The stock is incorrect for a 1959 carbine. The sling swivel was switched to the side of the butt stock from 1958 to 1965.It's an all matching, 1959 Arsenal 26 rifle.
Is there a serial number on the stock? If the stock is matching this is a 1956 to1957 carbine, or a 1958 with a pre-transition stock.
What is the receiver serial number?
The serial numbers on these rifles have been recorded ranging from 3.0 mil to 3.24 mil. Estimated 215k rifles This marks the first full year allocated with a millionths (3m) place at the beginning...
Chinese letter series (also commonly called 'Sino-Soviet' guns): These are identified by their single letter prefix and four or five digit numeral in the S/N along with a /26\ stamp. The...