Factory code, 3 Chinese characters and serial numbers (9 million). ... Translates
to Type 56 carbine, not to be confused with Type 56 rifle which was .... tube-
regular length, bottom tube- short length for some D/M. Pic from 7.62Nato. .... d. in
.223 cal. ... Norinco isn't the sole exporter of the SKS out of China.