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Posted: 4/12/2009 12:15:58 PM EDT
I never thought I'd see the day where it was almost impossible to find a sks on the shelf. I went to Targetmaster and the last one they had was a yugo 6 months ago! I went to another store which had a Norinco Para and they wanted almost 600! Are they really getting that hard to find?
Link Posted: 4/12/2009 12:47:39 PM EDT
There are some In Utah.
Link Posted: 4/12/2009 5:13:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKFANTX:
I never thought I'd see the day where it was almost impossible to find a sks on the shelf. Are they really getting that hard to find?



Just about any type of semi auto rifle is almost impossible to find down here in South Texas. That $600 SKS you saw was pretty close to what you would pay for one down here if you find one.



Link Posted: 4/13/2009 1:44:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKFANTX:
I never thought I'd see the day where it was almost impossible to find a sks on the shelf. I went to Targetmaster and the last one they had was a yugo 6 months ago! I went to another store which had a Norinco Para and they wanted almost 600! Are they really getting that hard to find?


Really?
Link Posted: 4/15/2009 7:03:17 PM EDT
I still see plenty locally, though fewer and fewer full military ones every year because of Tapco.
Link Posted: 4/19/2009 5:11:45 PM EDT
I used to see Yugos everywhere for $250 retail norm and some as low as $175 last year. Now I don't see them listed at all.

I'm also not seeing as many Albanian or Romanians these days. I'm seeing more Russian than either of those. LOL

Used to be Russian SKS sold for about $400 to $450 and Chinese $300 to $350 new but I have a feeling a combination of the panic buying, inflation and the lack of imports will drive the price up to $600 between now and 2012.

Between 7.62x39 prices going up and the SKS prices, the days of cheap plinking appear to be over for me
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 1:17:17 PM EDT
I have 4 left, when I sold off a bunch I could not believe what they went for, yea they are getting scarce.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 7:53:42 PM EDT
I just found (and bought) a sks-m at a local pawn shop for $300.  
They also had a romanian in a black monte carlo stock for $315 (I think).
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 8:09:32 PM EDT
ask the people who bought 20 at a time, because they "need" them.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 8:17:26 PM EDT
Plenty of them around here within a 150 mile radius.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 8:41:54 PM EDT
A couple weeks ago, I found a Russian SKS at a local shop. They were asking $700 for it. Later that night, I found someone selling the same type rifle on an Internet gunboard for $250.   If I'd had the cash I'd have snapped it up.
Link Posted: 4/25/2009 11:32:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tangeant:
I still see plenty locally, though fewer and fewer full military ones every year because of Tapco.


That sums up my experience nicely.

Of every twenty SKSs I come across, 10 are bubbafied, 9 are Yugo 59/66 models (good guns, just not for me) and 1 will be an original configuration weapon from China or Russia.  

Link Posted: 4/25/2009 7:04:10 PM EDT
Pawn shop had Russian good condition $499 and a ran over looking one for $399.
Bought my Norinco 6 months ago for $200 and it came with 150 rounds ammo.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 2:08:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mrwhitefolx:
Originally Posted By AKFANTX:
I never thought I'd see the day where it was almost impossible to find a sks on the shelf. Are they really getting that hard to find?



Just about any type of semi auto rifle is almost impossible to find down here in South Texas. That $600 SKS you saw was pretty close to what you would pay for one down here if you find one.





Well that makes me feel a bit less ripped off when I paid 400 for a yugo a year ago......
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 12:16:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2009 12:16:45 PM EDT by Cacinok]





Originally Posted By suepahfly:



I just found (and bought) a sks-m at a local pawn shop for $300.  




They also had a romanian in a black monte carlo stock for $315 (I think).


oh you bastige.  i've been looking for an m or d for a long time, they move quickly and are getting pricey.



there are plenty of sks' around here, i just can't stomach paying what they are asking.
 
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 6:09:14 AM EDT
What an investment. I bought a couple of unfired (cosmoline packed) Chinese SKS w/ bayonet for ~$120 years ago when they were common.
Looks like they have quadrupled in value.
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