SKS serial numbers non-existent.

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by UrbanNinja, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    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?
     
  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    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?
     

  3. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    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.
     
  4. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Wait.. anything brought back from a war should have had a "tag" or stamp of some sort shouldn't it?
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    By federal law the sks must have 10 American made parts. Depending on what parts have been changed this might be the reason.
     
  6. Kalash1138

    Kalash1138 New Member

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    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.

    check here, wealth of knowledge on SKS's
    http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php