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    BigSal Goes Full Fudd... buys an SKS?

    I did something fellas... paid nearly $700 american dollars for a Tula 1950 SKS.

    Ill post pictures when it arrives. Whats wrong with me? Why did I get this thing?

    I'm so confused....
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    It has probably increased in value more than any other rifle lately.... If its a prime example and not all refinished and re-marked, good stuff... Really good stuff...
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    If you get a traditional vietnamese hat and outfit to go with it you can avoid Fudd status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobtheButcher View Post
    If you get a traditional vietnamese hat and outfit to go with it you can avoid Fudd status.
    Funny you mention that, I had this kick-ass Vietnamese sandwich the other day. I could go for one more!

    Quote Originally Posted by evolixsurf View Post
    It has probably increased in value more than any other rifle lately.... If its a prime example and not all refinished and re-marked, good stuff... Really good stuff...
    I think there is something to this my friend. The sad fact is, we may be ten or twenty years away from more firearms coming in from Russia.... Its nice to have something in hand now rather than pay out the ass later.
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    I can't believe you did not have a SKS till now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSal View Post
    Funny you mention that, I had this kick-ass Vietnamese sandwich the other day. I could go for one more!


    I think there is something to this my friend. The sad fact is, we may be ten or twenty years away from more firearms coming in from Russia.... Its nice to have something in hand now rather than pay out the ass later.
    I dunno man, $709 for an SKS sounds like paying out the ass now!

    The last 10 years have not been kind to surplus collecting. I blame a subset of Fudds
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    $700 might sound high, but for a non-refurb, early Tula today, not so much.
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    First of all

    never_go_full_fudd.jpg

    Second - Going full fudd would be you SELLING all your 'asshalt" rifles and keeping .22s, shotguns, and bolt action rifles "for durr season" even if you never hunted a day in your life. A fudd would never buy a commie piece of crap like that! Let alone spending that much money! Why... those used to go for 89 dollars a crate AND they gave you a case of ammo AND a blowjob in the parking lot!
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    For a Russian non refurb that is about right.

    They are sweet rifles, you will be glad you got it.
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    You’re good.

    Milsurp is an anathema to Fudds, especially “Commie” milsurp.
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    The more you pay, the more it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    The more you pay, the more it's worth.
    Have I got some deals for YOU!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    You’re good.

    Milsurp is an anathema to Fudds, especially “Commie” milsurp.


    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    For a Russian non refurb that is about right.

    They are sweet rifles, you will be glad you got it.
    I'm ok with the purchase price... I just didn't think I'd be an sks owner again. What dark power overtook me, I will never know...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10Gauge View Post
    First of all

    never_go_full_fudd.jpg

    Second - Going full fudd would be you SELLING all your 'asshalt" rifles and keeping .22s, shotguns, and bolt action rifles "for durr season" even if you never hunted a day in your life. A fudd would never buy a commie piece of crap like that! Let alone spending that much money! Why... those used to go for 89 dollars a crate AND they gave you a case of ammo AND a blowjob in the parking lot!
    Your post has inspired me to buy a flannel shirt with cut off arm-lengths...

    Quote Originally Posted by esh21167 View Post
    $700 might sound high, but for a non-refurb, early Tula today, not so much.
    I agree. The range was between 550-800 for units in the condition. I feel a sense of joy and also a puzzling feeling...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    I dunno man, $709 for an SKS sounds like paying out the ass now!

    The last 10 years have not been kind to surplus collecting. I blame a subset of Fudds
    It is a bargain. I figure we should all buy all the Russian stuff we see ourselves wanting now rather than later.

    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    I can't believe you did not have a SKS till now.
    That is a tale for another day my friend. When you move, sacrifices are made. This is, however, the first russian SKS I've ever owned, and the first unit in decent condition. Im pretty excited.
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    When you receive it check for a spring loaded firing pin. Most 1950 and earlier dated Russian SKS models have that feature.

    Also check for my favorite SKS issue to obsess over - original bayonet stake marks that are still lined up.
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    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    When you receive it check for a spring loaded firing pin. Most 1950 and earlier dated Russian SKS models have that feature.

    Also check for my favorite SKS issue to obsess over - original bayonet stake marks that are still lined up.
    I'll check in a few weeks after my Washington State mandatory holding period... Is the spring more desirable?
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