This is a very nice all matching Chinese Type 53 carbine manfucatured in 1955 at Chinese Arsenal 26. Chambered in 7.62x54r, this rifle has a good bore that has strong rifling and shine throughout with just a little darkness in the grooves. Mechanically everything works great. The wood is in good original condition and looks like it has been cleaned with steel wool at one one time. The metal is in good original condition with some thinning throughout. There is a very small import mark at the back of the receiver. This is a great opportunity to get an original matching Type 53 carbine!