Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations

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 books.


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.

Sling Swivels



 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 gun                                                                  North Korea


     North Vietnam                                                                      Romania


    Russia Hardwood Stock                                                   Russia Laminated Stock


       Yugoslavia M59                                                              Yugoslavia M59/66



Poland - Stock is Polish made                                        China Jungle stock side swivel




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