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cmath0100
01-27-2009, 3:13 PM
got an Sks that is all original except for the stock, all serial numbers match (in the 500's) was told that a parkerized barrel and reciever meant it was rebuilt by the factory, it is russian.

Now what im getting at, is what is something like this worth? Not planning on selling, just curious, any info on these guns would be great.

Plague
01-27-2009, 3:19 PM
Gunbroker or GunsAmerica should give you a good idea of what the market is asking for them. I know that the russian ones have been going for more. I have been looking for one. Where did you find yours?

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 3:37 PM
friend gave it to me cause the gas tube froze up, sorry i guess that part is not original. I might sell if the price is right

railroader
01-27-2009, 4:15 PM
What kind of stock and what kind of gas tube? Are we talking aftermarket stuff? On a russian I don't see how the gas tube would freeze up. I could see the piston being stuck from being dirty and not shot for a long time but you would think a little oil would loosen that up. MarkMark

reyna12
01-27-2009, 5:02 PM
nevermind

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 5:05 PM
Pic would be nice otherwise it sounds like a Yugo (and SKS's were never parkerized originally so whats that all about ?:chris:)

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 5:08 PM
Gator - OP stated that it's a Russian - Depends on a lot of things - Anywhere from 300 to 475 -

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 5:12 PM
If it's got that thick black finnish that is almost like bedliner ( VZ58 Refinish) that is a detriment (Is it a Black bolt or a chromebolt & if it's a 49-51 it could have the spring loaded FP ?

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 5:15 PM
Sorry (meant VZ52 bedliner refinish):chris:

SVT-40
01-27-2009, 5:23 PM
Collector value ZERO

Value as a good semi rifle With a replacement stock, and some performance issues...around $200 to $300

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 5:48 PM
it has the spring loaded firing pin, and the gas tube got hot and warped to be exact, the piston would not function properly. the stock is an ATI monte carlo, and the gas tube is Tapco. Shoots like a dream now, smooth in operation.

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 5:52 PM
If it's a 1950 get a laminated russian stock & correct bayo and it is very desirable (even non-matching) if it'sa 49 it's worth $500.00 even for parts ...

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 6:13 PM
thanks, i was thinking of getting an original stock just for nostalgic reasons. there is no problems with function, better than new. Im not sure when they started manufacturing these but it was one of the first guns, being in the super low 500's for serial numbers.

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 6:16 PM
Started in 1949 - Finished in 1955 -

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 6:20 PM
If it's a 1949 (Should have date on topcover & elsewhere ) and it should have a Star with an arrow stamp also (Tula arsonal) you should get a Laminated stock & correct bayo (If it does not have one) and it would be worth $650.00 +

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 6:23 PM
And Gator or I will buy it off you -

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 6:27 PM
i want to post a pic but im not very computer savvy, can anyone help

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 6:30 PM
My email is in my profile - Send and I'll host it for you -

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 6:32 PM
hold on a sec, im new at this

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 6:36 PM
Don't worry - I once was also -

Trendkill
01-27-2009, 6:41 PM
Don't worry - I once was also -

And now.....8,334 post's later.....not so new.

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 7:00 PM
the pics should be in your email saigon1965, there from a cell phone so they dont do the gun justice

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 7:04 PM
could be a Bubba 1954 izzy with a murrays spring FP kit ,but we can dream ... lets see it

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 7:12 PM
how could i tell what the date of manufacture is

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 7:16 PM
On rear top of topcover there should be a date and a Triangle with an arrow inside it or a star with an arrow inside it (Undated ones are just star w arrow or triangle w arrow) otherwise it's not a Russian topcover

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 7:19 PM
i think it is an aftermarket top cover given the scope on it, uhgg, too bad, everything matched except for that, i even have the original gas tube and piston still, all matching serials

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 7:47 PM
Here they are -


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/IMG00107.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/IMG00109.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/IMG00108.jpg

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 7:52 PM
anyone know if thats Cyrillic or chinese next to serial#'s ? pic is not good enough to tell ... You say it's Russian but with no topcover or stock ??? did #'S ON TRIGGER GUARD/BOLT & CARRIER/RECIEVER/MAGAZINE all match ?:confused:

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 7:54 PM
My old eyes are telling me it's Cyrillic - Gator I know your eyes are worsed than mine -

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:00 PM
It could be the Holy Grail Polish SKS for all I can tell (but if it's a russian and Serial # 511 IT COULD BE A 1949 ) AND WORTH GETTIN A Laminate stock & HG,undated tula topcover (unless he can find a 1949 DATED TOPCOVER, and the correct bayo & screw) dE-BUBBFYING this rifle would be worth it if it's a 1949 for sure (Look at the 49 tulas on GB or other firearm selling venues)

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:08 PM
Also it has to have an Importer stamp (Like KBI Fresno or CAI Vermont ...) somewhere on metal of rifle (side of reciever or under gas tube)

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 8:18 PM
We need more and better photos - Send them when you have them and I'll host for you -

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 8:19 PM
I am on the hunt for the elusive NVA SKS - Some say they don't exist -

Trendkill
01-27-2009, 8:23 PM
What are you looking for in a serial #...?? What does it tell you??

What if the serial is followed by letter....??

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:26 PM
any russian with a 500 ish serial # is an eye opener (But a Romanian or Albanian is normal because the had fewer production runs & years)

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:29 PM
Yugos have letters that designate production year , and Chinese utilized #'s (But not dates) Romanians had Dates (1959/1960/1961) and East Germans and North Korean/NVA THOSE i'M NOT SURE HOW THEY DATED ...

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 8:31 PM
all the numbers match, trigger guard, bolt, gas tube, gas piston, etc...., it has a stamp on the barrel by the front sight reading: SKS 7.62x39 RUSSIA C.A.I ST. ALB VT

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:34 PM
all the numbers match, trigger guard, bolt, gas tube, gas piston, etc...., it has a stamp on the barrel by the front sight reading: SKS 7.62x39 RUSSIA C.A.I ST. ALB VT

gO TO sURVIVORS SKS BOARDS AND ask them about a Russian with serial# in 500's (if it's the real deal it could be a collector piece to debubafy straight away)

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 8:41 PM
thanks for the input, im registering there right now, guess you dont know what you have till you ask

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 8:44 PM
But do get her back to her original glory -

cmath0100
01-27-2009, 8:54 PM
would anyone be interested in purchasing?

SVT-40
02-03-2009, 11:28 PM
The "number" really will not really relate to actual number produced that year. The Soviets started with a system similar to the below (only in Cyrillic)
A00001 through A99999 then
B00001 through B99999 Ect

If the number of rifles exceeded the above protocol they then went to

AA00001 Through AA99999

and on and on. So there would be many soviet rifles with the number "500" in their serial number.