How many types of SKS rifles are there?
|Variants||Chinese Type 56; Yugoslavian PAP; Romanian SKS; Albanian SKS; East German SKS; (North) Vietnamese SKS; North Korean SKS|
|Weight||3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz).|
Is a SKS a good rifle?
Overall the SKS is a fine rifle and, while there is not significant usage of it in hunting, the SKS excels in target shooting and home defense. Its common nickname as the “poor man’s AK” is incredibly unfitting; the SKS-45 is a weapon excellent in stature and potency.
What should I look for in a SKS?
Things to check on an SKS:
- No rust.
- Smooth action that works properly.
- Make sure the stock has no obvious cracks.
- Check the finish near the muzzle, sometimes the finish is worn off by the bayonet ring.
- Check for wear and tear around the gas block take down lever.
What kind of marking does a Russian SKS have?
This may be a Rebuild mark in light of some new information from Russia. Possible East German DDR marked Russian SKS plus additional unknown marking to the upper left of DDR mark. The Octoganal marking may be another Rebuild marking. See Chart above for Soviet markings.
What kind of serial number does Albanian SKS have?
The first thing that needs to be done is to examine the Rifle for and Asian or Cyrillic markings, in an effort to identify the county of origin. Please know that some rifles do not have any markings, but many Russian, Chinese and Korean models do. The Albanian SKS has a dash at the end of the serial number followed by two numbers.
Who are the manufacturers of the SKS rifle?
This shared information resulted in SKS rifles being manufactured by the Soviet Union, China, Yugoslavia, Albania, North Korea, Vietnam, and East Germany, Romania and Poland and with several variations. The first thing that needs to be done is to examine the Rifle for and Asian or Cyrillic markings, in an effort to identify the county of origin.
Where can I find factory 26 Chinese SKS’s?
Russian paratrooper with a new s/n applied Wes’s Chinese with multiple stampings and etched s/n. If you have one like this, email me Go to SKS page 32 for more info factory 26 Chinese SKS’S. SKS MAIN MENU