It is a Chinese gun, built on a late letter-series styled receiver. There are several more displayed on SKS Boards. They just started getting documented about 2 years ago, though I'm sure they've been around in the States since or before. All that I have seen have been commercial builds or refurbs.
At the time there were six on the list, I have seen a few more in archives and on other forums. By the looks of the serial range, there could have been at least 2, of them assembled.
All have been import marked. Interesting photo but for me I would need more proof of existance. Russian guns with that star would have Russian serial numbers with letters and numbers. Its very interesting but I am wondering where they came from. You have one of the very few that are still in full carbine length. Most are cut down to the Paratrooper style. But before I can ascribe to the "earliest" Chinese model, I am going to have to see one that is in original worn bluing, non-import marked, and perhaps papered as a bringback. If these were indeed pre- Sino-Soviet, I think we would have been presented with an example that has some war weary features by now.
All examples that I have seen are deep bluing and on Chu Wood stocks vs. My guess since China has not released any arsenal data? These were assembled in the 's from left over Russian parts, and exported by Norinco founded in for the U. The Russian supplied parts lasted for quite some time and are only legitimate on the triangle 26 guns. Factory triangle 26 is also known as factory and later as factory I am really surprised at the late style receivers on Chinese guns but live and learn that's why these boards are so important and the fellow gun collectors that add there info are important as well no actual experts here just enthusiasts that share what they learn!!!
Most of you I see have simply moved here from elsewhere, and I see the standard discussions are back I have been trying to track the numbers on the page over at sksboards as Martin08 linked to. I personally have two of these, one full length, and one commercial paratrooper. Both are built on Russian long collar receivers, both are Chinese assembled, and both have Chinese stocks. As to when they were built????????????
Perhaps completed at a later date, but I doubt it, unless the sights were also installed prior to shipment. Good to have your expertise here, as well! The basic discussions are necessary as most of us here know little to nothing about the SKS , including myself. I was always a bolt rifle guy, when I stray from that it tends to be to the M1 Garand. It's interesting to read about and see all the variations of SKS I had no idea existed.
Who is online Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests. Some Albanian guns have no year reference numbers on them. I would tend to believe these would be either prior to or after with the latter being the most reasonable. There were approximately 17, made, 11, of which are said to have been destroyed, leaving only about 6, in existence at this time. The model designation is referred to as Model This may be temporarily off line. This is a vintage rifle.
The following information was found on surplusrifle.
The Sino-Soviet is considered to be the first run of SKS's made in China at the while the right one has a clear /26\ stamping, both manufacture date. Mar 4, The Albanian SKS is dated using the numbers on the left side of the receiver. These are referred to as the Sino-Soviet models and are.
Estimated production of Albanians over the years is shown in this chart, with figures gathered and put together by Glen Burton: So, there were an estimated 16, produced. For unknown reasons the Albanians destroyed or gave away nearly two thirds of them and it is believed that only are left in the world today. There have been reports that US Government led efforts "encouraged" the Albanian government to collect and destroy over , Albanian small arms their SKS included during the mid to late 's. This may be why we see limited numbers of them in the world market today.
My best guess is that, according to year produced, current world inventory may be: Perhaps the most difficult to accurately figure out the correct year as it is not stamped anywhere on the weapon. The Jianshe Arsenal used a 26 inside a triangle as it's factory stamp.
These are referred to as the Sino-Soviet models and are characterized by many Russian stampings on the receiver and barrels. These early SKS's had no Chinese characters stamped on the receiver and some had no factory 26 symbol.
These guns were referred to as a Type 56 Carbine by the Chinese. There is much current discussion going on as to the accuracy of this method. In my opinion, I agree with some of the new dating scheme but I'm not in total agreement with it.
You get the idea. Can you carry any of this to other Arsenals? I'm not completely sure it works because of the development of new manufacturing procedures seem to dictate a better approximate age. Could it be possible? Both these rifles exhibit late production techniques including stamped trigger guards, pinned barrels and spike bayonets to mention a few. If the above mentioned dating scheme of the factory 26 rifles were applied to these two SKS's they would be from the year !! This is not very likely and that's why we can only apply that method of dating to the Factory 26 marked guns.
This gun would be a vintage which again by the characteristics of the gun would be very, very unlikely. Notice the position of the serial number. This is more likely a 's era weapon. This is a more unique weapon in that according to the dating scheme of the factory 26 rifles this would be a era gun.
So, is this a military weapon or not? Dates of manufacturer are not known for sure but it is roughly the late 50's into the early 60's.
Most of the examples seen in the U. Several were imported for a short time into the U. Most of these were destroyed after the Berlin Wall came down. This model is called the 'Karabiner-S' or K-S for short. These were made in Government plants in Suhl, Germany. This one was made in The model designation is Type 63 Carbine and were produced in state arsenals.
Not sure on how to tell the year of these weapons as no definitive pattern has been observed. The only difference between these two North Korean SKS's is the second digit which may be related to the year or the arsenal, not sure which. The Arsenal is usually marked on the top of the receiver cover and all the pictures I have seen have the same stamping.
That is why I am led to believe the first 2 digits have something to do with the year. If someone else knows more about these I will post it, so let me know. Notice the two below are only numbers off. Again, as far as date of manufacture goes and judging by the characteristics of the rifles I would estimate the early to mid 60's as the time frame. After the weapon producing factories were bombed most of the weapons were supplied by the Chinese. This is a picture of the M21 gun.