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Old 07-03-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Found a Norinco paratrooper. I would describe it as Very Good condition. It's in original configuration, has matching serial numbers, but the spike bayonet is missing.
I'm just looking for some insight on how much it might be worth. I can't find many online at all.
Thanks for any helpful info!

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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ehh....$200-$300

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Where do you see them at that price?

Here's some photos.

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I found a couple on gunbroker $400 and up. Man, these use to be a heck of a lot cheaper!!

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Gun shows, and if you're lucky you can find a good one at a pawn shop for around $299

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Gun shows, and if you're lucky you can find a good one at a pawn shop for around $299

Well, I don't think so Tim...........

You might find one, but the gun shows around here are rip offs. I go to see what the people walking around are selling. The tables have used guns for retail prices anymoe!!! plus, there's three times as many gun shows as there use to be, and it's $8 to get in!

I checked the prices on gunbroker and it looks like they've been selling on there for $400 and up.

The Norinco's longer cousin is selling for what you are saying though. This is the 16.5" paratrooper.
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Tim?
Where do you live man, in texas they aint that bad.

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The Norinco's longer cousin is selling for what you are saying though.
I got the cousin with the ~22" barrel. IIRC, it was $325 in good, non-original condition (ramline monte carlo stock) but with all matching parts.

From what i recall from my looking for that cousin, Goju is about right; there is lots of talk of $300 paratroopers, but they were scarce like hens' teeth when i was looking. I think i saw one snapped up on TFL or some forum, but it didn't make two days.

I like the longer barrel personally.

Goju, i'm sure that you MEANT that you had TEMPORARILY removed that ayonetba for cleaning.


edit* Goju, does it have the scope mount rail like the "cowboy companion"?
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Nope, just like it is. I didn't like the long sks I had for very long, but I'm buying this one!

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I went by a local shop yesterday and they had THREE paratroopers.

Two were original, but I would describe them in good condition. The bolt and stock were not in real good shape. They were $329

The other was in a tapco stock and was $275.

I was just surprised they had any at all.

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