Type 56 SKS with odd stock

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by warriflefan, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. warriflefan

    warriflefan Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Meadow Vista, CA
    I just got one of the early chinese sks' that have come on the market. It has the blade bayonet, with all numbers matching except for the stock which has no numbers. The serial is a 2 million series which I think means it's a 1958. The stock has a reddish brown color instead of the chocolate color typical of the old chinese sks'. The handguard has the dark brown look though. The weird part is that it has the two trapdoor buttstock with the slight concave like the early albanians, but the stock is standard length and cut for the blade bayonet. The stock has a hole drilled for each trapdoor with the spring for the cleaning kit. I have found no other markings on the stock.

    Anyone have any idea where this could have come from? Did the albanians make a standard length sks stock? Why would it be on a chinese sks?

    Any help would be great! I'll try to get pics once I've got all the cosmo off.
     
  2. barmstrong2

    barmstrong2 New Member

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    Jul 29, 2012
    Greene, Maine
    I'm not an expert on the SKS, although I do have one and enjoy it, the blade type bayonet is indicative of a Yugoslavian. Chinese manufacturing was a spike bayonet. My Yugo has only one trap door in the stock where the cleaning kit resides. Could have been refinished?
     

  3. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    Earlier Chinese did indeed have the blade bayonet. My "Psuedo-Sino-Soviet" Factory /26\ SKS is 1959 manufacture with all the proper Sino-Soviet features including bayo, but the serial is too late for a true Sino-Soviet. I suspect they were still using the Russian-style parts up til that time.
    Later the SKS became almost a 'cottage industry', with many prefectures and villages having their own factories - new codes are still ocasionally found. Many different variations may be found.
    Quality of the /26\ rifles is far better than the later cheapened Norinco models.
     
  4. barmstrong2

    barmstrong2 New Member

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    Jul 29, 2012
    Greene, Maine
    I stand corrected. Thanks Bigdog.
     
  5. Yes, Only evil firearm that will not be in AWB is the SKS. buy them now, that will go up as well.
     
  6. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    SKS is listed in the ban.......
     
  7. PMK

    PMK Former Guest

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    Dec 8, 2012
    Evansville, Indiana
    And you are positive that it is Chinese? Is the barrel chrome lined?
     
  8. warriflefan

    warriflefan Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Meadow Vista, CA
    Ive been researching on the sks boards and found out it is a sino-banian. The first 9 million chinese sks were made with blade bayonet in the russian pattern. Mine was put in a cut down albanian stock when china sent aid to albania (hence the two trapdoors in the buttstock). By serial number it should be a 1958. Not a sino-soviet but only two years after.
     
  9. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    I only see the SKS listed in the 'ban' if it has a detachable magazine - I will keep my thirty rounder detachables carfully hidden...... :rolleyes:

    The fixed ten rounder works better on the bench anyway.
     
  10. barmstrong2

    barmstrong2 New Member

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    Jul 29, 2012
    Greene, Maine
    With the 7.62X39 ammo getting more difficult to find, I have to resist the temptation of the 30 rd mag, too.
     
  11. warriflefan

    warriflefan Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Meadow Vista, CA
    Those albanian bolt carriers look pretty sweet, mine has the standard hollow ball instead of the ak looking one though.
     
  12. A square 10

    A square 10 New Member

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    Aug 14, 2012
    its a chinese synthetic replacement stock IIRC
     
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