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Link Posted: 7/27/2022 8:15:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alaska511:
I just inherited a mint, unfired Chinese SKS with bayonet.  Gotta hand it to the FIL, he kept this thing pristine.

I have not handled one of these since they were 99 bucks at the gun show back in the early 90s.

I am an AR guy, just trying to learn, and decide if I want to keep this thing or sell it.
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Keep it!
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 9:03:33 AM EDT
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According to the old guys at the range the new price for Russian SKS is in the $850.

I tried selling a few very nice Romanian and Russian SKS's earlier this year and could not even get interest in the $500 to $600 range.



Link Posted: 7/27/2022 12:34:42 PM EDT
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Go shoot it.  It's the ultimate refinement of the draftee general-issue rifle before assault rifles.  Coming out of the the 2nd WW, the Soviets had a much better concept of firepower for the infantry than we did and the SKS is the perfect expression of that.
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
Originally Posted By Alaska511:  I just inherited a mint, unfired Chinese SKS with bayonet.  Gotta hand it to the FIL, he kept this thing pristine.

I have not handled one of these since they were 99 bucks at the gun show back in the early 90s.

I am an AR guy, just trying to learn, and decide if I want to keep this thing or sell it.


Go shoot it.  It's the ultimate refinement of the draftee general-issue rifle before assault rifles.  Coming out of the the 2nd WW, the Soviets had a much better concept of firepower for the infantry than we did and the SKS is the perfect expression of that.

I am truly surprised by the "quality" of it, as this is the only new one I have ever seen!  I have fired plenty of them over the years, and even a full auto junker at BFV, and have never been impressed.

I might just hang on to her, get her cleaned up and try to locate some decent mags for it.  I am not sure what the deal is there with the mags.

I forgot to mention, it came with a full case of ammo!  I need to check and see the origin of it.  I just got back from Montana with the "haul" from the estate, and need to go through it.

All the other firearms are going to my son, I just have too many, but this one stood out in the crowd so I snatched it.  Even a brand new Springfield Saint Fully Loaded AR (among about 5 other ARs)
When I croak, my kid is going to have a 36 gun safe full of just ARs LOL

He was a cool ol' dude, and we will sorely miss him
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 12:38:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alaska511:
I am truly surprised by the "quality" of it, as this is the only new one I have ever seen!  I have fired plenty of them over the years, and even a full auto junker at BFV, and have never been impressed.

I might just hang on to her, get her cleaned up and try to locate some decent mags for it.  I am not sure what the deal is there with the mags.

I forgot to mention, it came with a full case of ammo!  I need to check and see the origin of it.  I just got back from Montana with the "haul" from the estate, and need to go through it.

All the other firearms are going to my son, I just have too many, but this one stood out in the crowd so I snatched it.  Even a brand new Springfield Saint Fully Loaded AR (among about 5 other ARs)
When I croak, my kid is going to have a 36 gun safe full of just ARs LOL

He was a cool ol' dude, and we will sorely miss him
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It's one of the last milled/forged steel and wood combat rifles, and was intended to be run off cheap stripper clips from a spam can.  Other than the fixed 10 rounder, no mags needed.
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 12:45:12 PM EDT
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It's one of the last milled/forged steel and wood combat rifles, and was intended to be run off cheap stripper clips from a spam can.  Other than the fixed 10 rounder, no mags needed.
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Copy, thank you sir.  Also just discovered its a Russian model, not Chinese.  Not sure if that is a big deal or not.  Has the Star with the arrow and a 1851- on the top
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 12:54:17 PM EDT
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Copy, thank you sir.  Also just discovered its a Russian model, not Chinese.  Not sure if that is a big deal or not.  Has the Star with the arrow and a 1851- on the top
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Defiantly a keeper.  They aren't making anymore.  In years to come they will only gain value.  Especially in fixed magazine configuration as they avoid many "bans" that way.

Someday I would love to add a nice Russian one to my collection as all I have are beat up Chinese surplus.
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 1:00:06 PM EDT
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Thanks guys!  I will keep her!
Link Posted: 7/28/2022 12:24:28 PM EDT
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Pics @alaska511!
Here's a few of mine.

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