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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by carls sks on Today at 05:15:37 PM »
beauty, thanks for sharing.  thumb1
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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 04:46:48 PM »
Beautiful....I won't even give you a hard time about the doily the bolt was photographed upon.

Oops...I guess I just did a little.  :P

 rofl thanks! That's just the tablecloth on our kitchen table (yup, wife was not present).
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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by Justin Hell on Today at 04:35:56 PM »
Beautiful....I won't even give you a hard time about the doily the bolt was photographed upon.

Oops...I guess I just did a little.  :P

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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by jstin2 on Today at 04:30:36 PM »
Your S/N looked familiar. Checked my 57 and it has the same lettering but 3308. I sent Running-Man pictures of my carbines for his registry last month, so he has pictures of it. Mine is refurbished, painted and a laminate stock . Other than magazine it has matching S/Ns.
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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 04:21:58 PM »
Jon that's a real beauty!  Heck of a nice '57 you got yourself there.  Does the stock show any rounded edges indicative of sanding or do you think it just got a reshellac?  Either way, very nice.  thumb1

Thanks Joe!  I'm pleased to have it :)

I don't know for sure. I've never been impressed with the sharpness of the edges of grasping grooves in the Russian birch (a "soft" hardwood) stocks, on SKSs or Mosins. They're never as sharp as the routed grasping grooves on walnut or beech Mauser stocks. I'd lean toward simple edge wear, considering the wear and chips in the rest of the shellac, but perhaps it was a very light sanding before a recoat. Here are a few more pics of those edges and a closeup of the SN on the stock I neglected to add to the original post.




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Russian SKS / Re: 1957 Tula
« Last post by running-man on Today at 03:43:59 PM »
Jon that's a real beauty!  Heck of a nice '57 you got yourself there.  Does the stock show any rounded edges indicative of sanding or do you think it just got a reshellac?  Either way, very nice.  thumb1
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Russian SKS / Re: GB listings for November, 2017 - Russian
« Last post by Justin Hell on Today at 03:43:09 PM »
I sure would like to take a closer look at that...about the only things that can be confirmed via the auction photos is it has an early RSB and a 45 degree gas block.  If it has a 49 cover chances are it is a mid 50 with the looped receiver cover latch before they stopped using them, and a 45 degree gas block in the short period of time between 90 degree blocks and whatever we call what became the 'standard' SKS gas block. 1950 saw a lot of transitional components in various combinations.  49 and 50 covers will only work with 49-50 guns....during refurb those covers likely were mixed in with other early covers, scrubbed and reserialed to match the gun....it could also have been a NOS 49 cover that fit, and was later stamped to match the gun.

Careful attention to all serial numbers would be great to see.

Does the receiver cover look to be a different finish than the rest of the gun? It looks more matte like the early covers do...at least in comparison to the receiver in that one photo.

Neat gun...I really want to add a 45 degree block Russian to the collection. Great score! Congrats!!
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Russian SKS / 1957 Tula
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 03:36:36 PM »
Nice light refurb I picked up a few weeks ago that just arrived this week. I was attracted to the blued bayonet, and I'm not disappointed. Has the blued crown, and blued bayonet generally taken as signs of refurbishment, otherwise I'd be tempted to call it as-issued. No refurb marks that I'm familiar with on the metal or stock. Anyhow, enjoy the pics!
































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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by Justin Hell on January 18, 2018, 03:51:13 PM »
I took the trigger off my 54 and put on both 49 and 50. Both fit okay and fired okay.

Hmmmm....so much for that idea.  Why mine was so weird about it now befuddles me.
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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by jstin2 on January 18, 2018, 03:01:25 PM »
I took the trigger off my 54 and put on both 49 and 50. Both fit okay and fired okay.
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