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Posted: 12/10/2013 6:35:02 PM EST
The ones currently on the market. Is there any evidence to support any of there were in VC hands?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 11:04:27 PM EST
No.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:20:03 AM EST
Without capture papers I think you will be pretty much SOL in trying to say you had one that was in viet cong hands. I have seen a handful for sale with papers so they are out there, but your talking private sale from a Vet, or a family member.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:24:35 AM EST
None of the bunch currently available.

A local guy brought back a Type 53 he took off the VC he killed. It had two 5.56 bullet holes in it. One on the receiver ring that peened the bolt shut and another in the mag.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:00:49 AM EST
Current imports are from Albania.

There are VN bring-back T53s floating around; I know a gentleman who sent one back (along with a MAS-36).
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:25:13 AM EST
I own a Vietnam bring back type 53 . Other than history it was incredibly rough. Sewer pipe bore keyholed shots .I turned it loose to a collector.

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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:28:51 AM EST
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I own a Vietnam bring back type 53 . Other than history it was incredibly rough. Sewer pipe bore keyholed shots .I turned it loose to a collector.

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The couple that Ive seen in the wild were rough to say the least as were the tt33s.

Please watch the derogatory comments.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 6:50:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Current imports are from Albania.

There are VN bring-back T53s floating around; I know a gentleman who sent one back (along with a MAS-36).
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This, the current crop are from Albania, but I picked one up since it had the look of a Vietnam bringback....I wonder when we will start seeing these on GB with the import marks removed and being sold as "Vietnam Bringbacks"....
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 7:16:23 AM EST
I collect WWII Japanese weapons and can tell you that the two type 53 bolt actions I have recieved have seen action somewhere .
If not in Nam than somewhere else that was hot .
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 5:07:49 PM EST
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The couple that Ive seen in the wild were rough to say the least as were the tt33s.

Please watch the derogatory comments.
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
I own a Vietnam bring back type 53 . Other than history it was incredibly rough. Sewer pipe bore keyholed shots .I turned it loose to a collector.

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The couple that Ive seen in the wild were rough to say the least as were the tt33s.

Please watch the derogatory comments.


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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:06:26 AM EST
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