Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations

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Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations

 

On the following pages I will try to show some of the differences between the SKS's from various countries in regards to the components making up this fine rifle.  I have done this to try and help the collector, both novice and advanced, the many possibilities that exist.  I do NOT make any claims to accuracy because these are all based on my own observations.  Thanks to Gene M, Warbird, sksnut, Udo Goff, Bob Hanes, Woodbeef Mister,  Howie Bearse, Cashman, Beryl Barnett, beachbumwithagun and others  for contributing some of the pictures and editorials on the pages below.

 

YOOPER JOHN'S SKS PAGES

The various pages below show the pictures and comments 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.

NOTE: RUSSIAN SKS's. 1949 was the first year production and had two different variations, the most notable being a spike type of bayonet on the early version and later in 1949 switching to a blade type of bayonet.  Most other characteristics are the same for 1949-1950 except for the gas block.  Starting in 1950 several variations can be found in regards to markings and different types of latches. 1951 saw the introduction of a chrome lined barrel and late in the year a change in the bolt design.  1952 was a transition year where the trigger group, bayonet lug and adapter and the rear sight base underwent some changes.  1953 to 1956 encountered basically no changes in design. The Tula star on the receiver was believed to be used late in 1955 or early on in 1956. The top receiver covers of these rifles were unmarked.  REMEMBER that rebuilt SKS's can have different parts installed making the whole picture somewhat blurred.  The rebuild marks are shown below, these are the 2 that I am familiar with.  The one on the left looks like this [/ ] and is usually found on the receiver cover and butt stock.  The one on the right looks more like this <> and usually is up and down instead of sideways.

 

Rebuild marks are circled on above photo

 

SKS page 1 more info on Receiver and Receiver Covers Markings!

 

SKS page 2 more info on Receiver Cover Latches!

 

SKS page 3 more info on Hand Guard Latches and Barrel Lugs!

 

SKS page 4 more info on Bayonet Lugs & Adapters! Revised

 

SKS page 5 more info on Bolt Carriers!

 

SKS page 6 more info on Trigger Guards and Housings!

 

SKS page 7 more info on Rear Sight Ladders! Revised

 

SKS page 8 more info on Gas SKS Gas System Components! Revised

 

SKS page 9 more info on Butt Plates!

 

SKS page 10 more info on Rear Sling Swivels!

 

SKS page 11 more info on Complete Guns!

 

SKS page 12 more info on Exploded Bolt Assemblies!

 

SKS page 13 more info on Trigger Housing Internals!

 

SKS page 14 more info on Receiver Differences!

 

SKS page 15 more info on Rear Sight Bases and Receiver Attachment Methods!

 

SKS page 16 more info Bolt Carriers!

 

SKS page 17 more info Cleaning Kits!  Revised

 

SKS page 18 more info - Stocks & Hand Guards! Revised 

 

SKS page 19 more info - Bayonets!  Revised

 

SKS page 20 more info - Slings! Revised

 

SKS page 21 more info - NO DATE TULA Receiver Cover -  NO Receiver Star - Super RARE variant SKS  Revised

 

SKS page 22 more info - NO DATE TULA - Receiver Star Marked - Letter Guns  Revised

 

SKS page 23 more info - The AK Magazine variant SKS's  Revised

 

SKS page 24 more info - What year was my SKS made?    Revised

 

SKS page 25 more info - Safety concerns - - A MUST read   

 

SKS page 26 more info - Cut-away pictures    

 

SKS page 27 more info - 1949 Spike Bayonet Russian - - A MUST see   

 

SKS page 28 - pictures of the SKS in military use - Revised

 

SKS page 29 - picture of Magazines  - NEW

 

SKS page 30 - pictures of Ammunition, Pouches & Belts  - NEW

 

SKS page 31 - pictures of the oddities and weird markings of the SKS  - Revised

 

SKS page 32 - pictures of the serial numbered guns of Factory 26 SKS'S  - Revised

 

SKS page 33 -  more info on the 1949 vs 1953 Russian SKS -

 

SKS page 34 -  Chinese M21 - DP - DB marked SKS - NEW

 

SKS page 35 -  Chinese Arsenal Stamps  SKS - NEW

 

SKS page 36 - Sino Soviet SKS  - NEW

 

SKS page 37 - SKS Variants  - NEW

 

SKS page 38 -  Albanian SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 39 -  Chinese SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 40 -  East German SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 41 -  Korean SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 42 -  Viet Nam SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 43 -  Romanian SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 44 -  Russian Izhevsk SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 45 -  Russian Tula SKS   - NEW

 

SKS page 46 - Yugoslavian SKS   - NEW

 

 

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 “Survivors” SKS FAQ

 

SurplusRifles SKS section

 

 

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