Think my boy got screwed

Discussion in 'Taurus Forum' started by thdrduck, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Wish I would have known what he was thinkiing. My youngest took his SK and traded it for a used Taurus semi 9 mm. I think it is a P109, does that sound right? Loooong trigger pull and if you were inside a barn and shot you may hit the barn if you were lucky. Am I missing something? Damn, If I would have known I would have gladly given him a couple of hundred for the SK and he could have had more options. Should of, would of, could of. Crap!
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    did you mean sks??
     

  3. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Yes Jon, he had a really nice SKS that with the trade he may have goten $100 for.
     
  4. Mouser

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    http://www.gunsamerica.com/Default.htm

    before I purchase or trade I will look at a site like gunsamerica to gauge the range of prices...this has usually armed me with the latest pricing and allows me to reasonably estimate fair market value. You should be able to determine who got the better deal from here
     
  5. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    PT 109 is a patrol boat JFK commanded
    PT 709 is a Pretty nice little CC pistol which will fetch a little more than the SKS if it is good condition.
    remember these guns were not made for accuracy past 10 yards
     
  6. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Yikes... Value aside that's still a bad deal... But kids usually have too learn these things the hard way

    Picked up my Russian SKS off a Army buddy back in 06 for $75.00 and would not part with it.

    My Century AK on the other hand... If prices get stupid and I can triple the $500 investment... I'd let that one go. Just mean more 7.62 x 39 for the more accurate SKS. ;)

    Tack
     
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    Before it got cut in two by a Japanese destroyer. ;)
     
  8. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Would that make it the PT 54.5? :D
     
  9. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    I guess the operative word is: was:)
     
  10. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    True, typing too fast for the grammar to catch up...
     
  11. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Duck,

    From a certain point of view the SKS is more valuable; yours I take it.

    Can your son, in general and wherever he happens to be located, walk around with the SKS slung across his back in public to defend himself with if the need should arise?

    If it's the dead of night, someone breaks into your house, and you have to grab your child and hold a firearm with your other hand, which would you prefer, the SKS or a pistol?

    For the average American civilian who is not engaged in land warfare as part of a late 1940's Warsaw Pact army, a pistol is probably a bit more useful.

    If the SKS was in good condition, I probably would have sold the SKS and then used the money to purchase a pistol but this is your son we're talking about and the PT-109 may have been exactly what he wanted.
     
  12. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    After doing some research and reading everyone's posts (except the PT109 one);) He probably didn't do as bad as I thought. If he likes it... good for him.
     
  13. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Don't let that bother you.
    :D
    We have enough trolls already, we don't need to have the "grammar police" too.