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#1 TWGLADF

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:51 PM

hey everybody

can anybody shed some light on the serial number suffix on my norinco sks?

factory 26 and a nice "P" stamped after the serial.

i've read that this MAY mean "precision" rifle and this may be true. it has the long barrel (20 inches i believe) and there was some sort of scope mount that was pinned to the side of the receiver that was cut off and ground down. what a shame to degrade a rifle in such a way.

i'll try to post pics in a bit.

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Edited by TWGLADF, 15 May 2008 - 01:11 AM.

"For as the lightning comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be"

MATTHEW 24:27



"Way off in the distance I saw the door I tried to open. I tried forcing with all of my will and still The door wouldn't open"........"Fell down on my knees and prayed THY WILL BE DONE I turned around, saw a light shining through The door was wide open"

JAMES LABRIE, SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE


"Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms...."

DAVE MUSTAINE, UNITED abomiNATIONS


"When I see this humanity and the evil that they've come to be, we've come to the point of no return and you pray for just....one last time to escape from all this madness....one last time to be set free from all this sadness........"

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#2 saigaboy

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:59 PM

hey everybody

can anybody shed some light on the serial number suffix on my norinco sks?

factory 26 and a nice "P" stamped after the serial.

i've read that this MAY mean "precision" rifle and this may be true. it has the long barrel (20 inches i believe) and there was some sort of scope mount that was pinned to the side of the receiver that was cut off and ground down. what an idiot to degrade a rifle in such a way.

i'll try to post pics in a bit.


Isn't factory 26 a pretty common code. I agree, an sks is best in its origional configuration. No reason messing with it.

Not sure about the P stamp but these guys should know.

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

#3 TWGLADF

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

thanks saigaboy, but i believe thats where i got the "MAY" mean precision rifle info.

now that you mention it i have seen more factory 26 rifles that any other. guess they produced the most out of the chinese factories, but this is the first that i've seen with the "P" suffix. it is the threaded barrel to receiver and milled trigger guard model.

recently picked it up from a buddy for $150 had a choate drag stock, pinned brake, and cheap garbage detachable mag. i've since converted her back to original form, only thing that sucks is the only matching numbers are the bolt, carrier, and reciever. but as far as shootability those are the ones that count. the rest are all for collectability which i'm not too worried about since i'm gonna shoot it. alot!
"For as the lightning comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be"

MATTHEW 24:27



"Way off in the distance I saw the door I tried to open. I tried forcing with all of my will and still The door wouldn't open"........"Fell down on my knees and prayed THY WILL BE DONE I turned around, saw a light shining through The door was wide open"

JAMES LABRIE, SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE


"Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms...."

DAVE MUSTAINE, UNITED abomiNATIONS


"When I see this humanity and the evil that they've come to be, we've come to the point of no return and you pray for just....one last time to escape from all this madness....one last time to be set free from all this sadness........"

ZP THEART, SONIC FIRESTORM

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:18 AM

Your rifle is a type 56 carbine (thats what the 3 Chinese symbols say) made at factory 26 (number inside triangle) in the year 1967. The "P" stamp after the serial number stands for "Pakistan", as that is the country this rifle was originally built for. The Chinese pumped out millions of type 56 carbines to civil uprisings abroad that it had aligned itself with or sold arms through contract. There is also alot of old SKSs around with the "B" stamp after the serial numbers for "bagladesh".

I agree with keeping the rifle in its original configuration. Even if your going to shot it alot, there is no reason to change it.

#5 TWGLADF

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:41 PM

maybe i'm misunderstanding but i was under the impression that the preffixes determined the country it was built for not the suffixes.
"For as the lightning comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be"

MATTHEW 24:27



"Way off in the distance I saw the door I tried to open. I tried forcing with all of my will and still The door wouldn't open"........"Fell down on my knees and prayed THY WILL BE DONE I turned around, saw a light shining through The door was wide open"

JAMES LABRIE, SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE


"Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms...."

DAVE MUSTAINE, UNITED abomiNATIONS


"When I see this humanity and the evil that they've come to be, we've come to the point of no return and you pray for just....one last time to escape from all this madness....one last time to be set free from all this sadness........"

ZP THEART, SONIC FIRESTORM

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

Guys,

I came across this thread in a Google search.

I hope the original posters are still members.

I recently bought a Type 56 Chinese SKS in an estate sale and found something very interesting in the butt stock; a piece of cloth (see pics).

Not sure why it was put there but can only assume that somebody had a good reason. Also, this gun has NO IMPORT MARKINGS!!!

Is it a war trophy?

Which war?

Is there a way to trace the serial #?

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I am intrigued, to say the least.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:44 AM

now thats mighty interesting....




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