Originally Posted by c3shooter
Bud's Gun is now $149 for the rifle, no accessories. Bear in mind- if you are NOT an 01 or 03 FFL holder, you will also have a transfer fee to the receiving dealer.
Yup. I just paid $119 for a Chinese Type 53 from Bud's last week. I can't speak for all of them, but the one I received was in my opinion, in very good condition. The stock was pretty beat up,(it's military surplus and adds character) but that can be fixed/replaced. The important parts (bbl/recvr) were very well maintained for a 59 year old rifle.
If you intend to get more than one milsurp, I would highly recommend getting a C&R. It's costs the same as a single transfer fee and is good for 3 years!