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Old 11-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #21
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I paid a bit over $300 for my used Norinco, in a synthetic stock set. It had been used a bit, but was in excellent working condition. Yours looks MUCH fresher. Congratulations!


I didn't see any English markings on there? I'm wondering who the importer was.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #22
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Thanks you do much for all the info. Wonder what the damn thing is worth.

It's not worth anything at all. Let me do you a favour and take it off your hands for $125.00.

That rifle is beautiful. It has my favorite bayonet on it, too. Congratulations on the new addition to your collection.
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Ill look closer later. I don't remember any English markings anywhere on it.

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Found the import marks. Can't make them out. Rubbed a bit....

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It looks like SHAANXI- CHINA had at least one importer.
Both of these threads are probably worth reading.

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=68539.0

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?135719-Shaanxi-SKS-and-Cowboy-Companion

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #26
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Thanks a bunch.

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So mines a 56?
From what info I've dug up on them, yes yours should be a 1956
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The ATF might disagree with the finding. In fact they have idicated the few of the Chinese SKS can be properly dated, hence no C&R status.

BUT IF YOU did find reputable dating for arsenals other than 26, please share the link to your findings.

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The ATF might disagree with the finding. In fact they have idicated the few of the Chinese SKS can be properly dated, hence no C&R status.

BUT IF YOU did find reputable dating for arsenals other than 26, please share the link to your findings.
Can't remember the website, I just googled dating an SKS, it could have been wrong.
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Can't remember the website, I just googled dating an SKS, it could have been wrong.
Understood. I hit quite a few sites myself in my own research.
The general hope was that since trade relations have improved with China, there might be a better chance of getting this information on the other arsenals.

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