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Trendkill
01-27-2009, 7:45 PM
What is this one worth??

All the #s seem to match....It has a F.F. FP....force matched Lam. stock....pretty sure barrel and receiver are all still original bluing...#1 marked sight and barrel...bolt and carrier still untouched....very strong new looking rifleing , under-side of gas-tub has matching ser. # electro-etched and appears not to be finished over. Has the typical re-arsenal stamps here and there....Dont they all??

The only thing that irks me is that the receiver cover is without a marking at all.....I've heard of this happening during re-arsenal checks....but it bugs me.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/necritan/IMG_3488.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/necritan/IMG_3478.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/necritan/IMG_3475.jpg

NeoWeird
01-27-2009, 7:52 PM
Before the Obama scare most Russians ran in the $350 to $600 range. Yours is a pretty average specimen, in great condition but rearsenaled. I'd say, again this is pre-Obama, around $450 would be a decent price.

technique
01-27-2009, 7:54 PM
I see em go (in that condition) for $550+ pre Obama...who knows now.

HCz
01-27-2009, 7:56 PM
It's not worth much. I'll give you $100 for it.;):p

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 7:57 PM
It's worth as much as one is willing to pay - I've seen some funny stuff in my short lifetime -

Trendkill
01-27-2009, 8:12 PM
It's not worth much. I'll give you $100 for it.;):p

SOLD!!!

ivanimal
01-27-2009, 8:19 PM
I paid 450 or 500 for mine I think. It was not long ago maybe 2-3 months.

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:23 PM
I paid 450 or 500 for mine I think. It was not long ago maybe 2-3 months.

Ivanimal could you look at the Bubba SKS over in the thread about SKS value (he sent pics to Saigon 65 and now we are playin stump the chumps ,so come sort it out for us ...

Trendkill
01-27-2009, 8:34 PM
My serial say's the two weird squiggly's (cryllic) then 198. It say's 198 all over the whole gun....except on the receiver...it says 198 k.

What does that tell you guys as to when and where it was made???

Gator Monroe
01-27-2009, 8:43 PM
Whats with these low serial#'s I have seen soooo many Russians with like 5000+serial#'s

Saigon1965
01-27-2009, 8:43 PM
It's a conspiracy -

Fate
01-27-2009, 9:25 PM
As a refurb, your bluing isn't original ;)

Pre-election, they were running low $300s- $350s (funny, but in NV, they were <$250). Now, $400 to $450. Still higher than I'd pay for one.

Dr. Peter Venkman
01-27-2009, 9:49 PM
I wouldn't pay more than $350 for a nice Russian SKS. They are not worth more than that in my opinion. With the Obama craze I am just waiting for the ineveitable market crash.

Jarod@SCCH
01-27-2009, 10:55 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/necritan/IMG_3478.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/necritan/IMG_3475.jpg[/QUOTE]

Lamb of God does not like Russians.............

user5412
01-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Here are better pictures... :p


http://aftermatte.com/gallery/d/26479-2/IMG_7339.jpg
http://aftermatte.com/gallery/d/26476-2/IMG_7338.jpg
http://aftermatte.com/gallery/d/26470-2/IMG_7341.jpg
http://aftermatte.com/gallery/d/26473-2/IMG_7340.jpg
http://aftermatte.com/gallery/d/26464-2/IMG_7342_001.jpg

Seesm
01-27-2009, 11:56 PM
$120

jlh95811
01-27-2009, 11:58 PM
$450

Trendkill
01-28-2009, 9:42 PM
As a refurb, your bluing isn't original ;)

Pre-election, they were running low $300s- $350s (funny, but in NV, they were <$250). Now, $400 to $450. Still higher than I'd pay for one.


How do you know the bluing isn't original?? Just trying to learn about it a little.

Trendkill
01-28-2009, 10:18 PM
[/QUOTE]

Lamb of God does not like Russians.............[/QUOTE]

I think honestly....they could care less. Lol

jlh95811
01-28-2009, 11:42 PM
Most rearsenaled weapons receive a fresh bluing.

Pre election a refurbed Russian would fetch $400-$500
If you push it you may be able to squeeze $550 out of some poor sap. If the bore is excellent.
I'd sell it for about $450-$475. You gotta let a guy afford some ammo right?

Jonathan Doe
01-29-2009, 4:40 AM
I bought a clean Russian one last year for $200 and thought I paid too much.

jlb
01-29-2009, 6:00 AM
I'll give ya $5 for her

.....we are talkin about a russian right...? with low numbers...?


.....wait....it's a gun....? oh....my mix up...sorry

Trendkill
01-29-2009, 6:35 AM
Well.....looks like I paid a bit on the high end for this thing.....but the bore is pristine and it shoots wonderfully.

Is it safe to say that these should only go up in price as time goes along....is it better to hold onto it for this reason?

Fact is.....I really think this thing is a great shooter.

bbguns44
01-29-2009, 7:50 AM
It's worth at least $600. Great design, great history, great condition.
Just because they used to go for $100 doesn't mean thats the true
value.

Dirtbiker
01-29-2009, 8:13 AM
I had a really nice early russian (1950) and it took me forever to sell it at $400.

It's worth what someone is willing to pay, but at this time for that rifle $500 would not sound out of the question.