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Chinese Type 53 Carbine, Cal. 7.62x54R Reviews

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Product Reviews Ratings Summary
477 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.2 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
55% (259 of 477)
4 stars:
27% (128 of 477)
3 stars:
9% (42 of 477)
2 stars:
3% (19 of 477)
1 star:
6% (29 of 477)
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by chad b Sunday 13 April, 2014
Received my 53 stock was extremely beat up as expected but the metal was in great shape no rust or pitting. Shoots great. I'm going to replace the stock anyways. Thanks too buds awesome service great site

Rating:     3 of 5 Stars!
by Denis B Wednesday 02 April, 2014
I was quite surprised at the condition of the Type 53. The furniture was showing it's age, which I expected, but otherwise the rest of the firearm was in good to very good condition. Put two dozen rounds through it at the range last Saturday and it kept good 4" groupings at 20 yards and 6" groupings at 50 yards. Considering how old these guns are and how well it shot out of the box (Even with the cheap Tula ammo I fed it), it will go into rotation as one of my range rifles.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Timothy P Saturday 22 March, 2014
This was my first purchase from Bud's (March 2014) and I was very happy with my shopping experience. First off, shipping was prompt and communication from Bud's (in regards to tracking #, carrier etc) was excellent. The gun arrived in just 3 business days. The Type 53 itself arrived in expected condition - covered in cosmoline, and pretty greasy overall. The stock wasn't even close to the worst I've seen, but it did have it's fair share of dings and dents, however nothing major like cracks or deep gouges. You absolutely can't fault the product for these imperfections at all; they're to be expected when ordering an issued T53. The metal was in good condition upon first inspection, and - most importantly - the bore showed well upon un-boxing. Although quite dirty and caked in protective grease, the rifling was crisp and there wasn't any pitting or rust/oxidation in the bore. Nor was there any rust or degradation on the all the exterior metal surfaces. After cleaning, the bore is shiny and smooth, and the rifling looks very sharp and not worn at all. Overall, I was very satisfied with the bore quality. All other metal parts of the gun are in similar condition, with little wear to the finish, and no rust/oxidation or pitting. I would absolutely take the chance and order a Type 53 from Bud's. If the gun arrives in a condition you're unable to work with (assuming you're buying one to lightly restore & feel confident shooting time and time again), simply refuse transfer from your FFL and the gun goes back to Bud's - no questions asked! It doesn't get better than that!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Jamie D Friday 21 March, 2014
Awesome guns... I ordered two of them so I could keep one origional and the other I am taking to the next level with the archangel stock kit also on BUDS, Both guns arrived with plenty of cosmoling so be ready to get cleaning... But once it was removed, it was beautiful and had very few blemishes on them. nice clean bores and all the pieces were nice and tight! I can't wait to shoot!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Joanna R Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Really really impressed with this rifle...stock was better than what I expected only a few scratches. The metal was also great not to mention the barrel. I highly recommend this rifle to anyone who is thinking about It... don't hesitate and get them while you still can for this price.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Nathan G Monday 17 March, 2014
As per the other reviews, (and my expectations), my type 53 is pretty rough. Well, we won't say, "rough", we'll say "has character". LOTS of character. Thing is, I rather like a gun with a lot of character-- getting an old survivor and putting some more rounds through it feels right somehow. Buds shipped to me in a ridiculous hurry (three days from order to first delivery attempt when my dealer wasn't in, delivered the day after), especially considering the ice storm that hit at the same time; I expected at least a few extra days because of the weather. Great updates and order tracking, which is good for people like me who care entirely too much about such things. Top notch on their side. The rifle seems pretty similar to a lot of the reviewers' rifle-- the stock is in one piece, but looks like it was used in a misguided attempt to beat a tank to death. It may have succeeded, for all I know. Certainly looks like it was an epic battle; it also has lots of little stamps in the wood to add even more character. Cleaning rod is gone to wherever the cleaning rods from this batch of imports went-- I'll give a little salute to its passing and make a new one. The bore shows promise (In what little time I've had lately for hobbies I've completed the first of many steps you have to go through with Mosins to get down to the truth of the matter), and looks good enough that I expect most of what I shoot will end up more or less where I want it to. Not counterbored, though the crown is a little beat up. I don't expect superb accuracy-- I expect horrendous noises, giant fireballs, and a kick like a mule. That's what carbines are for, after all, and what I'm all about. Honestly, it's not looking all that much worse than my 91/30 ex-dragoon's bore, and that one is quite the shooter. The metal does have a lot of bluing wear, and some small corrosion spots. Just surface stuff, no bad pits. "Good" condition is a pretty big stretch, but I'd give it a "fair". Thing is, when you get it it looks ten times worse, and you have to put a LOT of time into cleaning and cosmoline removal. The first time I looked down the barrel I nearly had a heart attack-- it looked all the world like a rusty old water main full of mud. Shoved a patch through and pushed out an amazing amount of gunk-- and just kept cleaning it out until I'm fairly pleased with it. You go though an odd progression of, "why did I buy this awful thing?" to "well, maybe this was a good idea", to "I need to bayonet something. Now.". All in all, a heckova deal at the price. If I wasn't so broke I'd probably buy a few more-- if I knew about these a few years ago when they were REALLY cheap, I'd have a room full. Already way too excited about getting the time to go out and try this thing on some unsuspecting (and soon to be in orbit) soda cans.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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