arisaka or a nagant?
I picked up a type 99 arisaka a few months ago, mums ground but its not sporterized, late war, peep site, no cleaning rod provisions, but still has a steeel butt plate. Price of ammo is crazy, thinking of throwing it out on backpage to see if I can trade it for a couple of nagant rifles or a SKS.
Does that sound like a trade someone would consider? I know the nagants can be had for 80 bucks from aim surplus.
Im not trying to put a ad here in this post, its strictly a question of is a fair trade if I can find someone willing to swap. Or should I just keep the cool old japanese rifle, even though I'll probably never buy ammo for it? (already have a nagant, and 2 turk mausers for bolt actions and 3 AK's but no SKS's since I traded my last one). jim
A really nice SKS would make a good trade...maybe a Russian. Other than that, I'd keep it.
Keep it if you dont need the cash. I never heard someone say i wish i wouldve sol that. I have heard i wish i would not have sold that
Then save the cash and buy an sks and a nagant
I understand about sellers remorse. I had a 6.5 norwegian krag a few years back, it was sporterized picked it up for 40 bucks. traded it for a marlin .22 papoose (takedown rifle). Sort of wished I would have kept the krag. Traded the papoose to a guy for a 396 big block chevy shortblock which I sold like usual. jim
I second trading for a Russian SKS if you can find one. I have an early one and even though its a refurb (blued bolt and carrier), it shoots amazing.
I wouldn't trade it for a couple Mosins, I think you'd be better off putting up some good pics and asking for opinion about value and either sell it out right or trade for something of equal value.
But I also agree about keeping it, I know ammo costs a good bit but if you can hand load it's about half the price.
I got a offer of 1 nagant for it. Seems nagants are a lot more common not to mention I already have one, so I declined the offer. Im sure the arisaka isnt worth all that much, but i've always liked the mil surplus bolt actions and move variations the better. jim
I bought some ammo for a buddy and there is a guy on Gun Broker who sells it with the correct headstamp , brass shells and boxer primed . It was 20.50 a box plus shipping. Buy a couple of boxes and some dies . If you don't already reload , it may be a good time to start . It pays off on any odd military rifle big time . Now if I could find someone needing some 6.5 Jap he had bought by mistake .
theres a 6.5 arisaka advertised today on backpage tucson for 175 bucks with the mum intact. jim
I would keep the Arisaka.
Originally Posted by Jim Mac
Hell with inflation, save some pennies and buy the other weapons.
Prices will go up on them.
Better than money in the bank at .00000002 % interest. :)