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(SKS) 
MODEL 1945

Russia

A BRIEF OVERALL HISTORY

The Mannlicher Model 1895 Rifle was adopted by the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1895. The Calvary Carbine and Short Rifle were adopted shortly thereafter. They were used through WWI and continued to see service in Austria, Hungary, and several countries post war, to include rear echelon use during WWII. Originally chambered in 8x50mmR, the vast majority were arsenal rebuilt and rechambered to the newer 8x56mmR in the 1930's.  This rifle appears to have started life as a Model 1895 Short Rifle or Carbine.

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RECEIVER COVER MARKINGS

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R AND K

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FRONT SIGHT

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REAR SIGHT

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PROOF MARKS

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SERIAL NUMBER

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STOCK SERIAL NUMBER

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IMPERIAL ACCEPTANCE MARK

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CZECH ACCEPTANCE MARK

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PROPERTY STAMP

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RE-CHAMBERING MARK

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STOCK MODIFICATIONS

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STOCK REPAIR

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IMPORT MARKING

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CLIPS

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CLIPS

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HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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