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Yugo SKS M59/66...did I pay too much?

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by Big_Red, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Big_Red

    Big_Red

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    I went over to Tite Group last night to pick up my NES AR lower. While there, I noticed a "brand new looking" SKS. It turned out to be a never issued Yugo SKS M59/66 with a sling and a mag pouch. All the serial numbers match and the stock is in super condition. I bought it for $329. Was that a good deal or did I screw myself?
     

  2. Wildweasel

    Wildweasel NES Member

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    If you are happy with it thats all that matters. for the condition it is an decent price.
     
  3. jdubois

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    I saw that SKS while I was in there the other day. Nice looking gun!
     
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Moderator NES Member

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    I've seen run of the mill versions going for the high 200's, so it would seem one as you describe might not be out of line.

    Enjoy it. It will probably never be worth less.
     
  5. terraformer

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    Decent deal with the sling and pouch included. Enjoy it and don't sweat the price.
     
  6. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    In a few years, when the're on the ban list, you'll thank yourself for buying it. Jack.
     
  7. SKS Ray

    SKS Ray Moderator NES Member

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    $250 for an unissued 59/66 is standard price, but if you don't have a C&R and can't get one shipped to you, ya gotta take what you can get.
     
  8. m44

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    That seems like a okay price, like was already said if you like it then its worth it.

    But we do need pics [smile].
     
  9. Big_Red

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    Thanks everyone. Perhaps I should consider getting a C&R.

    I will take pictures but need to clean the rifle up a bit as it is completely covered in cosmoline. So much so that when I handled it in the store it stuck to my hands and I couldn't easily let go [smile].
     
  10. vellnueve

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    I paid $240 for my unissued condition one, but that was a few months back.
     
  11. SKS Ray

    SKS Ray Moderator NES Member

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    Its really worth it if you want to start getting into surplus guns because you'll pay for what they're worth on the collector market, not what gun shops are charging.
    You'll get the $30 back in money savings on the first C&R eligible gun you buy.
     
  12. USMA-82

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    Plus, many online vendors will place you in the "dealer" catagory, and you'll reap discounts on most of their products. After I got my C&R and sent it to MidwayUSA, my first order of cleaning supplies resulted in a savings equal to the cost of the license.

    Even if you never buy a milsurp, get the C&R and save HUNDREDS of dollars.
     

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