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UrbanNinja 06-04-2012 04:18 AM

SKS serial numbers non-existent.
 
I picked up an SKS "paratrooper" a few months back from my brother in-law. I hadn't fired it because I never had to time to go over it too well. So I just pulled it out of the safe and started looking it over. While doing this, I noticed there is no stampings on the trigger guard,gas tube,dust cover,charging handle or carrier. The only serial number I can see is on the receiver. It is an Arsenal 26 made in 1967.

Ive tried to research a bit on why it is not stamped on the other parts. Am I overlooking something? Does anyone have input on this or a place I can find it?

therewolf 06-04-2012 05:23 PM

IME, if it was sold by a dealer here in the US,

there is electropenciling or engraving on the

upper left hand side of the receiver.

Perhaps under that light line of rust,----


----right-----there!

Who knows? Maybe it was brought back by a

Vet during the Vietnam War?

UrbanNinja 06-04-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by therewolf
IME, if it was sold by a dealer here in the US,

there is electropenciling or engraving on the

upper left hand side of the receiver.

Perhaps under that light line of rust,----

----right-----there!

Who knows? Maybe it was brought back by a

Vet during the Vietnam War?

Possibility. Also, my other SKS had said "made in China by Norinco 7.62x39"

This receiver doesn't say that, just the /26\ and serial number.

UrbanNinja 06-04-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UrbanNinja

Possibility. Also, my other SKS had said "made in China by Norinco 7.62x39"

This receiver doesn't say that, just the /26\ and serial number.

Wait.. anything brought back from a war should have had a "tag" or stamp of some sort shouldn't it?

mountainman13 06-04-2012 06:23 PM

By federal law the sks must have 10 American made parts. Depending on what parts have been changed this might be the reason.

Kalash1138 06-04-2012 09:16 PM

Paratroopers came into the US that way, no need for the 10 USA made parts unless you change the stock or add hi-cap mags.

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