Century Arms Chinese Type 53 Bolt Action Carbine 7.62x54R 20.25" Barrel 5 Round Capacity Hardwood Stock Blued RI1968-G
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Brand: Century International Arms RI1968-G
Item: 7-GM53
UPC: 787450077997

Century once again offers you rare examples of Sino-Soviet cooperation from a bygone era! The Type 53 is a copy of the famous Russian M44 carbine, and like its predecessor is chambered in 7.62x54R. Century Arms was able to locate a cache of these carbines where they have been conserved for decades just waiting to be re-issued. Needless to say, these won't be around forever. If you are a collector of Mosin Nagants, this is a fantastic opportunity to add a hard to find carbine to your collection.

Condition: Good used. The current batch of these have rough stocks that will probably need to be refinished. The metal is generally nice, with bluing loss and some rust, but overall, these rifles should function fine. Please give them a good once over before hitting the range.

Specifications and Features:
Century Arms Chinese Type 53 Carbine Bolt Action Rifle
20.25" Barrel
5 Round Capacity
Hardwood Stock
Blued Finish
Overall: 40"
Weighs 9 lbs

Note: This rifle is used surplus and condition may vary. By purchasing this gun you accept you will receive a used gun graded in good condition by Century Arms. No choice or handpicking. Guns can not be returned for any reason. We do not ship to C&R license holders.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 Rating Exactly what I was told I would get! - 9/18/2013
Reviewer: Scott
I open the box and what do I see? Exactly what they told me I would get. Looked pretty rough but that's what cosmolene does makes it look ten times worse than it is. Immediately took apart and gave the metal parts a nice steamy hot water bath. Then wiped all moisture off and wiped down with Hoppes #9 then gave her a good lube down. Inside of the barrel is great very defined rifling and gleams like silver. Outside bluing is in that half way state which I think adds to the gun. Stole the wife's hair dryer and set out to bleeding the cosmolene out of the wood took about an hour of bleeding and wiping. Then took a old leather work glove and gave the stock a good rubdown to get all splintery pieces off. Was going to do a complete overhaul until I got it back together and saw the history in her... If you want a pristine mil surp gun go get something else. If you want a unique historical hard hitting truck gun get this.
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4.0 Rating Satisfied - 7/17/2012
Reviewer: Ktard
Not a bad rifle! Surprisingly, it was not, yeah not, caked in cosmoline like so many other Nagant rifles. The stock is pretty dirty, and appears to have dried cosmoline or some other substance it was stored in. I haven't had a chance to clean it up completely and give it a range test, but I imagine it will meet expectations, as so many of these do. Note: not all the numbers on the gun matched. Not a big deal for me, as I haven't seen too many of these, so I imagine this may be standard.
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4.0 Rating Classic Carbine - 7/17/2012
Reviewer: Suburban Survival
Great buy for a budget bolt rifle; period. The sights only dial back to 200 meters, so if the bad guy is closer, aim for the belt buckle and you will hit center mass every time. Bolt action is smooth, minor wear on the stock as to be expected. I had one small burr on the trigger guard that I filed down to make it smooth. Bonus was a factory installed flip out bayonet! A real boom stick for sure. Very happy, might order another for redundancy before they are gone. Thanks CTD!
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4.0 Rating Budget Bolt Gun - 7/26/2012
Reviewer: Russman
As with all surplus rifles, I was hoping for "never been fired, only dropped once," and this did not disappoint. Action is smooth, flip out bayonet is great for second kind of cool. Minor wear to stock as expected, but overall very pleased. No-brainer for a budget bolt gun. Yes, you have to lay out a little more scratch than a full size Mosin 91/30, but I like the carbine size so much better. All serial numbers matched, GREAT price for a boom stick that can actually reach out at distance and touch someone. May get another for redundancy before they are gone!
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2.0 Rating So sad - 8/4/2012
Reviewer: Jim
When I received the rifle, I had to clean out the barrel to find the rifling damaged and in bad shape. The gunsmith I had looked at it and stated he would rate the gun in poor condition. Just be careful with this one!
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Century Arms Chinese Type 53 Bolt Action Carbine 7.62x54R 20.25 Barrel 5 Round Capacity Hardwood Stock Blued RI1968-G
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