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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:02 pm 
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This is my example of the Chinese type 53 also called a t53 or m53. It is dated 1956. It is an all numbers matching, non refurbished carbine. It looks like it saw a long life as an issued weapon in some harsh conditions. The crown and bore are in good condition. The stock has several unusual carvings that look to have been done by at least two different soldiers. Upon disassembly,I found what looked like red sand and grease that had turned into a clay like mud. There are a dozen spots where there was active rust or pitting, but all were small. The action is butter smooth and it passed the no go gauge. It came with no sling or cleaning rod. It's wearing a repro sling for the photos. I see that matching number t53 carbines are becoming more common but because of the matching numbers non refurbished condition and the unusual carvings, I thought I'd share. Thanks for looking!


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Matching numbers


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stock carvings

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:10 pm 
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That's the best looking T-53 I have seen yet which isn't saying much for the most recent batch of rifles. I htink the wood is the low point of these rifles most look like they should be good shooters. I have another one from SOG and will put up new pictures in my post.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Lol...they sure are"used"! I picked this on bore, crown and carvings. If coarse numbers matching didn't hurt.
Thanks! I'd like to see the ones sog is shipping. I'm waiting on my c&r.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Well....no range time this weekend....i forgot it was Easter. Next weekend for sure, look for a range report and maybe a video. :pray:

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A picture of my bore.

I have a feeling these were built for the Korean war but never got there so they weren't shot much.


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That'll clean up good. Did a bit more work on my bore this afternoon. It's looking good but needs to bee shot then cleaned again. Some near boiling waterdown the bore after shooting does wonders.

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Thinking of picking one up, just shot my 91/30 for the first time today and liked it so I want a carbine now.


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Congrats on shooting a mosin for the first time! The carbines are a lot of fun. What flavor of 9130 do you have?

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It's a 1943 Russian, it has a triangle with an arrow in it, bought it at Dunhams sporting goods for $139, still new to em but eager to learn.


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Birddog1148 wrote:
It's a 1943 Russian, it has a triangle with an arrow in it, bought it at Dunhams sporting goods for $139, still new to em but eager to learn.


That is the Izhevsk armory mark. you got it for the going price nowadays. check out: http://www.7.62x54R.net for all sorts of Mosin Nagant information.

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Birddog1148 wrote:
It's a 1943 Russian, it has a triangle with an arrow in it, bought it at Dunhams sporting goods for $139, still new to em but eager to learn.



Excellent first mosin!
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I picked up 1 with a ser.# about 5k above yours.
I don't think these rifles seen any service. There were 5 mil. made in 3 years.
I believe that these rifles where thrown in a pile outside at sometime and left to rot. The metal finish below the wood is brand new. The bore is perfect. The stocks show damage from being thrown together in a pile.
What do you think?


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I know that most of the recent ones i have seen have like new crown and bores.
They haven't been shot a lot or they were cleaned gently which doesn't match the stock condition. They do look like they sat out for quite a while.

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