ChInes sks value?

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  1. Case Mouth

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    Hi,

    Consider myself pretty versed in AKS but know very little about their older cousin the SKS. LGS has a nice looking chinese one that at first glance seems to have matching numbers, even the stock. Only markings are what look like the norinco 66 triangle on the reciever (but it doesn't say 66 like the AKs just chinese characters) and a CAI Alberta VERMONT import mark on the barrel. Has spiker bayonet and bore looks clean and shiny. It has the wrong cleaning rod-assume its from an ak maybe...
    What do you think this would be worth? Is it rare? I missed out on a "M" model that takes AK mags a while back for $400 and have been kicking myself ever since...

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Back in 2014 I paid $299.00 at Aimsurplus.com for a Chinese SKS. Have no clue what they go for today.
     
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    I paid $75 for mine. Of course that was way back when.
     
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    Tree fiddy for a commercial Norinco.
     
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    Should add my SKS is a 1956 or 58 and if I remember correctly type 56
     
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    /26\ seems to be one if not the most common arsenal for the Chinese SKS. Other arsenal markings may command a bit or a premium for the Type 56 rifle, but that is not always the case and is sometimes negligible unless you find a collector searching for a specific arsenal. The VT Century import mark is from years ago, back when they still dealt in a bunch of surplus.

    Here's a helpful list of Chinese arsenal stamps: http://chinesesks.weebly.com/arsenal-stamps.html

    $350 if you're lucky. Many that sell for the $300s are missing bayonets and/or have a lot of wear. $400 up to even $500 or more is not out of the realm of possibility and seems to becoming more of the norm, especially if it's in great shape and/or on Gunbroker (but you'll factor in seller fees, shipping, etc.).

    I have a couple nice "rarer" Type 56 guns (just because of the less common arsenal stamps) that if I tried to sell, would comfortably list at $450 or $500 and let them sit if needed. Offer $350 and see what happens. $400 for a good, numbers matching gun with a bayonet is fair, IMO. Prices rising may be the norm, but the deals are still out there, too. Good luck and post pictures if you get it.
     
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    What's crazy is that wasn't that long ago. My dad said he used to see these in Walmart all the time for less than $100 throughout the 90s.
     
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    Thanks for the replys, it looks like this is a factory 416. I think they are asking for $400 out the door so sounds like pretty fair but not rip their arm off type of deal. I know what makes an ak a type 56 but what makes these type 56?
     
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    Was for me. I think it was close to 30 years ago.
     
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    Honestly for me, $400 out the door for a great condition, numbers matching Chinese SKS seems fair and I'd probably pay that if I was in the market for one. Hopefully they'll haggle with you a bit though.

    As for the designation, the Chicoms sure do love their "Types." As for the Type 56 SKS (along with the Type 56 AK), production began in earnest in 1956.
     
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    Here is a picture of mine when I got it. It was packed in cosmoline .

    SKSdirty2.jpg
     
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    Not to hijack this thread by waxing nostalgic, but man do I miss the time and elbow grease it took to remove mummified cosmoline out of cheap combloc surplus rifles. Hindsight and all...

    The first gun I bought (in 2002) - a Yugo M59/66A1 SKS - still somehow leaks traces of cosmo when I shoot it.
     
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    Yeah, a quarter of a Century doesn't seem long ago to me either. While I certainly don't have a quarter Century left to see the prices in the future, It'll Be HIGH!
     
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    I don't think they ever stop leaking. To this day I still wipe off more.
     
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    One the combloc milsurps reached and exceeded the price of millions of quality US made firearms on the used market I have almost ceased to be interested. I did have a Norinco SKS in the 90s, i have a Mosin, and currently own a Yugo AK...but other than cheap ammo they're not really worth more than say....a nice model 700 chambered in something useful. No way I'm paying 500 for a CAI imported Norinco SKS unless the dollar has went the way of the Bolivar
     
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