The SKS rifle is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round. The SKS was designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Its complete designation, SKS-45. In the early 1950s, the Soviet military took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47 yet the SKS remained in second-line service for decades. The SKS was widely exported, and was also produced by some former Eastern Bloc nations as well as China, where it was designated the “Type 56 Carbine”, East Germany as the Karabiner S, in North Korea as the “Type 63” and in the former Yugoslavia as the M59/66 rifle. Other countries such as: Romania, Poland, Albania and Vietnam have also produced their local versions some with slightly different lengths.
It is still used as a ceremonial firearm today.
The SKS rifle is currently popular on the civilian surplus firearms market as a hunting and marksmanship semi-automatic rifle in many countries, including the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
As you can see we have these beautiful original Russian SKS semi-auto rifles for sale in their original crates complete with magazines and bayonets. These were made in the 1950’s and have since then been stored.
Weight: 3.85 kg (8.5 lb)
Length: 1,020 mm (40 in),
Barrel length: 520 mm (20 in),
Cartridge: 7.62×39mm M43
Action: Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic 35–40 (rd/min)
Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s (2,411 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 400 meters (440 yd)
Feed system: 10 round stripper clip, internal box magazine and also 20 round detachable box magazines.
This stock is currently located in Russia. Due to the international political situation they can’t be exported out at the moment.
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