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So I Took A Chance

Postby gandog56 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:36 pm

And bought a Century International "U-Fix-Em" Chinese T-53 for $54. Got it in and the only things I found wrong was an incredibly cruddy barrel, a missing cleaning rod,heavy tarnished bolt, and the wood stock was really nasty. I shined a flashlight down the bore and could not see the slightest bright light. The thing was completely plugged with old cosmoline. Three days of scrubbing the bore fixed that as much as is going to happen. A little work with a Dremel and metal polish made the bolt look much better. Bore is a little pitted, but the rifling is good and it is not counterbored. I found a fairly cheap replacement cleaning rod at all places, on Amazon.com. Now all I need is a replacement stock, and it will be an M44, not a horrible chu wood replacement T-53 stock. Took my Okie headspace gauges and the headspace is still good. Now I need to get it to a range.
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Re: So I Took A Chance

Postby Grimstod » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Is this your first Tu53. I love mine it shoots great and the machining done by the chinks is awsom. Very well done. Bolt feels great too. I have lots of cosmalin on mine except for the critical functioning parts like bolt and bore
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