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Old 04-21-2017, 02:49 PM
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Yes, been there many times.

I am in my mid 50s now... and I am frequently wondering if I should keep adding things, as one day I will need to sell it off... But boy do you hate to give up too early.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:37 PM
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Yes, been there many times.

I am in my mid 50s now... and I am frequently wondering if I should keep adding things, as one day I will need to sell it off... But boy do you hate to give up too early.
I hear ya. But its all good. Gotta share. If all the SKS' wind up in our safes, a new generation will not appreciate them because they never got to afford to buy them. 20-30 years from now, when I want to liquidate my collection, there wont be demand for it.

I recall the comic book collector who had a few copies of valuable comics like the first few Spidermans, X-men, Fantastic Four, etc. He wished he could get into a time machine and buy them all up. But then he realized that, if he did, those early comics would not have had the chance to build up the fan base that made them desired classics that made them so valuable 20-30-40 years later.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:12 PM
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Yeah, I have done that routine before, and yeah I drove home pissed.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:58 PM
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Yes, been there many times.

I am in my mid 50s now... and I am frequently wondering if I should keep adding things, as one day I will need to sell it off... But boy do you hate to give up too early.
I'm 61 and still adding...but I've admittedly become more selective as I've gotten older. All my acquisition are now made with an eye towards passing it on to the kids and grandkids. And those items that don't qualify are getting sold.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:14 PM
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I'm 61 and still adding...but I've admittedly become more selective as I've gotten older. All my acquisition are now made with an eye towards passing it on to the kids and grandkids. And those items that don't qualify are getting sold.
Yeah, I tend to think more that way too, and I'm only 52.
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Truer words never spoken.

Looking back, I could have put $10 down to hold it until I made up my mind.

But then again, I'm getting older and eventually I'll either have to stop or seriously curtail my acquisitions. You can run out of life before you run out of toys.
What you are struggling with is the fact that you are learning SKS ownership is a serious addiction. You will find with time that these carbines multiply like rabbits!!
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:45 AM
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I must confesss, Dannyboy. Within a couple of months, I got not just one, but two Norinco SKS Sporters. I meant to get just one, but I was simultaneously bidding on two on Gunbroker (to ensure I would get one of them) and won both.

But, I'm really not going to buy any more guns. Well, not until the house is paid off in a couple of years....or at least not for a year...or at least not until the end of this year......
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:04 AM
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I must confesss, Dannyboy. Within a couple of months, I got not just one, but two Norinco SKS Sporters. I meant to get just one, but I was simultaneously bidding on two on Gunbroker (to ensure I would get one of them) and won both.

But, I'm really not going to buy any more guns. Well, not until the house is paid off in a couple of years....or at least not for a year...or at least not until the end of this year......
You know we all believe you! (By the way...we look forward to seeing photos of your next SKS!!!) The bug has bitten you brother, you just best get used to it!

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Old 07-29-2017, 07:19 PM
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Age (I'm 54) hasn't been a factor in my acquisitions as much as a son in college has.

If I had the money I'd be collecting at the same pace I was at before he started school.

Once he graduates, that may change; but given the breadth of my arsenal I am less inclined to buy more guns than I was when I was building it...
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:39 AM
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You know we all believe you! (By the way...we look forward to seeing photos of your next SKS!!!) The bug has bitten you brother, you just best get used to it!
I don't think so. I think the Tula'54 and the Sporter are the "book ends" of the spectrum. One is GI and original, the other is commercial and pushing the platform to its pen-ultimate development.

I AM looking at one of those CBRS bull pup stocks. And I would like one of those Russian blackened bayonets and the spiked bayonet. I think the spike bayonet is the better design, but they all should have been blackened.

Adaptation to accept magazines, shorten barrel, and a stock that shortens overall length seem the way the SKS would develop in a "parallel timeline" where Kalashnikov died a tank sergeant in WWII and the AK47 was never invented.
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