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Marking on AK mag SKS

Discussion in 'SKS' started by Rave, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    I was looking at an AK mag SKS at a gun show and saw a 93 stamped on the receiver near the Serial number,don't see this on the regular Chinese SKSs. I am assuming this is the impot date,am I correct?
    It was equipped with a folding stock,and if it was a 93 then the stock could have been installed prior to 9-14-94 therefore making it a possible grandfathered assault rifle.
    I haven't looked at any other AK mag SKSs yet,any of you guys familiar with them,I know some of you have posted that you own them,how about taking a look?
    It looked interesting,16" barrel and folding stock would make a nice compact package.
  2. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Sounds like a rare and sweet rifle... though remember, the import ban took effect in 1989, so it may be illegal. I hate these stupid laws that do nothing but hurt gun owners. I have to say somethin like that every time I quote those stupid laws.
    I'll check my SKS-D, where exactly were the numbers?

  3. DonEKing

    DonEKing G&G Newbie

    SKS-D Model

    I own one of these models and mine has the 93 stamped before the serial #'s also. From the reading on, and from what the dealer told me, it does refer to the manufacture year.

    All the research that I've done says that these models were made specifically for the American market in that year. I'm of course only referring to the D-Model and not the type-68.

    I've noticed on several others at gunshows have the 93 before the serial, but have seen only one that did not have the 93.
  4. Jesse

    Jesse G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

    I own a true type "84" and an SKS-D postban. The type "84"is really something... a completely different animal than the exported SKS-D's. The type "84" was a true military issue weapon and has a bolt lock on top of the bolt to hold it open when changing magazines. It also has a milled reciever and a screwed-in barrel where my SKS-D has a pinned-barrel and a stamped reciever.

  5. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Lucky dog, Jesse. I checked my list of the serial #, and it has 93 as well.
  6. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    Well thanks all,I figured you would come through for me!
    The asking price was $400.00 which I thought was a little high,but in light of your responses and the prices of AKs equiped in the same fashion,perhaps it really wasn't!
    What do you guys think?
    I may run across it again as another gunshow is fast approaching!:cool: :cool: :D
  7. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Going price for an SKS-D is 300ish. One set up like that could easily ask the price they did. Still not 100% sure it's legal though. You'd have to ask the hard questions, like imported parts compliance.
  8. Jesse

    Jesse G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

    Rave, I'm no expert on this by any means but I've been around a lot of SKS owners. Make sure the SKS-D you are looking at is Sec.922r compliant. This ATF ruling came around 1991 and has a list of guidelines in it's main body concerning folding stocks. I had a Chinese military SKS with a folding stock on it that was a very early ('87) import. I took the folding stock off because I had no documentation to prove when the folding stock was bought or installed.

  9. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    Been studying this topic for a while,and it seems that the laws up until Oct,93 were not about owning an illegal weapon but about making an illegal one.
    The Sep,13,94 law grandfathers any semi-auto assault weapon owned legally prior to that date.
    If it was owned prior to Sep.13,94 it was legal to own or transfer. If you had changed it yourself,the statute of limitations ranout in 5 years.
    Therefore if the weapons was an assault type manufactured by you,prior to 97 the statutes of limitations has run out.
    Of course if the date on the weapon is after Sep. 13,94,it would be quite the trick to prove it was legally a grand fathered assault weapon.:nod: :nod: :nod: :D
  10. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Whatever floats your boat, Jesse, but the only reason I'd take a folding stock off of a pre-ban is if I didn't like it, which is true. I wish Butler Creek had made SKS folders, or Choate, or Black Warrior. Those are some nice stocks. The only folders I've seen for the SKS are the ATI (ugly) and the Ramline (ugly, flimsy).