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Old 12-19-2010, 12:54 AM
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Talking can anyone help indentify my norinco sks?

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hey everyone i need some help getting some history on my norinco sks. a few years ago i picked an sks up from a pawn shop in town for 150$ it is a great gun shoots straight and real clean but i dont know anything about it. so here is the s/n and whatelse is on it. theres a triangle with the numbers 366 inside it followed by three chinese symbols then 16186** then in says norinco sks 7.62x39 china ksi pomona ca it also has what looks like a stamped number on the side of the stock but its worn down to bad to read. It has a spiked bayo and all wooden stock. any info would help thank you!
Old 12-19-2010, 06:55 AM
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Here's a link to the SKS Boards Chinese section, might help.

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Old 12-19-2010, 08:01 AM
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The only rifles that can be dated are the triangle 26 rifles
Old 12-19-2010, 11:30 PM
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I think the three chinese symbols mean type 56.
I would assume that is a military grade sks, vs
a throw together for import into the USA.

You might also look to see if it has a pinned barrel
or a thread barrel (this comes in two flavors, a long collar
or a short collar)
Old 12-20-2010, 01:55 AM
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I'll have to take a look at mine when I get home and compare. I know for fact that the chinese symbols mean "weapon type 56" I had a friend who was from china translate it a while back. I know I traced mine and found out the year it was made, etc. I'll have to dig up how I did that.

A side note certain years were spike bayonets and others were the blade so you will be able to at least narrow it down as to when it was made.
Old 12-20-2010, 08:10 AM
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Here's a link to the SKS Boards Chinese section, might help.

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Old 12-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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hey thank you for the help my barrel is a thread barrel with a short collar

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