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06-01-2013, 02:40 PM
I have a buddy that has a Yugoslavian SKS with 1000 rounds of 7.62x39. It is in good condition and has matching numbers and the grenade launcher attachment. Also included is the bandolier belt and two ammo pouches. I am asking $1000 and shipping will depend on where it is going to. PM me and I can give you his phone number if you should have any questions.
06-01-2013, 03:52 PM
Don't take this wrong, but the great panic of 2013 is subsiding.
$500+ too high IMHO.
That is a $300-350 rifle (new) and $200 worth of ammo (maybe $300 if you pay todays inflated prices).
06-01-2013, 09:43 PM
Hey, I will not take it wrong, bc it is not my gun. I just did my buddy a favor. I don't really know all that much about guns. I hope you are right in thinking it is subsiding, but there is still a pretty big shortage down in AL for guns and ammo, so I am betting that he will do okay with the sale. Do you really see the prices for ammo going down any time soon? I think it will just become like gasoline and people will get used to paying the higher inflated prices and just deal with it. I really hope I am wrong, but I guess time will tell.
06-02-2013, 12:21 AM
The price of guns and ammo in this segment was driven primarily by people who are new to this market, though may have other guns already, not the enthusiasts who have been shooting these for years. Because of this, the inflated rate is sure to continue to drop and soon there will be a lot of bargains in the slightly used market.
06-02-2013, 10:19 AM
I honestly wasn't trying to troll your post. But I know I would get hammered if I listed my Prostar for $20k here.
SKS are far from rare, they are formally $70 rifles (the really good Chinese ones, which are more desirable from the Yugos). Russians are the more rare and command higher prices than other countries of manufacture.
7.62x39 is not really hard to find on the internet, $300 is the going price for 1000. But prior to the Sandy Hook panic, it was $200 for 1000.
Prices and availability are sliding back to normal. ARs were impossible to find, now pretty easy again and prices almost back to normal.
Ammo is getting better but behind the actual firearms in price and availability. Probably be 6+ months from now to get back to normal (brass 5.56 for $300/1000 and 9mm $200/1000).
You will know its blown over if you see WalMart being fully stocked and no restrictions on ammo purchase limits.
06-02-2013, 04:20 PM
I can't argue with that because I have not tried to search for an AK or ammo. Hopefully all this stuff is coming back down to normal. I do know that our WalMart is still not even close to fully stocked. Mostly 12g and various shotgun shells. I did look up the ammo that is listed and it is indeed $300/1000 rounds. I checked out some other listings for guns and it appears that the similar guns range from $250-$800, with most being in the $400-500 range. Granted, they do not come with the attachments or belts, etc. Not sure on that worth, but I guess it is worth whatever the buyer feels it is.