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Posted: 11/20/2012 7:09:29 AM EST
My local Pawn shop has a Tula refurb SKS for 350.00 (It's been refurbed for sure but it's all original....No bubba

Is it worth picking up?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:11:24 AM EST
I would if I was looking for a SKS and wanted a russian over a cheaper Yugo..
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:11:51 AM EST
If all the parts are there then RUN, don't walk, down there and buy it. They ain't getting any cheaper and the Russkies are the nicest of all SKSs in my opinion. Just make sure it doesn't have a stupid 30-round mag or CRAPCO folding stock on it, as buying the original parts for it is expensive nowadays.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:20:19 AM EST
Man, I hate these threads. They forcefully remind me of '92 or '93, I think, at a gun show, walking by a table covered in Russian SKSs, and deciding to buy ONE of them. For $45.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:21:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Man, I hate these threads. They forcefully remind me of '92 or '93, I think, at a gun show, walking by a table covered in Russian SKSs, and deciding to buy ONE of them. For $45.


I bought my yugo for 140 5 years ago, and I thought that was alot.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:22:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 7:22:31 AM EST by brassburn]
Don't remind me. We bought two Tula's (1954) in the late 90's for $99 each still in the factory cosmo wraps, brand new condition. Should have bought the whole table.


Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Man, I hate these threads. They forcefully remind me of '92 or '93, I think, at a gun show, walking by a table covered in Russian SKSs, and deciding to buy ONE of them. For $45.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:55:31 AM EST
Got my Yugo M59 for $359 and would gladly jump at a chance to get a Russian if all the parts were matching, just don't tell my Yugo I said this.

Go get it. Sounds like a good deal.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:55:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
My local Pawn shop has a Tula refurb SKS for 350.00 (It's been refurbed for sure but it's all original....No bubba

Is it worth picking up?

For sure.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:09:13 AM EST
OP I've had a matching #'s Russian SKS in the C&R section of the EE for over a month for a very similar price. So far I havent even had any serious tire kickers. I'm tired of bumping the ad and getting offers of $50-$100 shipped. YMMV
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:11:24 AM EST
A Russian one? Why haven't you picked it up yet?!?

Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Man, I hate these threads. They forcefully remind me of '92 or '93, I think, at a gun show, walking by a table covered in Russian SKSs, and deciding to buy ONE of them. For $45.


I remember that too, only I never got one. It seemed like every shop had a rack or barrel full of those things back then...that you had to walk around to get to the good guns.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:12:14 AM EST
I picked up my all original Russian SKS in 2002 for 125.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:12:57 AM EST
Go buy it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:13:20 AM EST
Numbers all matching?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:14:28 AM EST
and here I thought all of the Chinese type 56 SKS's popping up for $250 or so recently were a good deal.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:25:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By shadrach:
OP I've had a matching #'s Russian SKS in the C&R section of the EE for over a month for a very similar price. So far I havent even had any serious tire kickers. I'm tired of bumping the ad and getting offers of $50-$100 shipped. YMMV


It may be because yours is at least $50.00 too high for a shipped price compaired to what you want for it FTF. Why the $75.00 difference?



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:07:21 AM EST
I have always expected folks to make offers, not generally 1/4 or 1/8th of the original asking price. I personally dislike shipping guns. It kills at least an hour or two plus the actual shipping costs. My local FFL will ship for $75 so that's what I added

Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By shadrach:
OP I've had a matching #'s Russian SKS in the C&R section of the EE for over a month for a very similar price. So far I havent even had any serious tire kickers. I'm tired of bumping the ad and getting offers of $50-$100 shipped. YMMV


It may be because yours is at least $50.00 too high for a shipped price compaired to what you want for it FTF. Why the $75.00 difference?





Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:42:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:45:53 AM EST by dcs12345]
Originally Posted By shadrach:
OP I've had a matching #'s Russian SKS in the C&R section of the EE for over a month for a very similar price. So far I havent even had any serious tire kickers. I'm tired of bumping the ad and getting offers of $50-$100 shipped. YMMV


Your "very similar" price is $525.00 shipped or $450.00 FTF

$100 on a $350 dollar item isn't very close.

$75 dollars shipping charges seems a little high as well since USPS and UPS charge $20 or less. Just shove it in a well padded box and swing by the local USPS and mail it. Shouldn't take very long at all if you have a box and tape. Your local FFL is raping you at $75

Lower your your price to close to $350 FTF to $375 shipped and I bet it moves pretty damn fast.


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