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Russian SKS / Re: PH2623 Russian 1949 Tula
« Last post by jstin2 on Today at 08:33:59 AM »
A fellow collector a few years back mentioned that Westrifle had several(around 10) 49's for sale and by the time he got around to purchase, they were all sold. When he inquired about the rifles, he was told that they were sold to another dealer. So, your rifle is more than likely an original Westrifle sell and stock modification. The good part is that it has the proper stock(although humped) for a 49 with a spike bayonet.
Russian SKS / PH2623 Russian 1949 Tula
« Last post by theSKSguy45 on Today at 02:56:43 AM »
Hello me again, I bought another 1949 SKS and wanted to share it with you all. This one is the same one I mentioned in my last post (the one at a gunshow that I didnt buy), well I bought it for $900 CAD (knowing the stock had been messed with). The rifle has all metal parts matching (with maybe the exception of the mag) but the stock has been re stamped.

Looking closely at it it looks like the exact same stamp that was used on the other rifle I had (I kept the stock to prevent it being misused). You can see the same dark spot from where they stopped sanding. I took some measurements and the Tula star stamp is larger than any other genuine one I have and it has what I would describe as a shallow wide stamp compared to the narrow deep cartouche of an original. If you look really closely you can see the old star and date still hiding below the surface and Im guessing the part they ground down was the Xd out old SN.

Its really too bad because it would have been an excellent rifle if not for that small imperfection. I asked the seller where he bought it from and he said Trade EX Canada (now out of business). Now this is just speculation but Im guessing whoever was selling these to Canadian retailers (maybe west rifle idk if they were only a retailer or also an importer) was responsible for these falsified markings. That would be consistent with the mag pins being largely the frankenpinned style. Idk maybe someone with more experience with west rifle examples can chime in here.

Regardless as long as the metal is original Im happy for the time being. If anyone would like more photos Id be happy to accommodate your request.

Thanks again

Paint from the mag peeling off

SKS FILES GEAR / Re: Laser Engraved Merch
« Last post by theSKSguy45 on September 22, 2023, 05:23:47 AM »
Id get one with the Tula and/or the Izhevsk arsenals on them.
General SKS Discussion / Re: What's your thought process on selling?
« Last post by theSKSguy45 on September 21, 2023, 03:42:04 PM »
I have a 1953 with Russian writing carved onto it, it would take an extraordinary example to top that in my opinion. i put the history of the specific rifle first and that is a really cool link to the past.

for anyone curious the writing translates to "Crimea 24" and the second one I've heard many different results for but "given to an alcoholic" is the translation i think is correct.
General SKS Discussion / Re: What's your thought process on selling?
« Last post by Matchka on September 21, 2023, 10:05:43 AM »
Dude, $75/$100 seems a bit high.
My 01 that I've known for years (we served together in the Corps) ---> $30 all in for any transfer.
Russian SKS / Re: An interesting 1949 SKS
« Last post by jstin2 on September 20, 2023, 11:01:26 PM »
This 49 SKS shows several traits of an early build. Before this, I only thought that if there was no rivet on the magazine, cleaning rod nubs being parallel and if there was a 1 in the serial number, that they were sans serif. I have noticed several other features since then.
1 - Magazine without a rivet.

2 - Cleaning rod nubs are parallel.

3 - If there is a 1 in the serial number they are all sans serif. Although Sean's does not have a 1, an example of mine is shown.

New observations.

4 - No knurls on magazine release and safety lever.

5 - Sling bracket is wider than later SKS. Will show comparison.

6 - Push rod is beveled on 2 sides and has a OTK marking.

7 - Stock trap door and comparison

8 - No marking on the front sight.

Other than missing the knurls on the safety lever and magazine  release plus the wider sling mount, my ЮE 1217 has all the other features.

Russian SKS / Re: 1949 SKS - ЮE 1217
« Last post by jstin2 on September 20, 2023, 05:26:34 PM »
pcke2000 - You are right about the OTK mark. Here is Sean's push rod.

Russian SKS / Re: Spare Extractor firing pin and Retainer Pin
« Last post by echo1 on September 19, 2023, 11:08:06 PM »
AClarion, Welcome aboard from Kentucky!!  As far as a SHTF Weapon, just arm your Fire Team Family all with an SKS.  Saves time and all have compatible ammo and parts (once you get a spare bolt assembly) thankyou1 chuckles1 wink1

^^^This, and have a few scoped rifles that can reach out there, in groups of like calibers and .22s for some of the women & chillin. PAX
Russian SKS / Re: Spare Extractor firing pin and Retainer Pin
« Last post by AClarion on September 19, 2023, 10:34:21 PM »
Thanks for the advice. Keeping the same caliber is probably a good idea.
General Discussion / Re: Chicom SKS I picked up
« Last post by Bacarnal on September 17, 2023, 10:51:35 AM »
Welcome aboard from Kentucky!!  Good snag!!
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