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    Default Jaw dropping price on Russian SVD

    This is new record high prices that I ever saw SVDs go for. $33k each after premium. Funny thing is there was one on GB few months ago for 15k starting price and no bidders , well at least for 2-3 weeks that I watched it.




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    thats good for me... maybe mine will sell like that

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    I went to $18K and bailed.
    Wasn't going any higher.
    The auction brought stupid high $ for firearms I could not understand. Conversely there were a few that sold for much less or starting estimate.
    I picked up an Army NM M1 Garand for what I figured it would go for.
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    Insane! There's a few on Gun Broker for 7 to 8 grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estaban View Post
    Insane! There's a few on Gun Broker for 7 to 8 grand.
    Don’t mix up Tiger with military SVD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Estaban View Post
    Insane! There's a few on Gun Broker for 7 to 8 grand.
    Total different animal. This one was a very rare one. Import numbers were extremely low and quality was on par with the best of the best. 9.8 out of 10.
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    Wow, this is an area of collecting I never knew existed, much less these kind of premiums. Apples and oranges, but $6k for a new Texas FG42 seemed like the high-end to me, until you get into seriously rare individual pieces or works of art.

    I'm struggling a bit to understand the appeal of this one, which most likely means there's a big hole in my knowledge base (but could also mean you guys are nuts - or both ;-) ).

    Very cool though and I love that this is a "thing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Crusher View Post
    Total different animal. This one was a very rare one. Import numbers were extremely low and quality was on par with the best of the best. 9.8 out of 10.
    I am amused as well. What makes it so special and rare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estaban View Post
    I am amused as well. What makes it so special and rare?
    The research I did took a month usually 2-3 hours a day and I reached out to many hard contacts here and abroad to get more info. on this rifle than you'll ever know. I even contacted the gentleman that built this, he's 78.
    As a serious Collector it's just what you do.
    The M1 Garand I won took about 3 weeks to get all the details from a different set of sources. When you get into this high of $ you'd better have the straight dope on it or you'll get burned.
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    At that price mine was an absolute steal!!!

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    If someone could post a link to the auctions in question, and save me the time of having to search for them, I’ll be most appreciative.

    Thanks!
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    How about this one at $57.5K+ premium? If my math is right that’s $67,850 without the cash discount.

    It does have the documented bringback thing going for it though

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...fle-with-scope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard in NY* View Post
    If someone could post a link to the auctions in question, and save me the time of having to search for them, I’ll be most appreciative.

    Thanks!
    Not sure why it shows different realized price but here’s one

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...ox-accessories

    Here’s another one


    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...fle-with-scope


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    Quote Originally Posted by 81turbota View Post
    How about this one at $57.5K+ premium? If my math is right that’s $67,850 without the cash discount.

    It does have the documented bringback thing going for it though

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...fle-with-scope



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    I can’t speak to what the KBI went for but both military SVDs were pretty unusual, with one being probably the only documented Vietnam bring back and the other being a 1967 gun with early production features that were only seen from 1964-67. These include a different scope rail that couldn’t accommodate a night scope and a different gas block.

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    Pavlin:

    Thanks for the links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81turbota View Post
    How about this one at $57.5K+ premium? If my math is right that’s $67,850 without the cash discount.

    It does have the documented bringback thing going for it though

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...fle-with-scope
    The hammer price was $50k, the $7500 was the buyers premium.

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    Ah, thank you Badash. Still an exceptional rifle at any price!

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    Wolfman........have you any pics of the early type scope rail and gas block?.


    Edit........just seen them in the auction photos, I must admit I didn't realise the early ones had a shorter scope rail!, learn something new every day

    Shame the '67 has a PSL mag and why do folks insist on pushing the rubber eyepiece on so far!.

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    A KBI import sold on Gunbroker for around $22500 not too long ago. That was the last KBI SVD that I've seen sell lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfmanReid View Post
    I can’t speak to what the KBI went for but both military SVDs were pretty unusual, with one being probably the only documented Vietnam bring back and the other being a 1967 gun with early production features that were only seen from 1964-67. These include a different scope rail that couldn’t accommodate a night scope and a different gas block.
    Also the early style handguards with fewer slots.

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    alright fuk it, next time I see a 13-15K SVD on GB i'm buying it and sending it straight to RIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjjxlr8 View Post
    Also the early style handguards with fewer slots.
    There was an unissued set of those early ones on Ebay a few weeks back, I nearly bought them but forgot about them until the day after they finished

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