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Offline BR7.62

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1954 izzy
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:17:10 PM »



















unwrapped this today, i like it.
i dont think it was carried or fired much....
anybody know which proofs are the fire proofs, im probably getting that term wrong.
but after test fire i mean. guessing rear of barrel on left but i dont see any hint of bare metal in them.
i'd like to smack the guy w/ the idea to translate stamp the serno!

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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »
nice one, looks great.  thumb1
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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:34:18 PM »
Beautiful gun 7.62.  You don't see Izhevsks in that condition often, very nice indeed.

Proofs should be on the side of the barrel lug.  I've typically seen a (o) on the left, often a (K) on the right lug.  There are often many other stamps though.  Truth is, nobody knows the detailed history of these proof marks, whether they remained constant transitioning from Mosin->SVT->SKS, whether they stayed consistent throughout SKS production from '48 to '58 & Tula to Izhevsk, and whether they were consistently applied to the same part of the rifle in all cases. 

The S/N restamp was how CAI decided they wanted to translate the Cyrillic into Roman font.  To be honest, they are probably the most desirable of the big 4 importers with regard to import stamps from the '92-94 import window.
      

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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 08:37:28 PM »
awesome ok thanks. those two proofs are used on soviet ak as well.
i would almost be willing to bet somewhere there is/was a blueprint w/ a spec calling for placement of those proofs.
maybe somebody will turn it up?
i had no idea these were imported so long ago either.
do you remember how much they went for?

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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 10:56:40 PM »
That is beautiful.  8)

Is that a stamp or something else that happened to the front of the gas block?
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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 11:02:35 PM »
Thatís a truly beautiful Izhevsk!  thumb1  8)

My Ď54 Izhevsk is an ex-ex-DDR  :))

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Re: 1954 izzy
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 03:01:23 AM »
  Nice to see those non-Bar-B-Q'd '54 Izzy's!  I bought two of the '54 Izzy's before the days of SKS "collectors", SKS websites, and all of the different dates/models to collect. It was the time of "I want a Rushin' SKS!",...no direction of intelligent buying at all.  :)  Mine are both refurbs with Bar-B-Q paint. I just liked the year of manufacture... thumb1

  Very nice acquisition, BR7.62!


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