I found a refurb Tula since my last post in this thread. Nice rifle but to be honest, it shoots about the same as my other SKS's. I'm growing more fond of my Chikomz though as time passes. Very nice little weapons for the price. Just found another one with grease in the barrel and all over inside. It was 3 bills but the used ones are at least that much these days.
And to think my first one 20 years ago was 100 bucks, new and unissued.