Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: Chinese Type 53 Trials Carbine
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 02:24:06 PM »
Yeah, his prices have gone up lately, in general. However, I was very happy to pay $200 for this one. My most expensive Type 53 to date but worth it.

Yeah, it seems likely that the Albanians Type 53s would have been nearly new and/or only used by the PLA for a few years before being shipped out to Albania. The Type 53s that stayed in China and were imported by Navy Arms would have likely seen service with the militias and could pick up Chinese militia marks. Of course, this one doesn't have anything distinguishing on it in the way of markings.

Obviously all the shellac is gone from mine and it has plenty of oil staining behind the receiver tang and dents/dings but I like the looks.  :)
2
SKS Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting / Re: Temperamental SKS
« Last post by BadMonk on Today at 01:43:03 PM »
Speaking as someone who knows nothing about headspace - except for what I learned on this thread - I'd be interested in understanding much more about it especially if welding is involved.
3
SKS Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting / Re: Temperamental SKS
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on Today at 12:39:54 PM »
I have a bolt body that had too much material removed, and as a result would create excessive headspace in likely every SKS.

Maybe I can show excessive, build up a weld and show insufficient, then adjust the bolt to show correct. 

That should show all three conditions. 
4
General SKS Discussion / Re: SkS Sight adjustment tool.
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 12:00:42 PM »
Justin crop the pic on that kit and put a snap-on emblem on it. I know someone who will buy it : ) Thanks for all the leads gentlemen ..

Go ahead and laugh  :)  but..... I also do have a handmade elevation tool.. 15 minutes, 2 spring roll pins, a touch of weld and cut a groove and I can adjust'em all day. If'en I break it..15 minutes and 2 roll pins later, I'll have a new one, no shipping, no waiting around and no butt hurt when my special tactical $19.99 tool breaks. I've used this one at home and work for years with no issues.  Dual purpose tool, I can pull schrader valves out of a/c systems and adjust Ak/SKS sights.




Even made a weed eater/chain saw carb adjusting tool from a 17hmr casing. Them weird serrated tapered screws with no notch are a pain to tweak without something to grip them good. The 17hmr casing grips them perfect....  Wonder if the EPA or CARB will certify it.... rofl2


Hillbilly engineering.... :)
5
Thanks Justin
and thanks T
6
General Discussion / Re: New to me. . Model- 59'
« Last post by R1D2 on Today at 11:41:37 AM »
How does old english lemon oil stuff work on a SKS stock?
7
General SKS Discussion / Re: SkS Sight adjustment tool.
« Last post by Direct Connection on Today at 11:28:02 AM »
Justin crop the pic on that kit and put a snap-on emblem on it. I know someone who will buy it : ) Thanks for all the leads gentlemen ..
8
Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: Chinese Type 53 Trials Carbine
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 10:36:38 AM »
The 'shi mark.. never seen one person. Nice  thumb1 I've always had good luck with Allen's, great guy to deal with.. It might cost you a hair more than the average going price, but, you definitely wont be disappointed with what you get.

 Once and a bluemoon these pop up in my area....usually they have been utterly destroyed, turned into some wackjobs 500 dollar Crapco camo extend-a-stock wannabe sniper.

I do like the Type 53, usually they are like gorilla weld, very tough and very ugly, because pretty ones are few and far between. I bought 2, got a '54 and a '55 from the first Albanian batch, it was a crap shoot, because some had crappy bores. Both the ones I got, have beautiful bores, even though outside, they are uglier than 3 day old sin.. chuckles1

One has a red/yellow paint mark on the butt plate and a rack number painted on the butt, another one of those mystery marks, something I'd guess was Albanian done. I've seen a few pictures of similar marks, but no one has come up with a hardcore logical reason what it means.
9
Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: Chinese Type 53 Trials Carbine
« Last post by carls sks on Today at 09:21:13 AM »
looks like a good one, bayo is mean looking. have a few mosins and learned something today. thanks for sharing.  thumb1
10
Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: Chinese Type 53 Trials Carbine
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 07:55:33 AM »
I keep running into my T53 over the last few days....and haven't cleared her throat. My last SKS has her in need of some new wall mounts to be made.   I should take that shoulder thumper out for a date soon.

Your new acquisition is quite the looker...nice score.   I doubt I will ever let another slip by, but they are pretty uncommon to see in these parts.

I am curious about the 'trials' aspect, hadn't the Russian M44 tuned in the idea of shortening a half century old gun like nine years earlier?  Could these be marked differently for another reason?  Like the SKS 'accuracy gun'?

 thumb1 thumb1 thumb1

Thanks JH! Yeah, Iíve never seen a Type 53 locally, so certainly scarce around here but not in general.

The meaning of the character is well established to be trial or test but youíre probably correct that it isnít a trial in the 1943 Izhevsk M44 sense of producing ~50,000 rifles for field trials, as well as production trials. For the Chinese, I suspect it was possibly just the production aspect, with direct Russian assistance, that was a trial. ~62,000 were produced from June through December of 1953, whereas over 300K were produced in 1954 when they really had ramped up production. I think the Chinese were very familiar with the characteristics of the M44 and committed to production of their own clone when they started production.  :)
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10