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Where's my $100 Mosin and my cheap ammo?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Qaolin, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    No doubt everyone of this who are into Eastern bloc surplus has heard, or said, that question. Daniel Fritter outlines the long, strange trip it takes to get that SKS to Canada. I assume importation into the USA is just as convoluted. It's like an Innocents Abroad scenario as the author describes the journey from first contact to receipt of the shipment in Vancouver.

    http://calibremag.ca/surplus-ammunition-how-it-gets-from-there-to-here/
     
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  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I sure can miss them at their older prices though.

    However I'm sitting on a few crates that I'll love to see appreciate in value over the next decade or so.
     
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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    I know not exactly related to your posted story BUT definitely related to your topic....

    Ammo is still cheap. SlickGuns just had a post last week on 54r... 2x440 tins (that's 880 total) @189 DELIVERED.

    Cheee-Heeep!
     
  4. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I remember getting 2 Mosins for $75 each at Big 5. And crate w 880rds for less than $100. This was 2010-2011.

    Now I see Mosins for around $200. Not worth it in my opinion.
     
  5. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pretty much every crate j bought 880 rounds was 100-120 shipped. Now I can turn around 1can for about the same.

    I still may pick up a crate or two and the current prices though.
     
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    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I found this on SlickGuns.
     
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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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  10. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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