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Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:30:41 PM »
Title pretty much says it all.

Crate in question is in tip top shape. Only thing(s) missing are the cross-brace boards that hold the rifles in place.

Want to know what others have paid for them.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 02:14:40 AM »
  I paid about $50.00 for my Yugo Honor Guard Crate, but spent over twice that to get it shipped to me. But, I wanted it. I did get all dividers with it, a new Yugo cleaning rod, and the wonderful smell of cosmoline.  thumb1





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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 10:18:28 AM »
I paid the same and I think shipping for mine was almost $75 FC.  That was a heck of a find by SKhiSm, I have yet to fill mine with goodies though.  I'll have to work on the wife and see if she'll accept it in the house as a coffee table or somethin' this year.  I've failed three years in a row now!  chuckles1
      

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 11:28:26 AM »
Ditto to FCís and RMís comments. Shipping was the most expensive part, all the way to WA, but Iím glad to have it.

I unscrewed one handle so I could stand it upright. Installed a latch and filled it with SKSs in my gun room.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 02:32:45 PM »
Thanks for the input.

The one at the show this weekend was super clean, just missing those crucial dividers though. Easy enough to replicate I imagine. If he still has it, I'm hoping the vendor is local-ish so I can pick it up in person and skip the shipping.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 09:39:51 PM »
Just buy it.    :))
      
1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms... It doesn't matter how many Lenins you get out on the street begging for them to be taken.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 08:31:15 AM »
Just buy it.    :))

Original asking price was $200. No, thanks.

If I can get the seller to cut the price by half, or more...then maybe.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 08:42:41 AM »
Is there at least an M59 inside?!  :o

Highway robbery for a box made of wood missing key pieces.  bat1
      

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 12:01:36 PM »
...not even a passage to Narnia

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 07:16:18 PM »
Or not.    :-\
      
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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 08:57:54 PM »
I guess the other question is, how many yugos do yo have to put in it?  because having a crate with empty spots might end up costing you a trip down yet another rabbit hole.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 12:57:49 AM »
I can fill two crates...almost.

I would really only fill it with rifles for the photo ops, though. All my sks's are kept in safes.

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 02:00:19 AM »
Just buy it.    :))

Original asking price was $200. No, thanks.

If I can get the seller to cut the price by half, or more...then maybe.

Hey BB, did you end up getting the crate? If you did, I could trace a pattern or two for the inserts that are missing and send them to you. You'd have to put a little felt on the inserts, but that's no biggie. Let me know if that'd help you out.

I imagine the owner you are buying it from had to pay the premium shipping, too, and is trying to recoup that and make a few bucks for resale. If you could get him down to $150, or less, it would be close to what the rest of us had to pay after shipping. Good luck!

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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 09:44:30 AM »
very nice of you FC.  thumb1
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Re: Empty M59 crate-- what's it worth?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2018, 10:11:40 AM »
Thank you kindly for the offer, 1stC.

But, I did not get the crate.

Had I gotten it, your offer would have answered the question  I would have posted when it arrived.


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