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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 03:01:56 AM »
I have heard of it happening. If you have left overs.. maybe contact Hornady with the lot number and see what they say. Everything I've seen they are supposed to be .310.
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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on Today at 01:32:00 AM »
Awe man....   308 factory x39 rounds, thats weird!   Why would they do that?
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Russian SKS / 54 Izzy barrel collar quetion?
« Last post by jstin2 on February 17, 2018, 04:37:31 PM »
I was oiling my 54 Izzy and noticed markings on collar. Took out my refurbed 54 Izzy and it had similar markings. Both have line up marks and one has a 0 and the other has 8 on receiver and barrel collar. It almost resembles a S/N but does not match receiver or other S/Ns on carbine. Suggestions what it is or means? My heavy refurbished 53 Izzy does not have same.

https://ibb.co/album/nxzSOv
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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by edrod68 on February 17, 2018, 03:29:45 PM »
Ok...match complete today....the Hornady was a complete disappointment.  Was not grouping very well at all, on a whim I tried fitting a live round into the muscle end....guess what?  Its freaking. 308 bullet diameter....ugh.....complete waste of money 2-4 MOA at best....

PPU brass case 123 FMJ was slightly better, still did not group horribly well, and I ended up losing the match and championship by one point...

Looks like time to start reloading...I'll let you know how that goes...
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / 4 digit ghost turned Cowboy Companion?
« Last post by Stoned_Oli on February 17, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Shame about the painted stock, but looks interesting nonetheless.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/747065130





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Introductions / Re: thanks for adding me
« Last post by carls sks on February 17, 2018, 09:16:37 AM »
hi ear wax  :) and welcome. good to have you here.  thumb1
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: Help with Chinese Writing
« Last post by Q Tip on February 17, 2018, 01:19:54 AM »
i was sort of hoping for " Sks sooooo awesome"
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Romanian SKS / Re: GB listings - 2017 - Romanian (AKA What's my M56 worth?)
« Last post by running-man on February 16, 2018, 11:46:28 PM »
2017 is in the books and the Romanian SKSs are by far, the least popular SKS out there based on the number of guns that traded hands.  While the Albanian SKS had 45 sales on GB in 2017, the Romanian M56 sold a paltry 39 guns at an avg. price of $439.23.  Low price for the year was $205.00 while the most expensive gun topped out at a meager $785.00.

Of the 39 that sold:
  • 4 were as-issued sporting a $511.75 average price.
  • 13 were refurbshed going for $486.57 avg. price.
  • 15 were bubba'd going for a $374.00 avg. price.
  • and 7 were unknown going to a $449.64 avg. price.
Of the 39 that sold:
  • 15 were good condition guns at $476.96 avg. price.
  • 19 were fair condition guns at $409.18 avg. price.
  • 5 were unknown condition guns at $440.20 avg. price.
Romanian SKSs continue to get zero respect in the collecting world.  Lump them with the Yugos I guess.  The trendline is negative meaning that a typical Romanian SKS was worth more at the beginning of the year than at the end.  The y intersect of the trendline looks to be $467.84 with a negative slope of $6.19 loss per month.  Very disapointing data if you want to sell a Romanian, excellent news if you want to buy one!  thumb1
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Romanian SKS / GB listings for December, 2017 - Romanian
« Last post by running-man on February 16, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »
I still consider the Romy to be the best value in SKSs today.  They are built like tanks, even if they trend a bit uglier then their brethren.
  • # sold: 1
  • Lowest Sale Price: $400.00
  • Avg. Sale Price: $400.00
  • Highest Sale Price: $400.00
  • As-Issued Avg. Price: $N/A
Please let me know any feedback (good or bad) to these.
If you have an objection or observation to add to anything I've listed, by all means call it out.  Let's look at it long and hard (I only look at each listing for a minute or two at most) and maybe everyone can learn a thing or two!  thumb1

-RM

Item Link | Description | # Bids | Final Price | Arsenal Condition | Current Condition | RM's Notes
  • 731076175 | Romanian SKS Numbers Match | 1 | $400.00 | Refurbished | Fair | It's an honest to goodness Romy.  A little rough around the edges, but not a bad deal at 4 bills.



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Albanian SKS / Re: GB listings - 2017 - Albanian (AKA What's my model 561 worth?)
« Last post by running-man on February 16, 2018, 11:12:03 PM »
2017 is done and the Alby sales are all in the record books.

Here is what we finally wound up with: 45 total Albys sold at an avg. price of $743.35 for the entire year.  44 sold in 2017, so the data should be pretty comparable year to year.  The avg. shows a very large jump of $153.85 in the average Albanian over 2016!!!  The low price for the year was $395.00 and the high was $1,299.00. which wasn't too far out of line from 2016.

Of the 45:
  • 20 were as-issued @ $845.48 avg. ea.
  • 10 were refurbs @ $701.79 avg. ea.
  • 2 were bubbas @ $652.50 avg. ea.
  • 13 were of uncertain pedigree @ $632.17 avg. ea.
Of the 45:
  • 23 were in good condition @ $836.58 avg. ea.
  • 16 were in fair condition @ $655.52 avg. ea.
  • 1 was in poor condition @ $609.95 avg. ea.
  • 5 were in uncertain condition @ $622.20 avg. ea.
As-issued guns went about $145 more than a refurb.   

As in 2016, the difference between the avg. of as-issued and refurbished 'fair' condition guns is almost negligible ($711.30 vs. $705.99) regardless of as-issued vs. refurbished status.  This was, however, a huge jump from 2016 where 'fair' condition as-issued and refurbished guns were closer to $515!!! 

The general trendline for the year was negatively sloped meaning that these guns dropped in price through the year.  Straight trendline shows the avg. price at the beginning of the year was $782.38 and lost approximately $4.99 per month for the 12 months that Albys sold.

2017 showed monster gains in Alby's but the gains were not sustainable.  It'll be interesting to see what 2018 brings and whether the trendline contines to fall or if it will stabilize and perhaps grow.
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