1958 production year. Very, very patina'ed over the years. It's interesting in the fact that it's not like cousin eddy just bashed it into the gravel and abused it to get that look. it has honest handling wear on the bluing all over the rifle that almost makes it look chrome. I mean all over, with the edges silver. The stock has dings and stains from use, no finish to speak of. I'm not sure if the romy sks were ever used for combat but this one looks like a bring back/ battlefield pickup. It does has import markings and numbers dont match, almost though. Pics when I get around to it, most likely tomorrow. I know my sks's and this isnt a boring chicom or yugo. I'm only looking to trade at this point. Bolt action deer rifles/long range, partial trade for WASR-10 or ??? I like almost all types of firearms.