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jay_cue
09-06-2013, 8:39 PM
been wanting to pick up a Mosin, but thought barrel was way too long for me. LGS has Chinese Type 53's for an ok price. don't know much about mosins overall, and tried to search. I was wondering if all Chinese type 53's were carbine length, or did they also have a long version too?

thanks.

saki302
09-06-2013, 10:52 PM
The Type 53 is by definition a carbine length weapon with folding bayonet.

Try to find one with a shiny bore and matching serial numbers.

-Dave

jay_cue
09-07-2013, 5:03 AM
cool thanks. that's what I just wanted to make sure. looks like ill probably be heading to pick up in the morning

glassparman
09-07-2013, 5:17 AM
They have a batch of these at the gun store in Lancaster on Sierra highway. They also have some Chinese SKS'

jasonnorcal
09-07-2013, 7:52 PM
Get some surplus Bulgarian silver tip ammo and your t53 will double as a flame thrower

Chaos47
09-08-2013, 1:47 PM
The Type 53 is by definition a carbine length weapon with folding bayonet.

Try to find one with a shiny bore and matching serial numbers.

-Dave

This^ they are M44 pattern carbines built on old soviet tooling.

Finding an all matching shiny bore might be kind of hard to do though.
Most will have a mismatching bolt at least.
Older imports had good looking exteriors but crappy bores.
Newer imports have rough stocks but excellent bores.


OP what's an "ok price"?
Also what year was it?

timmyboy450
09-15-2013, 5:08 PM
Calguner berserks9 has some nice 53s also has some very nice 91/30s round and hex. Good prices for the quality and ships.

BroncoBob
09-19-2013, 7:19 AM
I'm waiting for the T53 I bought from berserks9 to be delivered.

jdouglas
09-19-2013, 9:31 AM
T53s are great guns. They typically have very beat up stocks, but the metal is often in pretty good shape, sometimes better than Russian refurbs.

Like others said, try to get one with a decent bore if you can (the closer to a polished mirror the better), and matching serials (particularly the barrel and the bolt) are nice too. Though it seems matching serials on Type 53s aren't all that common.