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i HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY AN UNISSUED YUGO, REALLY NICE CONDITION FOR $250...I ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET A NORINCO REALLY NICE (BLONDE, NO MUZZLEBREAK,SPIKE BAYO, CHROME BORE) FOR $250. wHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ? WHICH IS THE BETTER OF THE TWO GUNS.:rolleyes:
 

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I have seen unissued Yugos going for about $170-$190 in fact I'm picking up one this Saturday, $185 w/sling, oil bottles, ammo pack and a bunch of strippers. Century is selling them to C&R holders for even cheaper but I have to pay full boat being a non- holder. The Norincos are alot more valuable right now and I have seen some as high as $450. If the one you're looking at is in good shape then that's a pretty good price.
 

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WELL THE YUGO'S A WASH BECAUSE IF I ORDER FROM OUT OF STATE I HAVE TO PAY 10 SHIPPING AND 30 FFL SO I AM LOOKING AT $220 AND THATS SITE UNSEEN..THE GUY UP THE STREETS YUGO IS ON THE RACK AND ITS A BEAUTY....I WAS LEANING TOWARD TTHE NORINCO BECAUSE I HEARD THEY WERE GETTING SCARCER. WHICH IS THE BETTER GUN THOUGH ?
 

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Well I never shot a Norinco, but they do have chrome bore which will hold up better in the long, long run than a non-chromed bore which the yugo has. The problem people are having is with the corrosive ammo that was used in them. My current Yugo is a shooter grade and has some slight pitting in the lands but still shoots 1 1/2 in at 100yds if I don't drink a pot of coffee before I go out. But since the Norinco was probably imported new and you're looking at an unissued Yugo, that won't be a problem unless you shoot corrosive stuff.
The other complaint that I have is weight. The Yugo has a bunch of stuff hanging off of the front of it which makes it kind of nose heavy in my opinion, the Norinco just has the bayo no grenade launcher and sight.
From a collector stand point, the Norinco is already rare, and the Yugos are all over, but in a few years the same will be true of the Yugo.
I can't say which is the better one, I would like one (or a few) of each. If the Norinco is in nice shape, and you don't feel like hassling with shipping and FFL paperwork right now, I'd go with it and never look back. You can always buy a Yugo later!
 

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YES I WAS THINKING ALONG THOSE LINES AS WELL. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GRAB BOTH....BUT I GOTTA CALM DOWN...I JUST BOUGHT AN SAR1 AND AM LOOKING AT A SAM7.......BUT TWO OF THE SKS'S IS STILL LESS THAN THE SAM7....DAMN WHY COULDNT I HAVE BEEN BORN RICH INSTEAD OF GOOD LOOKIN....
 

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Both guns are a good buy. The Norinco is more sought after than the Yugo. However, once all the Yugo's manage to get here they will also be like the Norincos. Hard to get unless passed through several different owners. Yugos are cheaper than the Norinco. I have a Yugo and they are nice shooting guns. Chrome lining does not matter at all for today's ammunition. You are never going to shoot corrosive ammo through that gun. Make sure you check the bores on both guns and that they have been properly cleaned first. I actually like the granade launcher on the front of my Yugo. It gives the gun added weight and it has no muzzle jump at all when firing one round after the other. The other thing on the Yugo is that you can go from a semi-automatic to a bolt action with a turn of the gas port. If I were you I would consider one of each. Get a Norinco and a Yugo. Heck, you can get a nice Yugo for $129-149 bucks. Good Luck.
 

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I just picked up an unissued Yugo for $179. Good shooter after it was cleaned up a bit. Very good condition except for some scratches in the wood stock. I hear thats pretty common though.
 

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Can't figure out why ANY Norinco would be worth more than a Yugo - just compare them side by side - no comparing the fit and the finish. A minor downside on the Yugo is lack of a chrome-lined bore....
 

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Hey there Blockhead62.I purchased a "new" unissued Yugo M59/66-last summer for 179.00-has blond stock,oiler,stripper clip pouch,cleaning kit.The whole nine yards.Bought it at Interordnance of North Carolina.It's a great shooter and a real looker.as far as SKS's go.I recommend you get yourself one of these now while they are relativly inexpensive.The norinco is a good rifle but they will always be around-there's usually some guy gettin rid of one every now and then.It is however -going to become harder and harder to find unissued SKS's.Get yours now while you can. :D :usa:
 

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I've heard things about some of the Yugo's not functioning right because some idiot forgot to close of the gas port before firing a grenade and bulged it so it only works like a bolt action, but an unissiude one should be fine. I wouldn't get a Norinco. They are a cheap peice of crap compared to a Yugo or Russia. For $250-$300 you should be able to find a nice Russian if you want, they don't have chromed bores and are fine as long as you clean them. I think the Yugo's are actually a bit better than the russian ones actually. At least from the American shooter's perspective. It has that nice recoil pad for grenade launching and a sturdier stock, the rusians went to laminated wood stocks because the origional wood ones split at the wrist, the Yugo shouldn't have that trouble. as for being heavier, I like the extra weight up front on them. It makes it easier for me to hold it on target. Night sights are also a plus. I'd get a Yugo if I had to choose between the two. The only reason a Chi-com would go for that much is if people snapped them all up because they were so cheap before. A lot of the chinese rifles also have crappily made followers that cause feeding malfunctions. A non-chromed bore should be a bit more accurate as well.I vote for a Yugo or a Russian if you can find one.
 

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I have yet to see the Yugo, up close and personal. If it's anything like the car, I don't care to. :D Seriously, Are the Yugo's stamped and pinned or milled and threaded? I have a Norinco China Poly. It's very accurate and the only thing I changed on it is the stock. I'm a lot taller than the Chinese. I see no sense for the grenade launcher, do you have any to launch? As Bugdrvr said, seems like extra weight to carry around. The Russian is a fine-made weapon but the price from what I've seen has gone through the roof. Whatever your choice ends up being, don't forget to purchase a bolt-buffer.

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I have both, a Yugo and a Norinco. They both shoot equally well, and its just a matter of personal taste, I lean toward the Norinco, and my son loves the Yugo. Its a toss up, either way, you can't loose.
 

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Hi All,

I just purchased my 2nd yugo SKS from Wholesale and pretty much the 2nd was far better than the first.

That being said, these rifles are said to be in 'excellent' condition - I'd agree with that for the first, the second I received was more along the lines of unissued.

Right now they are $120 and come with a log book. Of course knowing many in this hobby are cynical about this stuff, it's kinda nice to have a record of the history of the gun so far (even if I can't decipher it!) - yet this indicates when it was taken out of storage, etc. Further, these rifles have only been test fired once (both in 1989 - 5 rounds) - that's about as close to unissued as you can expect and for the price difference between 'New' and 'Excellent' there is no question!

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I have a norinco, and prefer it over a yugo since I've seen a few shooters have cycling and extractor problems with theirs.
 

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i got my yugo about a year ago unissued for about 170 at a show in N.C. then i got my norinco at a shop here in V.A. for 220. there is really no shortage of norinco sks's if you go to any gun show on just about every table you will see at least two if not more norinco sks. people just charge the heck out of you for them because we dont import from them for the moment. but when we did we imported a @#$% load of them for years. most if not all norinco sks's are made for export and where not of the best quality. the one i have is from the early 60's but judging from the blond wood you where talking about the one you are looking at is from the mid 80's the bayonets are rivited on and the over all workmanship tends to be on the lower end. as for the yugo's i love the one i have. it is much better put togather much more accurit it is heavier but the extra lbs can be overlooked for workmanship. the price is high for the yugo though. i havent seen even unissued go for more then 200 dollors. if i were you i would hold off till the next show and go get a yugo there. save the money and then get both :rolleyes: but if you are like me you will have to keep one in the closet for a few weeks so the wife dosent know :ph34r:
 

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I have a norinco sks that I have put at least 1200 rounds through, just put scope on it this weekend and it shoots 2 to 3" groups at 50 yards. I paid 160 $ for mine. :2guns:
 
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