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redman08

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Pawn Shop SKS
« on: January 01, 2011, 10:19:44 AM »
Hey everyone, I picked up this SKS yesterday from the local pawn shop. I am very curious to see if anyone could tell me anything about it. On the top of the receiver there is what appears to be a Z. Im assuming it was made in 1950, but could be totally wrong. The serial numbers on the stock, receiver, trigger guard, magazine..everything match. Thanks!












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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 10:23:24 AM »
Yup....... Thats an SKS.......
My job here is done
AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 10:30:51 AM »
Well, that clears that up. Any other insight.

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 10:52:50 AM »
Redman,

Your SKS is a Russian made by Tula in 1955 or 1956.  It has been rerurbed at some time in its life.  Note the xed out and restamped serial no.

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 10:55:32 AM »
Redman,

Forgot to add that your rifle is a letter series.

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 11:10:03 AM »
What is a letter series?

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 11:27:03 AM »
Concur. Rifle is a "K" series, the last built that we know of. It is a refurb, you can tell by the stock. A Tula arsenal gun, appears to be in fair shape. What did you get it for OTD, if you are willing to say?

Question: What is a Letter Series? The Letter series were some of the last SKS to come out of the Tula Arsenal. They were manufactured in '55/'56 and the "D" series is the first that is generally known about. There are "I" and "K" series. Several of all three are among the ownership of board members. Condition can vary widely from really beat up examples to the pristine (which are somewhat rare). The rifles can have exchanged stocks (refurbs) or stocks, generally laminated, that were original to the rifle. An all matching Letter Series in unrefurbed pristine condition can be quite expensive if you get into a bidding war on GunBroker.

More seem to be showing up lately and four have sold on GunBroker in December from $370 to $475, all being refurbished rifles. 
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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 11:37:36 AM »
I gave $150 for the gun and 3 boxes of rounds. Sounds like it wasnt a bad deal. Thanks for all the information, its great to know a little history behind the rifle.

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 11:38:38 AM »
I gave $150 for the gun and 3 boxes of rounds. Sounds like it wasnt a bad deal. Thanks for all the information, its great to know a little history behind the rifle.
That was a GREAT DEAL!

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
the "Z" thing is a refurb mark. look in the russian section, you will find plenty of info there on letter series rifles.


I gave $150 for the gun and 3 boxes of rounds. Sounds like it wasnt a bad deal. Thanks for all the information, its great to know a little history behind the rifle.
That was a GREAT DEAL!


I thought you said:


Yup....... Thats an SKS.......
My job here is done
AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!


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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2011, 11:55:43 AM »
You got a 1/2 price sale.   :shock:

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2011, 11:58:38 AM »
nice score..any chance of getting pics of the entire profile?
WTB Chinese SKS, numbers matching, excellent condition early /26\ with threaded barrel and milled trigger guard

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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 12:22:46 PM »
More pics would be most useful to see what a lot of us have no access to. Great Buy!
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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
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Re: Pawn Shop SKS
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 03:34:18 PM »
For $150 with 60 rounds, YOU STOLE IT!

Nice work.

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