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Was wondering about the "penciled" number series on various parts of my rifle. Although serial number (M512897) is definitely stamped, not electro stenciled, on all parts except piston, most parts show 26298 stenciled on them. Bolt carrier has the 512887 stamped onto it. Piston has what looks like "7K" stenciled on it.

Stock has the M serial number deeply stamped into it. Can't see any sign of scrubbing but the stock looks new.

Finally removed the stock and saw barrel has the 26298 stamped on it. So, were these parts replaced at factory refurb?
 

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The electro penciled numbers are factory assembly numbers to put the proper matching parts together
The serial number is applied later
Since the assembly numbers are not blued over as you would see in a refurbished yugo sks, I would say you have an as issued all matching yugo sks
Pictures of the stock especially of the forward screw in the stock below the hand guard and of the rubber butt pad and stock would help confirm this
Not a rework of the metal
Quite the contrary
Nice gun
Also photo of the wood by the trigger guard
In as issued stocks there will be the same assembly number in pencil
Photos please
 

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Here are more pictures. Stock was "refinished" by previous owner. Here is that screw that was requested.


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I have seen a number of restocked yet otherwise as issued yugos. Some are passed off as totally unissued. They are not. Your stock at the rubber butt shows lines from a refinishing belt sander on the rubber. AS issued it would be smooth. Whether the prior owner did it or it was rebuilt with only the stock refinished does not matter as it is no longer an as issued stock. Still the rest of the gun looks as issued.
BTW the rear sight underneath, should also have the assembly number in the white if it is as issued. Nice gun which should be appreciated for its many as issued qualities. Enjoy.
BTW the screw to look at is the eighth of an inch screw below the hand guard. When as issued it is recessed about an eighth of an inch and after refurbishment, it is flush with the wood. FYI.
 

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I have seen a number of restocked yet otherwise as issued yugos. Some are passed off as totally unissued. They are not. Your stock at the rubber butt shows lines from a refinishing belt sander on the rubber. AS issued it would be smooth. Whether the prior owner did it or it was rebuilt with only the stock refinished does not matter as it is no longer an as issued stock. Still the rest of the gun looks as issued.
BTW the rear sight underneath, should also have the assembly number in the white if it is as issued. Nice gun which should be appreciated for its many as issued qualities. Enjoy.
BTW the screw to look at is the eighth of an inch screw below the hand guard. When as issued it is recessed about an eighth of an inch and after refurbishment, it is flush with the wood. FYI.
Yes, assembly number in the white appears under rear sight.

That screw is slightly recessed, close to flush, but not 1/8th inch.

Thank you for the detailed information above. Really appreciate it. Will enjoy it--especially when I can find a front sight adjustment tool that works on the YUGO.
 

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On the Mitchell Arms AK imports, there is something similar:

- production numbers* (3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on right chromed bolt carrier; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on bottom of chromed bolt in recess; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on right rear of operating rod; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on left of inside barrel trunnion; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on inside left of top cover; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on bottom rear of the upper handguard; 3 or 4 digits electro-stenciled on front of the sight elevation bar on rear sight)

Tony
 
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