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Big 5 SKS $400, Mosin $198 LAME

Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by sweetbeard, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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  2. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    $400 is absurd for a used Yugoslavian SKS. You can get them new for about $250 online.

    At the Albany Gun show, i saw a couple of Russian SKS for about $350. If i had the money, i would have been seriously considering it.
     
  3. Aristotle13

    Aristotle13 Kent, WA Member

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    Can I be considered old now? I remember buying my first SKS for 69$, and can remember when they were bountiful for around that price. Oh, and a 1000 rounds was going for $89, you could shoot all day.
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah buddy, you have to wait for a sale. Check with coctailer as well, I think he can still get good deals on the more desirable hex receiver Mosin's.
     
  5. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Big 5 is bubbleguming high. Cut those prices in half and then it'd be decent.
     
  6. jrfoxx

    jrfoxx Member

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    Yeah, I have been hearing that Big 5's prices on milsurps is crazy. Got mine at one in WA about 5 years ago for $80. Also got my first rifle I bought, when I was 18, back in '92. It was a mint Norinco sks. Think I paid $115. Too bad I didnt hang on to that one. Coulda made a few buck at least, given what really nice Norinco's seem to go for now. Oh well. I still had fun with it.
     
  7. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    got my yugo last week for $190. big 5 has insane ammo prices as well.
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they remove all of the nasty cosmoline? Then, I could see paying that...

    Only good deal I've ever found at Big 5 was on a 1894C.

    The days of the $69 SKS are gone forever. In ten years, I'm sure we'll look back on the prices we're paying for WASRs, Mosins and whatever else with a sigh of regret that we didn't buy-up more of them.
     
  9. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Watch their ads.....the thing with Big 5 is the "sales". They usually have the Mosins for $89 when "on sale". Their normal prices are crazy. I've bought a couple of milsurps from them in the past, a Chech Mauser, Yugo Mauser and a K-31. K-31 was $99 at the time, which was less than buying online + shipping & transfer at the time.
     
  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think I can still get the Hex receiver ones. The last batch I got were marked CCCP
     
  11. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    I seem to recall gyppy joes(fna 'gi joes'......kna 'joes') has 91/30's for $89.99 this week(02-08nov08).............
    --carlos
     
  12. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    Time out everyone. We have to give them credit. . . . they have a cool store name:paranoid: What if the store was named "Big Goods" or something. That would be weird.
     
  13. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    never buy at big 5 unless they are on sale last weekend styers were 69
     
  14. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    I looked, and this week's gyppy joes ad has mn 91-30's for $69,95
    --carlos
     
  15. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    sherwood joes has enfields for $80
     
  16. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Would that be the no.1 mk111*'s (the one with the 'open sight on the bbl) or the no.4 mk1's(with the 'peep' sight on the rear receiver ring)...........

    $80 would be a swinging price for a smley.........
    --carlos
     
  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Which one is the SMLE?
     
  18. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Ha!! Good catch..........sokay, the no.1 mk111 is the short magazine lee enfield, and technically the no.4 mk1(and 2) isn't.............

    But they are all smellys to me!!!!

    Didn't figure i'd be taken to the woodshed on a noob forum...........
    --carlos
     
  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lol I just wasn't sure :D

    Is one better than the other? Is this something I must run to GI Joes and purchase? :laugh:
     
  20. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Pretty much like asking..."which is better, blond, brunette, or redhead ???"

    the no.1 mk 111*'s may have seen the elephant in more venues...but neither are usually rack queens.........

    And if they >are< $80, that's about half the going rate at most of the wholesalers...........

    Smeley's sure are fugly though, but at least they are a step above the frog rifles..............friends don't let friends buy lebels............
    --carlos