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    Default SKS sold for $4,300?

    Well, sure it did!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/642470467

    Must have been some idiot who sold it.

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    Sounds like you're a happy camper! That last six cents just made it too expensive for me.

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    I wanted to bid on that gun so bad. But then I saw Martin08's name on it and knew that I'd likely lose that bidding war. Decided not to drive the price up on ya. Congrats man. Awesome score! Envious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis View Post
    I wanted to bid on that gun so bad. But then I saw Martin08's name on it and knew that I'd likely lose that bidding war. Decided not to drive the price up on ya. Congrats man. Awesome score! Envious.
    I doubt that Matt would be upset if you drove up the price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard in NY* View Post
    I doubt that Matt would be upset if you drove up the price!
    Yeah right! Just curious though, what's your top dollar for one of these? Or for an East German?

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    nice Vietnam Bring back rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis View Post
    Yeah right! Just curious though, what's your top dollar for one of these? Or for an East German?
    I've sold three North Koreans on Gunbroker over the years. From low to high, they went for $3,300, $4,300 and $4700.

    I've never sold an East German, but one sold at Amoskeag last fall at around $4,400 after buyer fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    I've sold three North Koreans on Gunbroker over the years. From low to high, they went for $3,300, $4,300 and $4700.

    I've never sold an East German, but one sold at Amoskeag last fall at around $4,400 after buyer fees.
    I have seen both an East German as well as a North Korean sell for over $6000.

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    Congrats Matt! Nice work.

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    I bet it would have never got over the $39 opening bid were it not for the keyword spamming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTim View Post
    I bet it would have never got over the $39 opening bid were it not for the keyword spamming.

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    Well done Matt -

    I backed out right before Badash at 4.3.03!

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    Don't tell Kim Jung Un if he emptied his arsenal fat boy could tell the Red Chinese to take a (great) leap

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    Please report all earnings and income to the IRS. lol

    What do we get for spending $4,300 for a sks? Bragging rights and no lunch money. But it's going to be a longtime eating in the dollar menu for sure.

    I passed on two blood pitted nam war bring backs for $350/$400 at the big E gun show 25 years ago. I was dumb.
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    How bout a low # number 1949 Tula Russian with early Laminate stock & crucifix bayo ( all matching all original non refurb) ???

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    Gator - I'll trade you a couple bowls of Pho for it -


    Quote Originally Posted by Gator Monroe View Post
    How bout a low # number 1949 Tula Russian with early Laminate stock & crucifix bayo ( all matching all original non refurb) ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saigon1965 View Post
    Gator - I'll trade you a couple bowls of Pho for it -
    In my mind the early low serial# unmolested Russian would be more valuable than an EG or NK or Nam bringback or Minty Alby or Bangledeshi ( Chinese tooling but Bangledesi marked )...
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    Turn back the clock of time?

    The Chinese sks when it first arrived here was $1,000 and it didn't sell probably because of this new caliber of ammo wasn't available. The price dropped to $59. Then the Yugoslav sks was available at $2,000 some purchased them here for bragging rights. The ufixem m59 trickled in next to see if there was a market hitch for them. At $79 they sold with broken safety levers thus ufixem. Do you think we will see the NK sks trickle in under the radar under another country? I wouldn't doubt it. But you young pups wouldn't remember this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911crazy View Post
    Turn back the clock of time?

    The Chinese sks when it first arrived here was $1,000 and it didn't sell probably because of this new caliber of ammo wasn't available. The price dropped to $59. Then the Yugoslav sks was available at $2,000 some purchased them here for bragging rights. The ufixem m59 trickled in next to see if there was a market hitch for them. At $79 they sold with broken safety levers thus ufixem. Do you think we will see the NK sks trickle in under the radar under another country? I wouldn't doubt it. But you young pups wouldn't remember this.
    Sadly I can no longer consider myself a young pup so I remember the good old days quite well and I never saw the initial Chinese SKS imports sell for anywhere near the $1000 price you mention. To the best of my knowledge, and the memory that I just bragged about, the very first Chicom AK and SKS imports were brought in by Clayco in 1984. Here's a copy of one of the sales advertisements curtesy of forum member Buddy Hinton:



    I do agree with you that those new to the game have no idea how coveted the Yugo M59/66 rifles were back in the '80s. Prices ranged from $1500 to $2000 and I came very, very close to buying one from my friend the late Bruce Stern. It's perhaps the only big ticket purchase that I'm glad I did not make. I never saw any of the M59 variants back then and I don't believe that any trickled in from our friends up North.
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    OK OK I'm here...... It was I who was fortunate enough to win Martins NK. I don't post very much on any of the Forums, mostly just read, watch, and learn. Martin was of course a pleasure to work with and very professional, as I'm sure you all know anyhow. Yes I am currently on a strict diet of Ramen and PB&J! at least until I sell a few things to make up for it........ Badash that was you who just lost out on it? I did feel slightly bad (for a quick sec.) for taking it for only .06 more than your bid..... I found an old ad from GreenDevil41 selling a NK sling that he brought back from Panama........ he still had it and was willing to sell it to me. He was also a pleasure to deal with....... I'll post a Pic of the rifle as soon as the sling gets here!

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    Wow......nice score. Wish I had the funds to compete.

    If I bought that thing, I would be the proud owner of an NK SKS, and a minty packet of divorce papers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911crazy View Post
    Please report all earnings and income to the IRS. lol

    What do we get for spending $4,300 for a sks? Bragging rights and no lunch money. But it's going to be a longtime eating in the dollar menu for sure.

    I passed on two blood pitted nam war bring backs for $350/$400 at the big E gun show 25 years ago. I was dumb.
    25 years ago $300 was the going price for a good or minty papered bring back. $200 - 250 was the price for well used papered sks' and $400 was considered high. I bought several papered ones from Julia's at $200 each right around that time.
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    I knew it was North Korean before I even clicked on the link (had no idea East German SKS's could get up there as well). Good investment on the buyer,

    I suspect that Martin08 looked at Hundreds if not a thousand different SKS's over the years, hunting for the North Korean specimens out there that are mislabeled as plane Jane SKS's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxwllbkr View Post
    OK OK I'm here...... It was I who was fortunate enough to win Martins NK. I don't post very much on any of the Forums, mostly just read, watch, and learn. Martin was of course a pleasure to work with and very professional, as I'm sure you all know anyhow. Yes I am currently on a strict diet of Ramen and PB&J! at least until I sell a few things to make up for it........ Badash that was you who just lost out on it? I did feel slightly bad (for a quick sec.) for taking it for only .06 more than your bid..... I found an old ad from GreenDevil41 selling a NK sling that he brought back from Panama........ he still had it and was willing to sell it to me. He was also a pleasure to deal with....... I'll post a Pic of the rifle as soon as the sling gets here!
    No that wasn't me that lost on that - I was just being facetious. I've had four or so pass through my hands over the years and have just one now.

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    I think I've found the ne plus ultra of SKS... what would one of these NK parade SKS bring here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator Monroe View Post
    How bout a low # number 1949 Tula Russian with early Laminate stock & crucifix bayo ( all matching all original non refurb) ???
    Original 1949 Russian sks have the hardwood stock. Laminated stock on a 1949 indicates it's been refurbished.

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    I guess I have to put in my two cents worth; over the years I have seen prices go all over the place on SKSs. I bought a Vietnam bring back Chinese "Ghost" in 1983 for $225, tried selling it at guns shows in Virginia but couldn't move it. It was pretty ratty looking so I decided to get it reblued (OK guys, stop cringing, I know it was not a smart move), and then it looked so good I decided I didn't want to sell it, ended up giving it to my son (who now may be thinking of selling it himself). Then in 1987 I bought a straight out of the crate Chinese Public Security SKS from Potomac Arms/Ye Olde Hunter in Alexandria, VA for $200, got tired of it and sold it at a loss (I am not the best businessman in the world). Picked up a mint Russian with laminate stock in 1994 for $211, kept it for ten years and sold it (this time I made a hundred bucks). At this point I am thinking that I should take time out to kick myself for having sold them (or given away) when I did. Some of us live and learn, some of us just live.... Ralph

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    I bought Chinese AK's for $225, folder or fixed, with 4 mags and a bayonet, about 1980/81 in LA. I remember after the wall came down, Russian SKS's selling for $59 at gun shows. A friend had a NK SKS with numbered grenade launcher along with a bunch of other SKS's. He sold them all to a guy in Texas, B

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    I'm sorry... I still cannot stop laughing at the Bangladesh sks comment. Roflmao!
    Want to know when your Type 56 Chinese SKS was made? visit us and discuss it at SKS-Files or look up lots of information over at the Chinese SKS Guide!!

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    If that was for me about the Type 56, thanks, I had already checked out the site. Great, informative, well-presented site. Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBB View Post
    I bought Chinese AK's for $225, folder or fixed, with 4 mags and a bayonet, about 1980/81 in LA. I remember after the wall came down, Russian SKS's selling for $59 at gun shows. A friend had a NK SKS with numbered grenade launcher along with a bunch of other SKS's. He sold them all to a guy in Texas, B
    I've seen an NK that matches your description of having a numbers matching launcher. It is one awesome rifle!

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    A picture with its newly aquired NK sling......









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    Unable to open the attachment for the NK sling. Not sure if it's the attachment or my system (could be me). Interested in seeing it though. More interested in seeing one attached to a NK SKS at my place, but that's for another time as I haven't aquired a NK SKS yet. I'm in the market for one though (for any of you guys that are looking to part with one

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    Hmmm, never seen one in that dark green.

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    Beautiful rifle! Regards to the sling color and source, I've seen the VN era tan or mustard colored ones but I pulled that same sling out of a crate of North Korean Type 68's in Panama in 1989 along with NK ammo pouches, oil bottles, bayonets and other stuff. It is a 100% legit NK sling. It may be the lighting in that particular pic but the color on them is actually a gray green.
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    I remember seeing the boxed Russian sks for $99, the Russian ak47 $125 and the Russian m44 mosin nib $114. The LGS had stacks of them. With accessories.

    Soon after things go greedy they had boxes filled wit the accessories selling them seperate. They did the same thing to the newly offered Russian saigas too. My first saigas came with the cleaning stuff and an extra mag. Soon after you had to purchase the extra mag.
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    Russian AK47 for $125. Hmmm? Never saw that or any imported at all. Interesting.

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    I sold mine too cheap! The next one just sold for $5175 (with a refinished stock!).

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/655000216

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    Wow $5,175 for a NK sks. Tell me where does this leave the other sks's price wise. I think in a short time we're going to see the sks climb price wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    I sold mine too cheap! The next one just sold for $5175 (with a refinished stock!).

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/655000216
    I would take absolutely no pleasure in owning that rifle, even if I picked it up dirt cheap or it was given to me as a gift. Refinished stock is a deal killer.

    The high bidder has deep pockets and low standards. Not a good combination.
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