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6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« on: May 13, 2021, 07:48:40 PM »
Ok, crew. Sino-Soviet or, whatizzit? YOM?














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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 08:24:22 PM »
Right in the middle of the ghost range...so late 56 early 57?

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 10:30:28 PM »
Right in the middle of the ghost range...so late 56 early 57?

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Early to mid 1956: Soviet Sino Guns, S/N 0001 to ~2000.
1956 to at latest, April 1957: Ghost Guns, S/N ~2000 to ~213,700.
Early 1957: six digit /26\ marked guns, S/N ~213,700 to at least 348,996.
Late 1957: 2 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~2,350,000 to at least 2,441,000.
1958: 3 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~3,000,001 to  at least 3,233,000.  First observation of the stock side sling swivel.
1959: Letter Prefix /26\ marked guns. Stocks contain narrow font.
1960?: Letter Prefix /26\ marked guns. Stocks contain wide font.  First observation of large (1/4 tall x ~1/4 wide) font.  These guns could theoretically be lumped with the 1959 letters, and 1960 could have been a very light Type 56 year.  There is really no hard evidence pointing one way or the other, though I would lean towards major disruptions in Chinese Type 56 production as the Sino-Soviet split was entering full swing and China could no longer rely on easily getting barreled receivers supplied from the USSR.  This also can give additional meaning to the Chinese ideograph markings seen on the 1961 built carbines as they were now fully Chinese built.
1961: 6 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~6,000,001 to at least 6,021,000.  First observation of the 五六式 stamp.
1962: 7 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~7,000,001 to at least 7,170,000.
1963: 8 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~8,000,001 to at least 8,209,000.
1964: 9 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~9,000,001 to at least 9,218,000.  First observation of short barrel lug, first observation of spike bayonet.
1965: 10 million /26\ marked guns, S/N ~10,000,001 to at least 10,442,000.  Stock sling swivel relocated to bottom again.

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 10:49:16 PM »
Did you get the whole gun or just the barreled receiver?  Matching stock?  I miss the days when five or ten different people would all post up their new SinoBanians.  thumb1
      

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 09:27:58 AM »
parts or whole gun?
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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 10:49:33 AM »
The entire rifle. All metal, trigger group, mag, buttplate, bolt, carrier & cover are in tip top condition. Figured its in the ghost category.

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 05:31:32 PM »
you miss the days ? waiting to go to work watching gunshow videos on youtube ,never knew. i have watched six videos all this year,miami tampa arizona ,several from miami only two mini 14s and only one sks in arizona ,,wow..i wonder if china made as many as they say they did,i called over at 70 pawn and guns found only 2 although a gun store here in town had 2 in their boxes ,still losing sleep over that, so 4 in over a hundred mile radius seventy calls at least...

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 06:06:17 PM »
Yup,

Back n 2012 when the first boatload of CAI Sino-Banians went for sale, Gunboards and SKSBoards were booming with posts of the 'new' imports.  It was quite fun.

As for finding deals today.  You have to be patient and persistent jus like you are currently doing.  Sounds like you are well on your way to finding a diamond in the rough.  thumb1
      

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Re: 6 digit, no arsenal stamp
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2021, 09:29:05 PM »
yes sir..i do have an all matching russain on the way ,,whenever my dealer friend decides to let it go ,im first. those videos of gun shows were loaded with ak's only three total sks rifles in eight or nine gunshow videos.pawn dealers i spoke over the phone with said they really have dried up ,around here anyway..