On my lunch break today I went by a local gun store and found an SKS on consignment. It is an early B West Import, Norinco manufacture, triangle code and "Type 56" in Chinese script, folding spike bayo and sling. All matching numbers and in pretty good shape. Price is $175.
I've been eyeing some Russian SKS's in the $250 range w/ laminated wood and blade bayonet, but have held off. I'm mostly interested in those items which would have been more likely to wind up in SE Asia.
I used to have an SKS which I paid $99 for and sold almost 15 years ago. Now I'm building a collection of Cold War era firearms and need another SKS. I hear that all Chinese firearms will no longer be imported to the US, so I'm wondering if on some level these will eventually become a bit more collectible?
Is $175 a good price?