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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Chicom military SKS?

Snowed in, with a credit card+boredom!Sooo, I picked up an ugly orange painted SKS on GB. The paint was peeling, it looked old underneath, and the metal looked real good. Well it appears to be an arsenal rebuild with all matching #'s. Even the bottom of the sight ladder has the same number. I think it is pre-ban, but I am a newbie. Spike bayo with a bolt. Date of manufacture about 1970++. After stripping the ugly orange, the stock shows a lot of use, but the metal is like new, even the receiver rails. It still had cosmoline on many parts. I'm thinking a military rifle that was an arsenal rebuild, because the metal looks new. It's got the Chinese characters after the serial#, and I think the chamber and barrel are chrome. It's got 2 coats of tung/BLO/iodine tincture mixture.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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Nice!
I recently sold my Chinese SKS. It was a great shooter and functioned flawlessly. Once I pay off some debt and save up more money I'm going to buy another in better condition.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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SKS's are nice, underrated guns. I have a Russian Tula Arsenal dated 1956 - it's not the most accurate rifle I have but it goes bang everytime and will keep all shots inside a man silhouette at 100 yards - which is what it was designed to do. It's more gun than the cartridge requires but that's a minor quibble.

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Unfortunately refinishing the stock and other things tend to detract from the value of an SKS now. It's getting to the point where they are better off in original condition whether it be arsenal reconditioned or not. What are the numbers inside the triangle on the receiver. Is it short Shank, medium shank or no Shank on the barrel. Most of the stuff made in the mid-seventies on was built purely for commercial consumption. Post up a picture of the markings on the side and we can give you a better idea of when it was born.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #5
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Unfortunately refinishing the stock and other things tend to detract from the value of an SKS now. It's getting to the point where they are better off in original condition whether it be arsenal reconditioned or not. What are the numbers inside the triangle on the receiver. Is it short Shank, medium shank or no Shank on the barrel. Most of the stuff made in the mid-seventies on was built purely for commercial consumption. Post up a picture of the markings on the side and we can give you a better idea of when it was born.
It's factory 0406 by the triangle, followed by Chinese characters for type 56, followed closely by serial #190234XX. I doubt it was commercial, as the stock shows much use. It may have been rebuilt for commercial purposes, though.

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I had to loose the orange paint. It was on so thick, I could barely read the matching numbers on the stock.

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Unfortunately the only factory that you can accurately track is factory 26. Based on the features including the pinned barrel and non machined bolt I would guess your rifle was a 70's gun as you said. Enjoy it. Pick up a couple cases of ammo while you can still get it for under $250!

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Old December 17th, 2016, 03:33 PM   #7
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Unfortunately the only factory that you can accurately track is factory 26. Based on the features including the pinned barrel and non machined bolt I would guess your rifle was a 70's gun as you said. Enjoy it. Pick up a couple cases of ammo while you can still get it for under $250!
Thanks. I just ordered 1000 Tula HP from J&G Sales for $227 delivered. Any best bets for ammo type? I figured with the chrome, it should eat everything. Most accurate ammo? Any opinions on the Murrays firing pin kit w/spring. I worry a little about a free floating firing pin, and slams.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:08 PM   #8
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Jeez, someone got creative with a can of paint lol... What you have is a later Chinese SKS or what people refer to as a "norinco"...

I've had a dozen sks's and never upgraded to the Murray's firing pin but that is for you decide. I strongly recommend you disassemble the bolt and clean out the firing pin channel with a pipe cleaner etc. Takes 2 minutes and most likely a bunch of crap will come out of the channel.

those "norinco's" tend to make great shooters.

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Jeez, someone got creative with a can of paint lol... What you have is a later Chinese SKS or what people refer to as a "norinco"...

I've had a dozen sks's and never upgraded to the Murray's firing pin but that is for you decide. I strongly recommend you disassemble the bolt and clean out the firing pin channel with a pipe cleaner etc. Takes 2 minutes and most likely a bunch of crap will come out of the channel.

those "norinco's" tend to make great shooters.
Thanks. That orange was probably put on in China, when it was rebuilt. They didn't do anything to the stock before they painted it, and it was almost black underneath. It saw a lot of service somewhere, before it was rebuilt. Against the Vietnamese perhaps?? I did completely disassemble and clean. The firing pin channel was full of cosmoline. I wonder if it was even fired after leaving the rebuild arsenal, as the barrel was perfectly clean.

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http://www.kivaari.com/SKS%20Target%20Match.htm

trigger work sks

bought 2 of those red plastic stock sks's when they came out years ago,unissued

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trigger work sks

bought 2 of those red plastic stock sks's when they came out years ago,unissued
You can't find those red jungle stocks now. The trigger is terrible. I've ordered Wolff springs, but I can't see putting much money in a $280 rifle. Maybe it will get better with some shooting and new springs.

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You can't find those red jungle stocks now. The trigger is terrible. I've ordered Wolff springs, but I can't see putting much money in a $280 rifle. Maybe it will get better with some shooting and new springs.
Sure you can find those stocks. Pretty sweet too!

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Old December 25th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #13
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I love the jungle stocks.


Nice gun enjoy shooting it.
I wouldn't go swapping out springs and firing pins unless you absolutely have to because of a breakage.

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Congrats! Fun guns and they take a beating. I've got a couple of Russians and a couple of Yugos and they gobble up the cheap steel cased ammo. Have fun.

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