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  • lazarus

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    Jun 23, 2015
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    Any thoughts about finding surplus clips at a gun show? I’ve never noticed them at any before, but I haven’t been looking.
     

    md_rick_o

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    Sep 30, 2008
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    Severn Md.
    Ta Da, Arsenal 26, 6 digit serial, all matching number SKS.

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    md_rick_o

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    $425, Well maintained, clean internals. One issue on initial field strip (my lack of experience) but otherwise really nice.
     

    jrhzn

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    Anyone know the manufacture date of this SKS.
     

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    Chrsnel

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    Mar 1, 2019
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    Hello,
    I hear people talk about sks rifles but not that much around my way. Whats some of the reasons to own one if I come across a good deal. What calibers can u get them in??
     

    jrhzn

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    Hello,
    I hear people talk about sks rifles but not that much around my way. Whats some of the reasons to own one if I come across a good deal. What calibers can u get them in??

    They are reliable, cheap to shoot, easy to operate and fun. They only come in 7.62x39 and can cost anywhere from $300 +.
     

    Magnumite

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    Dec 17, 2007
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    Harford County, Maryland
    I had two, a commercial Norinco and a Romanian surplus. Both rifles. The Romanian was much nicer even in its highly used state. They have good heft, balance well, decent sights, are reasonably accurate (4" clays at 100 yards were as 'dead' as they were 'safe') and long shooting sessions are a piece of cake. I like the cleaning rod attachment as well. I didn't buy just because of that but it is always there.
     

    bkuether

    Judge not this race .....
    Jan 18, 2012
    6,212
    Marriottsville, MD
    They are reliable, cheap to shoot, easy to operate and fun. They only come in 7.62x39 and can cost anywhere from $300 +.

    Other items about the rifle I like.....

    Nice recoil impulse, my son who is still small for 15 can operate with no discomfort short of the length of pull.

    Accurate out of the box if you can see far enough with iron sights. There is a Tech Sight kit that can be added to make even more accurate. Changes the overall look of the rifle, so personal decision on looks vs. accuracy.
    https://www.tech-sights.com/sks-products/

    Last shot bolt hold open is nice feature.

    Ammo is cheap, however stripper clips are somewhat expensive. Not a deal breaker by any means. For "true capacity" reference "Spinal Tap". No I will not elaborate.

    And finally... If you use for self defense and run out of ammo, you can execute a last ditch bayonet charge quite easily with the fold-able kill stick up front.... ;)

    Overall recommendation - Find a nice one and put it in your collection.
     

    Hecktor Peabody

    Boris Badinov
    Aug 22, 2018
    83
    Southeastern PA
    Anyone know the manufacture date of this SKS.

    Can you post a better HD photo?

    Can't clearly read the serial number or arsenal stamp.
    Looks like the first two digits are 16 or 15?

    This would indicate 15th (1970) or 16th (1971) year of production:

    Original issue features for that year would be:
    -Spike bayonet
    -two piece gas tube assembly
    -no machine cut on the right side of the bolt
    -either pinned or short lug barrel.

    http://chinesesks.weebly.com/dating-the-chinese-sks.html
     

    jrhzn

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    Can you post a better HD photo?

    Can't clearly read the serial number or arsenal stamp.
    Looks like the first two digits are 16 or 15?

    This would indicate 15th (1970) or 16th (1971) year of production:

    Original issue features for that year would be:
    -Spike bayonet
    -two piece gas tube assembly
    -no machine cut on the right side of the bolt
    -either pinned or short lug barrel.

    http://chinesesks.weebly.com/dating-the-chinese-sks.html

    Hope this helps
     

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    jrhzn

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    Definitively a 16th year gun(1971).

    The "C' was added by importer or exporter

    Looks to be in excellent condition. Nice catch.

    Arsenal stamp still hard to make out.
    Check out this link to see if you can find it among those listed:
    https://sks-files.com/index.php?topic=43.0

    Won it yesterday on gunbroker - NIB for a song and a dance :) After shipping and FFL transfer $510.
     

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    Hecktor Peabody

    Boris Badinov
    Aug 22, 2018
    83
    Southeastern PA
    Hard to tell for certain, but the arsenal stamp looks like it could be /636\



    Serial data show that /636\ was one of the last arsenals to produce the standard configuration, mil-spec type56 in China. Evidence shows that /636\ produced at least until (1981) or the 26th year of production. Arsenal stamp and
    五六式 designation ceased entirely in 1984-- which indicates or suggests that military production ended in that year.
     

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