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Posted: 9/14/2009 5:49:35 PM EST
The Type 56 I saw at a gunshow was blued but this one appears to be parkerized, it also has a ribbed dust cover. I wonder if this just a kit gun somebody built?
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 5:53:54 PM EST
That's not a Chinese finish or Chinese wood
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:19:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By ranchhand:
That's not a Chinese finish or Chinese wood

Yeah it looked european.

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:48:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 6:52:06 PM EST by Rayman1]
Looks like that rifle is sporting a Polish buttstock and pistol grip for a milled rifle, and a Polish upper and lower handguard for a stamped rifle. The top cover is for an AKM (stamped receiver) and is probably Polish, too. And, although difficult to see if it's a Chinese receiver, it looks like the rifle has undergone a refinish in its life.

The spike bayonet appears to have its original finish as the metal doesn't seem to match the receiver/barrel. Also, the rifle should be sporting a muzzle nut for a milled receiver and a non-threaded muzzle for the stamped receiver Type 56. Still, an interesting rifle.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:59:34 PM EST
It also looks like that rifle is selective-fire, judging by the two fire-selector detent notches AND the "third pin" for the auto sear. It looks like it has the "L" and "D" selector markings of a Chinese "export" model Type 56 or M22.
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