I happen to love the SKS format, I have several of them all purchased at different times. I notice in WA and OR people are asking and getting prices exceeding 500.00 and higher. Now I can see maybe getting a good solid price on a SKS -D , M, or Paratroopers and Russians. But I have seen many many Chinese fetching 450 - 700 This year. Cabelas was selling these for 299.00 in 2012 before that these where sold around 150-200. I just watched a guy near me sell one simple basic SKS for $450.00 Seems there is a run up on this particular firearm. Wondered what others thought?