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Old November 12, 2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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SKS prices?

Anyone know what they are running these days? I'm talking Yugo 59/66, cheap, nothing fancy. Thanks.
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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Last I checked, one in good condition was $300 and climbing. For ones that have seen a rougher life (corrosion in the bore and gas valve), probably a bit less.

The days of the truly cheap Yugos are over.
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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last ones I checked were running 350-400.
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Old November 12, 2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old November 12, 2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Don't hesitate to spend some time looking. I just picked up a Sino-Soviet SKS from Numrich Gun Parts via Gunbroker; safety-inspected and test-fired, in very good condition with bright bore, just some dinged-up wood, shipped in a Plano case for $260. There are still some good deals to be found.
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Old November 12, 2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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Found a Chinese SKS 2 weeks at a small gun show. Matching numbers, s.n. less than 1500 ( one of the FIRST imported) in NEW condition for $210.
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Old November 12, 2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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I've seen some listed at $500. lately!
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Old November 12, 2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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I paid $345 OTD for my Yugo back in January, I thought that was a bit high until I went to the next gun show and they were already going up from there. Mine was in like new condition so I didn't mind ponying up the cash. Last gun show I went to Russians were priced in the $600-700 range and the Yugos were priced at $400 and up. Those are asking prices though not selling prices, have no idea if any of them actually sold at those prices. Gunbroker might be a better guide if you're a registered user, you can search completed auctions to see what people are paying for them.

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Old November 12, 2012, 09:53 PM   #9
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If you're stuck on a Yugo I can't help but I got a 1959 Type 56 the other day that needed some work (tons, I mean TONS of cosmo---unlike anything I'd seen & a little rust that I'm still cleaning up) for $230. It was from grabagun but classic firearms has some from the same batch for $250 currently. I ordered one from them too Tough to pass up on a milled SKS these days for that price...

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Old November 14, 2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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I was in LGS Monday to get hunting license.

They had 3 for $450 each.

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Old November 15, 2012, 09:04 AM   #11
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Asking prices for Yugo M59/66 SKS rifles are averaging just under $400, with the average sale price a little over $300 lately. Here's data: GunStockMarket Yugo M59/66 SKS data.

The real story lately is not so much that prices have increased dramatically, but that the supply is trending down. Take a look at the general SKS tracking data at the same site, which shows the prices holding steady overall, but the number of available listings beginning to drop.

Even with a recent set of Chinese SKSs (imported from the Balkins is the theory, specifically Albania), and these new imports (yes, direct imports from China have been banned for a long time, hence the third-party country as the source) which are still not C&R being of Chinese origin originally, the supply of SKS rifles is tapering off.
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Old November 18, 2012, 01:03 AM   #12
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According to one of the SKS forums at "SKSboards", the PRC ("Red China") has refused to furnish documents to the ATF which could allow them to have C&R status.

This was despite receiving "Most Favored Trade" status from Clinton in the 90s.
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Old November 20, 2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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I have a Russian SKS that I bought about 15 years ago. I recently had my firearm collection appraised and the SKS was valued at $600.00. It has the folding bayonet and is in very good condition.
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:52 PM   #14
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Southern Ohio Gun (SOG) has Yugo 59/66 SKS's in VG to EX condition for $329.95. They have the same in Super Excellent condition for $369.95.
These prices are from the November flyer. You'll need an FFL or C&R to order from them. 1-800-944-4867
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Old November 21, 2012, 06:24 AM   #15
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Aimsurplus has Chinease models in fair condition for sbout $265.
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