I have 2 Russian SKS .A 1954r ,this has the # 1 on the front sight
and 7.62 x39 stampings by the bayonet , but the other a 1950r has no marking on the barral that I see at this time. Is normal or did the marking get covered up with the finish/blueing?
The 7.62x39 stamp was probably put on by the importer. I am sure the other SKS has a similar stamp elsewhere on the barrel or chamber. The 1 means that the rifle was rated as having high accuracy by the factory under a government test. I do not know the test criteria.
Thats good info Klaus....i've got me one of those "1" marked Russians too!I just never knew what it meant before now.I always thought it odd that it would group S&B ball into 2 inches at 100 yards on a good day.
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