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Flogger23m
04-15-2009, 1:36 PM
I would like to know what the value of a Norinco SKS is? I am talking about normal ones with the fixed 10 round magazine.

And how are they compared to the Yugos?

spareparts
04-15-2009, 1:51 PM
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

Try this site. They could probably give you some info.

In my personal opinion I think that the Norinco is a little better built and more accurate than the Yugos.

I think you would only get $100 for it...so I'll be nice and make you an offer of $150:shifty:

Waterfowler
04-15-2009, 2:22 PM
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

Try this site. They could probably give you some info.

In my personal opinion I think that the Norinco is a little better built and more accurate than the Yugos.

I think you would only get $100 for it...so I'll be nice and make you an offer of $150:shifty:

Geeeez I am getting old. It seemed like just over a decade ago, they had pallets upon pallets of them at the GW Gun show and you could walk out the entrance with them for $79.99.

spareparts
04-15-2009, 3:28 PM
Geeeez I am getting old. It seemed like just over a decade ago, they had pallets upon pallets of them at the GW Gun show and you could walk out the entrance with them for $79.99.

If only I knew then what I know now. About that same time ammo was only $1.50 per box if I recollect correctly.

thefurball
04-15-2009, 5:02 PM
The value of Norinco? Let me put it this way: I had two Norinco and one Russian (1954 Tula) SKSs. I now have one Russian SKS. I dumped the Chinese guns.

The 54 year old Russian outshot the 70s production Chinese pieces hands down every time. (The fit and finish on the old Russian is far superior as well.)

Bottom line - I don't think much of Chinese workmanship. Go with the Yugo.

hawk1
04-15-2009, 5:08 PM
300-425 depending on condition.

K5Cruiser
04-15-2009, 9:30 PM
300-425 depending on condition.
I'll second that motion :thumbsup:

Quiet
04-15-2009, 9:44 PM
In CA, average price of a Norinco SKS seems to be in the $300-400 range depending on condition.
Outside CA, average price seems to be in the $200-350 range depending on condition.

Bottom line - I don't think much of Chinese workmanship. Go with the Yugo.

At least the Norinco SKS has a chrome lined barrel, unlike the Yugo 59 and 59/66.

akjunkie
04-15-2009, 9:46 PM
about $350 used/excellent condition.

and +1 on the chrome line barrel.

Amacias805
04-15-2009, 10:03 PM
the main problem with the Chinese sks's is that they are very inconsistent in quality. were as other models like the Romanian, Russian, and Yugo's seem to be more consistent.

50 Freak
04-16-2009, 2:01 AM
the main problem with the Chinese sks's is that they are very inconsistent in quality. were as other models like the Romanian, Russian, and Yugo's seem to be more consistent.

Ditto, some of the better made Chinese SKS's are great shooters. And a chrome lined barrel is definitely worth it.

Major Pal
04-16-2009, 3:36 AM
Between me and 3 of my friends who have all owned SKS's the russian and yugos were way more accurate at 100 yards then the norinco's, as well as one of them went full auto on us.. (the chinese that is)

railroader
04-16-2009, 6:22 AM
I had 2 really nice yugos and I have two nice chinese. I sold the yugos because even though they were really well made they were heavy. Mark

Amacias805
04-17-2009, 9:38 AM
Between me and 3 of my friends who have all owned SKS's the russian and yugos were way more accurate at 100 yards then the norinco's, as well as one of them went full auto on us.. (the chinese that is)

what do you mean it went full auto? i've heard storys of people having there semi-auto malfunction and "double fire". but i've never heard of a semi-auto malfunctioning and becoming a full auto.

Sandman511
04-17-2009, 9:42 AM
I would say in 1997..... $99 - $160.

Now..... as low as $280 - $550 (a local FFL had a brand new one for $550).

As far as ammo, I remember buy 1 case of 1,000 rds of SUE 7.62x39 for 89.99..... now I just bought a case of 1260 brass-cased Yugo on strippers for $370.99:(.

My, oh my..... how times have changed.

M