At least that is what I'm calling it. This led me to believe the Russian Advisors didn't stay in China for very long. Neither country is known for taking care of their weapons. Or post 25th year, which is my guess now that there are two of them. All after this bunch had the threads turned off the barrel. The Chinese had stamps from the t53, why didn't they stamp them from the start? Let us know in the comments section below! It is amazing it did not show up earlier. My mistake on the initial post.
Early Chinese presumably used birch stocks, Romanians largely used beech, but some elm is noted. As far as being asked hundreds of times and discussed to death, I really don't think I have overlooked that many but who knows. Also one that is probably 85% blue, stock looks almost new, definitely not used or abused. Other than that, alot of our parts look to be manufactured in the same year, and I think they might be from the same batch. It was replaced by the newly designed Type 81 rifle.
I asked the same question there and one guy pmed me an offer for 1200 bucks for my rifle. Parts are beat up, carved on, parts mixed up from other guns that were also in the area but not necessarily from Albania but that is the region they all came here from. They were under Russian control up till the late 1950's. . Factory triangle 26 three characters meaning 56 type and serial number.
They often were sold with three 5-round magazines, an oil bottle, a cleaning kit and a sling. Faced with an over supply in a saturated North American market, several new variants were created and marketed. If you could post a pic it would be a lot eaiser. First observation of stamped trigger group, first two piece gas tube, deletion of bolt carrier and bayo lug lightening cuts. This means the diameter of the threads is 14mm and the pitch is 1mm.
Can someone tell me which one sounds correct? During the and the, it was used by the armed forces of. But the op's is only 6. However, other branches of the military: the militia, border guards, honour guards and security police continued to use them as second line weapons. It is abundantly clear that the very first Chinese Type 56 carbines produced for China were the 0001 to ~2000 Soviet-Sino Type 56 carbines. Hello, Someone wants to sell me a Norinco 4 digit matching serial. I did read the report and it is very informing. I have a Albainian cut down, but I also have what is believed to be a Romanian stock.
The unorthodox serial is the cherry on top. Unlike the Korean War she did not send troops to fight but she did supply food, equipment and weapons. China was the leading provider of small arms to North Vietnam and the war had a big impact on her production. The Chinese learned that they did not need the hundred thousands placeholder in the serial numbers of guns produced at low output factories. Most had the 3 Chinese characters are between the code and serial numbers as above but a few factories had only the codes and serial numbers, no Chinese character. I asked about a 2 digit russian sks here and got all kinds of ehhh its nothing special.
At this point I'm not sure what your question is? Here's what I know about the rifle I now own: -Serial number is low. Its a great looking rifle. The info that Martin and Ol' Relic give is a clear indication that the guns were at least carried by soldiers that were sympathetic with or had ties to Albania. Thanks for the info fellas. They are clearly attempting to designate some type of special meaning to the millions place on these T53s.
Now about being made in china does anyone have proof they were made in china? Since yours has a blade it is a 1964 or earlier unless someone has switched the bayonet. You don't think in any way these gun could be pre 1958 Russian controlled guns? Commercial versions of the Type 56 may or may not have a threaded muzzle. And welcome to the forum- see that you are a new guy here. Currently, they use the fixed stock, under-folding stock and side-folding stock variants. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. He said he would replace the clip and that would solve the problem.