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Yes and no. Pg. 85 of the Tokoi has some good pics of the beast. It has a hooded FSB, threaded vs pinned barrel, and cooling vents in the upper. Only difference between them and the non-spiker model 56 is the markings as far as I can tell. I have heard they were an export model and the first Chinese copy of the type three.

Just looking for more info.

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Was that cutaway actuaully marked M-22? It should have been marked right where that big mill cut is on the left side.

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All my legends have an open site, my postban milleds have the hooded site. I though that the M designation was for early imports. The Book says that the M22 is the same as 56, milled, knife bayo, closed or hooded sites and was an export.
 

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I've seen a M22 that had a hooded FSB, stamped M22 on the left side, L & D selector marks, and threaded vs. pinned barrel. Everything else was avg. chinese. Polished carrier, light chu wood, fat checkered grip, smooth top cover.
 

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Well I did miss that milled open hood on the thread. I see it now. That is why I am hoping for more pics as that is only one I have seen with an open hood. Just trying to make sense of it. Also trying to figure out what was the most common for Vietnam era capture 47's. I haven't been able to find any good pics of capture guns markings. Were there any M-22 in Vietnam? If not, what era is it from? This is the info I am trying to nail down.

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Brick,

I have some that were sent to me, when I was creating www.chicom47.net I will have to locate them, they are on my hard drive, or a server somewhere.

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Brick said:
Well I did miss that milled open hood on the thread. I see it now. That is why I am hoping for more pics as that is only one I have seen with an open hood. Just trying to make sense of it. Also trying to figure out what was the most common for Vietnam era capture 47's. I haven't been able to find any good pics of capture guns markings. Were there any M-22 in Vietnam? If not, what era is it from? This is the info I am trying to nail down.

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Yes, M22s were in Vietnam. Chinese sources are very proud of the hooded sight, it was one of the key "indigenous" features incorprated when they type-classified the Type 56. If you see a milled Type 56 with an open sight it's because it is using Russian barrel parts.

 

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Here are a few pics I found. So the M-22 came first before the type56.

 

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Don't forget, M22 was a "sterile" marking also used on the SKS & Tokarev pistol.

Legends have open FSB's to more closely replicate the original Russian gun appearance for American consumers.
 
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