SECTION 5: 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 BOLT CARRIER.
The bolt carrier is used to hold the bolt and take the pressure from the op rod
to open the action for the next round. The bolt carriers shown below are
installed in the guns. Most are milled as seen by the milling marks in the channel below and
to the left of the bolt knob commonly referred to as a "lightening cut". NOTE
Page 16 offers a more in depth comparison on the differences in construction.
The various pictures below show the bolt carriers 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.