Yes i know, everything i don't know or understand yet is odd
Picked up this 11mil recently, and a couple odd features i noticed about it.
Everything about this rifle screams rushed production or field job to me.
The front sling mount has not been milled all the way, clear spot where it was going to be done but wasn't. the rear sling mount is not matching to the rifle and looks ridiculous sideways.
The stock is the real odd job. no numbers anywhere on it, clearly was not meant for this rifle, blade bayonet cutout originally, and looks like someone took a small chisel and just cut out the last bit to make the spike fit, the really odd thing about this area is the amount of cosmoline in the area where it was cut out making me think it has been in this configuration for a very long time.
the receiver hangs over the end of the wood and so does the butt plate. the wood appears to be beech or similar. one side shows lots and lots of fish scale lines and flekking. Also appears the stock was cut from a piece of wood with a knot in it. theres a crack on the side of the stock which looks as if it shouldn't impair firing.
The cut outs on the side of the stock which typically line up with the receiver by the bolt do not line up.
Overall the stock is a complete $#!1 show no doubt.
What intrigues me is what its made of and the lack of any stamps or numbers.
Because it seems to be made of beech i'm wondering if this one was a chinese rifle and made its way to albania and the stock is a field repair job or similar, but to be honest i'm not sure off the top of my head all of the countries that produced beech SKS stocks and don't want to assume.
Any insight is always appreciated.
more pictures in a moment.