Im a big fan of SKS rifles and was browsing through some pages across the net and found this website. This website keeps tabs on the average price for
some older firearms such as the SKS, M1 Garand, Mosin Nagant, ect.... You can see the "average" price currently for those firearms.
Anyways, back to the SKS market report. The website tracked trends in the SKS market the first quarter of 2013 and posted their results. They have a
section on volume, prices, and specific models of SKS's and how much they were going for each. (I'll give a short address on each section.)
Of course, the volume of SKS's being sold increased in the first quarter of 2013, along with most other firearms.
At the end of 2012, the average SKS price was a bit above $440. (This includes all models of the SKS rifles). As for Q1 2013, the average price was a
bit over $500. The average prices dipped a bit in February, but it was only a small dip.
Now going into a few different types of SKS's, Russian ones were pretty much holding a steady price in Q1. Albanian SKS's also held pretty steady,
with a tiny fraction of the average price going down at the end of March. (The website has a graph for each, with a red line for the highest priced,
green for average overall, and a blue line for the cheapest sales. Im going off of the average price overall)
Yugoslavian SKS's are a bit different story. The Yugo M59 price fell quite a bit from January to February, and now is averaged at a tiny bit under
$400. The Yugo M59/66 price actually started a somewhat steady increase in price after February, with an average price of also around $400.
Chinese SKS's overall were the rifles with the highest volume of sales in Q1, but their price is also slowly on a decline. Prices on some variants of
the Chinese were holding pretty steady, but they're overall on a downward trend of price.
The Romanian SKS prices are on a pretty good decline. From Janruary to March, the average price has dropped roughly $100, and now are roughly a bit
below $400. Out of all the SKS versions on the website, the Romanian ones are on track to be back to pre-panic price levels soon.
Just thought that would be some cool info for other SKS fans out there.