Sks overpriced or not?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by maso157, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. maso157

    maso157 New Member

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    Ok so I have not been able o find an sks for what I thought they ran for. They all cost the same as some of the lower range ak's. Why is that? I would not necessarily call them equal guns. The ak has magazines, which to me is a huge bonus.and there are many differences so why the price similarity?

    Also on another note does anyone know of any good semi autos I could get for under or about under 400.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They are very similar to an ak and most have been made to use detachable mags.
    You should be able to find an sks in the $400 price range.
     

  3. maso157

    maso157 New Member

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    Could you help me find one cause I'm really having some struggles with finding a good deal on one.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Have you checked you lgs?
     
  5. maso157

    maso157 New Member

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    Not sure what that is. Fairly new to this
     
  6. silverado113

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  7. mountainman13

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  8. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Check pawn shops. A local one here had three SKS's for $179.99 each.
     
  9. maso157

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    Alright. Thanks guys. I will start calling and looking around. Thanks for the quick and easy help!
     
  10. barneygoogle

    barneygoogle New Member

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    I've not been out for awhile but the pawn shops are full of them. Most of your common ones will go for $200.00,
     
  11. Werminator

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    Also keep in mind that the sks has some characteristics that are... in many opinions... better than the AK... I like the longer barrel and sighting radius as it seems I can't be more precise...
     
  12. jg3

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    Try backpage.com , in my area at least, there are plenty listed for sale under $400
     
  13. LKermit

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    I would be quick about it, maso157.

    In this area (the southwest), supplies of semi-autos (especially my favorite, the SKS) are drying up, and prices are going higher on everything. My Saiga .223 is now $459. I gave $379 two months ago. Looks like the pre-election scare is building already.

    I did see a well-worn Chinese with numbers matching and bayo/cleaning rod for $300. I may go back and get it before someone else does.

    KTF
     
  14. St8LineGunsmith

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    id depends on what part of the country you live in
    the cost of living in these areas also dictates prices
    in my area I can get a SKS for around 175 to 300 depending on the condition.
     
  15. maso157

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    Hey thanks guys. I was gonna go out looking with my buddy's today but got caught up at the house. Maybe tommorrow
     
  16. BRAD313

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    Go to a gun n knife show. many dealers competing in one place good deals all day
     
  17. maso157

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    Yeah. Oddly enough I can only find one gun show in my state even though everyone and their sister here owns a gun
     
  18. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    That's no good try asking the lgs for shows
     
  19. Josh1158

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    Check armslist.com I see them on there every now and again
     
  20. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    Gun shows and pawn shops will be the place to get the best prices on all types and models of firearms.
    I personally will not buy a modern firearm on line except for maybe a new 1858 new army Remington copy Pietta from Cabelas.
    shipping and handling charges FFL holder fees can make the cost of the purchase jump up significantly not to mention the on line price is higher than what I can buy locally.