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    Dating a Chinese SKS

    I found a site that explains how to date them if they have the /26\ but in 1963 they started putting 3 Chinese characters on there that represent "Type 56" and I guess that's when stuff starts getting tricky.
    http://www.yooperj.com/SKS-24.htm



    Does anyone know how to date these later models?

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    1. yooper is a great site .

    2. but he is incorrect about the intro of the chinese character in 1963 , i have a pic of a /26\ 1962 with the 3 chinese character.

    3. dating a /26\ is the same right to end of production in 1981. you cannot date other chinese factories.

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    Other factories

    I believe mine has a /26\, but it looks different than other ones iv'e seen, three chinese characters and then the serial nimber with a "R1700***".
    How do you know if they are from other factories.
    Ill post a pic soon.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulls-I_24 View Post
    I believe mine has a /26\, but it looks different than other ones iv'e seen, three chinese characters and then the serial nimber with a "R1700***".
    How do you know if they are from other factories.
    Ill post a pic soon.....
    in your pic , please include the barrel lug.

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    if its not /26\ , could it be /216\ ? see my list .

    below is a list of factory codes that i have compiled.

    A. triangle factory codes, some of these codes are hard to read so I hand drawn them in the picture , below the pic are the corresponding numbers.

    Triangle factory codes: in order of number of digits.


    Corresponding codes to the above pic.
    Row
    1./?\,/oo\,/2\,/2\,/26\,/36\,/56\,/66\,/96\.
    2./016\,/106\,/106\,/116\,/135\,/136\,/156\, /206\, /216\.
    3./305\,/306\,/316\,/316\,/319\,/326\,/366\,/386\,/406\.
    4./416\,/456\,/516\,/526\,/606\,/625\,/629\,/636\,/666\.
    5./906\,/916\,/956\,/0130\,/0131\,/0223\,/0225\,/0306\,/0405\.
    6./0406\,/0408\,/0412\,/0404\,/0908\,/6602\,/6609\,/6017,/6516\.
    7./6601\,/6615\,/6625\,/6635\,/6636\,/6656\,/6665\,/6666\,/6675\.
    8./7676\,/6906\.

    B. square factory codes:
    1.[0129],[0134],[0135],[0136],[0138],[0140],[0141],[0142],[0144],[0145],[0146],[0147].
    2.[0220],[0205],[0221],[0222],[0223],[0224],[0266].
    3.[0303],[0306],[0360].
    4.[0806],[6603],[6623].

    C. oblong factory codes:
    1.(23),(874),(974),(0402),(6009),(9186),(9696)

    D. Diamond factory code:
    1.<0203>,<0205>.

    E. Plain codes :M21 No, M21 0296, TO, DP, DB, DP3


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    Barrel lug

    Sorry im still learning Where is the barrel lug?

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    216

    Yeah it is a factory 216.

    /216\ "Chinese Characters" R17*****

    The importer stamp says "SKS 7.62x39 CHINA NORINCO CSI ONT CA"

    All matching #'s

    The inside of the stock looks fairly old....

    Does the sling mount on the side of the stock mean anything cause i've seen them on the bottom of some Chinese sks

    The stock is cut for spike bayo....
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    Forgot one.......

    Forgot the most important one.......

    Oh yeah...For the barrel lug question if your asking about the bayonet lug it has a screw not a rivet.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulls-I_24 View Post
    Forgot the most important one.......

    Oh yeah...For the barrel lug question if your asking about the bayonet lug it has a screw not a rivet.....
    no, the barrel lug is the shoulder that meets the receiver , see pic in yooper site below.

    Yooper John

    you cant date a chinese SKS that isnt from factory 26 , all other chinese SKS falls into a production classification .

    long barrel lug : early production

    short barrel lug : mid production

    pinned barrel : late production

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    Thanks I didnt see that page....My gun is a late production.....are there any ideas as to what date ranges are with the production era?

    How can I tell if this is a military or civilian gun?

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