Description

These Chinese Type 56 used surplus rifles are from the early Vienam era (1960s). They were banned from importation by the Clinton Administration in the early 1990s; however this shipment of early production rifles was granted an exception for import since they were stored for more than 20 years outside of China. Packed in heavy Cosmoline for storage purposes, these early production rifles feature threaded receivers, spike bayonets, and chrome-lined barrels.

Original military-issue Chinese Type 56 SKS Rifles in 7.62x39 caliber with 10-round built-in mag, hardwood stock, and folding bayonet. These rifles have seen active combat so they are in used condition, NRA-rated Fair to Good. Stock sets may have dings, gouges, trench art, or minor cracks, but all will be solid and serviceable. Metal parts may have bluing worn off and rough stocks, but they will have good bores and are functioning rifles.

These rifles have not been seen in the US for the last 20 or more years and are desired collectibles. Main external numbers will match the receiver, stock, bolt, bolt carrier, and dust cover (if they are marked). These Chinese Type 56 SKS Rifles carry a lot of history and are a great addition to any collection.

Please note: These rifles have been in storage for several years and are coated in Cosmoline for protection. The rifle and interior of the barrels will need to be thoroughly cleaned before firing.

Condition: Used surplus
Caliber: 7.62x39
Capacity: 10 rounds
Sights: Adjustable
Overall Length: 40"
Barrel Length: 20"
Weight: 8.35 lbs.
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Original military-issue Chinese Type 56 Rifle
10-round built-in magazine
Folding bayonet
Packed in Cosmoline for storage

Barrel Length 20 in
Caliber 7.62x39mm
Condition Used
Firearm Capacity 10
Firearm Type Centerfire Rifle
Firearm Weight 8 lb. 6 oz.
Sights Adjustable
Unit Weight 0.00 lb
Item No. 654897

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I got one of these from classic if it's the ones out of Albania. They were shot little (can't afford ammo over there) based on 5 other people that I know that also bought. Real sharp lands in the barrel. Beat up stocks. Some pretty bad. Tons of blue loss. But great function and low mechanical wear. I cleaned mine up and sold it for about $10 profit. It was just something to do. / Bored in quarantine a few months back.

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I will never buy from gander again. I live in Illinois on Wisconsin border. Monday I bought a Tokarev from gander in WI.. IL. requires guns be shipped to FFL. in IL. Gander takes advantage of this and charges $30 to ship. Wed. I call because it hasn't arrived. I'm told the person who ships is off. But it should ship Monday. I called corporate who after a few calls got them to shop it Friday afternoon. So I still didn't get it until Wed evening. Not worth saving the free bucks.

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Questions:
-Illinois requires guns to be shipped to an FFL so Gander is to blame?
-What does the border of Wisconsin have to do with anything? You live in Illinois and have to follow Illinois rules. You don't get special treatment because you live near a more relaxed state.
-Gander "takes advantage of this and charges $30 to ship." Don't they always charge the same amount to ship....when shipping is in involved?
-So because a single store (more like a single person) dropped the ball, the entire company is bad?
-So all of this rant was for a gun you received 5 business days late but still received?

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There's so much wrong with his comment I really feel his foid should probably be revoked. If your sentence structure is that atrocious I don't trust you around firearms.

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LOL, I had to look up foid as I was clueless to what it was!

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It's an old useless bureaucratic pain in the ass bs IL thing. I was so confused when I moved to another state and bought a firearm and they just left it on the counter for me. What do you mean I don't have to wait three days to claim my property? Do I smell...freedom?

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Move to NC and get a CCW and you can have a field day buying guns till your heart's content ;)

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Same here in IN. It was just super odd to grow up in IL, then experience another state with fewer rules; yet less crime?

Considering the number of governors that went to trial, if not jail, for corruption in IL I suggest no one uses them for any model of success.

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The reason for the price is as shown below. Not sure what current prices are on equivalent preban Chinese SKS's?

"…. however this shipment of early production rifles was granted an exception for import since they were stored for more than 20 years outside of China. Packed in heavy Cosmoline for storage purposes, these early production rifles feature threaded receivers, spike bayonets, and chrome-lined barrels."

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$299 at Classic. 30% higher here than the market, standard Gander rip off. Must be all the "overhead"....

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I seen these in store. They are in really bad shape. Not a good deal. I was able to snag a yugo in store that was great shape for cheaper than these. Makes no sense I know

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I wouldn't trust anything from Classic Firearms anymore, they delete most of the bad reviews on their products for higher review ratings.

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Shouldn't they be going for sub $100 by now? There are so many sks out there and really in the end it is a substandard AK wanna be. Now I do have one. The Yugo grenade launcher one. Yeah I get the history but if I wanna shoot 7.62 I'm grabbing the AK everytime.

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Classic has the same for $339.99 [edit 2/6/2019] but after personal experience with CF since I posted this 2 months ago, I'd be hard pressed to buy from CF again.

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