I think your totally missing my point! I never tried to say that the Paratrooper was issued to troops! I tried to be as clear as possible but I will try again! Full size military rifles were made into Paratroopers. The original rifle was made to be issued to a soldier, later in it's life it was modified into a Paratrooper for the civilian market. That would make it a modified military rifle just like a sporterized 303 British is still a military rifle! I never once said a Paratrooper had any value as a military collectable just that the ones made from surplus military rifles are still military rifles IMO! The reason I'm stressing the point is it seems you have the opinion that all Paratroopers are junk parts guns and this is just not true! There are even some Sino Soviet Paratroopers out there! Cutting four inches off the barrel is the only mod done to these so they are not that different from when they were full size military issue! Like I said I have a numbers matching 1964 factory 26 Para with military markings. This would have had to have been a full size military rifle originally correct??? It would still meet ALL of the military standards of the time other than the shortened barrel length correct??? Jianshe produced ONLY military rifles from 1956 to 1971 export models are post 71' correct??? I hope this clears things up!
Originally Posted by howiebearse
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