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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Recently got bitten by the Mosin bug, and while reading articles online stumbled across a post talking about the Chinese T53 carbines that alot of people lucked into them when they were $36 plus shipping.

Found their website, and surprise surprise they had some listed for $99 shipped! Decided I'd bite the bullet and order one as well, mainly cause I had $100 burning a hole in my pocket and I hadn't gambled on anything in awhile. At worse I could use the $1 leftover to buy a Mountain Few to help with the massive headache I'd get for wasting $99 that could have been used on other surplus

My FFL is delivered it to me tomorrow (ain't it great when your buddy has his FFL and you both work at the same place, and no one can say anything when a deputy sheriff walks in with your gun). He already told me that FedEx wasn't kind in delivery, and the rifle barrel poked out the box, he looked it over and saw no damage and said everything appears there.

I'm planning on just cleaning it up to be safe to shoot and not get grease on my hands. Other than that, I think I'll leave it alone just to have fun with. Provided it isn't a hunk of junk. Regardless, be a nice addition to my growing collection of M44 and their variates produced by other countries.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:58 pm 
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I've got the bolt disassembled so it can soak in some transmission fluid just to loosen everything up. Was a mixture of Tula and Izhevsk parts

The bore was absolutely filthy, I could see rifling but hopefully will clean up alot. Currently I've got some foaming bore cleaner in it while I do a few things around the house.

The stock is very dry, will remove all of it and do very minimal cleaning to it minus oiling it just so it doesn't continue to dry out. Does have some rack numbers painted on the left side, which I absolutely love cause I'm crazy about rack numbers


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Not a number matches, but I think if bore checks out good and Headspace's find it's going to be one of my favorites. Has that look of "been there, done that" that I absolutely love


The bolt was also wrapped up in plastic in the box, got it broken down soaking in transmission fluid to loosen up all the gunk it's got in it. Figured I'd do that considering I've got the bucket with it already and need to reassemble the bolt for my 1943 M44 project which is on my work bench to make room for new project

Got the rifle completely taken apart at this time. Underneath the handguards and stock thankfully there was no surface rust, just alot of dirt and grime. The trigger guard/magazine screws were extremely loose and came out without any trouble

Let the bore cleaner do its thing for about 30 minutes, then gave it a quick clean up just to see the condition of the barrel. Looks like it's going to have nice rifling, but still hard to tell at this point how she'll shoot. It looks possible that end of rifling is the most worn, but hopefully continues to clean up well. Between the foaming bore cleaner and the kroil patches I ran through it, I'm going to need more patches from look of the patches that came out

Had to stop for the night , left some Kroil in the barrel to break loose all that gunk still in it. Thankfully I'm off the next few days so I can get some work in while wife is at work. Which reminds me, need to get a new barrel brush for this rifle


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:08 pm 
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:oops: :oops: :oops: that isnt too bad I guess. Does your bolt have a chinese 21 inside a triangle makers mark?
see this pic of my dog.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:10 pm 
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I plan on doing Candyman's method for cleaning a shellac stock, even though this doesn't have shellac. I've found that method works good for cleaning the exterior of stocks. Don't want to strip this one, just oil it up

Just wondering if I can do so without damaging the rack numbers


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:15 pm 
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The first t53 hoard arrived in 2006 in WI.
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With the paint go around it and just lightly feather the area. You can see the finish on mine and that other bring back. Avoid rubbing the paint. note the 2 bring back did not have rack numbers. some info on the stock from Candyman:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:26 pm 
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72 usmc wrote:
:oops: :oops: :oops: that isnt too bad I guess. Does your bolt have a chinese 21 inside a triangle makers mark?
see this pic of my dog.
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Don't think so off top of my head but I'll look again I'm thinking morning. To confirm


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:57 pm 
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I ordered 4 of these a couple months ago, and when they arrived I found one to be a Trials rifle. I was stoked. I left that one alone, but cleaned up the other 3. I eventually traded them all for other milsurps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:50 pm 
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I'm planning on getting at least one more of these later in the month when I get paid and my FFL gets back from shot show.

So far, have just been working on cleaning up the barrel and just wiped down the stock with mineral spirits, being extra careful not to get too close to the rack markings


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Update

Had two problems that I noticed tonight while I was working on the rifle stock

First is that noticed a crack inside the stock (see picture), but doesn't appear too deep. Debating whether to attempt a repair, or just leave alone and monitor for the time being

Second is that the end cap is very loose on the stock. Plus, the screw head is already very shallow and doesn't want to come up. Got some Kroil on it right now to see if I can loosen it up. Will have to research to see what I can do to tighten up that fit

Didn't do much beside clean the stock, continue to work on the barrel, and did start cleaning up the bayonet so I could hopefully reinstall it tomorrow once I complete the barrel action clean up


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crazysarge16 wrote:
Found their website


And what website would this be ? :think:

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Ricekila wrote:
crazysarge16 wrote:
Found their website


And what website would this be ? :think:



Here's the link to website and the area where the Type 53's, AK 47 bayonet kits, and Chiang Kai Shek Mausers are for sale.

http://www.omega-weapons-systems.com/de ... month.html

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"tanks" -- I just got my C & R last week and I'm itch-in to use it :dance:

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