Hi RM.....did you notice the factory stamp behind the M8? Looks like the security forces factory stamp with the same exact finish on the bolt carrier.....Interesting!
I hadn't..and still don't? Do you mean the this stamp:
Where do you see it, covered over by the "M8" stamping?
The bolt carriers are most certainly unique. Like a bead blast finish, very dull grey.
I hate to admit it....but I am selling this one, so I'm not going to fire it.......I know...I know....
I know of a commercial SKS guru who would simply love to have that example!
Even if you wind up listing it, I'm sure you'll get a good price if you detail it well on GB! It's not a very common carbine after all. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the same following or recognition as a NA Farmer's Friend or the like. Most simply think it's a nothing special bayo delete exporter bubba-type mod.