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Chinese Type 53 Carbine, Cal. 7.62x54R
by Steven C Date Added: Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Wow. I ordered two of these and they are much better than expected. Even my FFL was impressed with the condition. I have nothing bad to say about them. Wood is great with a few nicks, solid, no cracks. Metal is great, great bluing except for wear areas. Bright sharp bores on the muzzle with good rifling, the rest of the barrel was packed with cosmoline but I expect the same condition. Mechanics are good even being completely saturated with cosmoline and the bolt is very smooth. Small specks of surface rust here and there, but no pitting. Not all of the numbers match, but that is a rare thing with a Type 53, so it doesn't bother me. I was worried about purchasing online and sight unseen, but this was well worth the gamble. I end up with two great rifles that I am sure will perform flawlessly for 250 bucks, and I get introduced to a very helpful and knowledgeable FFL holder who charges a realistic twelve bucks a rifle. I am very pleased with all of this. Well, except for the cosmoline. Good God the cosmoline.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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