profit 10 yrs. ago, how can gun sellers justify $500 ea. now? I guess supply & demand....

    Geneseo1911 said -
    Geneseo1911, why not go back to 1911, pick up ser#0001 1911 Colt, & then go forwards, straight to 2300AD & pick up a Phased Plasma rifle in 40 watt range? :D:D:D
     
  14. Howaido

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    :D

    It's funny because it's true.
     
  15. RP88

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    Samco still has them. Lot's of surplus sites do. There are still a good deal of them. It's just that most shops don't get much money off them compared to handguns and AKs, ARs, etc. so they just don't bother carrying them. Not anymore at least, since SKS's arent exactly a craze gun now.
     
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    They're out there... I just got an Albanian and a Russian from one of my favorite shops this week.
     
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    When they were $90-$100 a piece at gunshows, I still didn't want one. That has not changed.
     
  18. Spyvie

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    Don't you guys pay any attention to the mainstream media? All the "assult rifles" in America have been snatched up by Mexican drug lords.

    Because it doesn't work that way, only flesh and blood will go through... jesh!
     
  19. greyling22

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    I bought a norinco at a pawn shop a year ago for $150. gave it to my brother who wants to trade it for a 30/30. moron.
     
  20. benzy2

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    I love mine. I wish I would have picked a crate of them up when they were $90 a piece. I do remember buying ammo by the pound using a scoop out of a 55 gallon drum. I wish those prices were back as well.
     
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    I bought a Norinco this summer from a local gunshop for 200. I also got a converted saiga 12 there for 450 this summer. Good deals!
     
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    I should have bought one when they were cheap and readily available. :(
     
  23. Nowhere Man

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    I remember wood crates filled with them at the sporting goods store. $69 each.

    I recently paid $250 for this one;
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    I paid $330 for mine. I felt like I overpaid, since it was about a year ago, but now I think I got a deal!
     
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    Yep we are swimming in guns at low prices now that Obama is in. Every thing just went north haha.
     
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