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Re: 1955 to 1956 Russian Transitional Guns
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 02:00:22 PM »
Just added KP2416_Д.  thumb1
      

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Re: 1955 to 1956 Russian Transitional Guns
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2018, 10:11:12 PM »
My SKS is KP91, and based on the bayonet (all black) I'm thinking this was refurbished...but the refurb stamps are VERY badly done.  So badly, that I think  there's refurb stamping but it's hard to tell.

Okay, I know that this is for the "1955 to 1956" SKS', but I thought it was odd that the first SKS serial number in this thread is only 128 numbers higher (KP219) than mine but is dated 1955 and mine is 1953.









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Re: 1955 to 1956 Russian Transitional Guns
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2018, 01:57:10 PM »
My SKS is KP91...

Your gun is not a 55//56 transitional gun.  It lacks the Д suffix.  It could be a '53 but the data of the three other non-Д suffix KP's I have is inconclusive.  The one with the tabbed tube latch (KP4150) ...that is 100% not a post-'54 gun. 


Are you in Canada?  That gun looks very much like a 'Westrifle special' to me, especially with that oddly placed receiver cover S/N stamping.  Those guns have been 'upgraded' by the exporter/importer and unfortunately are not useable as reliable data in the database.
      

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Re: 1955 to 1956 Russian Transitional Guns
« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2018, 05:40:22 PM »


Are you in Canada?  That gun looks very much like a 'Westrifle special' to me, especially with that oddly placed receiver cover S/N stamping.  Those guns have been 'upgraded' by the exporter/importer and unfortunately are not useable as reliable data in the database.

I thought the same thing, need to see the left of the stock /serial number zoomed further out

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Re: 1955 to 1956 Russian Transitional Guns
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2018, 06:06:31 PM »


Are you in Canada?  That gun looks very much like a 'Westrifle special' to me, especially with that oddly placed receiver cover S/N stamping.  Those guns have been 'upgraded' by the exporter/importer and unfortunately are not useable as reliable data in the database.

I thought the same thing, need to see the left of the stock /serial number zoomed further out

same here, the stock finish and the S/N on stock immediately reminded me of Westrifle.