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yellowsled
12-27-2012, 5:17 PM
They sold out of their good condition ones today. :( (They still have their poor and incomplete ones in stock)


I also sold one FTF for $400 cash today. The only retailers that have them now are atlantic firearms and weidners. Buy yours now, if you dont, you will be spending alot of coin to get one. Just my .02 cents

Bobby Ricigliano
12-27-2012, 6:33 PM
If it weren't for jerks like me who bought 7 or 8 of them they would still have plenty!

yellowsled
12-27-2012, 6:36 PM
If it weren't for jerks like me who bought 7 or 8 of them they would still have plenty! I got a couple too :)

Bobby Ricigliano
12-27-2012, 6:46 PM
I bet you are glad you did. They are great!

troysland
12-27-2012, 6:47 PM
Turners will have unissued condition SKS's for $399.98 starting tomorrow. I got their email ad earlier today.

http://www.turners.com/engage/displayads_nonflash.php

yellowsled
12-27-2012, 6:54 PM
Turners will have unissued condition SKS's for $399.98 starting tomorrow. I got their email ad earlier today.

http://www.turners.com/engage/displayads_nonflash.php

That's nice and all, but your comparing apples to oranges with that sks.

chknlyps2
12-27-2012, 7:12 PM
If it weren't for jerks like me who bought 7 or 8 of them they would still have plenty!

Christmas day Century let me put 7 of the good condition ones in my cart, I have not heard back from them if the order went through or not.

watt79
12-27-2012, 7:33 PM
Looks like I missed the boat on these. Century has been sitting on my C&R for about a week. Last time I spoke to them they said they were a few weeks behind on processing new dealer accounts.

shenphong
12-27-2012, 7:46 PM
Nooo, I just found out about these too, hopefully the price increase isn't too high if they get more in later. Looks like I'll be settling on the U-Fix-Ems for now, from everything I read, they shouldn't be too bad.

Drabnor
12-28-2012, 11:46 AM
even the u-fix-ems are gone now :-(

John Browning
12-28-2012, 11:49 AM
even the u-fix-ems are gone now :-(

Damn!

RAMCHARGER
12-28-2012, 12:04 PM
That's nice and all, but your comparing apples to oranges with that sks.

Please explain. I saw the Turners SKS last nite and they are excellent.

John Browning
12-28-2012, 12:54 PM
Please explain. I saw the Turners SKS last nite and they are excellent.

Yugo SKS are a step down in the build department from a Chinese SKS, especially the recent offerings of Chinese SKS. The major issue being that they don't have chrome lining and have a goofy gas system that is prone to problems. The Chinese SKS have chrome lined bores and the recent imports are EXACT clones of the Russian SKS.

comblock
12-28-2012, 1:26 PM
even the u-fix-ems are gone now :-(

:whistling: nabbed "some" for future bubba projects.

Howie44
12-28-2012, 1:34 PM
Interesting. Wonder how much I could get for a perfect, unissued, all matching Albanian

slamfire51
12-28-2012, 1:52 PM
Century has had my order for over a week for a 'good-incomplete'. I went online to ck the status, and all it says is payment received on the date I ordered it.
Hopefully I and others won't get screwed.

peterhungle
12-28-2012, 1:55 PM
Turners is selling unissued yugo's for $399, the look very nice too!

crya79
12-28-2012, 1:57 PM
Turners will have unissued condition SKS's for $399.98 starting tomorrow. I got their email ad earlier today.

http://www.turners.com/engage/displayads_nonflash.php

ARGH! How do we in NorCal get a frickin' Turner's up here!?!?! I should be glad we don't have one else I'd be really broke.

a1c
12-28-2012, 3:01 PM
SKS M59/66 U-fix-em are still there. Just ordered a couple. But yeah, looks like the Chinese ones are gone...

BonnieB
12-28-2012, 3:24 PM
Turners doesn't ship, do they?

peterhungle
12-28-2012, 3:45 PM
No, I don't think Turners ship

NOTABIKER
12-28-2012, 4:08 PM
Yugo SKS are a step down in the build department from a Chinese SKS, especially the recent offerings of Chinese SKS. The major issue being that they don't have chrome lining and have a goofy gas system that is prone to problems. The Chinese SKS have chrome lined bores and the recent imports are EXACT clones of the Russian SKS.

kept my second rate NEW YUGO 59/661a SKS and sold my turners 1959 chinese SKS. chrome bore means nothing, my gas system works great. nothing wrong with a YUGO folks. the one i have i picked up in new cond 5 months ago for 350 bucks. i would not trade it for a chinese or rusky.

NOTABIKER
12-28-2012, 4:19 PM
the way i see it you find a nice SKS no matter who made it and shoot and enjoy it. everybody made good SKSs. it is all a matter of condition. i sold my turners SKS because in the looks dept it sucked. i did fire it and had no problem. a un chromed yugo barrel will shoot many thousand rounds without a problem. a un chromed barrel might be more accurate. i would rather have a new yugo than a 60 year old chinese. that blond wood is something special.

w55
12-28-2012, 4:47 PM
Glad ordered from the batch J&G had last month. Is that the same batch?

5.56Geo
12-28-2012, 6:21 PM
If it weren't for jerks like me who bought 7 or 8 of them they would still have plenty!

Someone had to buy them.:43:

John Browning
12-28-2012, 7:36 PM
kept my second rate NEW YUGO 59/661a SKS and sold my turners 1959 chinese SKS. chrome bore means nothing, my gas system works great. nothing wrong with a YUGO folks. the one i have i picked up in new cond 5 months ago for 350 bucks. i would not trade it for a chinese or rusky.

I'll happily trade you a Yugo for a Russian SKS. When and where can we do the deed?

IronCleveland
12-28-2012, 8:24 PM
Pretty happy, I picked up a numbers matching Russian in very good cond today for $450. Can't say where because my brother might try to grab the other one tomorrow.

chknlyps2
12-28-2012, 8:29 PM
Glad ordered from the batch J&G had last month. Is that the same batch?

Yes, people have said they all were imported by Century.

splitmx
12-28-2012, 8:37 PM
Darn. Just threw my 03FFL app into the mail today....so I'm way behind on this :(

big103
12-28-2012, 9:28 PM
Yeah ordered one of the poor conditions couple weeks ago not bad looking. The stock was toast. But I got lucky saw some bad ones century is a crap shoot some time.

slamfire51
12-28-2012, 9:33 PM
How long is it taking you guys to get your C&R guns after you order them?

tomcatshaas
12-29-2012, 8:22 AM
Are there any States in which a Russian SKS is not legal to own? I'm ready to sell my Russian SKS soon.

rkt88edmo
12-29-2012, 8:43 AM
Does that mean my rearsenalled Tula is worth $1k yet?

AmoAgave
12-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Local shop up here is advertising the Chinese SKS for $279. Are they that much less desirable then Soviet/Yugo/Romanian? Everything I know about them is from this forum, but you guys are talking me into wanting one. :)
I was thinking about picking one up today if they have any left.

w55
12-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Yes, people have said they all were imported by Century.

Thanks

w55
12-29-2012, 11:21 AM
Does that mean my rearsenalled Tula is worth $1k yet?

Soon:D......lol

tomcatshaas
12-29-2012, 11:26 AM
maybe I should hold onto my rearsenalled Tula

Does that mean my rearsenalled Tula is worth $1k yet?

Vlad 11
12-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Are there any States in which a Russian SKS is not legal to own? I'm ready to sell my Russian SKS soon.

As far as i know they are legal in all states. Russian SKS cannot be imported into the U.S. from Russia at this time.

They are still getting them up in Canada.

eric90503
12-29-2012, 4:31 PM
:willy_nilly: buy buy buy!!!... j/k

affordable prices, great shooters!

victor1echo
12-29-2012, 4:39 PM
Saw them at Turners, never saw a unissued sks--like brand new.

victor1echo
12-29-2012, 4:39 PM
Saw them at Turners, never saw a unissued sks--like brand new.

echo1
12-29-2012, 4:48 PM
Local shop up here is advertising the Chinese SKS for $279. Are they that much less desirable then Soviet/Yugo/Romanian? Everything I know about them is from this forum, but you guys are talking me into wanting one. :)
I was thinking about picking one up today if they have any left.

GO GET IT RIGHT NOW! Or at least go look at it. I pick up what SKSs I run across for under $300 if the bore is good. They're drying up under $300. I don't like the 59/66 Yugos because of thier weight. I had one but sold it, wish I had it back now. PAX

aghauler
12-29-2012, 7:52 PM
Yugo SKS are a step down in the build department from a Chinese SKS, especially the recent offerings of Chinese SKS. The major issue being that they don't have chrome lining and have a goofy gas system that is prone to problems. The Chinese SKS have chrome lined bores and the recent imports are EXACT clones of the Russian SKS.

The one in the Turners ad looks like the "unissued" SKS Wideners was selling a week or two ago. It looks like it has a grenade launching sight on it and the barrel muzzle has been altered by not having the grenade launcher in place. Those appeared to be M59/66s without the grenade launcher.

Bobby Ricigliano
12-29-2012, 8:13 PM
The one in the Turners ad looks like the "unissued" SKS Wideners was selling a week or two ago. It looks like it has a grenade launching sight on it and the barrel muzzle has been altered by not having the grenade launcher in place. Those appeared to be M59/66s without the grenade launcher.

I was there today and saw them. Bought one. They are exactly identical to the Wideners advertised "M59".

The bad: M59/66 with the grenade spigot and sights removed. Otherwise a 59/66 with the gas valve assembly intact.

The good: Absolutely perfect and new condition. The stocks are beautifully finished and the metals are deep blued and perfect.

I have Yugos. I have Chicoms. Comparing the two is like apples and oranges.

BHP FAN
12-29-2012, 8:21 PM
I like the Russian.

peterhungle
12-29-2012, 9:35 PM
All SKS fans should have one of each.

Vlad 11
12-31-2012, 8:22 PM
Sucks

AIM listed 50 or so of lower grade T56's yesterday, but they don't ship those across the iron curtain

:icon_bs:

thepunisher
12-31-2012, 11:32 PM
I got an order of 3 more Chinese SKS from Century. Guy told me I ordered just in time, and said I should see them ship out next week. I wonder if I'm getting the bottom of the pile they had.

Nitrate
01-01-2013, 1:25 PM
I have always wanted an SKS so grabbed one quick from Turners. I figure a good unissued Yugo is a decent place to start an SKS collection. As I get more experience with them, I am sure I will get a more refined taste.

SteveSatch
01-04-2013, 11:59 AM
If anyone over extended themselves and bought too many SKS rifles and is willing to let one go please pm me. All I need is one. Not looking for a Yugo.

Lead Waster
01-04-2013, 5:28 PM
My story ... in 1999, I bought a Russian SKS due to the "panic" and after a while, prices went back down to normal. I think I paid just shy of $300 for a Russian. I have no idea what they go for now, but it's probably not far off.

So in a panic time, the price will go up, then when people stop panicking the price will drop and you might be sitting there thinking ... why did I pay that much for this thing?

What I SHOULD have done, and regret to this day, was to take that money and buy and register an AR-15 lower, but I didn't. Bah...

slamfire51
01-06-2013, 8:21 AM
Got these a few years ago for $130 ea.. I figure enough m59/66s.
I'm starting to add Chinese to the mix.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Canis-latrans/59-66s002.jpg

Capybara
01-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Today, a nice condition Russian is going for $500.00 to $800.00 depending on the market and condition of the gun.

w55
01-06-2013, 12:35 PM
Today, a nice condition Russian is going for $500.00 to $800.00 depending on the market and condition of the gun.

That was my first C&R gun in 92, was 99.99 in the box lol...i was into wing shooting side by sides and thought was so crude compared to my Parker...like everyone wish had picked up more..

thepunisher
01-06-2013, 6:42 PM
I have a 42 gun safe and I'm running out of room, darn C&R license

5.56Geo
01-06-2013, 6:48 PM
I have a 42 gun safe and I'm running out of room, darn C&R license

What a shame!:D Makes you want to start collecting stamps, they take less room.:43:

thepunisher
01-06-2013, 6:51 PM
What a shame!:D Makes you want to start collecting stamps, they take less room.:43:

I'm just trying to figure out how to hide having another safe from the wife.:D

yellowsled
01-12-2013, 5:12 AM
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/component/virtuemart/shipping-rifles/chinese-type-56-sks-7-62x39mm-rifle-detail.html?Itemid=0

And so it begins...