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Posted: 5/6/2021 9:31:51 PM EDT
Looking at getting what I can in the current environment I haven't seen many SKS being offered up and the ones I have seen seem to be asking 1k
What is a more realistic number for an all numbers matching example all stock Norinco or Yugo? I came across a clean yugo numbers matching for $600 have the deal tenative and am meeting up. Work on the price or pay it and be happy?
Link Posted: 5/6/2021 9:59:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: The_Noob_Again] [#1]
For 600 bucks it should be in mint condition - like fresh out of crate.
Otherwise I'd try to squeeze a little but it's a sellers market and not a buyers market.
Make sure it has all the cool and quirky stuff like bayonet, grenade launcher and the night sights :-)
Also if this is a Yugo - don't try to get the firing pin retaining pin out unless you have a press or something they are really tight.
Simply drop the entire bolt overnight into mineral spirits and it should move freely afterwards. Never had any issues with this method.


Link Posted: 5/7/2021 9:50:15 AM EDT
[#2]
Did yours come with the tritium Night sights or did you add? If added where did you get them?
Link Posted: 5/8/2021 7:31:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Inimicalone] [#3]
The m59/66A1 came with them from the factory, all of them I've seen were dead.
@The_Noob_Again did you have those relamped?
Link Posted: 5/8/2021 7:32:33 PM EDT
[#4]
As said if it's mint go the 600, haggle otherwise.
Link Posted: 5/10/2021 4:31:39 PM EDT
[#5]
You can always haggle, but expect prices to stay relatively stable right now. It is a seller's market and sks rifles are selling for a premium right now.

The whole $600 if it's mint and down from there, well, good luck with that. Stroll on over to gunbroker and look at the closed auctions and see what these rifles end up selling for.

I get not wanting to pay more than a few hundred for the sks not unlike the guys who say no glock is worth more than $350 brand new let alone used. Those days are behind us now.

Welcome to the current gun market.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 5:25:51 PM EDT
[#6]
So true I have bought and sold many for $200. Is a nice clean gun. I got him to add in 100 rounds of ammo and he met me. The drive would of been an hour easy so I feel I did ok. It looks to be in great condition and doesn't appear to be shot much at all.
Link Posted: 7/10/2021 7:23:10 AM EDT
[#7]
Pics please.
Link Posted: 7/10/2021 8:44:40 AM EDT
[#8]
You got lucky.  I sold my Chinese in an aftermarket stock last year for $500 at a show.  Guy who bought it from me sold it on a few weeks later.
Link Posted: 7/11/2021 9:47:43 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/11/2021 11:37:02 AM EDT
[#10]
Saw a Chinese go at the show yesterday for $500, missing the original mag, w/ some Tapco duckbills.  Original stock.
Link Posted: 7/11/2021 12:30:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/12/2021 2:27:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: fullmedaljacket8] [#12]
Got mine from Atlantic when they were $459 so OTD I spent $499. It’s a great example all numbers matching, it took about 4 hours to get all the cosmoline out of every nook and cranny. Shot it last week ran about 100 rounds through it, irons were almost zeroed. I’ve had about 3 different Chinese SKS rifles in the past and this is a great rifle. Plan on keeping this one.Attachment Attached File
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Link Posted: 7/13/2021 1:52:49 PM EDT
[#13]
Like mentioned above. 600 and haggle down. Cabelas was selling their last batch of Yugos around that price point a few years back. I thought it was crazy but the market be like it do.
Link Posted: 8/28/2021 9:16:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: mykrowyre] [#14]
I've owned many SKS's starting with the $99 Norincos of the 90s.  Sold all of them as the prices got into the 300s.

Now, with the climate being what it is, I figured I needed at least one SKS for my safe, and it may as well be a beat up military issued rifle with some history rather than a common norinco.

I grabbed a Chinese Type 56 in "good" condition from JG sales for 499 (ouch) with matching serial numbers.  They had non matching "fair" for $399 but I didn't feel like gambling because I always lose games of chance.  Knowing my luck it would be a Chinese rifle in a yugo stock, with a blued bayonet, no cleaning rod, and a penis carved into the stock for trench art.

Described as mid to late 60's with milled trigger guard and spike bayonet.

My hope is that a "good" condition rifle with matching numbers would be less likely to be a big surprise.

Hope condition is like fullmedaljacket8's SKS
Link Posted: 9/8/2021 9:04:34 PM EDT
[#15]


1969, stamped trigger guard
Link Posted: 9/9/2021 12:43:16 PM EDT
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https://i.ibb.co/Ykn6twp/IMG-3870.jpg

1969, stamped trigger guard
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Looks solid otherwise, I think you did good all things considered.
Link Posted: 9/18/2021 7:43:08 AM EDT
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1969, stamped trigger guard
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Good looking rifle. How does she shoot?
Link Posted: 9/23/2021 10:33:33 PM EDT
[#18]
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:
Currently there does not seem to be many SKS rifles being imported .This is probably due to sky high Air Freight cost that has made importation much more expensive . Recently we paid $90 per rifle to fly over some AKMs from Poland and nearly $67 per Romanian AK47 kit . The only SKS rifles we have seen coming in are the Chinese models and they have been around the $459-$499 range . Hopefully we will see other models imported in the future


https://atlanticfirearms.com/media/cache/sylius_shop_product_original/product/chinese-type-56-sks-rifle-non-matching-c-r-ffl-eligible-10.jpg



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Beautiful
Link Posted: 9/29/2021 9:00:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/29/2021 9:40:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:  We are currently looking @ some Yugoslavian SKS rifles that are being offered from a Police Armory overseas .They are in mint condition and appear to have just been sitting on a rack the entire time and no cosmoline . The only issue is the cost landed in the US is very high and would probably make these retail around  $650 -$699 range based on final transportation charges etc . Due to the cost we have not committed to the purchase yet and are continuing to evaluate other options but the pickings are slim on Surplus SKS rifles at this time .
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Check Gunbroker - you can probably get $650-700 for mint Yugo SKSs.  We appreciate what you do.
Link Posted: 9/29/2021 12:45:45 PM EDT
[#21]
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:
We are currently looking @ some Yugoslavian SKS rifles that are being offered from a Police Armory overseas .They are in mint condition and appear to have just been sitting on a rack the entire time and no cosmoline . The only issue is the cost landed in the US is very high and would probably make these retail around  $650 -$699 range based on final transportation charges etc . Due to the cost we have not committed to the purchase yet and are continuing to evaluate other options but the pickings are slim on Surplus SKS rifles at this time .
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If they are the M59 varients with no GL that's a good deal these days.
Link Posted: 9/29/2021 11:44:09 PM EDT
[#22]
$499 for a Chinese type 56 from JG sales a few months ago. Was always broke in the good old days of $149 Yugos! What arrived was unfired and numbers matching with a stock beat up from decades of being transported.

Still can't believe I paid that much for a Chi-com SKS but was all worth it after shooting it. Much better purchase and sweeter shooting than a Ruger Mini.
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 6:17:30 PM EDT
[#23]
The days of $99 mint Chinese and $139 Russian SKS’s are over.  But deals are still out there.  I just scored a Factory 26 Chinese SKS with a Bakelite stock and blade bayonet for $600 and a numbers matching 1952 Tula unrefurbished Russian for $700.  Both come with correct slings.
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 10:43:34 PM EDT
[#24]
The LGS has a Yugo w/ flip up front night sight in a Ban era non-folding Butler Creek stock w/ a fixed steel 30 rounder for $350.  Should I fo?
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 3:47:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
The LGS has a Yugo w/ flip up front night sight in a Ban era non-folding Butler Creek stock w/ a fixed steel 30 rounder for $350.  Should I fo?
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Depends, if your happy leaving it the way it is than sure but if your wanting an original mag, stock, etc it might be cheaper to buy a 59/66 in original configuration.
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 8:45:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HipSh0T:  Depends, if your happy leaving it the way it is than sure but if your wanting an original mag, stock, etc it might be cheaper to buy a 59/66 in original configuration.
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Eh, 've got a couple of of spare sporter polymer stocks, and I think Fatalwishes left a half-dozen or more Tapco nose 20 rounders.  Somewhere I've got a 5 rnd flush fit.  Might not be there by now.
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 11:50:23 AM EDT
[#27]
PSA $399

Cheapest I've seen in a while.
Link Posted: 11/30/2021 11:31:58 AM EDT
[#28]
Buy the sks.  This platform will be worth 1k in 2 to 3 years.  No more coming in.  

I brought 4 of them chinese Russia and yugo 4 to 5 years ago when you could still buy them in the 200 to 300 dollars range.  

I just looked at what happen to the prices of every other popular semi auto cold war battle rifle in terms of prices.  It was alone a matter of time before the sks went up.  When surplus dries up the prices rise.  Simple supply and demand.  

Plus they are fun to shoot.
Link Posted: 12/10/2021 1:09:19 PM EDT
[#29]
$400 from buds gun shop right now.  Could be poor, could be fair, could be good.  IMHO it will be a rare thing to see SKS prices ever dip below that mark again so I said fuck it and ordered two.
Link Posted: 3/12/2022 11:43:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:
We are currently looking @ some Yugoslavian SKS rifles that are being offered from a Police Armory overseas .They are in mint condition and appear to have just been sitting on a rack the entire time and no cosmoline . The only issue is the cost landed in the US is very high and would probably make these retail around  $650 -$699 range based on final transportation charges etc . Due to the cost we have not committed to the purchase yet and are continuing to evaluate other options but the pickings are slim on Surplus SKS rifles at this time .
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Did you guys get those in?    

I'd be interested in one.
Link Posted: 3/14/2022 9:17:28 AM EDT
[#31]
Keep an eye out on Gunboards…

I got a Chinese SKS for a little more than what PSA and everyone else was selling the last batch of Chinese for.

But the nice thing… shipped directly to me (C&R… PSA won’t do that) and no import marks. To me, was completely worth it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2022 9:51:53 AM EDT
[#32]
I bought a Chinese SKS 30 years ago new for $80.   I sold it 15 years ago for $100.  

Derp
Link Posted: 3/14/2022 2:19:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Happycamp] [#33]
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:
We are currently looking @ some Yugoslavian SKS rifles that are being offered from a Police Armory overseas .They are in mint condition and appear to have just been sitting on a rack the entire time and no cosmoline . The only issue is the cost landed in the US is very high and would probably make these retail around  $650 -$699 range based on final transportation charges etc . Due to the cost we have not committed to the purchase yet and are continuing to evaluate other options but the pickings are slim on Surplus SKS rifles at this time .
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SOLD.  please contact me when they arrive to complete purchase

edit.  only want 1, just to clarify
Link Posted: 3/16/2022 9:08:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ATLANTIC-FIREARMS:
We are currently looking @ some Yugoslavian SKS rifles that are being offered from a Police Armory overseas .They are in mint condition and appear to have just been sitting on a rack the entire time and no cosmoline . The only issue is the cost landed in the US is very high and would probably make these retail around  $650 -$699 range based on final transportation charges etc . Due to the cost we have not committed to the purchase yet and are continuing to evaluate other options but the pickings are slim on Surplus SKS rifles at this time .
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Put me down for 2.
Link Posted: 3/19/2022 1:43:39 PM EDT
[#35]
I just traded a couple pistols that I had about $600 on for this sks.
Link Posted: 3/19/2022 2:24:21 PM EDT
[#36]
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Originally Posted By Inimicalone:
I just traded a couple pistols that I had about $600 on for this sks.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/228016/20220319_102710_HDR-2318932.jpg
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Nice
Link Posted: 3/19/2022 3:06:17 PM EDT
[#37]
Thanks!
This is my first AK mag capable SKS and I couldn't wait to get my hands on her.
She is absolutely mint inside and out...
Link Posted: 3/19/2022 3:09:18 PM EDT
[#38]
@Backbencher as a shooter it's well worth the money, but as noted before you'll probably want an original 10 round mag. The 30's are pretty hit or miss...
Link Posted: 3/20/2022 11:56:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Hiker1911] [#39]
@Inimicalone Have you got a photo without the sling? The furniture is hidden behind it.

It seems like this model flies off the shelf, "notify me when back in stock."
Link Posted: 3/21/2022 8:09:47 AM EDT
[#40]
@Hiker1911 here's a view from the other side.
Link Posted: 3/21/2022 9:45:23 PM EDT
[#41]
Thanks! It looks like a NIB rifle.
Link Posted: 3/22/2022 6:36:16 AM EDT
[#42]
It's damn close, I just wish it had the box...
Link Posted: 3/22/2022 6:12:01 PM EDT
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@Hiker1911 here's a view from the other side.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/228016/20220319_102721-2321071.jpg
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That’s a sweet looking carbine….
Link Posted: 4/2/2022 8:22:15 AM EDT
[#44]
Thanks! I was stoked to get it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2022 10:44:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thederrick106:
$400 from buds gun shop right now.  Could be poor, could be fair, could be good.  IMHO it will be a rare thing to see SKS prices ever dip below that mark again so I said fuck it and ordered two.
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Buds surplus SKS are currently sold out.
Link Posted: 7/22/2022 5:20:11 PM EDT
[#46]
My buddy just scored a 59 D letter gun in great condition for 350 in a private sale, so there's still deals out in the wild.
Link Posted: 7/24/2022 2:46:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Inimicalone:
My buddy just scored a 59 D letter gun in great condition for 350 in a private sale, so there's still deals out in the wild.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/228016/imagejpeg_0_2-2462196.jpg
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Thats a great deal!
Link Posted: 7/24/2022 4:24:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GrumpyinStL] [#48]
Wow, I bought my Chicom SKS at a guns show decades ago now.  I paid 69$ for it when I offered to also buy a 69$ case of ammo .
I cant remember if the it was 1000 or like 1200 rounds now.
Should have bought a pallet of them.  Mine shoots fine. But it does not have the bayonet.  Maybe I should get one :)
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 7:38:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Alaska511] [#49]
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.
Link Posted: 7/27/2022 8:10:01 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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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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