Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by kcult, Aug 10, 2019.
What do I need to know about this rifle so I can figure out an asking price?
Chinese SKS with no bayo?
I'm told it's Chinese. I haven't looked over it yet.
Without good pics, it's kinda like askin Helen Keller what I look like from across the street.
Find a bayo for it, if it's Norinco, probably 400 to the right guy.
Post pics of the receiver marks
I can see that being an issue, if I was actually asking someone to appraise it.
"What do I need to know about this rifle so I can figure out an asking price?"
Ain't that about the same?
Isn’t this posted in the appraisals section?
Country of origin
Date of manufacture
Numbers match y/n
As i said, post more pics
Does all that come from the few markings I found? Or are there more than these?
As far as numbers matching, the only number I see that is different, is stamped on the bottom of the magazine door. I'm not sure if it's supposed to or not.
And thanks for your help, btw.
Looks like a factory 526. But would need a clearer pic of the factory stamp.
You can get factory bayonet assemblies on Amazon for around $30. Well worth it, as a potential buyer will ding the value of the gun more than that if the bayo is missing.
Thank you for the info.
If "01903" are all over this rifle, but "1874" is stamped into the bottom of the magazine door (assuming that's what that piece is called), does that mean this is not a numbers matching rifle?
Yeah someone added back a factory magazine door to make the rifle look more authentic. They just added the wrong one. Take it off for detachable mags, then it’ll be numbers matching
Yes, but if you are going to have a mismatched part, that is one of the less critical ones.
No I will trade you some bowling pins.
For my own education...is this a collectors piece to begin with? As in, does a mismatched magazine door >really< hurt the value? I guess it may attract a perfectionist, but is this really something that would make a $350-400 SKS a $500 SKS? Please don't get me wrong, I am not doubting the fact that all matching is better, but is this kina like someone having an all matching Mosin? May matter to a very few people, but in the end, its still just a mass produced SKS.
It will matter to some and will make the difference between a $350-$400 SKS and a $500 SKS. But, they are in the minority. Most people who want a Chinese SKS will pay the same money for this one that they would if it were all matching.
Thanks...so its basically a matter of "Sell if for $500 eventually if its all matching" to "Sell it for $350-400 quickly regardless".
OK, I have been collecting SKS since the day they were imported and have an extensive collection. I do not have a pony in this race.
First, The arsenal of production is nit a special one, The other markings do not signify a collectible sks.
It appears that the bayo lug has been removed. Minus the missing lug
It is a non-matching sks. But it is a long lug screwed barrel of early production. As well as a side mount sling mount.
Base selling price for an unaltered, matching, clean Chinese of early production is around 475.00-525.00
Minus the missing lug 50.00, scratched stock 50.00 miss-matched mag, 50.00
On an auction site, I would list it at 375.00 reserve with a 10-day auction. You could expect about 400.00-410.00 sale.
A BIL sale today ---Take the 375.00 and run with it.
Hard to tell with the lighting of the pic, but it looks to me like the bayo lug is there.
If so and with the proper spike bayo add another 50.00
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