SKS Rifles, 7.63x39, UNISSUED CONDITION With Accessories
Very beautiful rifles.
Fitted with an integral NATO spec. grenade launcher, flip-up grenade sight, hooded front and notched rear rifle sights and 11.5" blade bayonet.
Information courtesy of wikipedia.org:
The SKS has a conventional carbine layout, with a wooden stock and no pistol grip. Most versions are fitted with an integral folding bayonet which rotates downward from the end of the barrel. Some versions, such as the Yugoslavian-made M59/66 variant, are also equipped with a grenade launching attachment. As with the American M1 carbine, the SKS is shorter and less powerful than the semi-automatic rifles which preceded it: most notably, the Soviet SVT series and the American M1 Garand. Contrary to popular belief, the SKS is not an assault rifle, since it is semi-automatic only and does not meet the other criteria for such a weapon. The basic design lacks both selective fire capability and a detachable magazine; however, there are aftermarket modifications available which provide the SKS with selective-fire capability (the ability to fire in either semi-automatic or full-automatic mode). Some selective-fire variants were produced in the PRC, and many SKS's have been modified in various ways to accept detachable magazines; however, the basic design of the SKS is semi-automatic and fixed-magazine in nature. The carbine's ten-round box magazine is fed from a stripper clip (see below), and rounds stored in the magazine can be removed by depressing a magazine catch (thus opening the "floor" of the magazine and allowing the rounds to fall out) located forward of the trigger guard.
The front sight has a hooded post. "The rear sight is an open notch type which is adjustable for elevation from 100 meters to 1000 meters (110-1100 yards). There is also an all purpose "battle" setting on the sight ladder (marked "П"), set for 300 meters (330 yards). This is attained by moving the elevation slide to the rear of the ladder as far as it will go."
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union shared the design and manufacturing details with its allies, and as a result, many variants of the SKS exist. Some variants use a 30-round AK-47 style magazine (Chinese Type 63), gas port controls, flip-up night sights, and prominent, muzzle-mounted grenade launchers (Yugoslav M59/66, possibly North Korean Type 63). In total, SKS rifles were manufactured by the Soviet Union, China, Yugoslavia, Albania, North Korea, Vietnam, and East Germany (Kar. S) with limited pilot production (Model 56) inRomania and Poland (Wz49). Physically, all are very similar, although the NATO-specification 22 mm grenade launcher of the Yugoslav version, and the more encompassing stock of the Albanian version are visually distinctive. Early versions of Chinese Type 56s (produced 1965–71) used a vertically aligned blade, whereas the majority of Chinese carbines made after 1971 used a spike bayonet. Many smaller parts, most notably the sights and charging handles, were unique to different national production runs. A small quantity of SKS carbines manufactured in 1955–56 were produced in China with Russian parts, presumably as part of a technology sharing arrangement. Many Yugoslav M59/66 series rifles were exported to Uruguay and Mozambique; the Mozambique versions having teakwood stocks, the wood supplied by that nation. The vast majority of Yugoslav M59 and M59/66s have elm, walnut and beech stocks