This is a very nice Chinese Type 53 carbine manufactured in 1955. Chambered in 7.62x54r, this rifle has a good bore that has storng rifling. It is a little dark throughout, but should clean up after a little shooting. All numbered parts are matching to include the bolt, buttplate and floorplate. The stock is in good original condition with some darkening near the buttplate and finish wear throughout. It has not been messed with or refinished and still has all original cartouches. The metal is in good original condition with original thinning blue throughout. Mechanically, everything works just as it should. There is a small import mark at the end of the barrel. Comes complete with cleaning rod.