While the next head needed guides, all the valve seats were beat out of it, springs were weak, a couple of valves were bad and was shaved due to warpage. Also it's a factor for collectors, bores can range from bright to borderline sewerpipe. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Every other firearm I have seen made by Norinco has the name stamped somewhere on it. Letter rifles are attributed to 1959-60. I don't think they are made by Norinco but could be wrong.
Even on Aks, they didn't plate, except M-95A. My thanks to everyone who put this great resource together. I had a good relationship with them and as such I was allowed to go through their inventory. Is it worth trying to find a correct stock? The Chinese learned that they did not need the hundred thousands placeholder in the serial numbers of guns produced at low output factories. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. The one was 1969 with one part non-matching.
Once registered you will have access to participate in our community. Jan, Feb, and march means 17. Seems a bit of time travel is required there. My receiver says factory 0136 which I read is another number for factory 26. Late 1955: 3,000,001 thru 3,330,000. They also have manufactured autos, and other items for a number of years. But, production didn't start till several years later, in the mid 1960's.
These photos show the factory prefix and serial, also is the importer dot matrix model and the importer serial. I'm suprised at how little there is on the outside of the gun! Both above guns posted by same person. I have done some research and I think it is a early Norinco. I don't believe I have ever seen the number 26 anywhere on my rifle. That is all that can be derived from your question - what which 8mm cartridge it fires, not who the manufacturer is, not what model of rifle it is - the things one would need to know in order to assess the value of your rifle. Ive done a bit of searching online but that has probably left me confused more than anything.
These carbines are almost identical to the Soviet-Sinos with some notable differences. You only need to type in the make, model, and serial number. Thank you guys very much. We have a number of 6digit Ghost guns that are actually 1957 rifles. Any up to 1 million is a 1956. We also see the same three numbers 0007, 71, and 68, but this time, arranged a bit differently: 0007-71 and then 3-68: Unfortunately, this is where info from this particular crate simply stops. Some elm can appear as teak, based on the cut, but, teak is not a native Yugoslavian wood, it is an Asian wood that is expensive and would have had to be imported all the way to Yugoslavia.
Elm is also resistant to decay when permanently wet, which means in a wet jungle environment, it would be suitable for use. The 88 to 94 marked guns are very clearly 1988 to 1994 guns built specifically for export to foreign markets. Interesting, those numbers sure are prominent on the outside of the tins. Originally the intent was solely for a discussion forum, but it quickly developed into an extremely informative blog-based site, incorporating firearms news, reviews, and events. So it is a Yugo. For example, the serial number 419998 indicates a manufacturing date of 1960. I know you add the first 2 digits of the serial to 56 to get the year, but that is only for serial numbers with 7 numbers.
But, even a pitted bore can still shoot. Tula rifles are marked the same way, except their arsenal mark is an arrow inside of a star. What I'd really like is a good 14 million series to compare it to…. There would be no real advantage seeking out a stock on what is already a mismatched gun. The Chinese learned that they did not need the hundred thousands placeholder in the serial numbers of guns produced at low output factories. These rifles, for all intents and purposes, are identical to the ghost guns in all features. It only had a few rounds fired by the original purchaser and I have only fired it to determine function and accuracy about 6 rounds.
The parts of these guns may come from any time period, but they were re assembled and re numbered exclusively for export. Other than that, who knows? In 1956, they again jump the prefix to 4 million and reset the main block of numbers back to 000001. Where the large arsenals could easily crank out 100 thousand rifles a year, it appears that the lower output factories struggled to produce even 10 thousand rifles over the course of a year. Proof for this dating scheme is severely lacking. In others, it'll be on the bottom of the barrel, and you'll need to unfold the bayonet and possibly remove the cleaning rod to see it.