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1953 Izhevsk sks
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:55:07 PM »
So as usual, I rolled the dice on a poorly described auction with useless pictures. What I got was an absolutely gorgeous 1953 Izhevsk with two peculiar features. 

1. Inspector stamp (circle AN) is on left side of stock below date and Izhevsk cartouch.    Anybody seen that before?

2. Bolt is full high polish.  Much more finish work than a standard bolt carrier.  Production variation or somebody got happy with some jeweler's rouge?



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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 06:07:06 AM »
I remembered that I've seen (online) another 1953 Izhevsk with the stamp AP on left side of buttstock:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25437334@N02/9673612569

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 06:08:23 AM »
looks like that sample has a serial number very close to yours too.

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 08:59:09 AM »
beauty! nice buy, that would make me a happy camper too.  thumb1
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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 09:08:50 AM »
Found this one too with a very different serial range.  Im looking around to see if this is unique to 53s. 



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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 09:20:13 AM »
Right *Left* side acceptance stamp under the cartouche & S/N is actually quite common in Ishevsks.  I'll get some example photos up shortly.
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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Thanks guys- i knew youd know the answers!    I never seen such a high polished bolt carrier except on an Chinese model.

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 12:23:03 PM »
Right side acceptance stamp under the cartouche & S/N is actually quite common in Ishevsks.  I'll get some example photos up shortly.

Did you mean to say the 'other' right side?  i.e. left side?

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 03:17:39 PM »
Right side acceptance stamp under the cartouche & S/N is actually quite common in Ishevsks.  I'll get some example photos up shortly.

Did you mean to say the 'other' right side?  i.e. left side?

Yes the other other left!.   :-[

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 03:24:35 PM »
Here's a few more:







I thought I had seen a '54 with one, but it appears I'm wrong as I can't find it in my searches.  There must have been a mid-year correction in '53 as a good many '53s have the stamp on the right side as do all the '54s.
      

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Re: 1953 Izhevsk sks
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:13 PM »
WoW !!  You got a GIM there  thankyou1 Very nice 53 Izhevsk SkS. Better play the lottery soon since luck is with you at the time : ) Good Going and thanks for sharing.. I been wondering lately what these things are worth now a days since Chi Coms are posted for 650.00 on Calguns.net. 
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