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Old 02-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Norinco sks paratrooper

I have a chance to get a nice numbers matching Norinco paratrooper. Is has the folding spike too. It’s from a local forum member and a nice guy. He wants $550. Is that a good deal for me?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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I bought one last summer for $350. No bayo and the guy didn't know what he had. If you want it and have the budget offer $400 and go from there. Or hell, if you really want it just pay the guy and enjoy your rifle. That being said, I wouldn't take $550 for mine, unless I was in a really bad way financially.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:09 PM   #3
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Try to haggle and save your self a few bucks, if you want it get it but get it and be nice to your wallet
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:15 PM   #4
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Pretty pricey. Does it have the cleaning rod? That's the hard part to find.
I somebody offered me $550 for mine I would have to ponder it strongly, and it's a blade.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:21 PM   #5
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He went down to $525 when I offered $480.
Again his a nice guy on the forum.
Should $480 be my max?
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It would be a shame to miss it for $45 difference. Quit being cheap. Buy the gun
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:29 PM   #7
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So is $500 fair??
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:43 PM   #8
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So is $500 fair??
The only thing that makes it fair is if your happy with it! That's all that matters, is it what you want? If so, buy it and enjoy it!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:56 PM   #9
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in the PNW Oregon wash etc yes $500 is fair for an para SKS although I did get one last year all matching at a local show for $400
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$500 is fair if it doesn't hurt you too badly.

They are not bringing any more in. Your slightly steep $500 now will be cheap in 5 years.

Edited to add, $500 in New Yuck would be a screaming deal for ANY functioning SKS, they are unobtainable anymore.
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They are not bringing any more in. Your slightly steep $500 now will be cheap in 5 years.
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This has been my thought process on lots of purchases lately. Nothing is getting cheaper except for AR's. Better to buy it now than regret it and kick yourself for being so cheap and missing out on a cool gun.
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I got mine a couple years ago for $400. $500 Is fair, if you want it buy it.
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So is $500 fair??
If it was made out of an early series rifle I would buy it for $500. And just did.

I bought a beautiful 1958 3 million series arsenal 26 Para the other week for $500 shipped. Matching, and has all the early features I been looking for.

I value those para's slightly higher than a newer ones with a pinned barrel, and stamped trigger guard.
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I bought one without a bayo for $260 two months ago
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I bought one without a bayo for $260 two months ago
That's a deal even for a beat to hell regular SKS nowadays. I am never in the right place at the right time to get deals like that.
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Rifle is 1966 with Milled trigger guard
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:09 AM   #17
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Up to you. If it looks to be nice like the one in this pic and you really want one I say go for it. I don't have much luck waiting around for deals and have missed some really nice rifles over 50-100 dollars in the past.

Here is what I got for 500....

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Old 02-12-2019, 03:57 AM   #18
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Up to you. If it looks to be nice like the one in this pic and you really want one I say go for it. I don't have much luck waiting around for deals and have missed some really nice rifles over 50-100 dollars in the past.

Here is what I got for 500....

It has everything you pictured except the 4 pieces to the left of the 30 round mag. $525 with two extra mags not for the SKS (20 round tanker and NOS EG bake) + 180 rounds of GT. I’d say it’s the deal of the day.

All this shit is going up in price here in Washington. I was gonna post it for sale on here for $550 but thought I’d give a local guy dibs first. Now Dswan, you need my MAK90 for the package deal!
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:54 PM   #19
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Avoid the duckbill mags unless you enjoy frustration.

The buttstock cleaning kit and oil bottle can be had in the MP.
Member TP carries them I believe.
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I have a /26\ Paratrooper, and it is one of my absolute favorite rifles of all to shoot. Mine prefers Golden Tiger, and performed exceptionally at a group shoot. I would shell out 500 for another, if I could find one locally.
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Just pay the man. It's in the ballpark and if you wait to long it WILL sell and i'm pretty sure you won't be happy.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:24 AM   #22
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Yes it's a good deal.

When you buy it, do yourself a favor and trade or sell the duckbill mag. They're far more trouble than it's worth trying to get them to fit and then function properly or even reliably.
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