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paddywonka

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Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« on: December 12, 2010, 01:58:19 PM »
Picked up this SKS Saturday,with no arsenal marks on it any where. The snow let up a little so took these photos. Do not know much about the China 56 SKS. Did have a Chinese paratroop model some 20 years ago. Most of the SKS rifles that show up here at gun shops have no bayonets, scopes & replacement stocks added,but never like they were when they left the factory. So when I saw this one pretty much intact, I bought it. Managed to get it for $189 plus tax. Gave it a good cleaning last night and took these photos. Has a milled trigger guard, and the bore looks good. All numbers match except magazine cover, stock is nice honey color(like that found on Arisaka rifles), no numbers stamped anywhere on it. Is the blade bayonet normal on these rifles, most of the ones I see have the spike one? Was this rifle's receiver scrubbed or never marked? Any idea when this rifle was made?











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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 03:13:42 PM »
 Early model blade bayo 189.00 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Great deal

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 04:00:20 PM »
Yes, it has the same traits as the '56-65 Jianshe guns - long collar barrel, milled trigger group, pot belly stock, early sight ladder.

Nice acquisition.

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 04:47:06 PM »
that looks like a short barrel lug .

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 05:51:19 PM »
that looks like a short barrel lug .

My eyes are officially failing.   :shock:

paddywonka

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 09:33:34 PM »
Thanks for the info. Any thoughts as to why there is not any arsenal marks?




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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 09:47:57 PM »
Check the "Chatter" tooling pattern on the side of the receiver.  It looks like either:

1.  The receiver was loosely clamped when milled.
2.  The feed of the table was too fast.
3.  The mill arbor was dull.

But it was likely refaced or "scrubbed" and re-stamped.

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 09:48:30 AM »
Looks too rough for an early Chinese.  I would vote for re-build/re-arsenalled.  Probably put together to ship to USA for commercial sales.  No serial number markings on stock that I can see(?)

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Re: Photos of No Arsenal Mark SKS
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 11:44:14 AM »
Looks like a Russian magazine that was added later.  You might want to put a scrubbed Chinese mag on it and shop the Russian to the folks here on the boards.  Make that nicely priced rifle even nicer!

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