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I have an opportunity to buy a Chinese and Russian sks, both c&r, good condition, in and out, judging from pictures and descriptions, price would be 875 for both, numbers are not matching, wood stock looks original, do you think it's a good price? I can't inspect it, it will be shipped so I have to rely on pictures and honesty of descriptions, thanks for advice
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retail SKSs are going for 400-500 bucks right now. gun shows even more. the price does not bother me. the problem is condition. their is a lot of beat up SKSs out their.i just saw a J&G add for 499 wow.

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Figure those of us who just bought the Chinese SKS' from Classic paid $341 shipped, that means you are paying $534 for a Russian.

In my opinions, it's not a horrible deal, especially if shipping is included. There are far worse things to spend your money on.
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They look Okay in the pictures. The chinese is early production, looks like it might have some wear and tear, but the russian looks pretty good.
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I'd buy them, and if you don't want them, I will buy them.
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Assuming that they function, bores are nice, shoot straight, etc.. Pay the money and run.

Nice score.
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For non-matching rifles.......Dunno. Seems about normal price these days.
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ok ok the SKS King is here is. So you got a nice Russian valued at 500ish and a good looking mommason valued at 350ish. Considering you have about 4 months left before the huge CA C&R Rush comes and everyone is after the prized SKS since that's pretty much all you can get...I would jump on this like white on rice on a paper plate in a snow storm.

Why? because come January 1st 2014 your SKS will go up in value big time. You'll see..there will be a mad dash for them. So I would take this deal in a heartbeat.
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Having two of the same rifle, that shoot the same relatively inexpensive and available ammo, that are probably very reliable, that both look great. one relatively clean and the other one with the
" been there done that " look...


priceless!


you could even say its investment. ( in fun )
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Thanks guys, I'll keep you posted
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ok ok the SKS King is here is. So you got a nice Russian valued at 500ish and a good looking mommason valued at 350ish. Considering you have about 4 months left before the huge CA C&R Rush comes and everyone is after the prized SKS since that's pretty much all you can get...I would jump on this like white on rice on a paper plate in a snow storm.

Why? because come January 1st 2014 your SKS will go up in value big time. You'll see..there will be a mad dash for them. So I would take this deal in a heartbeat.
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But.....all that aside, that is probably a decent deal. That Chicom rifle is not one of the better ones that you might see around, but at least it has it's bluing which is more than I can say for a lot of the recent imports. A Russian is going to go for $5 to $600 either way, unless it's virtually destroyed. So yeah, you should fork out the cash. Even if you don't want them later, you should be able to turn a profit.
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Based on the pics and basic description of condition, I would go for it. The Russian looks to be in pretty decent condition so it will be worth what you put into it. The Chinese looks more like the recent crop that are pretty haggard. The good news about the SKS (much like the AK) is that they just keep on working no matter what they look like. They will eat any type of 7.62x39 ammo you can feed them so if you are in an area wher you can shoot steel jacketed ammo you have nothing holding you back.
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Why on Earth would anyone want two SKS?

Seriously though, although it's not a steal, it's not a bad deal if they're in good condition. They look nice enough, and if you don't like one or both you surely will not lose money on them.

You might want to think about grabbing some ammo for them that you can shoot at local ranges. Widener's and SGammo botH have brass cased copper jacketed ammo for between $11.50-13.00 per box, which is a fair price in the current market. Those SKS will eat it like tic-tacs.
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Having two of the same rifle, that shoot the same relatively inexpensive and available ammo, that are probably very reliable, that both look great. one relatively clean and the other one with the
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priceless!


you could even say its investment. ( in fun )
i have a like new yugo SKS and a very nice used Chinese SKS. these rifles to me are important for my gun future. i do not really need more SKSs but i do need a lifetime pile of ammo. a gun without ammo is like a car without gas.
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$300 @ classic

"Chinese SKS Rifle - Original Military All Milled 7.62 x 39 - Semi-Auto W/ Chrome Lined Barrels C & R Eligible"

http://www.classicfirearms.com/long-guns/chicomsks

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Is it wrong to want to post how cheap you got a perfect mint Russian SKS back in the day everytime you see an SKS thread?

I cant believe how much these are going for now.




The price and pictures look right to me.
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Boy those pictures sure look familiar! I shot both of those guns, as the seller is a friend of mine. They both functioned well and the Russian has that really nice Russian red look to it. They came together out of an estate so it would be nice to keep them together for another 20 years!
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Why ask? You should be buying!
I don't even want to imagine what these will cost near the end of the year.
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I hope I can get them, especially the russian one, I have chinese, yugo and romanian, missing a nice russki to my collection
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They would need to be fine examples indeed to bring $450-ish prices, esp the Chinese...

I can't speak for the units you are considering, nor do I claim to be an expert. And it may be true that prices here in this silly state will escalate.

Right now, however, one can get nice Chinese shooters from Classic, in the mid $300 range, shipping and transfer included.
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They would need to be fine examples indeed to bring $450-ish prices, esp the Chinese...

I can't speak for the units you are considering, nor do I claim to be an expert. And it may be true that prices here in this silly state will escalate.

Right now, however, one can get nice Chinese shooters from Classic, in the mid $300 range, shipping and transfer included.
one has to have C&R, my waiting period just started
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one has to have C&R, my waiting period just started
Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that one must have C&R (FFL 03?) in order to have the firearm shipped to your address. If not, the transfer is accomplished through a regular FFL as with any other mail order firearm purchase.
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Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that one must have C&R (FFL 03?) in order to have the firearm shipped to your address. If not, the transfer is accomplished through a regular FFL as with any other mail order firearm purchase.
For interstate transfer, Federal law says yes, you must have an applicable FFL. An 03 would allow you to receive C&R guns from across state lines. Its what a 03 is for really.

In CA with the over 50+ rule, I don't know.

It seems like if you can sell a 50 year old long gun face to face (the way God intended) you could mail it just as easily.
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As far as I know If u have c&r you can have 50 year or older guns shipped to your house, still in CA it will be over by the end of 2013, then you can have it shipped to FFL and will pay transfer fees of 100 or more, depends on the dealer, they can charge whatever they want
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Boy those pictures sure look familiar! I shot both of those guns, as the seller is a friend of mine. They both functioned well and the Russian has that really nice Russian red look to it. They came together out of an estate so it would be nice to keep them together for another 20 years!
If they came out of a estate I wonder if the chinese had bring back papers at one time.It looks 10 times better then any of the recent imports.If it's not one of the recent imports and no papers It may not be a C&R because up intill the recent imports chi. SKS were not C&R.

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The Chinese SKS has a 6-digit all numeric serial which I've been lead to understand likely means around 2nd-3rd year of manufacture for Factory 26. So should be late 1950's at the youngest.
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The price and pictures look right to me.
I bought this Russian 20 years ago. I have never fired it (I have 3 Chinese that I use on the range). I picked it up for a couple hundred bucks. I would jump on this deal if I was the OP, weapons will continue to rise in value IMO.

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I bought this Russian 20 years ago. I have never fired it (I have 3 Chinese that I use on the range). I picked it up for a couple hundred bucks. I would jump on this deal if I was the OP, weapons will continue to rise in value IMO.

I have the same one, probably came in the same box, with the same price tag on it and I bought it for the same price. Not 20 years ago, but from a guy that bought his like yours and never fired it, just tucked it away.

Came with a bunch of Norinco silverbox ammo too. Wrapped in a newspaper from the mid ninties.

I assume yours is all matching, mint condition? Mine is a 1956 Tula 'letter' version. Solid wood like yours.

Does yours have a very faint import mark on the barrel? CAI St Albans VT. Older century import.
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I have the same one, probably came in the same box, with the same price tag on it and I bought it for the same price. Not 20 years ago, but from a guy that bought his like yours and never fired it, just tucked it away.

Came with a bunch of Norinco silverbox ammo too. Wrapped in a newspaper from the mid ninties.

I assume yours is all matching, mint condition? Mine is a 1956 Tula 'letter' version. Solid wood like yours.

Does yours have a very faint import mark on the barrel? CAI St Albans VT. Older century import.
I will have to get it out of the back of my safe tomorrow and check the barrel for the mark. It is all matching numbers and it is mint.
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I have an opportunity to buy a Chinese and Russian sks, both c&r, good condition, in and out, judging from pictures and descriptions, price would be 875 for both, numbers are not matching, wood stock looks original, do you think it's a good price? I can't inspect it, it will be shipped so I have to rely on pictures and honesty of descriptions, thanks for advice


Neither is matching?


I wouldn't pay more than $300 for a non-matching Chinese, heck I paid about $325 just two years ago for an all-matching Chinese Norinco in like new/unissued condition.

I'd try to push the guy down to $300 for the Chinese and $400 for the Russian.

If they were matching or mostly matching, then it might be worth the price he is asking.
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The Chinese SKS has a 6-digit all numeric serial which I've been lead to understand likely means around 2nd-3rd year of manufacture for Factory 26. So should be late 1950's at the youngest.
Up intil the first batch of C&R SKS came in abourt a year ago no chinese SKS was a C&R per ATF because China never released production records.If it had capture papers it may automaticly become C&R or you might have to run it through ATF, but it is a C&R because of the papers.

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGd...-c-r-now-.html

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGk...ina-sks-rifles

It baffles a lot of people how Century pulled this off to get them in as a C&R

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I got into C&R since I could get my fix with out waiting 10 days. I've sold my C&R collection anticipating the market to drop on C&R's. if your gonna wait, might as well wait for a new firearm? I've also seen a few complete collections in the market. Does anyone else predict a drop in value once 10 day and dros comes?
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Nope, they will still be in demand. A lot of the younger crowd wants an AR or AK that is brand new, but there are those of us who appreciate the C&R weapons just as much. There is something special about owning a rifle that has a history to it. It also is nice to handle a rifle with solid wood stock. I enjoy shooting my ARs, they're great fun, but I get the same joy (sometimes more) shooting my SKS or other C&R rifles.
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