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    SKS Russian.

    Found a what looks to be a Russian or Romanian SKS at a gun show today.
    A few parts have been force matched but that doesn't bother me.
    Every blade bayonet on Russian ones I have had has been black but this one has a polished bayonet/chrome blade.
    Makes me think Romanian because of that.I could be wrong who knows.
    Lots of the finish is in the white so this one has been around the block a few times but overall function is fine and gun is not Bubba'd in any way.
    Bore is fine and rifling is really nice.
    The proof marks don't look Russian well not what I am used to seeing no mfg mark on the rear receiver cover.
    Found this proof mark on the bolt and I have never seen this one so does anyone have any idea its a triangle with what looks like an A in it.
    Added the pre fix of serial # as well because I have never seen that pre fix either.
    No import mark on the gun anywhere.
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    Pretty sure it’s Romanian. Check out romaniansks.weebly.com

    For some reason I can’t hyperlink it.

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    Russian.
    Romanians use the Latin alphabet.
    Those are Russian letters "R" an "Yu" followed by 30

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    Curious as to why there is no arsenal stamp so I wonder how many arsenals made SKS rifles?
    While I was cleaning all the cosmoline out of it I was searching for other markings but found nothing denoting which arsenal made this rifle.
    The top cover is non matching but has no arsenal marking
    There are plenty of proof marks on the receiver and barrel tho'.
    Not Romanian going by the serial number so Russian for sure.
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    Had some time today to snap a few outside pics.
    Stock is original to the receiver and does not look to have any arsenal refurb marks on it.
    Serial number is there but really faint.
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    looks to be early like 1950 if it doesn't have a chrome lined bore early first part of fifty but those had spike bayonets. take a look at yoopers sks sight loads of information there.

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    sorry its Russian

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    like the so called Chinese re imports that most of the guns I saw were Russian they scrubbed the manufacturers mark off there top cover.

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    Cool SKS. No import is best import.
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    I have looked at Yooper's page for a bit but need to read all the pages more in depth.
    Lots of info for sure.
    Lots of proof marks on this rifle and trying to decode them is impossible.
    Its cool either way just the way it is.

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    Early Sino-Soviet maybe? ..try looking that up. I believe they had Cyrillic characters followed by 4 or 5 numbers. Sometimes had the Chinese triangle 26 stamp on the receiver as well, thatís how mine was. No import marks on some. Thereís info in yoopers I believe about how to tell them, different barrel install and features, lightening cuts etc

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    Found one mark which I had never seen and it looks like a triangle with the number 1 in it.
    Not one indication of any Chinese markings to cover up Soviet involvement so Soviet/Sino or Sino /Soviet I kind of doubt.
    Not one Tula marking anywhere on it but does have a small triangle which sort of looks like a Ishevisk mark but too faint to make it out.

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    Dug a little deeper on Yoopers page and everything but the bolt and carrier look to fall into the 49/52 time frame.
    The bolt and carrier are of the 1955 design so it got a upgrade or refurb at some point in its life.
    Pretty happy with it overall and it shoots really smoothly and reasonably accurate.
    Hit 12 inch steel at 250 ish yards consistently tagged one torso sized target at close to 300 yards and it did land center mass. Luck I am sure.
    Used Yugo brass cased and some Romanian steel cased ammo and it did just fine.
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    Nice find, and can't believe I missed this post. We always hear about the no import rifles and pistols that were missed in the marking process, but I will always wonder if that is accurate. Some might be bring back rifles from Vietnam, but unless you direct bought it from a vet, know of another with paperwork and a close serial number, or have the capture document, there is no way to prove it IMO.

    Sounds like its plenty accurate as well, and that's always a bonus.
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    Reading on Yooper's site about all the small differences in the Russian and Chinese ones was fascinating.
    Kind bummed mine had the later bolt and carrier but got to thinking it could have been a bring back very easily that had seen heavy service and needed parts hence the later bolt and carrier with force matched numbers BTW.
    No refub markings on the stock anywhere which I have no explanation for either.
    The positive part is its Russian all the way and in the 49 thru 52 range.

 

 
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