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  1. #1
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    Default Which AK to sell?

    I'd like some input here...I'm considering selling one of my three AK-74s. But which one? I have:

    1. Arsenal SGL31-68. New in box. I looked at prices on GunBroker and they are sky-high.
    2. Krebs Saiga conversion. I haven't shot this, either.
    3. A generic AK professionally built from a Bulgarian parts kit on a Nodak Spud receiver. Not as pretty as the first two, but functional.

    So, do I sell one of the high-end AKs, or the cheap one? I'm not desperate for the money, but could use it to buy something else...and this is a really good time to sell high.

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    I'd sell the Saiga SGL31. I may well be wrong but looking at the prices of NIB Chinese AKs that haven't been imported in decades, I think this is a very good time to sell an SGL of any sort.
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    +1 on the SGL. I sold mine, made almost triple the amount I originally paid for it. Actually sold off all my AKs except 1. Just to keep around, have fun, and be familiar with the manual of arms. It goes bang every time and was my entry when started training with SI and Jon Payne. Good luck on your sale and whichever you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golucky View Post
    +1 on the SGL. I sold mine, made almost triple the amount I originally paid for it. Actually sold off all my AKs except 1. Just to keep around, have fun, and be familiar with the manual of arms. It goes bang every time and was my entry when started training with SI and Jon Payne. Good luck on your sale and whichever you decide.

    I still have my AKs and SKSs, but will likely sell them once I am 100% convinced that the ARs that I have do the job better for me. I am about 99% sure at the moment. The AKs and SKSs will likely only go up in value. The only down side would be if they are completely banned to the point that selling them becomes illegal.
    The longer you hold them the more they will worth if Biden wins the election. If Trump wins then the rush for guns will be less, but excombloc guns will still have substantial value compared to what I paid for them 20 years ago.
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    Honestly...my POV...sell them all and by M4 lowers and uppers in 5,56 vor 300 BO
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    Sell the SGL 31 and take some profits. If you can get a crazy price, then sell the Krebs as well. I would keep the cheap one as it is beneficial to have 1 rifle in an available caliber for training purposes when ammo prices are insane.

    Most of us have cases of ammo but for those who don't, AK ammo is still available at a moderate markup. 5.56 is hard to find now and when you can find it, you will be punished for being unprepared or being late to the game. New ammo seems to be going for 75 cents/round for 5.56 compared to a 7.62 or 5.45 price of 35 cents/round.

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    Sell the expensive ones.

    keep the cheap one and enough mags to last a lifetime so you can shoot the caliber off need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter Ready View Post
    Sell the SGL 31 and take some profits. If you can get a crazy price, then sell the Krebs as well. I would keep the cheap one as it is beneficial to have 1 rifle in an available caliber for training purposes when ammo prices are insane.

    Most of us have cases of ammo but for those who don't, AK ammo is still available at a moderate markup. 5.56 is hard to find now and when you can find it, you will be punished for being unprepared or being late to the game. New ammo seems to be going for 75 cents/round for 5.56 compared to a 7.62 or 5.45 price of 35 cents/round.
    That pretty much echoes my thoughts. Make the profits now, but keep one gun for which you have ammo. When .300 and 5.56 ammo comes back (which could be 2022) then switch up to the AR.


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    The irony is that I'm well-stocked with surplus 5.45x39. As well as 5.56, but I bought about five spam cans of 5.45 before import was banned.

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    ARs can be set up to fire with bottom of the rung 7.62x39 uppers for about the 200 dollar mark prior to the current buying frenzy. There are are more specific derived ARs using the AK magazine that as a unit sell for a lot more. The x39 bolt in a standard upper and BCG has a reputation for breaking lugs so a spare is a good idea. Other wise a 7.62x39 AR is fine. But its accuracy is limited according to the ammo quality that is poor for russian steel case and that is what most of us have. If you reload, the accuracy should be close to the 5.56 and 300 blackout.
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