I have a Norinco SKS I purchased brand new (still in cosmoline)in the box at a gunshow in 1992 for $94+ with no background check fee. I have since tricked it out with a polymer folding stock, scope, laser sight, flashlight, piccatenny tri-rail, extended magazine catch, bipod, leather sling, suppressor and padded nylon case. It did not include the bayonet. I have kept the original box and all original parts including thestock, sling and mini cleaning kit. It's had no more than 200 rounds fired through it and has been thoroughly cleaned after each trip to the range.
The scope is an inexpensive Firefield 10-40 x 50 mil-dot tactical rifle scope.
Recently at a gun show, I was looking for new in-the-box SKSs to kind of get an idea what prices are now but no one had new ones and the supply of old ones was very meager. In fact, I could only find one and it was pretty beat up in appearance. The dealer was asking $660 but I figured that was a gouging price because of the recent shortage of guns of all kinds. I've shown it to two gun "experts" and one said I could probably get $750 for it and the other said around $1200.
I have no interest in selling but I'd really like to know what the approximate value is. Can anyone here help?