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Russian SKS crate
« on: December 29, 2023, 02:20:59 AM »
I was hoping you guys could help me figure out what this crateís markings mean. My best guess is the top left 56 is meaning 1956 but I have no idea. Also a picture of my collection inside is included for your viewing pleasure.





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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2023, 10:43:12 AM »
Looks like Cyrillic markings due to the "15 ШТ." which is commonly used in military markings and stands for "15 units" or "15 ea."  If so then Russian, Yugo, or other eastern block origin.

Hard to read some of the letters due to the particular stencil style and my seriously lacking Cyrillic reading skills, but I see:

First Photo: 56-А-231    15 ШТ.
                         2821/923

Second Photo:  УНИ?-2
            <>     N?(Shouldn't be an N if Cyrillic but clearly different than the И above, may be an M?)1363
      

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2023, 12:04:31 PM »
Quite possibly a Mosin M44 crate, many carbines were imported in these 15 rifle crates, either way, it's cool  thumb1
https://www.gunboards.com/threads/translating-mosin-crate-markings.696377/
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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2023, 04:22:09 PM »
Quite possibly a Mosin M44 crate, many carbines were imported in these 15 rifle crates, either way, it's cool  thumb1
https://www.gunboards.com/threads/translating-mosin-crate-markings.696377/

Great link  thumb1 The guy chiming in with all of the info is Ratnik or R_L, aka Alex, who owns/operates the https://www.m9130.info/ site, so good info based on primary sources.

The following site has GRAU numbers showing that the OPís crate is for the SKS
https://escapefromtarkov.fandom.com/wiki/GRAU_Index

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2023, 07:15:38 PM »
Iím getting an M44 soon so Iíll see how it fits compared to the SKS
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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2023, 10:48:08 PM »
That Crate with those shotguns pictured inside are very cool !!

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2023, 10:47:14 AM »
Iím getting an M44 soon so Iíll see how it fits compared to the SKS

56-A-231 is the GRAU code for the SKS, so youíve got the right rifles in yours  thumb1

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2023, 10:57:45 AM »
Great info guys!  I learned something new! thumb1
      

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2024, 08:59:58 PM »
So in layman's terms
56-А-231 = this is an sks crate
15ШТ = quantity
УНИ-2 = protective coating (cosmoline?)
N1363 = crate number

So what do these markings mean?

<> = ?
2821/923 = ?
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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2024, 04:38:38 AM »
So in layman's terms
56-А-231 = this is an sks crate
15ШТ = quantity
УНИ-2 = protective coating (cosmoline?)
N1363 = crate number

So what do these markings mean?

<> = ?
2821/923 = ?

Yes. According to Ratnik УНИ-2 is a hexamine nitrite corrosion inhibitor. Itís a surface treatment applied to the metal, not an ersatz Cosmoline. He retrieved original documents from Russian archives for his research, so Iím confident that his details are accurate.

The <> marking is probably the diamond refurbishment arsenal marking.

2821/923 ? I donít know.


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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2024, 06:47:58 AM »
Neat to see. I haven't seen a crate of imports in years

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Re: Russian SKS crate
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2024, 10:08:53 PM »
M44 BARELY fits (probably wouldnít be able to store more than one row before the forward support wonít fit anymore)

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