Norinco sks dating
square factory codes: 1.,,,,,,,,,,,. 2.,,,,,,. Yooper John you cant date a chinese SKS that isnt from factory 26 , all other chinese SKS falls into a production classification .The only purpose of this page is to help make the collector aware that differences do occur and about anything could be possible.These are ALL from my personal observations and not from any books.The SKS remains popular and is also used by several African, Asian, and Middle Eastern armies, as well as guerrillas in Bosnia, Somalia and throughout Africa and Southeast Asia.One major reason that the design became so prolific is that during the Cold War the Soviet Union shared design and production details with its allies.I do not guarantee that this is 100% accurate because as we all know, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE SKS.The Albanian SKS is dated using the numbers on the left side of the receiver. Note after the serial number there is a dash and then the last two digits of the year.
Some Albanian guns have no year reference numbers on them.
Initially fielded in early 1945 against the Germans, the SKS was not adopted officially by the Soviet Army till 1949 and was produced by the Tula Armory until 1955.
The quality of the early Soviet carbines was quite high as compared to some later manufacturers.
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SECTION 24: In this section I will try to show how to figure out what year your SKS was made. /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....