A few changes to the Russian GB listings in 2017.
Heavy and Light Refurbs are now simply called refurbs.
Perfect and Excellent Current Condition have been dropped, there are only Poor through VG remaining.
- # sold: 40
- Lowest Sale Price: $375.00
- Avg. Sale Price: $549.53
- Highest Sale Price: $1125.00
- Tula Avg. Price: $568.57
- Izhevsk Avg. Price: $880.00
- As-Issued Avg. Price: $731.00
As always, please discuss anything you see that doesn't quite jive with what you know or that you don't quite understand. I've made enough mistakes in my life to not ever trust a first cut of my work and everyone was a newbie once. If something is miscategorized or mischaracterized, by all means call it out. You won't hurt anyone's feelings by pointing things out and getting me to correct them. In reality, discussion is the only reason these threads exist, if there is no discussion, there is no need for these threads.
Item Link | Description | # Bids | Final Price | Year | Arsenal | Arsenal Condition | Current Condition | S/N | RM's Notes
- 614246696 NOS 1950 Russian Tula SKS w/Bayonett 7.62x39 1 $650.00 1950 Tula As-Issued Very Good ФB2757 Nice one here! Discussed at http://sks-files.com/index.php?topic=3027.0 and http://sks-files.com/index.php?topic=3028.0
- 609678450 1952 RUSSIAN SKS TULA NON-REFURB 12 $750.00 1952 Tula As-Issued Good ГH299 Nice enough gun. Stock may have been hit with a fresh coat of finish though, those valleys all look awfully dark to me.
- 607249735 SKS, Russian, KBI, 7.62X39; Boxed, Unfired, Acces. 40 $1,125.00 1955 Tula As-Issued Good OЛ8465 Let's start with the good. '55 with original stock. VG+ condition. Box and accessories a definite plus. Now the bad. C'mon MM Outfitters, you guys can afford 28 photos on gunbroker, but you can't take 28 (or even 1) decent photos of this gun?! Seriously, my 4 year old could take these exact same photos with her Fisher Price "my first" camera. These have to be some of the most TERRIBLE photos of a firearm I've ever seen. Blurry, dark, poor resolution, taken at ridiculous isometric angles that show NOTHING. Not a single clear S/N in the entire bunch. No crossbolt detail. Ten photos of crap nobody cares anything about. Pure horsetrash. The fact that this thing sold for 11 Benjamins is a testament to how few '55s are truly out there. From the horrid photos, the last one sticks out in my mind, and not in a good way. The right side of this stock shows *very* heavy shellac brush marks in varying directions. Maybe Ivan was having an off day, but that stock could easily have had another heavy coat of shellac applied at refurb....we may never know because there are no crossbolt stamps visible in *any* photo. Heck, the seller didn't even include a receiver photo for that matter...
- 612650452 Russian SKS Sporter (Tula-KB 1995) 1 $599.00 Uncertain Uncertain Bubba Uncertain Uncertain For the love of....
- 613686309 * Russian SKS 7.62x39 semi rifle * Tula Russia 26 $455.00 Uncertain Uncertain Bubba Good Uncertain Good gravy, that's a long duckbill mag.
- 612240816 Russian SKS 7.62x39mm semi-auto Like AK-47 AR-15 12 $450.97 Uncertain Uncertain Bubba Good Uncertain Bubba had his way with this one...
- 615254220 K.B.I. Inc Russia SKS-45 7.62X39 6 $435.00 Uncertain Uncertain Bubba Uncertain Uncertain Horsetrash auction.
- 613336851 Russian SKS Type 45 w/extra`s.Really Cheap! 1 $375.00 Uncertain Uncertain Bubba Uncertain Uncertain For the love of....
- 608708002 Russian SKS rifle 7.62x39 FREE SHIP 1950 Tula NEW 6 $576.01 1950 Tula Refurbished Good ЮH301 This seller needs a reality check. "This semi-auto Russian SKS rifle is as NEW as can be seen from the detailed field stripped photos." - Uhm, no it's a 67 year old gun that's been through a heavy 'furb. "Refurbished and so all numbers match EXCEPT FOR stock as shown by serial numbers in photos." - Well at least he put the 'except' in all caps... All matching except, that line still cracks me up just like being a little pregnant or a lot dead.
- 614034291 Tula Russian SKS 1949R 7.62x39mm VG $99 NR 16 $461.00 1950 Tula Refurbished Fair CЯ1927 Discussed extensively here: http://sks-files.com/index.php?topic=3026.0
- 612128083 Russian SKS Unfired Tula 1951 SKS-45 7.62X39 KBI 14 $660.00 1951 Tula Refurbished Good BA3897 Nice enough gun here.
- 599291459 1951 Tula Russian SKS 7.62x39 Rifle with Bayonet 1 $599.00 1951 Tula Refurbished Good OC5585 Not a big fan of this gun...
- 613532906 Russian Tula 1952r SKS Matching Laminate 7.62x39 32 $705.00 1952 Tula Refurbished Good ЛK2890 Surprising number of bids on this one. Not a knockout specimen by any means.
- 615253184 Russian SKS 1952r 7.62x39 Rifle 1952 W Bayonet 8 $600.00 1952 Tula Refurbished Good ГЛ2988 This is a decent enough gun I guess. That BBQ paint is sure ugly though.
- 608943665 1952 Tula Russian SKS Matching numbers 7.62X39MM Russian Tula SKS ALL ORIGINAL 1952 1 $475.00 1952 Tula Refurbished Good Uncertain Horsetrash auction.
- 614989160 Russain SKS 7.62x39 Rifle Semi Auto 762x39 9 $452.88 1952 Tula Refurbished Good HЛ5890 I thought this one was a home run until I got a close look at the stock. Nice gun nonetheless. "Russain" may have cost this seller $200.
- 610573612 Russian Tula 1953 SKS 7.62x39 NO CC FEE 2 $510.00 1953 Tula Refurbished Good AB873 Some guys really like the black BBQ with an amber laminate refurb stock. I'm not one of them.
- 611902014 Russian SKS 1953 Tula 8 $410.00 1953 Tula Refurbished Good ЛK3142 This one sold twice at the same price...
- 608120007 Russian Tula 1954r SKS Matching Laminate 7.62x39 18 $555.00 1954 Tula Refurbished Good ИП2571 Pretty good set of photos on this one. Not the nicest gun in the world, but it's a solid shooter.
- 609875647 SKS Russian CDI Import 1 $550.00 1954 Tula Refurbished Good HИ340 Nice enough gun here. A bit skimpy on the photos though.
- 613852511 1954 Russian Tula SKS 7.62x39 Matching Nice Now NR 16 $475.00 1954 Tula Refurbished Good HO3416 Nice looking carbine here. Decent price.
- 613831300 Russian SKS UNFIRED KBI 7.62 x 39 2 $654.00 1957 Tula Refurbished Good BP577_И Not necessarily a collectable gun, but it sure has a pretty replacement stock.
- 611520132 1953 TULA RUSSIAN SKS 1 $450.00 1957 Tula Refurbished Fair BH3262_И What possesses someone to take an as-issued '53 stock and separate itfrom it's weapon to be able to slap it onto a black BBQ refurb '57? With the mismatch S/N on the stock, it obviously didn't leave Russia looking like that...
- 612544409 SKS Russian 7.62X39 1 $549.00 Uncertain Uncertain Refurbished Good TP4334 No receiver shot, no description, terrible presentation...Horsetrash.
- 611793436 CAI SKS 1954R 7.62x39 1 $449.99 Uncertain Uncertain Refurbished Fair Uncertain Horsetrash auction.
- 609039611 RUSSIAN SKS MATCHING KBI IMPORT 1 $445.00 Uncertain Tula Refurbished Good Uncertain Some kind of letter gun, but hell if I can tell what year...
- 609609908 C.A.I. SKS Russian marked 7.62 X 39 Nice! 8 $431.00 Uncertain Uncertain Refurbished Good ЗM1506 Not sure why the seller didn't include the date on the receiver cover. A bit bizarro.
- 615560308 1954 Russian Tula sks 1 $400.00 Uncertain Uncertain Refurbished Fair Uncertain Hot wet mess.
- 610067487 Tula refurbished SKS black bolt 1951 all matching. 2 $400.00 Uncertain Uncertain Refurbished Uncertain Uncertain Horsetrash.
- 613023695 1954r Russian SKS Tula Arsenal Matching Numbers 9 $630.00 Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Craptacular auction...
- 609869674 Russian Tula SKS Matching Serial Numbers NICE! 12 $575.00 Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain Horsetrash listing. Likely a very nice gun though, may even be as-issued. Worth an inquiry into more photos if nothing else.
These guns added 3/7/2017:
- 613075817 Russian SKS 7.62x39 All Matching no Bayonet 1 $399.00 1952 Tula As-Issued Good ЮГ438 Likely a steal here.
- 614553599 RUSSIAN SKS SEMI AUTO RIFLE-MATCHING-W/ SCOPE 37 $605.00 1956 Tula Bubba Good TB2395_Д Missed this gun the first time around. How this gun finds its way into the "collectable firearms" category is beyond me.
- 615811136 1950 Russian SKS 10 $461.00 1950 Tula Refurbished Good ЗИ2081 I like the blonde Izhevsk replacement stock on this one...
- 616342809 Russian SKS Tula 1952r 1 $500.00 1952 Tula Refurbished Good ГИ1630 No liking all the lint and cat hair on this one. Distracting!
- 614173540 Nice! C&R 1952 Tula Russian SKS w/ Laminated Stock 1 $495.00 1952 Tula Refurbished Uncertain Uncertain Horrible listing. You show a photos of the ATF recorded import S/N yet not one of the original Russian S/N for research purposes!? C'mon man, help us out here!
- 615501630 Russian SKS Tula 1954 all matching refurb w/ sling 1 $500.00 1954 Tula Refurbished Good BB570 Missed this gun in January. Not a bad little carbine.
- 610619147 *COLLECTORS LOOK* RARE 1954 Russian Izhevsk SKS 19 $880.00 1954 Izhevsk Refurbished Good HO661 Drago's '54 Izhevsk. Believe it or not, this is the gun that prompted me to look more closely into what features might differentiate a '54 Izhevsk with a '54 Tula. Pretty minimal refurb if I do say so myself, but a refurb nonetheless.
- 606142863 Soviet Russian SKS 7.62X39 Carbine 1953 Matching 24 $690.00 1955 Tula Refurbished Good Uncertain Not the best photos.
- 613075714 Quality Russian Laminate SKS 7.62x39 Matching 1 $598.50 Uncertain Tula Refurbished Fair Uncertain Some type of letter gun here, hell if I can tell which suffix though.