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bp2626
07-03-2015, 09:57 PM
I haven't seen a lot of photos on the Internet of non-refurbished Izhevsk SKS. I've also seen some misinformation regarding Izhevsk SKS which I hope I can clear up with these photos.

You'll notice that the handguard wood doesn't have a stamped serial number on it. Whoever did that, it wasn't Izhevsk. US importers perhaps. You'll also notice some differences from Tula SKS such as there being cartouches on both sides of the cross bolts (similar to 1956-1958 Tulas) and the final inspection cartouche being different (looks like "AN"). Both have the uncommon toe splice. The splices are of different sizes and shapes.

Serial number locations: Left side of stock, left side of receiver, rear of cover, trigger guard, magazine, carrier, bolt, extractor, rear sight leaf, rod, gas tube. There were no serial numbers on the butt plates until 1955 at Tula.

http://i.imgur.com/imIU6kUh.jpg

Here are the albums in all their oily fingerprinted, cat hair covered, poor lighting conditioned and poor angled glory. I got both of these rifles from the original crate from the Ukraine.

1954 #1 (darky): http://imgur.com/a/9mOpw
1954 #2 (lighty): http://imgur.com/a/pcQqn

FALover
07-03-2015, 11:07 PM
Whoa! With the uproar about the Confederate flag, calling your #1 a darkie is reason for rioting in the streets, burning of cars and looting any business in a 5 block radius of your house!:run: A better choice would be 'a carbine of colour'.

p.s. nice rifles by the way.

bp2626
07-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Whoa! With the uproar about the Confederate flag, calling your #1 a darkie is reason for rioting in the streets, burning of cars and looting any business in a 5 block radius of your house!:run: A better choice would be 'a carbine of colour'.

p.s. nice rifles by the way.

I for a moment had: "Their names are lighty and darky and as a modern, politically correct man darky is obviously my favourite" but I just couldn't pull the trigger!