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Posted: 9/30/2005 1:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 1:54:29 PM EDT by unixcock]
I just went to a local gun shop in Livermore and I was thinking about purchasing a sks for my Brother before I move to Oregon. Well, Guess how much for an sks at this shop. Over $500 bucks. Jeeez. I think I will just wait till I move then purchase one over there and transfer it to him.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:04:59 PM EDT
WTF? That's pretty weird. The SKS that I usually see are around $250 for a Yugo, and that's expensive already. For russian (refinished) are about 350-400. Does that $500 SKS has some special marking/features? If you are just looking for a shooter, find something else.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:36:01 PM EDT
I routinely see the SKS for sale at Turners for $179. I picked one up about 6 months ago and will probably get another.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:56:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:17:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:51:23 PM EDT
maybe I misread the price tag. Its either that or theres something specail about this one or the shop is just crazy. Maybe I will go do another stroll through there on Monday
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:18:59 PM EDT
unless it is a N.korean or E.german or a vet bring back with papers there is no sks worth $500. go back to the shop in 10 years that sks will still be there.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:24:35 AM EDT
its horrable to look at CA gunshows... my friend wanted to get a sks last gun show we went to. every stand had yugos and albainian sks's all wanted roughly 250-400 dollars for one, not even a good looking one eather had dents etc all over. got our ammo went to turners.... i dont like turners to much but theres not alot of places to go.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:53:17 AM EDT
There's always some shop doing that.

A BIL purchased a Russian SKS for a whopping $300, back when they sold for over $100.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:04:01 AM EDT
Just get a 03 C&R FFL and get the Cali legal Yugos shipped to your door step for less than the Turners deal. http://www.sksboards.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Otherwise you can usually find good deals for standard SKS's online. You just have to find a tranfer dealer to do the paperwork.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:04:10 AM EDT
IIRC Yugo SKS are not C&R eligible. Can anyone confirm?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:34:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By foogoo:
IIRC Yugo SKS are not C&R eligible. Can anyone confirm?

If they're made in 1955 or earlier, they're eligible (IIRC)
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:05:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 3:06:53 PM EDT by delta88]
Yes the Yugos are a C&R. The M59/66 Yugo with CA-modified grenade laucher is the only one you can get with the licence though, and I'm not sure why that is.

If you go to aimsurplus.com or SOG they usually have them. I believe the barrled recievers are C&R too and only cost about $50. And they can be used to simply build your own "shooter" for most likely no more than 100 bucks. Not sure if they are CA legal though...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:17:03 PM EDT
They just have to be older than 50 years and can't be banned by feature (like the grenade launcher on the 59/66.

I am pretty sure a lot of them are C&R legal, you just will end up spending twice as much for the nicer Russian ones than you will for the Yugos at Turners.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:26:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:30:23 PM EDT
I remember at one of the last "Pomona" shows Turner's had two booths and had sales for the Russian SKS-45, cash & carry C&R status. It seemed like every damn third person I saw was walking around the show carrying their KBI/Kimber SKS box on their shoulder. I miss the good ole' days...
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