Chinese SKS 1978


SKS for sale

The Clinton Administration banned the SKS for sale rifles from importation in the early 1990s. However, this shipment of early production rifles was granted an exception for import since they were stored more than 20 years outside China.
What to expect?: Grade 2 Rifle represents the average rifle from the shipment and ALL external serialized parts match the receiver. These used surplus sks rifles are more than 50 years old and are packed in heavy cosmoline for storage purposes. Early production rifles feature threaded receivers, spike bayonets and chrome lined barrels. Also, we should mention again, a lot of grease. So, take great care in cleaning and evaluating before firing.

Technical characteristics of the sks for sale

The SKS for sale is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round. From 1945 to 1958, the Tula Arsenal manufactured the SKS-45. And also at Izhevsk Arsenal in just 1953 and 1954. Thus resulting in a total Soviet production of about 2.7 million carbines. In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47.  However, the SKS for sale remained in second-line service for decades.

It is still used as a ceremonial firearm today. The SKS rifle was widely exported, and was also licensed for production. The East German version was known as the Karabiner S. The Albanian as the Model 561, and North Korean as the “Type 63”. The SKS is popular on the civilian surplus market as a hunting and marksmanship semi-automatic rifle in many countries. This includes the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The SKS for sale age and numbers make it relatively inexpensive to purchase. Its steel cased 7.62×39mm ammunition is one of the least expensive center fire cartridges currently on the market. The SKS was the first firearm chambered for the 7.62x39mm (M43) cartridge.