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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 10th, 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
1956.

1956.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 18th, 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
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, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Truth.

Truth.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 9th, 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,235
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 442,026
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 442,026
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 442,026
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 26th, 2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 10:11 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 09:23 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,584
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Something we can agree on. 100%

Something we can agree on. 100%
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
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...
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
In case you missed it, here's a larger image. ...

In case you missed it, here's a larger image.
https://i.ibb.co/VLxwJxL/20190716-041253.jpg (https://ibb.co/fX9Dq9X)

The paint is obvious. Especially the arc on the heel, just below the bottom...
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Are you saying that you don't see the paint? ...

Are you saying that you don't see the paint?

Because the flecks of paint couldn't get any more obvious. Especially around the heel. I'm surprised you've not yet noticed this very blatant detail. ...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 16th, 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,029
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Holy moly. You are in the running for the prize...

Holy moly. You are in the running for the prize for best acquisition of the century.

Extremely nice Catch. Congratulations
Forum: Rifles July 16th, 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
I agree that your 1951 carbine is an all-original...

I agree that your 1951 carbine is an all-original carbine.

I still believe that "unfired" is unproveable to 100% certainty. Also, although I believe that your carbine is "all original", this does...
Forum: Rifles July 15th, 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
Pistons, bolts, recoil springs: top of the list...

Pistons, bolts, recoil springs: top of the list for parts most often replaced in the sks.

Also, the golden bayo is not a true indicator of original issue rifles. The bayonets could have very...
Forum: Rifles July 15th, 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
"Unfired" is highly dubious claim, and 100%...

"Unfired" is highly dubious claim, and 100% unverifiable. And for a 70 year old surplus rifle, virtually impossible.

Without a service record and storage log from the Soviet military, 'unfired'...
Forum: Rifles July 15th, 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By Hecktor Peabody
$575 is at the higher end of the fair price...

$575 is at the higher end of the fair price range. Paid prices for the Soviet guns-- refurbs included-- have spiked over the last 3-4 years in comparison the other standard national variants.


As...
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