Welcome everyone to the 193rd edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, by a narrow margin deemed the sporterized Mosin-Nagant a hot gat.
At this time the original auction is still ongoing with the current bid up to $1,025. Congratulations in advance to the buyer on the purchase of your certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a slightly modified Chinese SKS chambered in 7.62×39. As is tradition, this retrograde gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $599 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Chinese Majesty or International Tragedy?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Pre-Tapco SKS mods. I’d be willing to pay 1990 prices, but I think I’d still regret it.” – Doug E.
“The Dragunov at home…” – Matt M.
“So…that’s $599 for a crate of these, right?” – Rusty S.
Selling this imported gat is GunBroker seller The-Shootin-Shop, located in Abilene TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this Chinese variant of a cold war classic.
Up for purchase!!!! Very cool Chinese CGA marked model SKS semi automatic rifle. Chambered in 7.62x39MM, 20″ barrel, half moon muzzle device with two ports, adjustable rear sight, shrouded front sight, manual safety lever, blued finished, RARE fixed 20 round china marked magazine, side scope mount, a fixed power 4×28 scout scope, and a very nice Dragunov style stock with a custom black finish! Rifle is in great condition with a strong bore and tight action! Appearance is nice as well showing some signs of handling and use! Cool Gun!!!!!!!
————————————————–***90 DAY LAYAWAY AVAILABLE WITH 20% DOWN AT AUCTION END, NO EXTRA FEES OR SET PAYMENT SCHEDULE. $30 shipping and Local pickup is available. Additional $20 for HI and Alaska shipments. No international, PR, VI, or GU shipping on any items. Please know your local and state laws before bidding. All used firearms should be inspected by a competent gunsmith before use. California and C&R license holders okay to bid on approved items check with your local dealer before bidding to see if the firearm is transferable to you. Texas residents must pay sales tax of 8.25% along with the new MPF states per new “Market Facilitator” Laws which include most states. Also included on all invoices is Gunbrokers new 1% compliance fee. This is a fee that Gunbroker charges the end user. Caroline Colt Company is immediately charged this amount at auction end and it is reflected on the buyers invoice. Payments MUST be received within 10 days of auction end or the item will be re-listed and sold to another buyer. Final price reflects a 3% cash, check, or money order discount. Credit cards are accepted but do not receive the discount and must add 3% to your purchase total. Immediate online credit card checkout is preferred but call in payments are also accepted at 4%. Returns are accepted but will have a 15% restocking fee and will only be accepted within 5 days of delivery confirmation. If the auction is won and the item is not legal in your area you will be responsible for restocking fees. Return shipping is buyers responsibility. Layaway cancellations will incur 25% restocking fees plus MFT. Once auction is over and you are the confirmed winner, we will have an automatic email sent over with payment instructions along with all our contact information. Under no circumstances we will cancel or retract winning/current bids on our auctions. If you win an auction and cancel for any reason the 15% restocking fee will apply regardless if the item has been shipped. We ship ASAP once payment and FFL are received. Due to current World issues some shipping delays can/will occur on occasion. Most of the time items will ship within 2-4 business days after payment clears & FFL received (if item is marked 2 day shipping it refers to the method of shipment not the time frame you receive your firearm after payment) . Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE will we ship non-compliant magazines to a state with magazine restrictions unless you supply law enforcement credentials at the time of shipment. If you bid on an item and win it and the firearm has non-compliant magazines the magazines will not be included in the firearm shipment. We can be easily contacted with questions or concerns on any posted item or items won (CAROLINE COLT COMPANY LLC ABILENE TEXAS). In no event shall the seller, be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation, direct, indirect, compensatory, special, consequential, punitive, and/or incidental damages related to the products sold.***
The SKS was never the best quality rifle but they are (or were) cheap, reliable, and fun to shoot. I know myself and a lot of shooters probably grew up with one or a friend who had one. Sure it’s easy to poke fun at the SKS. It’s often one of the most overly sporterized rifles you’ll see for sale.
Sadly, these rifles are getting more and more rare and surplus ammo is slowly drying up. Feels rather melancholy if I’m honest. Sure this one isn’t in the best shape, and I’m not a huge fan of the stock. Still all in all I think someone could and should enjoy shooting this rifle.
What do you think? Is this Chinese SKS with it for just under $600? Or is it time to move on to something a little more modern? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Chinese SKS a Hot Gat or just old Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Chinese CGA SKS is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
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