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Yugo SKS 59/66 Zastava arsenal Cherry's import ?

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by 40 caliber, Jan 29, 2011.

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    40 caliber NES Member

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    I ran across this excellent grade (unissued?) Yugo today. It was at a shop and at a good price. it looks brand new. This is not the first time I have come across this condition/maker.

    I have done some reading on the other board. It appears that Zastava arsenal still makes these (or did for quite a while) and some got into the country by mistake a few years ago. supposedly the BATF grandfathered some that got in. (i read it on the internet it must be true)

    Is this an urban legend?
    How do I tell if this is one of them or does it matter?
    Is this still a C&R?
    Do they have the same collector value as any other SKS?

    I pinged SKS Ray with a PM but decided I couldn't wait and would just post it to see if anyone knew anything about them......Martin08?
     
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    SKS Ray Moderator NES Member

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    Every SKS collection needs a Cherry's import!

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    40 caliber NES Member

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    Sold! I will pick it up tomorrow Ray- Pics to follow
    did you put some tung oil or something on that stock? it looks a little shinier than the one i am looking at.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
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    No, the stock was just wiped down with mineral spirits and buffed with a dry rag afterwards.
     
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    Yep. The Cherry's are absolutely new. There is no finish on the stocks from the factory. It's not unusual to see them priced at $500 or more. (LOVE that wood grain, Ray!)

    ... and I don't have one... YET!

    How much are they asking, 40Cal?
     
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    What would be a good price if I found one?
     
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    $350 would be more than fair, and it's not usual to see them for that or less. More usual to see them north of $400.
     
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    Well they WERE well under $350 and there were two of them. Unfortunately my indecision yesterday (or this post) lead to me losing out. Imagine my face when i walked in and was told they BOTH sold when the place opened 10 minutes before I got there.


    I was standing there yesterday with cash and CR license in my wallet WTF was I thinking?

    Anyway , I won't hesitate next time...... and Martin, If I see two again under $300, I will surely pick one up for you!
     
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    Wow, that stinks!
     
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    I know..................... it was yesterday and I am still thinking about it.....
     
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    Yeah, I feel your pain. When I found my Simson through the seller's other auction, if I had known the guy, I could have had a matching C. G. Haenel 1916 Gew98 for $450; it went on G-broker for $2225. At least I got to touch it; at the time it was only $505.

    MS
     

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