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WTK: Value of Yugo SKS m59

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by unionguy, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I have a true Yugo SKS M59 (without the big grenade launcher found on the M59/66). I know they're pretty rare, but does anyone know an approximate value? It's in pretty good shape, typical metal wear, bright bore, shoots well. (Can't add picture as camera is taking a mechanical vacation.) Any thoughts?

    thanks
    Ron
     
  2. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Are you selling or just wanting to know the price?


    Selling values are better placed in the Rifles Firearm Discussion area.
     
  3. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Right now, just getting value to see if its worth selling...I will move this over there, thanks!
     
  4. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I honestly haven't seen many good M59's for sale lately... M59/66's have been climbing, especially for ones in high-end condition.

    When I got mine it was aroung $150, but I figure that may have doubled at this point (or close to it). You might try hitting gunbroker and seeing what M59's are selling for (you'll have to wait for a couple of auctions to close).
     
  5. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Thanks! Not much on Gunbroker, that's what's made it tough to figure out. I have decided to just try and sell it I think it'll be high enough to let 'er go!
     
  6. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    Everything SKS has been coming down in price. But it depends how well informed the person buying it is. So 250-350, I know its a broad range...
     
  7. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Is that the same SKS you replaced the stock on and had problems getting to fire? What ever happened with that?
     
  8. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Ouch, that hurt.
     
  9. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    It is the same one, after a lot of tinkering...I ended up just thoroughly cleaning all the metal parts with brake cleaner and its working fine now. I hadn't done that when I first bought it, still some cosmoline in it. Like any good mechanic, I should've tried the easiest route first!

    NoOne...I don't get your comment about "that hurt"? It'd be good to explain yourself.
     
  10. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I think NoOne thought I was taking a swipe at you with my question above. Didn't mean to. I was really just curious if you had gotten that issue resolved, since it was discussed here. Sounds like you did.
     
  11. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    I didn't mean to offend anyone. I thought that Cef1959 knew the fellow with the firearm, and was giving him some good natured ribbing about it's condition. Sort of like asking someone who is selling a boat "So was that the one that caught fire, then sunk?" just as someone was considering buying it.

    I actually thought it was a pretty good jab. I didn't think CEF1959 was trying to be mean or anything like that, I thought he was having some fun with someone he knew.