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Ok here's the good news, today I picked up a decent (all matching) Chinese arsenal 26 today at a pawn shop for $230. Got it home to look it over a little more closely and realized the right side of the bolt carrier has the lightening cut, rear sight has the cyrillic "n" symbol for the rear notch, it has a threaded-in barrel, serial # is in the 11 million range, and stock is cut for a spike bayonet. :)
Heres the bad news, whatever dumb a-- ignorant ******* that had it before me stapled a nylon shell holder onto the stock, drilled & tapped the dust cover and put on a scope, and removed the bayo and probably now uses it for a schiskabob when he's 'tailgatin'. :(
Oh and here's the kicker, I stripped it down to clean and the handguard still has cosmo up inside of it as does the gas tube & under the sight around the op. rod and whatnot. This fool could'nt take the time (or know better) to clean the rifle properly but he got right down to screwin the shiaat out of a perfectly good collectible SKS! :mad: :mad:

So my question, could this be what they call a 'sino soviet'?
I'll try to attach some pics sooner or later.....
 

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It is my understanding that all the Sino Soviet guns have a letter before their serial number. I would say yours is not Sino Soviet.
 

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The typical Chinese SKS has a spike bayonet. I thought that the sino-soviet rifles had blade bayonets?
 

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Yea, the info. im finding seems to tell me that it's just an early production. For some reason I was thinking only the unique ones had these features. I believe date of manuf. to be about 1967. Oh well, it's kinda neat anyway...
 

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What brand scope is that on that Chinese kinda looks like one of those Barska 4 x models. I have a Chinese /26\ 10 million its a 1966 I got her NIB for $225 first of the year. Some people just don't appreciate a good rifle.

 

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"Some people just don't appreciate a good rifle."

My thoughts exactly SKS. It's been said before and i'll say it again we gotta be cautious about the gun porn on the boards....:D:rolleyes: That's a beautiful rifle ya gots there, and a steal at that! Couple months back I snagged this real nice 'DP' marked chicom at the local shop for $235. All matching, still had cosmo inside, perfect bore & spotless bolt face, I seriously doubt it was ever fired. Nevermind what they say about pinned barrel chicoms, shes got to be the most accurate milsurp i've had yet. :cool:
I have'nt gotten around yet to takin off that scope but it's a 4X20 and says 'Made In ------' on the underside where the rest is blocked by the ring. Not a bad lookin little scope really......
 

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Sorry, no Sino-Soviet.....way too late of a rifle for that. Generally, around the 1,000,000 mark for rifles that aren't marked with the original "J 1234" type marking transition rifles.
 

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I have no credentials as a "master" of anything, but that never stops me from chiming in. "Sino-Soviets" are the early production varieties made under Soviet supervision and with some using a few Soviet parts. A Sino-Soviet:
 

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Wow, they look exactly like a Russian too. KOOL :) In your opinion, what is the collectable value of one in similar shape to the one in your pic? Any estimates on how many were made?
 

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I have no idea of how many were made or what fraction of those made it to the States (a true "master" would know those things!). I would not to expect to ever see any more Chinese SKS's or "AK's" make it to our shores through legal import. What is here now is likely all that will ever be. Seems like the last time I checked, S-S's started at about $450. and went up from there. You may always find one cheaper if you know what to look for and if the seller does not know what he has. They were mixed in with general imports with no distinction. Collectors discovered them and their apparent relative "rarity" coupled with condition establishes their value. Folks with more current and more complete knowledge than I will hopefully weigh in on your querry. DDR
 

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K.O.S... sorry to say its not a sino , sino are made in 1956 and 1957 , under russian supervision so serial number starting with 1 million and less .

sometime in 1965 , fac26 changed from blade to spike and in 1966 introduced short barrel lug .

yours is a nice year and its not too badly damaged , i can barely see the staples holes .
 

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you are all forgetting

many of these Chinese sks carbines have been rebuilt before they were sold to importers. many were built at the end of left over parts (they built millions of these carbines and had many spare parts that were not easy to sell so they made guns up and sold them to commercial markets.) you can usually tell if you have an original. the bayonets ran out somewhere in the 9 million range the bolts show up in allot of rebuilt guns.
 
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