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https://www.foxnews.com/us/customs-agents-seize-gun-parts-china

An embargo against shipping gun parts to the U.S. from China has led to a large seizure of those items by Customs agents.

The agents were working at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport when they seized more than 52,000 sights, stocks, muzzles, brakes, buffer kits and grips from China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.

The seized items were worth more than $378,000 in the U.S.

CBP spokesman Jaime Ruiz told NPR the seizure was kind of an unusual situation.
"There was no attempt to hide the importation," he said.

The gun parts were correctly labeled and still had their original trademarks, he told the news outlet. And items were headed to a legitimate seller and distributor.

The U.S. restricts firearm imports from China as part of an arms embargo.

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Having a choice, I would not buy a Chinese made gun part, I will be afraid that the thing would explode in my face.
 
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Sounds like a regular sort of thing. Just this time, somebody, felt like they could make a statement and enforce the law. What they seized was BS items of no consequence that had pittance value in the great scheme of things. But, to average, scared to death of guns, America it appears that gun smuggling is rampant and needs some common sense gun laws.


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Sounds like a regular sort of thing. Just this time, somebody, felt like they could make a statement and enforce the law. What they seized was BS items of no consequence that had pittance value in the great scheme of things. But, to average, scared to death of guns, America it appears that gun smuggling is rampant and needs some common sense gun laws.


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Having a choice, I would not buy a Chinese made gun part, I will be afraid that the thing would explode in my face.
I have no problem with them. During the early 90s countless guns poured into the US from China including Chinese made SKS and AK rifles as well as knock off versions of many Russian handguns. They also made a pretty good M14 and 1911A1 clone. I only was witness to one Chinese M14 type rifle actually blowing up and that was in a match. The shooter was using his own hand loads so it was never determined if it was metal fatigue or an exceptionally hot round as the root cause. Anyway, I would not be too quick to condemn their stuff.

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The main problem I've had with Chinese made gun parts as well as most other Chinese manufacturing is that they cannot seem to stick to any sort of manufacturing spec. Their parts even something as simple as a dust cover for an SKS or AK, parts which should be interchangeable will require hand fitting due to poor quality specs. I've found this to be true whenever working on Chinese made firearms.
 

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Well, there goes my blade bayonet for my SKS. I should have bought the Russian one.
 

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Well, there goes my blade bayonet for my SKS. I should have bought the Russian one.
Most if not all of the Chinese made SKS rifles I have seen used the spike type bayonets while the Russian ones were a blade. The stocks were cut accordingly. So when getting a bayonet you got a bayonet to match the rifle you had.

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Most if not all of the Chinese made SKS rifles I have seen used the spike type bayonets while the Russian ones were a blade. The stocks were cut accordingly. So when getting a bayonet you got a bayonet to match the rifle you had.

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Yeah both of the SKS’s I have are Chinese and are made with blade bayonets. Both were made in 1962. They are the rarer design. Most do use the 12” spike.
 

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Yeah both of the SKS’s I have are Chinese and are made with blade bayonets. Both were made in 1962. They are the rarer design. Most do use the 12” spike.
Thanks as I just wasn't sure about that. Then too, not like I researched it. I simply could not recall so many thanks for that information.

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There’s a ton or two’s worth of information on SKS rifles on Jon Yooper’s SKS Page.
Yooper John

He’s the guy for everything SKS. Once you realize how many variations of SKS there are, you’ll want to start collecting them. I have my eye on #3
 

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the next shipment will be marked as "paper weights"...........

378,000/52000 = an avg price of $7.27 per item.......in a vague big picture round-about way......some parts are more and some less.
Lots of nickel and dime add-on gadgets it would seem.......and i would guess that a lot of it was for the AR15 market and that cottage industry.

what did i like about china guns?
1911
SKS
SKS "paratrooper"
mosin nagant 44 carbine
jw15 22 bolt rifle
......and especially their inexpensive 45 acp ammo.

before this ban came down, there had been an announcement that an Iver Johnson 22 pistol would be imported....that was supose to be a replica of the old Colt Huntsman........i'm still ticked about that not making the boat ride over....

American gun and ammo makers were very pleased with this ban........
 
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