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new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:40:22 PM »
New to the site. Great info. Got this last week what you guys think? 1964?




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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 09:56:49 PM »
Nice catch.
Looks like one from the most recent batches from the Albanian caches.

9th year (1964) carbine with a 9th year transitional bayonet. Is it all matching?


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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 10:24:11 PM »
Yes, youíre correct, itís a nice 1964. I expect youíll love it thumb1

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 11:16:35 PM »
I love it. Matching would be icing on the cake. PAX
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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 11:49:01 PM »
Unfortunately nothing matches as far as numbers.  But i love the stock nice and worn in like it is. metal seems to not have a scratch on it. Do you think the metal was all touched up? Or put together with a newer barreled action that saw less handling?

not a bad shooter either.

first 5 groups after getting the sights zero'd. think i should stop at 3 shot groups.lol

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 02:11:08 AM »
Neat...right at 2k older than mine...and a spike. It's been awhile since I checked, but this might be one of the earliest spikers in the US....if not the earliest.  Years ago I think mine was in the top two?  I just got bumped down a peg.
Too bad it's not matching... mine is aside from an unserialed replacement stock.

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 05:20:39 AM »
Nice rifle, nice groups.

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 09:41:57 AM »
Unfortunately nothing matches as far as numbers.
Luckily, even a non matching carbine is worth today what matching carbines were selling for just a year ago.

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But i love the stock nice and worn in like it is. metal seems to not have a scratch on it. Do you think the metal was all touched up?
The metal  on many of the carbines from the Albanian caches arrived in amazing overall condition (stocks notwithstanding). It's tough to say if rebluing was a common practice. But given the condition of many of the stocks from the Albanian imports, i'd guess that re-bluing probably not that common.

 
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Or put together with a newer barreled action that saw less handling?

Is the "4' stamp on the left side of the barrel lug the same size and font as the "4" stamp on the left side of the receiver ?

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 09:56:45 AM »
hi Gristle and welcome. good to have you here. looks like a nice one, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2021, 11:12:46 AM »
Those shots that are touching show promise. Whatís PPU PSP, surplus M67 or some of the modern PPU Boxer-primed brass case?

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2021, 12:03:00 PM »
Those shots that are touching show promise. Whatís PPU PSP, surplus M67 or some of the modern PPU Boxer-primed brass case?

Prvi Partizan PPU 7.62◊39 123 Grains PSP

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2021, 12:04:24 PM »
Those shots that are touching show promise. Whatís PPU PSP, surplus M67 or some of the modern PPU Boxer-primed brass case?
the top right and bottom left are Chinese copper washed corrosive surp

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 12:05:41 PM »
Neat...right at 2k older than mine...and a spike. It's been awhile since I checked, but this might be one of the earliest spikers in the US....if not the earliest.  Years ago I think mine was in the top two?  I just got bumped down a peg.
Too bad it's not matching... mine is aside from an unserialed replacement stock.

You still have the top spot in the USA cuz im in canada EH :)

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2021, 12:19:26 PM »
Those shots that are touching show promise. Whatís PPU PSP, surplus M67 or some of the modern PPU Boxer-primed brass case?

Prvi Partizan PPU 7.62◊39 123 Grains PSP

Thanks. I found it, PSP = Pointed Soft Point. Looks like their hunting ammo is good to go.

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2021, 12:27:07 PM »
Unfortunately nothing matches as far as numbers.
Luckily, even a non matching carbine is worth today what matching carbines were selling for just a year ago.

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But i love the stock nice and worn in like it is. metal seems to not have a scratch on it. Do you think the metal was all touched up?
The metal  on many of the carbines from the Albanian caches arrived in amazing overall condition (stocks notwithstanding). It's tough to say if rebluing was a common practice. But given the condition of many of the stocks from the Albanian imports, i'd guess that re-bluing probably not that common.

 
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Or put together with a newer barreled action that saw less handling?

Is the "4' stamp on the left side of the barrel lug the same size and font as the "4" stamp on the left side of the receiver ?

Yes Both 4 stamps look the same. ill post a pic

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2021, 01:15:06 PM »

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2021, 03:13:54 PM »
Neat...right at 2k older than mine...and a spike. It's been awhile since I checked, but this might be one of the earliest spikers in the US....if not the earliest.  Years ago I think mine was in the top two?  I just got bumped down a peg.
Too bad it's not matching... mine is aside from an unserialed replacement stock.

Let's hold our horses on calling this one Justin.  Totally non-matching gun, (maybe even a parts gun), in Canada so you can't really make any definitive statement about the blade vs spike bayo transition from this one... 

Gristle, can you let us know what the stock ferrule looks on this one?  Is it a V notch or a U notch?
      

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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2021, 08:51:24 PM »

Gristle, can you let us know what the stock ferrule looks on this one?  Is it a V notch or a U notch?

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Ill take a look when I get home.. don't really have a clear pic of the notch.

Here are some pics of the part numbers if that helps. Love learning about these interesting guns. I have another one OTW from the same dealer and batch I believe so see what shows up. I asked for one with the sling swivel on the side of the butt stock that had a spike bayo as I wanted one of each.

















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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2021, 08:54:20 PM »
Doesn't look like there is a single matching part on that thing, LOL.
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Re: new to me SKS.. thoughts?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2021, 09:18:44 PM »
Doesn't look like there is a single matching part on that thing, LOL.

Yeah, it's almost impressive. A completely mixed parts gun built from the receiver on out  :o