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Zschneider 01-10-2013 03:07 AM

sks to buy or not to buy
I am looking in to buying an sks I know there are different types my question would be which one is the best to get

sputnik1988 01-10-2013 03:10 AM

You cant go wrong with a Russian, chinese or Yugo. I don't think that there are 'bad' ones, only ones that have been abused and mistreated.

I wouldnt pay over $400 for one either, the recent panic buying has driven up the cost a bit.

marc29th 01-10-2013 03:17 AM

I agree any Russian, Chinese or Yugoslavian military surplus SKS is worth buying and most of the Chinese made SKS's for civilians are good too.

Zschneider 01-10-2013 03:25 AM

What would be the price range on them?

marc29th 01-10-2013 03:27 AM

Most seem to be going about $400 around here (NH).

Zschneider 01-10-2013 03:34 AM

I tryed to find one in my area but I can not find an sks at any gun shop. I am in southern Mississippi

sputnik1988 01-10-2013 03:37 AM

$350-$400 is reasonable, i wouldn't give more unless it was mint, wouldnt give more than $450 no matter what.

I would also look for one in the original wood stock, its less likely to have been monkeyed with.

marc29th 01-10-2013 03:40 AM

Yes nothing is staying stock very long at gun shops right now.

If there is a LGS you're a regular at ask them to give you a call the next time one comes in. They may even hold it for you if they know you're going to buy it.

Zschneider 01-10-2013 03:50 AM

I am new in the gun world so the lgs wont know me

marc29th 01-10-2013 03:53 AM

There is always if you feel you can't wait to find one locally. You'll have to overpay for one though plus a FFL transfer fee at a local LGS.

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