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Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by kcult, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. kcult

    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    What do I need to know about this rifle so I can figure out an asking price?

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    Chinese SKS with no bayo?
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I'm told it's Chinese. I haven't looked over it yet.
     
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    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    Without good pics, it's kinda like askin Helen Keller what I look like from across the street.
     
  5. GeorgeBush

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    Find a bayo for it, if it's Norinco, probably 400 to the right guy.
     
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    Post pics of the receiver marks
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I can see that being an issue, if I was actually asking someone to appraise it.
     
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    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    "What do I need to know about this rifle so I can figure out an asking price?"

    Ain't that about the same?
     
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    Isn’t this posted in the appraisals section? :)
     
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    Country of origin
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    Date of manufacture
    Rearsenaled y/n
    Refinished y/n
    Numbers match y/n


    As i said, post more pics
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Does all that come from the few markings I found? Or are there more than these?

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    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.
     
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    Looks like a factory 526. But would need a clearer pic of the factory stamp.
     
  13. cubrock

    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the info.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    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?
     
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    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 :D
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yes, but if you are going to have a mismatched part, that is one of the less critical ones.
     
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    Darkhorse You can bet they ain’t forgot me. Life Member

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    No I will trade you some bowling pins.
     
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    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.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
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    Thanks...so its basically a matter of "Sell if for $500 eventually if its all matching" to "Sell it for $350-400 quickly regardless".
     
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  23. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    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.
     
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    Hard to tell with the lighting of the pic, but it looks to me like the bayo lug is there.
     
  25. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    If so and with the proper spike bayo add another 50.00