Chinese Type 56 SKS 762x39
For sale is a Chinese Type 56 SKS in good+ condition. The bore is bright and shiny with no signs of pitting or rust. All serial numbers match including the stock. In all original condition. This is a great piece of military history. This is not a Norinco but a true early Chinese military issue with the blade bayonet. Not counter-bored. The serial number indicates it was produced in 1956. Based upon the serial number, this Soviet-Sinos SKS is refered to as a “Ghost” guns. These carbines are almost identical to the Soviet-Sinos with some notable differences. These carbines do not have near as many Russian approval and process stamps on components indicating less hand holding by the Soviets. The stocks on these carbines appear to have a somewhat different wood type than was used in Russian SKS 45s. And finally, these carbines range from S/N ~2000 to ~213700 for a production run of approximately 212,000 carbines. Based on the Soviet-Sino production, it would appear that these truly domestically produced carbines were produced in the latter half of 1956 through at latest early 1957. The Chinese themselves often refer to their domestic built SKS carbine as the “Type 56 and a half” carbine.C&R eligible.
- Furniture Condition: The wood is in good condition but has been beat up over the years. No cracks in stock.
- Metal Condition: Overall bluing is estimated at 75%+.
- Import Marks: I.O. Imports
- Caliber: 7.62 X 39.
- Date: 1956