It's funny how you all give a low ball number when you are interested in buying. But when you are selling the number magically gets inflated. Based on market comparisons here in Maryland my rifle should sell for around $300-$350 EASY. I have called numerous gun shops in other parts of the country and have found varying quotes with $290 being the lowest for NIB. There are pawn shops and gun shops here in MD trying to sell regular sks's w/20" barrel, no accesories, crap wood and have been shot for $250. I was at a gun show in Harrisburg, PA last weekend and saw crap SKS rifles for sale for $275. I will be damn'ed if I sell my NIB para for atleast $300.
Thanks for the input gents.
TBONE if you want to take $200 for it I will buy it, for $250 I will pass. I have between 15 and 20 paras in different configurations including type 84's cowboy companions with scopes, etc. I have a least 6 that are like yours. If you think they are worth $500 I will sell you all of them at $400 each. I'll even pay the shipping.
guess this guy stole this one, too much for me though I'm a cheapskate http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=83117016
this one was interesting it's a skss. has the shorter gas tube. always wondered if skss was sks short? http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=82953834
I really liked this one with the blade bayonet. I might have payed that much but it only lasted 9.5 hours. I saw it after it was sold. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=86426732
also the shops you called told you the prices they are asking for the ones they have. did you ask them what they would pay you for yours?
a vendor at shows here in nc has had a sks-M on his table for 2 years priced at $650. over the years I wonder how many sks-M owners have seen it and thought that their sks-M was worth that much.
TBONE what you have sound like a great little carbine and If I were you I would never sell it.
If you did buy any of my paras I would only start looking for others to replace them. half the fun is the hunt.
also if anyone here is lowballing in public and then PMing you an offer please bring it public or let someone know. something tells me that person may find themselfs on the hot seat. I've been around here for a while now and most the guys here very honorable. stick around for a while and you will see.