Norinco Chinese SKS Surplus Rifle

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"The SKS (Semi-automatic carbine of Simonov) is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Its complete designation, SKS-45, is an initialism for Samozaryadny Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945 (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, 1945; Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system, 1945). The SKS-45 was manufactured at Tula Arsenal from 1945 to 1958 and at Izhevsk Arsenal in just 1953 and 1954, resulting in a total Soviet production of about 2.7 million carbines. In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades.

It is still used as a ceremonial firearm today. The SKS was widely exported, and was also licensed for production by then Eastern Bloc nations Romania and East Germany, as well as China, where it was designated the "Type 56 Carbine". The East German version was known as the Karabiner S, the Albanian as the Model 561, and North Korean as the "Type 63". The SKS is popular on the civilian surplus market as a hunting and marksmanship semi-automatic rifle in many countries, including the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Its age and numbers make it relatively inexpensive to purchase, and steel cased 7.62×39mm ammunition is one of the least expensive center fire cartridges currently on the market. The SKS was the first firearm chambered for the 7.62x39mm (M43) cartridge."

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SKU 22161 ISS5238
Cartridge 7.62x39mm 7.62x39mm
Barrel Length 20" 20"
Stock Wood Wood
Bayonet Blade Spike
Condition Varies Varies


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2 Reviews

  • Posted by shannon fraser on 2022 Oct 19th


    Sks Chinese

    This sks had a little cosmoline. Stripped the rifle down to the stock. Which is very easy to do. The rifle was unfired. It’s amazing. Came with a clipper strip. Oil bottle. And to my surprise the gun cleaning kit was in the butt stock. In cosmoline but once I cleaned it. OMG. Brand new Chinese SKS. All matching numbers. Unfired. I’m buying another because I’m keeping one in Unfired condition for the collection.

  • Posted by Brian on 2022 Oct 7th


    Latest Chinese SKS import

    All matching parts and looks completely unfired, Took a bit to get the cosmoline off but hands down the best looking SKS I have ever seen. Could have been manufactured last week if you didn't know