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Old 08-25-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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Canada SKS

This is mostly for Garand, but jump in. SKS's, Yugo 59/66's, are going for about $400.00 to $475.00 USD for good to very good condition. A Canadian poster say's Canada is "awash" in these rifles and they go for $225.00CD or $175.00 USD, all in Very Good to Excellent condition. True or dreaming?
 
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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And what's the penalty for smuggling...?





All kidding aside, anyone remember back in BC times (Before Clinton), we were paying $39 for these and $159 for Mak-90's...
 
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Ask Melvin
 
 
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And they came with stripper clips, sling, cleaning stuff, had one back then, problem was length of pull on stock was too short for me. Think I even got 200 rounds of ammo with it.
 
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Terry, you are correct. I had a Chinese one a few years back that I bought new at $169.00 (cdn). You will pay about $275-$300 (cdn) now if you look around.
 
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Terry, you are correct. I had a Chinese one a few years back that I bought new at $169.00 (cdn). You will pay about $275-$300 (cdn) now if you look around.
I have enough SKS's, both Chinese and Yugoslavian, so I'm just curious. The cheapest I ever bought one for was $110.00 for a new, in the box, with sling, and cleaning equipment. No stripper clips. The instruction book was a hoot. Warving: No shoot nail.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:58 PM   #7
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?..The instruction book was a hoot. Warving: No shoot nail.
Some of the surveillance cameras we use have a statement in the paperwork, claiming to be "thunder-proof".
 
Old 08-27-2016, 09:08 AM   #8
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the penalty is not the issue. The likelihood of getting caught is the issue and it's VERY low. Were this not the case, there'd not be billions of $ being made doing it, every year.

Can't figure out how to extend the buttstock by 2"? that's sad. Pachmayr sells butt extenders, so does Bushmaster (or whatever they are called) and brownells. Get 4 of the 1/4" ones and a shotgun recoil pad and presto, butt is 2" longer.

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Could have extended it but sold an made quite a few bucks on it.
 
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LOP on the SKS generally fits me well...of course,there ARE a wide range of aftermarket stocks of varying price and quality.. only thing that I ever bothered with was a bit of trigger work on some,and a better rear sight... YMMV,but even a bone stock beater Type 56 or an M59/66 with the gas cutoff valve in good shape will give good service and utility.
Even with the price climb,they're good rifles;and good deals on private sales turn up here and there.
 
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I didn't like the accuracy that I got using cheap surplus ball ammo. Especially in the rapid fire mode. As "barrel whip" increases so do the groups produced down range.
 
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Different production series and variants-even among the Chicom types- ranged from pressed-pinned barrels,to screwed in,heavier stepped barrels with milled receivers...the only ones I ever saw prone to barrel whip were a lot of " commercial" Chinese,rushed through production to get out as the import sanctions escalated...shop accordingly.
 
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they are certainly worth 5-6x as much as any Nagant ever was, which is to say, $200 for a really nice SKS
 
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Someone here is kinda proud of his Mosins an the 3 ft. 100yd. groups. And that is a scoped version.
 
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...Mosins an the 3 ft. 100yd. groups...
If someone told me he was getting 3-ft 100-yard groups with a surplus commie gun, I'd have figured he was talking about a nagant revolver...
 
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from a lee machine rest, I once had a .45 NM slide group and frame combo that delivered routine 3" groups for 3 shots at 100 yds, using remington 185 gr jswc match ammo. A buddy hid behind a tree at about 100 yds, called the hits, and I got a 5 shot, 7" group at 200 yds. When I looked thru the sights, it was aimed above the trees on top of the backstop hill. Little range off of the shipman blacktop, towards Chesterfield, Joe. North side of the road. No idea if it's still there. The chain was down, so we drove into the LSC when we were in ILL 2 weeks ago. They have added some short range pistol berms, and a pavilion since I was there last, but that was 1984, or so. Don't recall if I went out there any when I was around Litch for 1998 or 2001 Dont think so. Too many people there would know me and know of my record
 
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