WOW, Have Things Changed!

I just can’t get over the prices for sks’s and other military surplus rifles lately. I remember back in the 90’s spending hours cruisin’ up and down the aisles at gun shows checking out all the ak’s and sks’s for sale. Comparing prices, seeing who was practically giving them away and who was trying to catch a sucker. Chinese sks’s could be had for a little over a hundred bucks and mac 90’s  were around two-hundred. I remember not wanting to spend a lot 🙂 for the mac 90, so I opted for a sks sporter D with the thumbhole stock and detachable ak mag. I got it for $149 and spent the left over money buying accessories and ammo. Chinese steel core was going for about 2$ a box. Those were the days! Tokarev pistols were going for 120$, and I bought a brand new IJ-70 Russian Makorov pistol for 129$. I doubt we will see those days again, so I’m glad I got to participate back then. The last time I looked, a Russian sks on Gun Broker was goin’ for 550$ gun-show Have fun.

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4 Comments on “WOW, Have Things Changed!”

  1. Arty Says:

    Hey, nice to see you posting again.

    I found you site when I was looking for info on buying an SKS.

    • bibic682 Says:

      I don’t get a lot of time to post as often as I would like. But I plan on it! You should see more posts coming soon. Thanks for the comment

  2. Binky Says:

    Hi,
    I like your blog. The going rate for a Russian SKS here in Canada is between $200-250 Canadian (maybe $185-225 US). I bought a ’55 Tula for $225 or so last winter. The gas tube and maybe one other part were force matched and it has a black-painted bolt. That said, they’re all pinned mags to 5 rounds… Taking you up on your earlier post, I’ll send you a pic.

  3. bibic682 Says:

    I would love to post your pic. The main pic on my front page is of a Russian sks I purchased for $189 back in the late 90’s. All #’s match and it seems to be 98% of perfect. I have never fired that one either.


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