Dating an albanian
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That is why this dating of the Chinese weapons is so difficult, Did you notice NO Chinese characters!! Dates of manufacturer are not known for sure but it is roughly the late 50's into the early 60's. The Arsenal is usually marked on the top of the receiver cover and all the pictures I have seen have the same stamping.That is why I am led to believe the first 2 digits have something to do with the year.
These three North Vietnam guns have the same Arsenal marking signifying from left to right 1963 manufacture, 1964 manufactures and 1965 manufacture. They made a newer one that should not be confused with the early ones. We don't know of an accurate way of dating these other than using features.
Note location of serial number in regards to the factory stamping /26\.
In 1963 the Chinese added the 3 characters which translated to Type 56. The one pictured on the left is from 1964 and on the right is from 1980. The above pictured rifles are still a military contract as evidenced by the 3 Chinese characters between the arsenal stamp and s/n.
Most of this information is/was gathered from various forums and from my own observations.
I do not guarantee that this is 100% accurate because as we all know, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE SKS.
All the SKS's produced for North Vietnam seem to have the same serial number sequence and range. After the weapon producing factories were bombed most of the weapons were supplied by the Chinese.
China was a huge supplier of SKS's to North Vietnam and many of the GI bring backs are of Chinese origin.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.Albanian SKS's were manufactured from 1967 to 1979 No SKS's with the years 1972 - 1975 have been documented as of yet.SECTION 24: In this section I will try to show how to figure out what year your SKS was made.The only purpose of this page is to help make the collector aware that differences do occur and about anything could be possible.In my opinion, I agree with some of the new dating scheme but I'm not in total agreement with it. The latest s/n for factory 26 rifles that I have seen was 24000000 (24 million) series which would be 1980.