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    1954 Tula

    New acquisition. Been missing an SKS ever since I sold my last two in 2013 and 2014.






























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    Nice metal. man, that stock does not look right to me. the finish, wood and proofs... Will need to look into. It looks like maybe it was just a strip and refinish, but that proof cluster looks weird on the right side. Maybe just from the refinish. What did you pay for it?
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    Each of the four initial ones were lined out and restamped with a different mark yet the markings on the butt are intact. I've never seen anything like that before......weird.
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    This is one of about 2 dozen sks from Phil (willyp) I hope it hadn't been fucked with. I would be fairly surprised if it was...
    The stuff he collected all seemed to be real nice examples of each year or variant.
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    not taking new work

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    Nope, I don't think it's been messed with. I looks to me like it was either a factory error or it was re-inspected for some reason. I think it's really neato! WHatever the case, it looks original to me, just weird.

    P.S. I think the finish is fine too and it's just the lighting making it look off.
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    Nice example.
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    What does the carvings/stamps around that bolt/picture 4 means? Is it proof marks. Sweet stain on that stock btw.
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    That's exactly what we are discussing.

    Here are the markings on a 1951 Tula:

    This is normal and is almost always a sign that the rifle is as issued because they were sanded off when it was reworked. I don't think anybody knows exactly what the 4 markings mean; only that they are inspection stamps of some kind. Tula produced SKS's are also only marked on the left side.

    Izhevsk production was marked in a similar fashion but on both sides of the stock. Here is a 1954:



    Note that only three marks are applied per side. Whether all Izhevsk's only have three or not, I do not know.

    As I said, these marks were always removed when the rifle was reworked. The stock on this rifle is marked unlike any I have seen. Inspection marks were applied. Then they were lined out and new ones added. Clearly, the rifle has not been reworked so this is an anomaly. It's kind of like the 1952 rework I have that has a date, presumably the rework date, electropenciled on the top cover. Weird stuff shows up from time to time and really keeps things interesting!
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    "Tula produced SKS's are also only marked on the left side."


    Annnnnnd just when I'm sure I'm correct, I'm wrong.


    http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384670


    And I've been collecting SKS's a long time!
    You learn every day!

    Last edited by Wilhelm; 07-14-2019 at 08:48 PM.
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    Vary nice example!!!!! I picked up a second half 1950 year production amongst the supposed "Chinese" SKS that came in some years back. its all beat to hell but mostly matching only the bolt and top cover don't match. the top cover was scrubbed at some point and remarked. I never see any Realy nice examples though. Probably just were I live. Only have one real gun shop "and they are jack asses" and the shows are terrible. Beef jerky, new guns, no surplus, and stun guns. blah.
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