MemberDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
People willing to pay stupid amounts of money, caused stupid prices on still common milsurps, in heavy circulation
koenigseggCC7GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
So what you’re saying is that more people wanted to buy an item, so sellers increased their prices?
Yet it’s not supply and demand?
LockyBalboaPrimeGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Caedus_VaoGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
It’s almost as if surplus is a finite resource with a constant demand and keeps pace with or even outstrips inflation.
Do you honestly expect SKS’s to be $250 anymore? Mosins $100?
zSchlachterGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Ive been drinking to much to deal with this shit tonight
Murpzy7GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
When I was new into shooting a Mosin could be had for $75 now they’re $300+ it’s ridiculous
ExcellentNature6GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Personally I think an SKS is worth $300. A reliable semi auto that fires a widely available round and has a sweet bayonet. They are especially desirable in assault weapon ban states, where slapping a bubba Tapco stock on gives you basically the only rifle you can legally have with a pistol grip and adjustable stock, and without compliance modifications (because of the fixed 10 round mag).
WHS72GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Thank all the boomers who chopped them up and turned them into hunting rifles when there were barrels of them at hardware stores, or the modern bubbas who will gladly JB Weld a scope or rail system onto a Mosin after slapping it into a Archangel stock, only to find later that the Mosin they destroyed the value of was a Finnish Civil Guard M29.
Scarcity drives price and with the lack of imports coming in from China and Russia, 91/30’s and Chicom SKS’s aren’t $150 anymore. The only reason we’ve gotten some recently is because the ones imported by AIM and Classic sat in Albania for 60 years.
Surplus can still be had for reasonably decent prices; just depends on what you’re looking for and what you collect.
74serieschipGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Mosins and SKS’ are expensive now because we’re not importing as many anymore for a lot of reasons, hopefully they come down again and I’ll get a 2nd mosin
3StepsFromThursdayGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Milsurps still have their value, as collector’s and historical pieces. They’re just not the “cheap first gun” that a lot of people used to suggest.
longhairedcountryboyGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
I wish I had bought all the SKSs I could afford when they first came around. I could retire on that now.
Corey307GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
What you’re saying is wrong, military surplus rifles are not in circulation the way they were even five years ago. You don’t see barrels of Mosin’s or crates of SKS’s.
John_chimpGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Very intelligent, thanks!
pestilenceGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
>People willing to pay stupid amounts of money, caused stupid prices on still common milsurps, in heavy circulation
How does that not sound like DEMAND to you?
N0_Tr3bbl3GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
I had Mexican for supper.
DodgeMan68GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
My thoughts exactly.
Go_get_mattGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Milsurps are an absolute bargain, today as ever. You cannot touch what they offer for less money. You can get a more modern, flatter-shooting rifle for less money, but that was never the draw of the milsurp. Nobody buys a Schmidt-Rubin because it’s cheaper than a Savage Axis, they buy it because it has panache and character and is interesting. There will be no shortage of investment castings and polymer stocks and CNC machined, CAD designed bargains for people looking for the cheapest tool they can get to put holes in a tight pattern in a deer or a piece of paper, but that was never the draw of the milsurp. These rifles were and are the ticket to an inexpensive piece of our world’s history, rifles that lived a life and tell a story.