This is a nice original matching numbers Chinese Type 53 rifle chambered in 7.62x54r. This rifle has a bore that is a little dark, but shootable. The rifling is a little shallow, but still passes the bullet test. The bolt, magazine floorplate and the butt plate are all matching. The Chinese stock is in good shape and is free of damage or cracks. There is a very faint import mark othe back of the receiver. It's light enough that it was hard to photograph. Everthing works as it should mechanically. Matching Type 53 carbines don't come up very often, so get this one while you can!