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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: Chinese Public Security SKS
« Last post by firstchoice on November 12, 2018, 03:42:10 AM »
Just completed a comprehensive inventory of my SKS's - came across two PS's I didn't know were in the bunch. Total: 4. Tks all for the excellent discussion!

Matchka, I remember your nice [0141] example. If you've got 4 PS rifles, post up those other three! We'd love to see them all!

If possible, reword your subject line on your [0141] post to include the Public Security Rifle moniker. Most helpful when using a search. Thanks!

firstchoice
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: Chinese Public Security SKS
« Last post by Matchka on November 11, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
Just completed a comprehensive inventory of my SKS's - came across two PS's I didn't know were in the bunch. Total: 4. Tks all for the excellent discussion!
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: ARSENAL WHAZZIT?
« Last post by Matchka on November 11, 2018, 10:13:23 PM »
Gak! I never would've deciphered 6616! Now that I look at it - makes sense. Tks!
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: ARSENAL WHAZZIT?
« Last post by Boris Badinov on November 09, 2018, 05:54:22 PM »
Is the arsenal stamp etched on the op gun?
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: ARSENAL WHAZZIT?
« Last post by Boris Badinov on November 09, 2018, 05:42:33 PM »
Looks like /6616\ 22nd year gun or 1978.
https://sks-files.com/index.php?topic=43.msg323#msg323

I have one from 1970, but the arsenal stamp is much more legible.



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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: ARSENAL WHAZZIT?
« Last post by running-man on November 09, 2018, 05:41:43 PM »
Here's yours rotated:


It's /6616\; they were notoriously poorly stamped.  Year 22 (1977) is also consistent with production (along with 1971 surprisingly enough).  Not a terribly common arsenal stamp:



Here's a couple other examples:




What's the story on this gun?
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Chinese SKS (Military) / ARSENAL WHAZZIT?
« Last post by Matchka on November 09, 2018, 05:24:35 PM »
Cannot figure out the arsenal. KSI Pomona import, side sling mounts. I've got a couple of candidate factories but would appreciate unbiased inputs. Tks!











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Ammunition / Re: Ethiopian M1 Garand surplus ammo?
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on November 07, 2018, 08:37:15 PM »
I’d bite if it was in the 50-60 cpr range. I have more clips than I need, so that’s just not a big selling point in my case.
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Ammunition / Re: Ethiopian M1 Garand surplus ammo?
« Last post by running-man on November 07, 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
Yup, that's basically how I was leaning too; I just needed another opinion to push me over the edge.  dance2
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Ammunition / Re: Ethiopian M1 Garand surplus ammo?
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on November 07, 2018, 05:35:55 PM »
I haven't been able to find any really solid information on anyone firing it. From an International Ammunition Association Forum post, it sounds like the Czech firm Považské Strojarne (aym) set it up for the Ethiopians.

For the price Sam is advertising at the moment, I'd just go with the PPU M1 ammo. The only reason I can see for buying 50 year old surplus of unknown storage provenance is for the en bloc clips, so unless you need those I'd go with fresh modern boxer-primed brass-case ammo.
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