Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations

SECTION 11: 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 Models

SKS Models: The various pictures below show the models from different countries and various manufactures 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.

Various Countries and Manufacturers



         Albania - "July 10th Rifle"





                                      Bangladesh Ordnance Factories (BOF) starting in 1969.  Look at page 28




  China Early - 1964 - Type 56








    China Early Jungle Stock - Type 56








    China Late Jungle Stock - Type 56









    China 1980 arsenal 26 - Type 56







    China 1980's Pinned Barrel - Type 56








    China Export to Egypt - Blade Bayonet - Type 56

    Usually marked on right butt stock with white paint






    China Export to Egypt - Spike Bayonet - Type 56

    Usually marked on right butt stock with white paint








        Chinese "Paratrooper" Blade









    Chinese "Paratrooper" Spike









    Chinese "D" model using AK magazines








    China Sheet Metal Receiver - Type 56









    Chinese "M" model using AK mag








    China Honor Guard Model - Type 56

    Lots of Chrome plating.








    East Germany - Karabiner-S







    North Korea - Type 63







    North Vietnam - Type 1







    Poland -  ksS which stands for karabin samopowtarzalny Simonova,

     Simonov's semi-automatic rifle. Poland did NOT manufacture the SKS.

    Note the difference in the hand guard. This stock is thicker than the Russian.






    Romania - M56







    Russian Hardwood Stock 1949 - SKS 45








    Russian Hardwood Stock 1954 - SKS 45









    Russian Laminated Stock 1955 on - SKS 45







    Russian 1955 on - Rebuild Laminated Stock - SKS 45









    Russian 1952 Rebuild Laminated Stock - SKS 45









    Russian simulated Parade Rifle 









     Russian Sniper Rifle









    Sino-Soviet Letter Gun Arsenal 26 - Type 56









    Yugoslavia - PAP M59   







     Yugoslavia - PAP M59/66















Go to SKS page 12 more info on exploded Bolt Assemblies.

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