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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 25th, 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,943
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Nice catch. And it matches your socks, too....

Nice catch.

And it matches your socks, too. Even better!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 24th, 2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,546
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
They're made by Baikal. Technically they are...

They're made by Baikal. Technically they are model designated IJ-70-- but I think they are Makarov copies except for the addition of an adjustable rear sight. I don't know if parts are interchangeable
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 13th, 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
If the bayonet lug is still intact (hard to tell...

If the bayonet lug is still intact (hard to tell from the photo), bayonets are fairly easy to acquire under $50.

With the bayonet, $700 is at the high end of the current covid/politics-...
Forum: The Depot December 9th, 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,931
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Wrong caliber or OOB detonation?

Wrong caliber or OOB detonation?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 8th, 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Also, what are you trading for?

Also, what are you trading for?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 8th, 2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Keep the 1957 soviet. Find a soviet stock for it...

Keep the 1957 soviet. Find a soviet stock for it -- laminate is appropriate for 1957 DOM-- and it'll be worth covid crazy dollars.


Actually with a proper Chinese stock, the Type56 will.also be...
Forum: Handguns April 29th, 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,634
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
I got my wife a stainless S&W 686+ with a 4"...

I got my wife a stainless S&W 686+ with a 4" barrel for Christmas a few years ago. She prefers .38+P over .357. But even with .357, the overall weight and balance of the gun is still manageable in...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 10th, 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
1956.

1956.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 18th, 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Christmas show at the Oaks northwest if Philly...

Christmas show at the Oaks northwest if Philly will likely have them. I picked up two at the spring show, and there were plenty to go around.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 12th, 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The AK47 rendered the SKS45 virtually obselete...

The AK47 rendered the SKS45 virtually obselete before the first one come off the line in 1949. But the soviets weren't able to produce the AK in numbers substantial enough to replace the SKS until...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 11th, 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
China was the main source of aid for NV...

China was the main source of aid for NV throughout the 1950's. The Soviets didn't really step in until the US started to get involved.

The soviets were dumping the sks into eastern bloc countries...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 11th, 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Agreed. However, I doubt any French soldiers...

Agreed.

However, I doubt any French soldiers were killed by the sks in Vietnam. The french abandoned Vietnam in 1954, didn't they?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 10th, 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The sks was designed to fight fascists. Though...

The sks was designed to fight fascists. Though the soviets may have abandoned sks production in 1958, military issue, sks production carried on well into the mid 1980s in China and in Yugoslavia...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 9th, 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Truth.

Truth.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 9th, 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,752
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
With the right ammo and properly adjusted sights,...

With the right ammo and properly adjusted sights, 600 yards is still an option for the an SKS. Granted the carbine in the video looks to be in excellent condition. Not one of the more common, and...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 8th, 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The /1\ stamp, and horizontal stock and handguard...

The /1\ stamp, and horizontal stock and handguard serials on Soviet Sks45s are no longer associated with the DDR. The stamp is now attributed to the Soviet repair facility , 41st Central ABV,...
Forum: Handguns September 25th, 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,287
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Solid copper, barrier blind, monolithic...

Solid copper, barrier blind, monolithic projectiles like those offered by Lehigh and Underwood make the .380 a viable choice for defensive carry. Ballistically comparable and often better in many...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 4th, 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 509,913
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The serial data at sks-files.com indicate that...

The serial data at sks-files.com indicate that there were around 250,000 type56's produced in the 10th year, 1965. This would place the carbine's date production in the middle phase of production for...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 4th, 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 509,913
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The 10th year of production (1965) was another...

The 10th year of production (1965) was another transition year. Both the side-mount and bottom-mount rear sling swivels are observed on carbines from this year.

From 11th year onward, all /26\...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 4th, 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 509,913
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Very nice! It should clean up well too.

Very nice!

It should clean up well too.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 25th, 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
So far there are nearly 200 identified arsenal...

So far there are nearly 200 identified arsenal stamps for the Type56.

Some arsenals are less common, but none are rare from a collecting standpoint.

From the serial number, your carbine is a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 25th, 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
There's a lot more known about the Chinese sks...

There's a lot more known about the Chinese sks today than there was just five years ago (regardless of arsenal).

What kind of info are you looking for?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 24th, 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Hard to tell for certain whether the stock is a...

Hard to tell for certain whether the stock is a replacement or if it's a refinished original.

If I were to guess, I would say its more likely a replacement, because it would be significantly...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 24th, 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The color of the finish. And the missing stock...

The color of the finish. And the missing stock serial number. Check out this link to see what the original color of the finish looked like.

http://chinesesks.weebly.com/195960-letter-guns.html

...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 23rd, 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Stock is refinished, but the side sling swivel is...

Stock is refinished, but the side sling swivel is consistent with the Letter Guns.

Blade bayonets are a bit harder to come by, but they are still out there.

The refinished stock is the only big...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 23rd, 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Electro Pencil. similar to these these: ...

Electro Pencil.

similar to these these:

https://preview.ibb.co/bSsjZz/20180921-163306.jpg (https://ibb.co/myr07K)
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 22nd, 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 49,611
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The import stamp identifies it as a preban...

The import stamp identifies it as a preban import. The serial number makes it a Letter Gun which isolates manufacture to1959-61.

Many of the pre-ban exhibit evidence of re-working prior to...
Forum: Rifles July 21st, 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Highly doubtful. Almost certainly...

Highly doubtful.

Almost certainly individual carbines were selected out of a given production run and test fired for QC purposes, but individually testing every rifle of the assembly line isnt a...
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Something we can agree on. 100%

Something we can agree on. 100%
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
As I understand it, removing the Soviet bbq paint...

As I understand it, removing the Soviet bbq paint is a pretty arduous undertaking. The paint is some insanely rugged soviet, industrial adhesive-paint concoction.

There is a a member on one of the...
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Nope. The paint is blatantly obvious there...

Nope.

The paint is blatantly obvious there too, so to speak.
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
see my signature line. I'm not really into...

see my signature line.

I'm not really into mollycoddling anyone's emotional attachment to a particular surplus item. My intent is to point out the story that the surplus item tells, and not the...
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Also, still curious about the two tone annealing...

Also, still curious about the two tone annealing stripes on the receiver cover and gas tube. Faint annealing stripes are often an indication of reblue.
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
The stockplate is the part of the rifle that...

The stockplate is the part of the rifle that comes gets the most contact with the armory rack, and in the palms of the hands. Paint doesn't wear to that extent just resting horizontally in a sealed...
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