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49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« on: December 31, 2023, 05:56:38 PM »
This week I saw a 49 for sale and responded. From the pictures in ad, I saw that the cleaning rod numbs were equal, so an early build. The picture of magazine did not show if a rivet was present. Also no picture of the date or star on the cover. But from what was shown, I could tell that it was a Westrifle sks (frankenpinned and date on a laminate stock), but the seller had bought it from a store in Ontario. Also another thing that looked different was the gas tube had a grey tint to it. The cover also looked like it had been reblued as there were 2 different shades to it.
By the way it worked out to $775.00 U.S. for the rifle.











The cover had been ground due to pitting and the 19 on the date was missing. I removed the bluing and saw grind marks.






Final results are here =

https://ibb.co/album/8r0V3B


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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2024, 08:58:11 AM »
Neat find. I never saw one that early

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2024, 09:12:58 AM »

She is a beauty 🫡

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2024, 06:41:46 PM »
This one makes a nice addition to my collection. Top 4 are 49's and bottom 2 are early 50's.
1949 - ЮЕ 1217
1949 - 0П 1957
1949 - 0Ю 304
1949 - ЮЕ 416
1950 - ЕМ 717
1950 - ИM 3

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2024, 07:18:02 PM »
This one makes a nice addition to my collection. Top 4 are 49's and bottom 2 are early 50's.


Nice  8) Thatís a collection of rarities that is not easy for a Canadian collector  thumb1 Ö and would be nearly out of reach for a U.S. collector

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2024, 10:32:15 AM »
Nice  8) Thatís a collection of rarities that is not easy for a Canadian collector  thumb1 Ö and would be nearly out of reach for a U.S. collector

I absolutely agree with P32!  Very impressive set of carbines Jim.
      

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2024, 11:10:39 AM »
Beautiful collection. 

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2024, 09:08:40 PM »
I'm very happy/envious for you  clap1. PAX
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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2024, 10:25:51 AM »
Beautiful collection. One question is why did they use a wrist pin on some and not others?

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2024, 11:51:20 AM »
Replacement laminate stocks all had wrist crossbolts installed.  That is always an area of high stress and prone to cracks.  Just design improvements as time progresses I suppose.
      

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2024, 07:32:22 PM »
Replacement laminate stocks all had wrist crossbolts installed.  That is always an area of high stress and prone to cracks.  Just design improvements as time progresses I suppose.

So original (Non laminate) stocks didn't have wrist bolts, but new made replacement (Laminate) stocks were made with them. I always wondered why some had them and some didn't, and never paid attention to them being laminated stocks.

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2024, 10:08:41 AM »
So original (Non laminate) stocks didn't have wrist bolts, but new made replacement (Laminate) stocks were made with them. I always wondered why some had them and some didn't, and never paid attention to them being laminated stocks.



That's the norm, but like everything Russian SKS, it's not always the rule.  Sometimes hardwoods got rear crossbolts too: 




I'm not sure if I've seen laminate stocks w/o the crossbolt, but there may be some floating around out there and it wouldn't surprise me at all.
      

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2024, 11:57:46 AM »
I have a 56' letter Russian with OG numbered laminate stock, it has the rear crossbolt







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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2024, 02:42:57 PM »
I have a 56' letter Russian with OG numbered laminate stock, it has the rear crossbolt

That's a really nice gun Mitch!  I love the ruby red finish on the letter series laminates.  thumb1 thumb1
      

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2024, 02:53:11 PM »
I have a 56' letter Russian with OG numbered laminate stock, it has the rear crossbolt

That's a really nice gun Mitch!  I love the ruby red finish on the letter series laminates.  thumb1 thumb1

Thanks, me too. It's like fire in good lighting. I love laminates overall. Definitely more durable it seems regardless of crossbolt.

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Re: 49 SKS- 0Ю 304
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2024, 03:56:33 PM »
Beautiful rifle W, very boss, PAX
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