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Naturally these were quite scarce, but I did manage to pick up 4 of them. One I remember had a jungle made replacement stock, while the others were in as issued condition. Of course not much was known about them, and virtually no ammunition was available. I went on to collect other things, knives,. However, I never lost my interest in SKS rifles. Then about 5 years ago, my interest again turned to SKS rifles, and soon I had amassed a collection of them from various countries and with quite a few variations.

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Jan 28,  · Well, yeah. It’s stamped S, S, etc, and probably has a triangle 66 stamp and no date year in the serial #.

History of the SKS The SKS was to designed and produced as a service firearm that would have a limited lifespan between 2 rifles but utilized a reliable operating mechanism design. This rifle was a less radical “just in case” for the AK ‘s experimental design. Initially fielded in early against the Germans, the SKS was not adopted officially by the Soviet Army till and was produced by the Tula Armory until The quality of the early Soviet carbines was quite high as compared to some later manufacturers.

Advantages over the SKS were the selective-fire option, a rifle that was lighter, had more magazine capacity, not to mention that it was less labor-intensive to manufacture. The next few years saw the SKS carbines acting in non-infantry and ceremonial roles until about The SKS rifle and its many copies still can be found today in use by various third-world militias and insurgent groups as well as in civilian use especially in Canada and the US.

How to Find the Manufacture Date of An SKS by Serial Number

Steve Kehaya and Joe Poyer It is somewhat ironic that the rifles we in North America know so well as the “Swedish Mauser” were never called that by the military in Sweden. Swedish Mauser is a term that was first applied to these fine rifles when they reached the surplus arms market. The correct designation is “Light Infantry Rifle.

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I nspection SS mark under the sight leaf. Husqvarna Discussion in ‘ Is it a ’96 Swedish Mauser sporter, can the serial numbers be used for dating. The cost per Mauser was 70 Reich Marks. Welcome to Waffenfabrik Mauser A. Typically it means factory original and matching serial numbers.

Sep 28,  · Arsenal markings other than triangle 26 are not reliable for dating, but the para model Chicom SKS is not a A 57 would be a very early Chicom and may have some Russian parts or markings (aka Sino-Soviets).

Originally Posted by Dawg I was told mine is a Norinco, although it is not stamped Norinco anywhere on it. I purchased it in August of in a private sale. Left side of receiver is stamped ” xx” very lightly. Reparkerizing might actually wipe out the serial number it is so light. Right side of barrel is stamped “CAI. Dawg , just want to confirm that the receiver serial number is six digits long.

Also, are there any numbers on the left side of the receiver under the stock line hidden by the stock? In fact, I cannot find any marking that reads “Norinco” or “Polytech” anywhere on the rifle. Yes, the serial number is six digits long. Yes, after looking at the database of other people’s numbers I am perplexed by this too. On top of that, the serial number barely looks like a stamping at all- it almost looks like a surface etching through the parkerizing to show bare metal.

I will try and get some pictures of it in the next few days since it obviously is a bit different from the other Norincos and Polytechs that have been seen in the past. I might have to borrow a digital camera as mine does not have the resolution to show some of the markings very well.

How to Find the Manufacture Date of An SKS by Serial Number

Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death.

Look up a Remington serial number by using Remington Serial Number Lookup. This service uses the two-letter codes stamped on the barrel of Remington rifles and shotguns to determine the age of the firearm. You can also locate the serial number on the rifle’s receiver and request an age approximation by emailing Remington support.

Arsenal 26, Jianshe Arsenal, China Model: Semi Auto, Fixed Magazine Markings: The top of the bolt, bottom of the magazine, bottom of the trigger guard, rear of the top cover and left side of the buttstock are all marked with the last 5 digits of the serial number. The front sight is an adjustable, hooded post. The stock is refinished hardwood with a pistol grip, finger grooves, through bolt, sling loop, cutout for the included bayonet, hole for the included cleaning rod and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage.

There is a small metal tube with cleaning gear stored in the butt. The left edge of the stock is missing a large chip of wood above the finger groove. Some of the finish has been dulled by scuffs. There are various other scrapes and compression marks on the wood. A couple are deep and have removed a small portion of the finish. The stock rates in about Very Good to Plus overall condition, as refinished.

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The date markings are to be found following the serial number. Albanians also can be found with no date, thought to be the first year of manufacture, and with dates from to Then apparently there was a lapse in production until and

I picked up a dozen of them a couple years ago released by a movie company Stembridge? I purchased mine which is now sold from a local shop that claimed it was a Norinco rifle. I got curious when I could not find any Norinco markings, nor any arsenal markings where it would have been manufactured. I’ve been able to research and find that “RAI” of Woodland Hills, CA imported guns dating back to the s, so they have been in business for quite some time, although their website states that Royal Arms International has only been in business since I’ve also found references to a Riverside Arms Inc.

My best guess is that maybe they existed as Riverside Arms Inc. This sounds logical to me. If someone could enlighten me, that’d be great. As of , RAI still resides in Woodland Hills, CA, and apparently now only deals with Law Enforcement agencies as many firearms-related companies in CA have been forced into doing by the oppressive local governments.

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