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Old 01-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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Default Russian SKS value / price?

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For you guys who appreciate the SKS and are knowledgeable about the Russian variant, what price are these REALLY going for these days?

Spec's: 1953 Tula refurb, all matching, "NHM" Importer - Sacto Ca. Original sling and bayo. Stock as X'ed out original SN but the rest are all the same, including the new # stamped into the stock.

Any input appreciated.
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UP TO $1,100. No............REALLY!

Over twice what it's worth these days in excellent shape.

And the Russian isn't the's the original!
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Originally Posted by woodyp View Post

And the Russian isn't the's the original!
Now that I think about it, you're right!

Thanks for the reply, Woody.
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1953 TULA refurb? id say $600

has 1 sold for $1000, sure, but there are plenty out there, and because people are asking $1000 doesnt mean it will sell for that.

i can still get NEW IN BOX mak90's for about $1000 delivered
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I had a guy offer to sell me one for 500 dollars or so and when I checked on gunbroker they where going for about 600 dollars. Sadly I had to say no due to lack of money.

Right now I would say 650 would be the most I would want to pay. I personally refuse to pay these outrageous inflated prices. Although I don't mind paying a few bucks more than normal since demand is slightly up.
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I bought a Russian SKS today for $450. Its my first one and has no markings so I am lost of what it truly is.
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Thanks for that info guys. About 600-650 was what I figured too, but 1000 would tempt me to sell. I'll probably keep it anyway unless a nice deal comes along.
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I bought a nice 1954 Tula in March 2012 for $225 at a pawn shop. Gun shows in the area were selling all make SKS's in any condition for no less than $500 an no more than $800

After Aurora shooting I went to the same pawn shop an they were selling a pos SKS Norinco for $450. Looked like a child assaulted it with a paint brush an stain.
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I want one!
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Saw one (great shape) at the show today asking $500

It didn't sell.
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A good, clean Russian SKS in good working order and overall good condition generally runs in the $550-600 range these days. More will generally command immaculate condition.


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