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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by MxwllBkr on Today at 10:28:43 PM »
I keep thinking that I should sell off some of the collection

I donít understand what this means, but we are all here to talk you away from the edge!   chuckles1
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 10:23:34 PM »
Quite the two weekend haul :o The last couple of gun shows here in eastern Washington had three categories of milsurps available: over-priced, common, and sporterized, with a few scoring the trifecta  bat1 rofl

The M1917 sounds fascinating. I've never heard of that variant before.  The two German used pistols and holsters are both exceptional in their own way.

Here's my presentation of the last one, if you'd like to see.

https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?876937-M1917-Eddystone-Short-Rifle-China-Burma-India-Theater

Fascinating! Thanks Matt.
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on Today at 08:05:41 PM »
Fe... ma.... rooooooooooo....     drool2
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by martin08 on Today at 06:01:49 PM »
Quite the two weekend haul :o The last couple of gun shows here in eastern Washington had three categories of milsurps available: over-priced, common, and sporterized, with a few scoring the trifecta  bat1 rofl

The M1917 sounds fascinating. I've never heard of that variant before.  The two German used pistols and holsters are both exceptional in their own way.

Here's my presentation of the last one, if you'd like to see.

https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?876937-M1917-Eddystone-Short-Rifle-China-Burma-India-Theater
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 04:59:24 PM »
Quite the two weekend haul :o The last couple of gun shows here in eastern Washington had three categories of milsurps available: over-priced, common, and sporterized, with a few scoring the trifecta  bat1 rofl

The M1917 sounds fascinating. I've never heard of that variant before.  The two German used pistols and holsters are both exceptional in their own way.
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: This showed up in my Instagram feed
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 04:39:31 PM »
I rolled the dice and bought the earliest one the shop owner had which was a 34k serial number. I spoke with him on the phone for a good amount of time about the story behind them and what rifles he had. Long story short, he bought them off someone who purchased a crate of sks's back in 1987-1988. The original owner paid $69 per rifle.

I received a refurbished 34k serial Chinese sks. The stock, bolt, gas tube, piston and rear sight were not numbered. The parts all had the same font. The entire rifle was caked in cosmo and I am leaving it as such. The rifle reminds me of a commercially made sks. It looks like it was a very late refurbishment intended for commercial export. The bolt and carrier have that "brushed" chrome finish, unlike the early polished chrome finish. The rear sight is the early "n" marked one. The rifle came with a sling, green star oiler, and cleaning kit in the buttstock. The owner has more available, 7 mil's latin prefix and a 200k one.

Sounds like an interesting SKS. Hope you start a post and load up some pictures. I've never seen an SKS with a non-serialized bolt, peculiar.
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: This showed up in my Instagram feed
« Last post by running-man on Today at 03:46:52 PM »
Nice!  How interesting that what's in that crate from the 80's pretty closely matches (ghost, six digit /26\, letter, and 7 mil) what has been imported from Albania in the 2010's.

Makes you wonder how many more gems are out there waiting for their owners to finally unload them after untold years squirreled away and them coursing through the market again! thumb1
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: 24 Mil
« Last post by running-man on Today at 03:42:37 PM »
Uh oh.  You hooked LC with that Femaru I bet, M08.  He's going to start salivating any moment now....  rofl2
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Board Information / Re: SKS Forum Seminar
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 02:15:52 PM »
I'm inclined to agree that a full-blown 'seminar' (probably not the best word choice) given the logistics and financial aspects, would be near impossible. Nevertheless, a gathering at a centrally located show of "enthusiasts" isn't out of the realm of practicality. Pulling together known, verified facts - from the various country-specific open source production records (setting aside the speculatives) could be a start.

Yes, it would be a hoot.. getting verifiable facts on paper would be the difficult part.

Simonov started with an idea; perhaps the trace clues on the development of the AK-47 and it's galaxy of production spin-offs could us point to what (I'd imagine) would be essentially the same, albeit several years later, sources for the SKS's records, fabricators and exporters. NORINCO, Interarms, CAI, and so on might/might be the first step towards peeling the onion.

Therein lies another issue..getting information from an importer or exporter. That information is kept, at best, under a close guarded, absolute need to know basis. Short of a court ordered subpoena, no normal person outside of the importer/exporter elite/BATFE would be privy to that information. Most of the dozen or more US importers that existed during the SKS importation heyday are since long gone......their records are locked away in an undisclosed massive dusty BATFE warehouse somewhere. And to add to it, one is looking for import records from 30-40 yrs ago, who is to say if they even exist or met a shredder or incinerator, the BATFE dictates how long we have to hold records, they say nothing about how long they have to hold their own records...
The docks where the containers come a shore, they might have recoded of the number of conex boxes hitting the shores....but, you will have to have some stroke or subpoena to get to the information....again.... if it still exists.

OK....... now someone will say, one could track down the former import owners and see what info, if any they still have, I did try to track down the owner of C&A/DIG importer in Va Beach, they imported alot of Chinese stuff, the owner passed away due to heart issues about 15ish years ago. Some of the no longer existent US importers were actually run by Chinese nationals, who's strings were pulled by China. Most have since returned to China, there some were convicted of firearms crimes, importing automatics and such, during that peak importation time. With the nations who exported, it's the same game... no one or at least no normal Joe Smo will get the exportation records from Norinco or PolyTech, that information, if it still exists is held by Chinese government, because in the end, that's who controls what leaves that nation.
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Board Information / Re: SKS Forum Seminar
« Last post by Matchka on Today at 04:09:05 AM »
I'm inclined to agree that a full-blown 'seminar' (probably not the best word choice) given the logistics and financial aspects, would be near impossible. Nevertheless, a gathering at a centrally located show of "enthusiasts" isn't out of the realm of practicality. Pulling together known, verified facts - from the various country-specific open source production records (setting aside the speculatives) could be a start. Simonov started with an idea; perhaps the trace clues on the development of the AK-47 and it's galaxy of production spin-offs could us point to what (I'd imagine) would be essentially the same, albeit several years later, sources for the SKS's records, fabricators and exporters. NORINCO, Interarms, CAI, and so on might/might be the first step towards peeling the onion.
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