This is an unusually nice example of a Chinese type 53 carbine manufactured at Chinese Arsenal 296 in 1954. Chambered in 7.62x54r, this rifle has a very good bore that is bright and shiny with strong rifling. It was still plugged with cosmoline when received. It has not been counter-bored and has tight muzzle. All numbers are matching to include the magazine, bolt, and buttstock. The stock has a few dings, but is in overall great original condition with lots of small arsenal stamps and having not been refinished. The metal is in very good original condition and has not been messed with. It is free of any wear or pitting. This rifle is import marked on the receiver. Comes complete with an original correct cleaning rod.