Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations

SECTION 9 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 BUTT PLATES The butt plate serves as an access to the cleaning kit and also acts as the shouldering device. No access hole, no butt stock cleaning kit. The various pictures below show the butt plates 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.

Butt Plates


  Albania Early                                                                       Albania Late


  China Early                                                                        China 1970's


   China 1980's                                                                  China "D"


  China Early Jungle Stock                                                  Late Chinese Sheet Metal Receiver



China "M" model using AK style magazines                East German



     North Korea                                                                      North Vietnam


 Poland                                                                                  Romania



  Russia Hardwood Stock                                                   Russia Laminated Stock


     Yugoslavia M59                                                                 Yugoslavia M59/66



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