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Posted: 4/30/2013 3:45:52 PM EDT
crazy what these things are going for....

family bought about 4 of these in the late 80s for i believe about $90

what were they pre-panic? not a shitty one either...

anyone?
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 3:52:57 PM EDT
About $150-$199, latter being the price at a Cabelas.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 3:59:27 PM EDT
I remember them being $69 in the early 90's.
They wouldn't even take them out of the wooden shipping crates. A guy would take a crowbar and pop a new crate open every few minutes, they went that quickly.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:00:09 PM EDT
When W was still in office I bought a mint Norinco for about $200.

And a few years prior the Tulas were selling for that...

I wish I had picked up a mint Tula for $200 about now... Just for the personal inventory... For whatever reason it's on my wish list, but with the mints going between $4-500, my money is finding itself buying other things.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:01:48 PM EDT
I paid less than 90.00 for mine.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:04:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2013 4:04:47 PM EDT by Strikeforces]
I'm a dumbass for not buying a couple a couple of years ago....
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:07:06 PM EDT
In about 2006 before the Yugo's were all over a Chinese was around 250 and 400 for a Russian.

Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:11:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2013 4:13:37 PM EDT by criio1]
Call me old school but I can remember when they were sub $100 and every gun store had a crate of them that customers wouldn't bat an eye at.
I personally wouldn't pay more than a couple hundred dollars for one, but I see the same ads quite often on armslist for around $600. There is one posting that a dude is asking $900 for his tacticool SKS,. Either he must really like it or it shoots laser beams that cure cancer.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 4:15:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2013 4:16:45 PM EDT by Will]
Locally a good, unfucked Chinese rifle will bring about $300-$350. A Yugo, hard to say due to bore conditions which with Yugos is all over the map. Generally they will bring $200-250. Russian gun, plan to pay $350-400. Last Romanians that I saw were running about even with Chinese guns and lower end Russians.

I have two minty Albanian guns that you won't get from me for $550 apiece......
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 5:31:04 PM EDT
I paid $79 for mine and the price was $69 if you bought five or more. Ahhhh...the good old days.

That was a bargain. Current prices are retarded and a waste of money IMHO.


Konger
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 5:36:32 PM EDT
Really depends on country of origin and condition. Common beaters from China or Yugoslavia can be found for $200. A matching Albanian in decent shape will be $500+. Russians close to that. Nork and E. German ones are $3500+ when they come on the market.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 5:37:49 PM EDT
Late 80s one could get a complete barreled upper for 20$.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 5:38:45 PM EDT
Sold my Yugo last month for $300 locally .......I never shot it
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 6:43:12 PM EDT
According to the Gun Stock market 1st Quarter Report they are still hovering around $400 to $500 on a national average.

Obviously people find them for less but on average they seem to be holding value from the panic.

http://www.georgestragand.com/gunstockmarket/sksMarketReport2013Q1.php
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 6:56:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2013 6:57:46 PM EDT by tenmikemike]
Paid $110 for my Chinese SKS in the mid-'90's.

Wasn't a beater- looked brand new.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:03:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Strikeforces:
crazy what these things are going for....

family bought about 4 of these in the late 80s for i believe about $90

what were they pre-panic? not a shitty one either...

anyone?

Pre-panic? Which panic? We've been in panic mode since 2008, frankly.

The few years prior to that, they were about $250 and up, starting with Yugos.
You could find Yugos for $200, and Chinese for $250, and Russians for $300, but more commonly 250/300/350-400 in that order.
That's based on my local show prices and the sale forums.

Back then I could buy a WASR for $250, so the SKS wasn't very attractive at those prices.

Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:05:32 PM EDT
I remember picking up 2 yugo's for $159 a few years back from AIM. Probably today could easily sell for around $300-$350. LGS was trying to sell 2 at $550, but don't think they were moving.

Missed out on the < $100 SKS days.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:13:00 PM EDT

I bought a Norinco in the early 90's? for 60.00
Sold it last year for 300.00
I have a couple AK's and sold it to a friend.
He removed the original stock and Tapco'd the Hell out of it.
Paid a gunsmith to do it no less.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:13:50 PM EDT
I sold one about 4 years ago. worth about 3x what I paid for it now.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:15:24 PM EDT
How much are they going for now?

Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:18:13 PM EDT
Paid $100 for a Chinese in 1996. It was my senior year in high school and I had to sneak it in the house and stash it under my bed!
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:20:37 PM EDT
SKS' were the Mosins of the 90's. Crates on the gun shop floor, with people stepping over them.

Hell, even the mosins are about gone in my area since the panic, and the prices went up to about $120.

I bought a mismatched chinese SKS for $150 at a pawn shop late 2011, sometimes you can stumble across a cheap one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:22:50 PM EDT
My Yugo was my first gun that I bought with my own money.


$179 in the summer of 2007.


It was mint, unissued, and full of cosmoline.


I still shoot it occasionally. It has a real nice feel to it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:25:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2013 7:28:28 PM EDT by von_landstuhl]
I got mine (Norinco) in the early 90's for under $100. Still unfired.

Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:28:17 PM EDT
I bought a laminated stock Tula , blade bayonet , not refurbished for $89 . Nicest sks I ever owned . Sold it. The cheapest Ak is still a better rifle.

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Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:28:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LAKELLY:
Paid $100 for a Chinese in 1996. It was my senior year in high school and I had to sneak it in the house and stash it under my bed!


Haha, I sh*t you not I did the same thing my senior year in HS in 1995. I paid $86 for a Chinese milled with a small crack in the stock, under the bed it hid. When I did show pa we went and got him and my bro one too.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:38:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:39:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hamel:
I remember picking up 2 yugo's for $159 a few years back from AIM. Probably today could easily sell for around $300-$350. LGS was trying to sell 2 at $550, but don't think they were moving.

Missed out on the < $100 SKS days.


got a shop here been trying to sell a yugo (marked RUSSIAN on the tag) for $495.....since 2007
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:39:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hollands1:

I bought a Norinco in the early 90's? for 60.00
Sold it last year for 300.00
I have a couple AK's and sold it to a friend.
He removed the original stock and Tapco'd the Hell out of it.
Paid a gunsmith to do it no less.


There was a pawn shop back home that had surplus military ones in a 55 gallon drum for $49 you got to pick the one you wanted they were all used and covered in cosmoline. They had new ones for around $70 at the time. If you bought a case of ammo they would cut you a deal on the rifle.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:41:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:
I got mine (Norinco) in the early 90's for under $100. Still unfired.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/von_landstuhl/AR15/sks.jpg


looks exactly like the one i got in 03 for $150, except in the rear my sling is attached to the side of the stock
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:56:11 PM EDT



Soviet SKS rifles are available here for between 200 and 250 bucks.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:58:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LAKELLY:
Paid $100 for a Chinese in 1996. It was my senior year in high school and I had to sneak it in the house and stash it under my bed!


I think I was in the 11th grade...

They were $99.00 at Roses dept store.

I mean, they were brand new.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 7:59:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Booze:
SKS' were the Mosins of the 90's. Crates on the gun shop floor, with people stepping over them.

Hell, even the mosins are about gone in my area since the panic, and the prices went up to about $120.

I bought a mismatched chinese SKS for $150 at a pawn shop late 2011, sometimes you can stumble across a cheap one.




At Roses in the 90's,when they sold me my SKS for $99, they had Mosins right beside it for $39.00.


$39 fucking bucks.

They used to run ads in the local paper.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 8:00:28 PM EDT
Last summer, it seemed as though the going rate on a Chinese SKS was ~$300-$350 and a Russian SKS was ~$400-450.
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 8:01:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By azjeeper:
I remember them being $69 in the early 90's.
They wouldn't even take them out of the wooden shipping crates. A guy would take a crowbar and pop a new crate open every few minutes, they went that quickly.

Me too, and got a Chinese one
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 8:04:46 PM EDT
Early 90's mine was $80.00…. Never liked it, it sits in my safe. Next talk of a ban I will sell it for $1,000.00


Well for whatever I can get
Link Posted: 4/30/2013 8:12:19 PM EDT
I bought a yugo in 2005 for $90, last year, about a tapco/ati fucked Russian SKS for $250, which I am slowly making correct again.
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