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I built a Norinco SKS from parts awhile back and i am considering a trade, not because I dislike the rifle, but because i am very interested in an M1 carbine.

The SKS has one of the old ATI folding stocks, a Tapco gas tube and handguard on it and two 20 round Tapco mags, I also have 300 rounds of Tula FMJ. What should I ask as far as trade in goes?

Obviously, it wont be an even trade. Thanks.
 

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Just saw a few on the wall at the LGS, not sure of any of the makes though. I'll take a look on monday and see.

Does $400 sound like enough?

I mean with the demand up, they are going for $400-$500 without ammo, i know he has to make a profit too though.
 

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A typical carbine in my area goes for $600 and up.
Wow, I'd love to have one at that price, they go for $800-$850 here. :(

The CMP carbines dried up awhile back, that drove the cost up quite a bit. I think that there were more coming in from south Korea, but I haven't seen them yet.
 

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Wow, I'd love to have one at that price, they go for $800-$850 here. :(

The CMP carbines dried up awhile back, that drove the cost up quite a bit. I think that there were more coming in from south Korea, but I haven't seen them yet.
Obama did q good job of blocking anything coming in. Kind of understandable as we were essentially buying back guns we donated but still regrettable.
 

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That sucks.

I guess I will see how much I can get for it, my only fear is that he knows how much i have in it. :eek:

I bought most of the parts from him and he gave me a good deal. It wouldnt surprise me if he said $300 firm. :(
 

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That sucks.

I guess I will see how much I can get for it, my only fear is that he knows how much i have in it. :eek:

I bought most of the parts from him and he gave me a good deal. It wouldnt surprise me if he said $300 firm. :(
No way in hell I would let an sks go for that, especially right now when similar guns are going for double or triple price.
 

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Depends on the carbine. There are ton of em that are so beat up they arent safe to shoot out there. There are also some commercial copies that arent worth anything.
 

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It does depend on the M1 carbine's condition but also dont sell your SKS short either. The one I had was a damn fine shooter for a SKS. They can be upgraded and fixed up and in this economy and the issues we are having these days it has more value than before.
 
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