need input on sks

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by mountainman13, May 13, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    So my walther p99c AS has been on consignment for a while now. For whatever reason its not being advertised so I'm thinking its not gonna sell. My buddy offered a trade. An sks in tapco stock with high cap mags and a couple hundred rounds of ammo for the walther with 5 mags.
    Would you guys consider this a decent trade or should I just bring the walther somewhere else and see what I can get for it? I put the gun up to help fund my AR build but its not looking promising.
     
  2. PlaysWithZombies

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    I don't know much about walthers so i have no idea if that's a good trade or not, but if you only wanted to sell it to help fund your AR build i think you'd be better off trying to sell it somewhere else.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah I don't know much about the sks either. I think its a yugo. And I know it functions well. But that's about it. I believe the walther books for about $600.
     
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  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Guy just texted me for the specs on the walther.
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I wouldnt, but thats just me.

    Imo the SKS is a nice rifle in stock configuration with maybe an extended mag, but I think they are just to heavy to be a 'tactical' rifle
     
  6. mountainman13

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    Yeah its definitely a bit heavy. And I think with the ammo its still a bit shy of the value of the walther. But being in ma and having 30 rnd mags and the bayonet It's a tough decision .
     
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  7. BRAD313

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    If its not what u want then don't do it just get the gun u want if u don't want the sks n try to sell it u won't get 600 for it
     
  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tell him to hack up 100$ with the trade. Better yet, start at 150 then settle for 100 ;)
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    That sounds like a good idea.
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tell him the Chinese and Russians are better than the Yugoslav, and are in higher demand. I would rather have an Sks than a 22 pistol, imo.
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If he had a higher end one I think I would jump on the trade. The pistol is a 9mm though. Lol
    I honestly believe I could get $600 for the walther (personal sale or auction). I think at most the sks is worth maybe $500. With a few hundred rounds of ammo. I guess its not a bad trade. Idk I'm on the fence.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Any input from our higher ups?
     
  13. therewolf

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    The Walther's worth more, AFAIK.

    The real question here is the condition of the SKS.

    IMO, the SKS owner should cough up 200$ and some

    ammo if the SKS is in less than Very Good condition,

    100 and some ammo if it's in Very Good condition, with

    all matching serials.
     
  14. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Wow I didn't think the trade values were that far off. The walther is in perfect condition and has night sights. The sks is decent and in a tapco stock so I'm assuming its been worked over.
     
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  15. barneygoogle

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    Where I live in Ga. the SKS Norinco or Yugo sells in good used condition for $250.00 to $300.00. The folding stock will add $50.00 and the conversion clip will add $20.00 + 200 rnds ammo = $40.00 for a total of $360.00 to $410.00. Extra clips ??? Ever what you'll pay.
    Now the P99 has a book value in VG @ $550.00....but they sell for $350.00 around here...because the more popular S&W 99 is the same gun made by Walther, except the slide and barrel sales for $300.00 to $350.00 in VG condition. If it wasn't for Bond 007, the Walthers wouldn't even be heard of.
    Smith has come out with some M&P's and VE's that are more desireable than the old guns and at cheaper prices. Walthers remind me of a Range Rover compared to a Jeep. One is just more expensive .
    I have owned two walthers for about 30 + years and never could hit sqwat with them, but they are pretty and my wife likes pretty stuff, so I keep them.

    In my opinion, I would keep trying to sell the P99...Was it not PT Barnum that said " A sucker is born every minute". Some sucker will buy it sooner or later.
     
  16. kytowboater

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    In my area they all seem to sell got around $450 or higher. Even ones in crap shape.
     
  17. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You mean the sks?
     
  18. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Yes sir certainly do.