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low49bowtie

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How to date my new /316\ SKS
« on: March 04, 2009, 09:07:44 AM »
Hey guys well i lucked up and one of my buddies cut me a real good deal on a Chinese sks.
It has the /316\ factory code with serial# 18,xxx,xxx is there anyway to date this sks?
Ive seared yooper and simonov to no avail am i looking over somthing ? Im just curious how old the rifle is.
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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 09:08:56 AM »
You should be able to get a general idea by looking at the various features
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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 09:17:10 AM »
Various features?

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 09:25:09 AM »
The amount of machining on the receiver and various parts, milled versus stamped parts, type of bayonet, etc.
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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 09:36:39 AM »
I dont know how to tell if its milled or stamped but it has a spike bayonet.

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 09:53:05 AM »
YooperJ's site goes through the differences
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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 11:33:28 AM »
Pinned or screwed with a barrel collar?
Short collar or long collar?
Sand cuts in bolt carrier?
Milled area on inside rear area of reciever?
Spike or blade ferrel?

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 04:20:26 PM »
Ah pinned barrel late production thanks guys. Hey but for  $200 with an extra 30 rd mag i cant complain.

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 09:50:32 PM »
Hey;

...I'm "New" here, but found this "Thread" as I was searching on Google; yours is a "Factory 316," then? Mine too; and...my serial number seems to be a little bit later on in production; rather a "Close" match; maybe they are "Cousins?" ho, ho...No, but - interesting...as, I'm still new, trying to find out all that I can...I'm actually more in pursuit of my SKSs "Ancestry" than I am of my OWN "Families" genealogy; shame on me? Heck no! lol...
~Dave  "HistoryChef"

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 02:11:18 PM »
Sadly Chef, the factory 26 SKS's are the only Chinese that are easily dated.
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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 11:37:37 AM »
Holy Necro thread  :shock:

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Re: How to date my new /316\ SKS
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 12:13:24 PM »
Hey, at least he is searching the site!
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