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Not hard, just sand a bit and fit, sand a bit and fit.  Eventually it goes on.

Here are my Russian and Serb cousins.

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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by firstchoice on July 18, 2018, 05:48:18 PM »
The 5rd. magazine that is in your picture looks to be the Chinese 5rd fixed magazine that they supplied with the Polytech Hunter. Not sure if there were extras brought in or if they came on other commercial rifles? Power Surge would be the go-to guy on that. They are peferred for bench shooting, hunting, and the like.

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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by running-man on July 18, 2018, 04:07:20 PM »
Awesome photo jstin!  Like you, I also wonder if it was simply a double struck stamp and not scrubbed.  The low position might have indicated that the worker stamped it too low on the first pass and needed to adjust it higher when he realized his mistake.  It certainly looks like it has a "0" in the lower left portion of the light stamp, not terribly many stamps that begin with zero are in the triangle arsenals: /0404\, /0405\, /0408\, /0412\.   thumb1

I also think there is a double struck portion of the 五六式 stamp as well.  If you move that stamp down and a bit to the left as a unit, the light lines form distinct portions of the Chinese characters, only in a different position...
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by jstin2 on July 18, 2018, 02:51:51 PM »
It is not detailed enough to see what it was originally. I would think that it was 0412 and that it was stamped too low. Most of it would have been hidden by stock. When I saw pictures from seller, the arsenal mark had me stumped because I could see lines from original stamp also.

https://ibb.co/album/cEQtyv
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by running-man on July 18, 2018, 01:03:10 PM »
You said there was another arsenal stamp that may have been scrubbed...is it detailed enough to make out what it might have been?
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by jstin2 on July 18, 2018, 12:47:28 PM »
I have to agree with you. 0412. I should have put that in. Looked at arsenal page earlier and saw 0412 but I wrote 412 down.
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / Re: 5 round magazine
« Last post by running-man on July 18, 2018, 12:36:14 PM »
/412\ is not a known arsenal jstin.  Maybe /0412\?



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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / 5 round magazine
« Last post by jstin2 on July 18, 2018, 11:52:11 AM »
I recently purchased a 23 million SKS. It came with a 5 round magazine. From what I have read this is a aftermarket magazine. I would like to know more about this. It copies the original quite closely, unlike most aftermarket magazines.  Also running-man, the arsenal mark is 412. When I took off stock you could see original stamp was too low. They probably scrubbed and redid arsenal stamp, but part of old one still shows on receiver.

https://ibb.co/album/dF3rka
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Russian SKS / Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Last post by Direct Connection on July 18, 2018, 11:46:04 AM »
Just amazing.  Intresting to know if  the imperfectiion circle is only on the 53 izzy, or any other years of both factorys.. ? Thanks RM
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