View Full Version : What is it Worth

11-26-2006, 7:27 PM
I have a Chineese SKS with folding bayonet That i am thinking of selling since i have not shot it in about five years. What do Chineese SKS Go for?

11-26-2006, 7:29 PM
I'd say it is worth about 300, give or take...depending on condition and model (chrome or regular)

11-26-2006, 7:32 PM
Aren't some Chinese SKSs C&R and others aren't? If it's 50+ years or older you can probably squeeze a little bit extra out of it and do it FTF.

11-26-2006, 7:33 PM
Pre or post federal ban ? (1994)

Not that I'm into these things just for clarification of your question.

11-26-2006, 7:58 PM
Really depends as there's a lot of variation in Chinese SKSs (Type 56)...

Some feature screwed barrels and milled parts...and some feature pinned barrels and some stamped parts.

The milled/screwed are going to be more desireable, however, that doesn't mean the others aren't perfectly serviceable. Chinese SKSs are typically decent guns. All feature chrome-lined bores.

Some were made for military use and some were made strictly for commercial export.

None are designated C&R by name. On Jan. 1 2007 the Type 56s actually produced in 1956 will be C&R eligible by ATF definition of being 50 years old. Additionally, they'll be eligible for no-FFL transfer required California resident to California resident sale. But, as said, this will only apply to those produced in 1956 (Type 56 SKS production ran from 1956 - 71...commercial production can be more recent). Might be tough to find one actually produced in '56.:)

I'd say a commercial, pinned Chinese SKS in good shape is 175-200. One with a box, and all the accessories could be more. A screwed/milled military model could also be more. These are private sale prices based on what I've seen around the net. Retail will be more.

11-26-2006, 8:29 PM
Is there an easy way to tell if the barrel is screwed or pinned?

11-26-2006, 8:34 PM
Is there an easy way to tell if the barrel is screwed or pinned?


11-26-2006, 8:40 PM
thanks :)