Thanks very much thats great to know
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This 3 character in this orientation is someone’s name. The characters are simplified character, which means the one who carved his name is one who used the rifle after 1964, when the communists started to use simplified characters. Simplified characters: 严俊飞，Traditional characters: 嚴俊飛 The first character is last name: Yan, the next 2 characters are his first name, Jun Fei. Likely, he’s a militia man who this rifle once was issued to or a student that received military training.
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This photo, in this orientation, has 3 or 4 stamps. The last one in the circle, means “people”, which is the leading character of “people soldier”, which means militia. The other 2 stamps are hard to determine from this angle. Likely a property stamp from organizations that once took possession of this rifle. If you can take a zoomed photo of 1 stamp a time, it might help to translate the other 2 or 3 stamps (the redish paint might be one)
If you can take a photo of the handwritten note in the handguard, it will be great, as the phrase "sizhong" depends on how it's been written in Chinese, could mean No 4 middle school, or 4th column, which was a famous PLA unit, or something else, as there are so many combinations sounds that way.Hello. I now have possession of the rifle
The other stamps are. Inside the handguard is a handwritten note that says 3rd force sizhong no 1950625
...and how many battles in different wars it has participated. At least 2nd Sino-Japanese War, 2nd Chinese Civil War, may have stayed out Korean War as in 1950, the handwritten unit was a village level militia unit. Could have been issued to different militia units.A gun built in 32. A guy writing in 1950. A guy carving his name on outside of stock very late 60s at least. A guns story. Thank you
I have a couple of salty Arisakas that appear to have Chinese inscriptions on their stocks. The inscriptions are well worn and may be difficult to decipher. I hope you will excuse me for bringing Arisakas to a Mauser forum but this appears to be a great place to start my enquiry. View attachment 3837801 View attachment 3837802
The yellow painting is someone's name followed by what looks like "113" possible a rack number. The name could be the person the rifle is issued, likely a militia member or high school/college kid attending military training. The top character is "Ying", the last name, the second and third characters are the first name, "Fengzhen". The name is more like a female name as both characters in the first name were normally in a girl's name. With very rare cases that a guy has a female name, very rare, but not impossible. No doubt there are females in militia unit, and among school kids received military training, but unlikely front line solider being female. Couldn't identify green paint characters.