Action - Semi-Auto
Caliber - 7.62x39MM
Barrel Length - 24"
Weight - 9.6 Lbs.
Sights - Hooded Post/Adj. Aperture
The SKS was the predecessor to the AK-47, a Soviet semi-automatic rifle chambered for the 7.62x39mm round. The SKS, an acronym for Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, uses a short-stroke gas piston with a tilting bolt and a 10-round stripper clip-fed or individual round loading feed system. While the the rifle is shorter and less powerful than the semi-automatic rifles that preceded it, the SKS has a 4-inch longer barrel than AK-series rifles that replaced it, resulting in a higher muzzle velocity. This rifle features a post front sight, an adjustable aperture rear sight, a flip-up luminous sight, a grenade-launcher muzzle device, a grenade sight, and a bayonet. The rifle ships with a leather ammo pouch and a heavy coating of Cosmoline oil to prevent rust. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.