So just for fun I typed in to google ( Chinese sks markings ) and 3 hours later my head hurts and I know way more than I probably need to know. I did figure out the arsenal and date of my Chinese SKS from Yooper John web site. I always thought that all Chinese SKS where made by Norinco but I was very mistaken. So I figured out that my Chinese SKS was made by /26\ JIANSHE ARSENAL in 1963. So now I am curious if some Chinese SKS's are worth more than others which will be another night.