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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Mrlepley, May 15, 2012.

  1. Mrlepley

    Mrlepley Oregon New Member

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    Hello I have a question on a purchase I had made on an sks 7.62x39mm with tWo 30 round clips a case a red dot sight and 400 rounds in a military ammunition box if you email me I can send pics but it's a Japan made rifle and was wondering what the value of it may be??? Please and thank you
     
  2. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    If it was made is Japan its a one of a kind. Very valuable.
     
  3. jeepseth

    jeepseth Camas Washington Member

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    Very valuable! Sure, pull the leg of the new guy. I think you mean its Chinese? Are the "clips" (please call them mags, or magazines or you're gonna get all kinds if responses,lol) duck bills? That would be "standard" for an SKS; Less common, but more desirable (generally) is the SKS-D(I think?) That takes AK mags, which have no bill, or lip. Value is always subjective, and most will tell you it's worth what someone is willing to pay. That said, without seeing it or knowing the condition, I'm guessing $3-400. Hope this helps.
     
  4. jeepseth

    jeepseth Camas Washington Member

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    Oh yeah, and welcome!;-)
     
  5. Mrlepley

    Mrlepley Oregon New Member

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    Yes apology for the correction... It is Chinese made but in very good condition but not cherry ... It is wood stalk and has a good finish and is. Very well taken care of sighted and well cleaned every use
     
  6. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Just a base norinco sks goes for about $250-$275. I just bought off of this sight a Norinco sks with an extended tpaco mag, folding stock, and aftermarket flash hider for $240. I would say yours is just around $300 or less, depending on how fast you want to sell it.
     
  7. Mrlepley

    Mrlepley Oregon New Member

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    No I'm not super set on selling it its my first rifle minus my wing master but just seeing of its value and if I got a horrible deal... If anyone would like to see ill post my cell for pictures
     
  8. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    They are good rifles, just clean them once in a while - remember to clean the gas tube and piston too. Most of the russian ammo is really dirty lol. None of the duckbill mags have earned a reputation of feeding as reliably as the original fixed mags - but I always had good luck with tapco 20 rounders (in case the 30 rounders give you issues).

    How much did you pay? They are around 300 +/- , sometimes a lot less on private party or auction and sometimes a lot more at gunstores lol. 500 rounds of ammo is around 125-150 bucks even at wallyworld with their 5 dollar a box tula stuff.
     
  9. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    If you got 400 rounds, I'd say about $340 or so is fair.. I paid $240 for my 1967 Norinco Arsenal /26\ three years ago. It came with about 60 rounds. That's when people were still going crazy hoarding guns and ammo. The pawn shop in Stayton had a couple of Norinco SKS for $200 ea, as of a couple months ago.

    If you hold on to yours for a few years you probably won't lose any money reselling it. The SKS has slowly been creeping up in price every year.
     
  10. Mrlepley

    Mrlepley Oregon New Member

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    I paid a solid three fOr it but purchased it as a bundle it has the solid 5round mag and two 30 round mags a case and a box with 400 rounds and a red dot all for 500
     
  11. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    Should be a 10 round fixed mag not a 5. If you use stripper clips and practice loading with them it is possible to get reloads done fairly quick, and you really wont have to worry about misfeeds with the original magazine.

    The area affects the price a lot too - I think sks fetch more in the populated areas (maybe the overall younger customer base, or that more people are looking for evil "assault" weapons and think the sks is one...who freeking knows). I know when i lived in the city, any sks rifles at under 300 disappear fairly quick - and i seen one on a gun store shelf up in pdx just the other day for 350 lol. But the economy in this area is tanking or something idk. I would shoot it a bit and if you hate it sell it off at a later date when prices are up, or maybe try to trade it for a different rifle if that's your thing.
     
  12. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    Toxic, 5 round fixed mags do exist, fyi. They sit flush with the stock but the magazine floorplate still opens. I have a 5 round fixed on my Norinco.
     
  13. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    wow...never seen a fixed 5 round. seen detachable 5 rounders. cool though, learn something new every day right?
     
  14. Mrlepley

    Mrlepley Oregon New Member

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    Heck yea I definitely do learn somethin everyday... My next investment is a 45 acp. Anyone have one up for grabs? Or is anyone going to the gunshow in PDx this weekend?