SECTION 10 In this section I will try to show the differences between the same
part from different arsenals, years and countries. The only purpose of this page
is to help make the collector aware that differences do occur and about anything
could be possible. These are ALL from my personal observations and not from any
SKS SLING SWIVELS
SKS SLING SWIVELS The rear swivel provides a point of attachment for the sling.
Both bottom and side mounted swivels are common. The various pictures below show the sling swivels from various
makes and models of SKS's. Currently these are the only differences I have
noticed. Some are only cosmetic, some have different stampings, some are shaped
slightly different and some are just plain different.
Albania Early Albania Late
Early Chinese used a bottom swivel 1956 - 1959 China
late 1959 on mostly used a side swivel
China used both swivels during production so later guns also had bottom
swivels. Rebuilds could be either.
China 1980's China "D"
China Early Jungle Stock
China Security Police
China Sheet Metal Receiver
Model East German
Sino Soviet Letter
North Vietnam Romania
Russia Hardwood Stock Russia Laminated Stock
Yugoslavia M59 Yugoslavia M59/66
Poland - Stock is Polish made China Jungle stock side swivel