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My FIL has decided to sell 2 rifles to buy a new Dillon RL550C and reloading extras.

Factory DPMS Oracle 223/5.56 with for real 50 rounds through it. Burris 3x9 green/red illuminated reticle scope. A couple mags too. Very clean and excellent condition.

Second is a Chinese SKS with original bayonet and original 1x (I think) scope. Has original wood front and aftermarket synthetic folding stock. Several mags too.

I have NO idea about the SKS.
I’m knowledgeable on pistols but know next to nothing on the rifles (value wise).
Trying to see if anyone has info on a range of values these might bring.
 

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How many digits in the SKS serial number? The scope was an add on along with the folding stock. Nothing to a collector unless he has the stock and it has a low digit serial number. To the average Joe, about 350-400, depending where you live and availability.
 

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DPMS is a 400 dollar AR if you get lucky in the current deflated AR market. SKS should bring 350 bucks. IMHO 400 would be a serious push on the SKS. I see a lot of SKS's at local pawn shops not moving at 375 or so.
 

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How many digits in the SKS serial number? The scope was an add on along with the folding stock. Nothing to a collector unless he has the stock and it has a low digit serial number. To the average Joe, about 350-400, depending where you live and availability.
8 numbers in the SKS serial number starting with 122
 

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I remember buying my first SKS in early '91, and I'd JUST missed the boat on the $69 ones - they'd just gone UP to $79! And I'm thinking, "$79 for THIS chunka ****?!?!" :eek:.o:

I shoulda bought a HUNDRED of 'em - WHEN you can find 'em, I see 'em going for $400 - $450 around here... :eek:
 

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I remember buying my first SKS in early '91, and I'd JUST missed the boat on the $69 ones - they'd just gone UP to $79! And I'm thinking, "$79 for THIS chunka ****?!?!" :eek:.o:

I shoulda bought a HUNDRED of 'em - WHEN you can find 'em, I see 'em going for $400 - $450 around here... :eek:
Man, they really shot it in value! It’s a true appraisal of their worth though since they are great carbines. Glad I got mine when they were cheap.
 

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Yeah, I remember when they would be stacked in barrels for dirt cheap.
I was about the only one of my running buddies that didn’t buy one. I couldn’t stomach the ugly bastages.
But looking back, I wish j would’ve bought a few barrels full. :bag: :roflmaro:

Personally, I’d go with the AR. It’s a decent shooter and fun cheap gun.
 
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