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Old 02-14-2013, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus von W. View Post
Nice looking rifles, well worth the price.

But just because the Albanians mixed in some Soviet parts does not make them "Sino-Soviet", a term that is properly applied ONLY to the very early Chinese SKS rifles assembled out of Soviet parts under the supervision of Soviet technicians.
While I agree that the term "Sino-Soviet" is not used to describe the T53..

It is purported that the Soviets supplied the Chinese with the tooling to make the T53 and they produced them under the supervision of Soviet technicians just like they did for the early SKS. It is also said that they sent spare parts as well.

If the term only applies to early Chinese SKS and the T53 predates the T56 then wouldn't they be "Sino-Soviet" as well? Or maybe the first year 1953 SHI marked T53?

Who even knows who first started using the term "Sino-Soviet" to describe early T56...

"Sino-Soviet" in the broader sense of the term refers to the diplomatic relations between China and USSR.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_relations

Honestly I don't really care, just playing Devils Advocate.. lol
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