Norinco sks dating
I have a Norinco SKS and am having trouble dating it. Does the "91" before the "081XX" serial number indicate that it was made in 1991?
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October 1st, 1949 was the birth of a new nation, the People's Republic of China (PRC).
While the SKS no longer met Russia's new standard of modern warfare, China on the other hand embraced it, China liked it for its simplicity, ruggedness and ease of operation by its newest recruits.
China felt the SKS had a role to play alongside of the AK47.
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The Vietnam war ended several years earlier, Chairman Mao had passed away, New leadership was more focussed on economic reform than with building bigger armies.