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SKS Carbines => Unaltered SKS Rifles => Chinese SKS (Military) => Topic started by: carls sks on May 21, 2020, 02:54:35 PM

Title: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 21, 2020, 02:54:35 PM
just picked up mine from LGS, still in cosmoline. will try pics, but never have any luck. ser #is 12277778, reason for lucky 7s.
(https://i.ibb.co/QrnY7pQ/DSCN0571.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hDH2xL9)
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 21, 2020, 02:57:37 PM
looks like i can do, but only one at a time.   pullhair1
(https://i.ibb.co/GcTgNpC/DSCN0574.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BqN8F3T)
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Phosphorus32 on May 21, 2020, 03:02:18 PM
Awesome, new SKS time  banana time  :)  Congratulations!
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:04:21 PM
just picked up mine from LGS, still in cosmoline. will try pics, but never have any luck. ser #is 12277778, reason for lucky 7s.

Congrats Carl. Can't wait to see it when you get her cleaned up. Yours is not too far from mine. 12276708 dance2
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: astronut on May 21, 2020, 03:05:17 PM
I like it!   thumb1
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:06:35 PM
What's your PW Arms serial range?
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:11:45 PM
Feels like Christmas in May! yahoo1
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:14:02 PM
Next time I go to Vegas I'm taking you with me, all expenses paid!!! dance2
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 21, 2020, 03:21:45 PM
What's your PW Arms serial range?

i think in the 7000's, i'll try a pic.
(https://i.ibb.co/whz1yqv/DSCN0575.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9Hrjn0M)
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Phosphorus32 on May 21, 2020, 03:32:39 PM
What's your PW Arms serial range?

i think in the 7000's, i'll try a pic.
(https://i.ibb.co/whz1yqv/DSCN0575.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9Hrjn0M)

I see from your previous picture that the stock matches yet it doesn't have the relief cutout for the inverted takedown lever. Interesting.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:38:08 PM
i think in the 7000's, i'll try a pic.

More 7's? Dude, I'm definitely taking you with me to Vegas! dance3
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Ghost51xxx on May 21, 2020, 03:47:13 PM
I see from your previous picture that the stock matches yet it doesn't have the relief cutout for the inverted takedown lever. Interesting.

What serial range does the relief usually fall in to? I notice High Noon has a few in the 123xxxxx range
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 21, 2020, 05:19:56 PM
What's your PW Arms serial range?

i think in the 7000's, i'll try a pic.
(https://i.ibb.co/whz1yqv/DSCN0575.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9Hrjn0M)

I see from your previous picture that the stock matches yet it doesn't have the relief cutout for the inverted takedown lever. Interesting.

the stock is matching(good eyes). no cutout, is that wrong?  i did just take it all apart for cleaning.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Bacarnal on May 21, 2020, 05:31:24 PM
Nice, Carl.  I kinda see a take down notch filled with cosmo.  thumb1.  Could just be old eyes, though.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Phosphorus32 on May 21, 2020, 06:27:15 PM
What's your PW Arms serial range?

i think in the 7000's, i'll try a pic.
(https://i.ibb.co/whz1yqv/DSCN0575.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9Hrjn0M)

I see from your previous picture that the stock matches yet it doesn't have the relief cutout for the inverted takedown lever. Interesting.

the stock is matching(good eyes). no cutout, is that wrong?  i did just take it all apart for cleaning.

With the matching stock, the lack of a cutout cannot be wrong. RM is the master of minutiae (meant as a compliment) so he may have a serial number transition point for the implementation of the cutout, or perhaps it was inconsistently used. I'm not sure.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Bacarnal on May 21, 2020, 06:45:11 PM
Still looks to me there's a cut ou there, starting at under the "3" in 7.62x39 going left... whistle12.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: High Noon on May 22, 2020, 11:51:52 AM
  Still looks to me there's a cut ou there, starting at under the "3" in 7.62x39 going left... whistle12.

It does appear there is a faint line there on the right, but I think it would be much more visible if there was one there.  Mine were easy to see before I cleaned them up. 
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: High Noon on May 22, 2020, 11:53:23 AM
just picked up mine from LGS, still in cosmoline. will try pics, but never have any luck. ser #is 12277778, reason for lucky 7s. (https://i.ibb.co/QrnY7pQ/DSCN0571.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hDH2xL9)

That is a really nice SKS - you got a good one!
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: running-man on May 22, 2020, 11:55:30 AM
Carl, that's a *really* nice looker there.  One of the better I've seen recently for certain!

Yeah that stock has a cutout, hard too see under all the grease!  It's certainly short though.  think1

Transition from std to inverted takedown lever happened somewhere between S/N 12261016 & 12280777  Hopefully with the new year 12 imports we can narrow that range down a bit.  thumb1

(https://i.ibb.co/RbzvCzb/12261016-right-rear.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/6BqZ24W/12280777-right-center.jpg)


Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: running-man on May 22, 2020, 12:05:22 PM
  Still looks to me there's a cut ou there, starting at under the "3" in 7.62x39 going left... whistle12.

It does appear there is a faint line there on the right, but I think it would be much more visible if there was one there.  Mine were easy to see before I cleaned them up.

You may be right HN.  It's hard to really tell but it may be an optical illusion causing me to think there is a cut there.  Once Carl gets it cleaned up and gets additional detail photos of the takedown lever area *hint hint!* chuckles1 he can put the question permanently to rest.

If it doesn't have the cutout *AND* the stock is the original S/N'd stock matching the gun, perhaps this was a transition phase before the Chinese realized that inverted takedowns + non notched stockes were a bad idea.  The S/N being almost exactly 3k prior to the first inverted takedown I have in my files points to this gun being one of the first inverted takedown guns made.  It certainly is the earliest inverted takedown year 12 gun I've ever seen.   thumb1
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 22, 2020, 05:05:43 PM
Nice, Carl.  I kinda see a take down notch filled with cosmo.  thumb1.  Could just be old eyes, though.

winner winner chicken diner. just cleaned that area some more on the stock. you have great eyes because its there (very shallow, but it is there).  thumb1
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: carls sks on May 22, 2020, 05:10:56 PM
your all winners and correct, was just such a shallow one that is hard to see even when cleaned. good info all too.  :o
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Bacarnal on May 22, 2020, 05:56:25 PM
Could still be a transitional as RM suggests.  Conversation goes like this in the factory wood shop, " NO!! Groove need to be DEEPER!! YOU try flipping lever with groove like that!!! punish1.  Too late for that one since you laquered it".   wink1.
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: running-man on May 22, 2020, 10:01:00 PM
Need more data!  Would love to have four or five year 12ís examples in this range. Could very well be that it was a transition like Bruce says and not a step change.  Good stuff.  thumb1
Title: Re: LUCKY 7's
Post by: Justin Hell on May 23, 2020, 02:15:16 PM
My cut is also very shallow, but present. When I would occasionally see bringbacks with them, they were similar...almost like an afterthought, possibly done by hand? It might just be they were less pronounced than the later ones.