I am considering selling my excellent condition Russian SKS (1950 tula w/laminated stock, original sling, bayonet and cleaning rod, plus a couple of hundred rounds on strippers). What would the going price now?
Can you make that a hundred swiss francs? not sure about american money anymore! Really, this market is crazy. Hard to tell what the market will bear. Want a good profit, but do not want to totally screw fellow gun owners. I'm not a dealer.Guess it may be a fine line.
If it's refurbed marked it will sell on Gunbroker $450+ without the ammo. IF it's a non refurb it will bring more.
The buyers on main street won't pay want Gunbroker idiots will.
I recently bought a 1950 Russian refurb in the box with a cheap scope, mount and 60 rounds for $350.00
Sorry guys, with the current gun control madness getting worse, I have decided not to sell for now. I live in a small Mississippi town and a fellow American Legion member who owns the local pawn shop gave me a good deal on ammo at pre-election prices. Also, some of the ammo was a trade for some .303 he needed. Stocked up now and my SKS is my back-up to my Mini 14 tactical. Seems like bartering on firearms and ammo is a new trend, at least in my small town.
From an investment standpoint, if you want the greenbacks, now is a good time to cash in your SKS rifles. Still, I think they are decent backup and the question would be, what would you buy in its place? Just my opinion. Nice to know if you do need the money you have something valuable. Wish I'd loaded up on those $79 deals back in the day.
If I only owned one SKS, I would definately hold on to it. They are pretty much idoit proof (unless you use corrosive ammo, and don't clean it). If you bought a bunch for cheap, now is a good time to cash in. Keep the best one for yourself. In Ca., excellent condition SKS's go for $500+ and excellent ruskies go for up to $700 ea.
I have noticed prices dropping on two of the SKS sites I view. Was considering selling mine but decided to keep it- It's an early Norinco paratrooper with a Russian trigger set, dust cover and bolt carrier both matching but a different bolt. I got it in a trade and it came with Tapco furniture. I replaced the gas rod and it is now 922(r) compliant. Also changed out the firing pin using one from Ben Murray. A lot of collectors are on SKS Boards and they may be able to advise on a price to list. You might want to list it on either Gunsamerica.com or Gunbroker.com