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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: My three Chinese amigos.
« Last post by running-man on Today at 05:53:34 PM »
Should I buy more of the 8s? Haha

That is the absolute *wrong* question to be asking on these boards!!!!!  rofl
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: My three Chinese amigos.
« Last post by MikeT on July 23, 2024, 04:14:06 PM »
I don’t know the importer off hand. Marstar might be involved, but they also act as a dealer.

The year 8 type 56 is a new purchase. They are still for sale in limited supply. I was told it was forgotten/old stock. I think there is another 100 or so for sale.

Cosmoline clean up on the 24s were minimal. The 8 was fairly caked in the internals.

Should I buy more of the 8s? Haha
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: My three Chinese amigos.
« Last post by running-man on July 23, 2024, 01:13:11 PM »
Welcome to the boards Mike, glad you were able to log on and post.  Thanks for putting these up!

Do you know who the Canadian importer for these is (Marstar?)

Is the year 8 carbine a recent purchase as well or have you had that one a while?  That is a very nice blade bayo example right there.  Not too commonly seen in such a condition down here these days!  thumb1

The year 24 guns, for whatever reason, are typically found in VG to Excellent condition here in the states.  Very rare to find a beat up year 24 gun unless it's been abused post-import or budba'd and then abused.
 
Just for my curiosity, how much preservative did you have to clean up from these three?
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: My three Chinese amigos.
« Last post by MikeT on July 21, 2024, 03:59:19 PM »
More side by side from the 63 and 79














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Chinese SKS (Military) / My three Chinese amigos.
« Last post by MikeT on July 21, 2024, 03:42:16 PM »
From Canada several dealers have batches of “unissed” pre1964 and French ticklers coming in. I have 2 ticklers (one that I have bubba’d for deer hunting) and one 1963.

I have inspected the carrier chamber and barrel. These have no signs of being fired.













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Russian SKS / Re: 1949 Ey41 with Bayonet
« Last post by theSKSguy45 on July 21, 2024, 02:56:13 PM »
Nice rifle. Looks very much like the story behind my 1949. Unfortunately I ended up being the one putting it back to original and eating the cost.
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General SKS Discussion / Re: Video on “jungle stocked” SKSs
« Last post by running-man on July 19, 2024, 07:58:48 AM »
I was thinking DP/DB too GG!  Some rumors never die.  rofl
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General SKS Discussion / Re: Bangladeshi SKS article
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on July 18, 2024, 07:45:20 PM »
Sounds plausible that the Chinese could have helped set up Type 56 SKS and AK production at the Bangladesh Ordnance Factories. However, there is a frustrating lack of evidence available. The video talks about a Bangladeshi SKS but then shows a Chinese Type 56. Wikipedia article sites the BOF homepage but I get a site unavailable message when I try to connect.

If the Bangladeshis did make them, and they’re now retired from service, then hopefully they’ll show up on the American market someday.
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General SKS Discussion / Re: Bangladeshi SKS article
« Last post by Greatguns on July 18, 2024, 03:00:58 PM »
I commented in the other thread as well about the old scuttle-butt/mentality that DP and DB marked Type 56s were contracted to Pakistan and Bangladesh. If they had produced their own, since the US has relations with both countries, one would have thought it plausible that the importers would have made a successful effort to import said SKSs. Buuut, who knows for sure??? dntknw1
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