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Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:55:34 PM »
I had this in another post until I realized how long it was.   (click to enlarge)

If you have photos of covers that are interestingly different from these, please post them up!  thumb1

'49 Tula, lots of hand stamping:


'50 Tula, perhaps the most variety in any one year:


'51 Tula:


'52 Tula:


'53 Tula:



'53 Izhevsk


'54 Tula, notice the 4's in 1954:


'54 Izhevsk:


'55 Tula:


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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 03:29:06 PM »
Wow, that's an astounding amount of variability in the 49-55 covers, especially the early years!  :o


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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 06:27:47 PM »
They all look the same to me.  Well, except for the  circle-triangle ones... which also look the same.

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But seriously.  Nice work!

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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 06:58:51 PM »
thanks for sharing.  thumb1
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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 08:38:57 PM »
Wow, that's an astounding amount of variability in the 49-55 covers, especially the early years!  :o


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I like that one.. it's just so simple and unclutered....   :)

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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 11:47:41 PM »
I would like to say that with questions asked and the replies answered that many people are now more informed about the SKS. For most people, a SKS is just a carbine, but for the rest of us it is more. It is a unique and ongoing learning experience. I thank those more knowable than me (and I am learning).

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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 10:59:11 PM »
Look at the circle around the arrow.. So I guess its differant  thumb1 Imperfect !  nea1 Freaking Igor !!  I see in RM's pics there is another 53 IZZY cover with the same misfit circle humm
 




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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 10:54:25 AM »
Nice DC.

Here's a 1:1 comparison of the two.  I believe you are correct, that stamp broke in that area and was eventually replaced with a new, slightly different one:



      

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Re: Receiver cover top comparison photos (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 11:46:04 AM »
Just amazing.  Intresting to know if  the imperfectiion circle is only on the 53 izzy, or any other years of both factorys.. ? Thanks RM
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