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North Korean Type 63 1766
« on: October 09, 2020, 05:55:18 PM »
Picked this one up in June. The description said it wouldn't cycle. I suspected it was a North Vietnamese gas block issue and that was the case. It was an easy fix after soaking the gas block in oil then removing and cleaning all corrosion and fouling. The heavily corroded butt plate had a trap door that was stuck open due to corrosion of the "mousetrap" spring. Also an easy fix.

It makes me wonder if the North Koreans, or North Vietnamese, did refurbish their SKSs. The serial number on the stock has clearly been sanded or worn down prior to the current coating of shellac. But the shellac is well worn from use around all of the reinforcing pins, at the pistol grip near the trigger group and aft of the receiver where your thumb rests, near the buttplate, the handguard etc.

In any event, it's a matching Type 63, with jungle patina but in very good mechanical condition with just surface pin-prick pitting and oxidation staining. The bore is excellent. I'm glad it was recovered from Vietnam by a US serviceman most likely about 47-56 years ago, and brought back for us to enjoy  8)

I had it out at the range this morning and ran a magazine load plus a few through it. It's sighted in and has no trouble smacking the gong at 250m.  didnt do Hey, I know it's a roughly $4K rifle, but it's a nearly bomb-proof SKS, after all  :) :))




















































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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 09:16:58 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 09:19:54 PM »
Excellent.Very nice rifle boss.
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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 09:32:28 PM »
Sweet..... thumb1
I love seeing these!

I guess I never noticed the double pinning at the wrist.

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 10:41:49 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Yeah, the NKs have a few modest differences from a late SKS-45, mostly with regard to the stock.

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 11:24:40 PM »

P32 just casually like "....Oh yeah, here's a trinity rifle I forgot to tell you I bought a few months back..."
I could be mistaken but from the verbiage it seems like you didn't pay typical NK prices either,  thumb1

That's a nice one, I don't reckon I'd bring myself to plink with it  tommy1

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
rofl STR Thanks!

Well, I was waiting on a sling for the unveil. Id actually function tested it once before after I got the gas cutoff disassembled and cleaned. I did get it for quite a bit less than 3K and it was a bit of a surprise that I won with my bid. I was very pleased that I did, as I was confident from the auction description that I could repair it.


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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 12:10:35 PM »
rofl STR Thanks!

Well, I was waiting on a sling for the unveil. Id actually function tested it once before after I got the gas cutoff disassembled and cleaned. I did get it for quite a bit less than 3K and it was a bit of a surprise that I won with my bid. I was very pleased that I did, as I was confident from the auction description that I could repair it.



I'm going to be honest, I didn't even notice the sling on the first look through!  :)) :-[
You done good P32. Real darn good.  thumb1

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 12:35:48 PM »
Very nice NK, congratulations!

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 01:38:09 PM »
Awesome, awesome, awesome! You have the eye, P32. Congratulations!

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2020, 04:59:43 PM »
Awesome, awesome, awesome! You have the eye, P32. Congratulations!

Thanks Bob!

Very nice NK, congratulations!

Thanks PC!

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 07:31:33 PM »
Been way too busy lately and trying to play catch up.  All I can say Jon is d!?n, just....d!?n.  Talk about the luck thumb1.

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Re: North Korean Type 63 1766
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 07:41:41 PM »
Been way too busy lately and trying to play catch up.  All I can say Jon is d!?n, just....d!?n.  Talk about the luck thumb1.

 rofl  Thanks a lot Bruce!