__________________ ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin mines a 1959 and it looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down before landing in a pile of crap.

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I picked up a norinco sks way back in august and im not sure how to tell what date it was made.

The only things i see are a symbol with chinese writing with the numbers 2307299 and numbers on the stock (07295) if needed i can post pics the rule of thumb for chinese SKS is that if the serial number is 7 digits, the first digit is the amount of years since 1956, in your case 2, so your chinese SKS should be a 1958 production.

obviously there is more to it but that is the basic gst of it that works on a large number of chinese SKS.

here is a thread that does into much greater detail with dating of chinese SKS and factory codes.

__________________ ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin mine was $239 3 days after all the black rifles ran out and everyone else started asking $400+ for them.

the shop even threw in one of their last boxes of ammo they had in stock..course 20 rounds of x39 in a semi go up in smoke in the blink of an eye but it's a lot better than starting from scratch when everyone is sold out of bulk. sporterized mausers and springfields are selling for ticket price.

__________________ ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin my area is kind of anti C&R. one shop that has had a model 1917 with a cracked handguard and worn parkerizing on their racks for a year has it listed for 0 and have refused to work on a price every time I've asked.

I guess that's just the danger that comes with the territory I suppose.

__________________ ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin I moved back in august, but my old local gun shop didn't have very many C&R guns either, but the owner would let me look through his SOG catalog and pick guns out then he charged 10% for his fee and would order them for me.