SKS Rifle


SKS Rifle

The SKS is a Soviet 7.62x39mm caliber semi-automatic carbine, designed in 1945 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. The Soviets rather quickly phased the SKS carbine out of first-line service, replacing it with the AK-47. It remains a ceremonial arm today.

It was widely exported and produced by the former Eastern Bloc nations, as well as China. In common with some other Soviet-era designs, the SKS trades some accuracy for ruggedness, reliability, ease of maintenance, and ease of use. The SKS is a simple design that is highly effective and rugged..

  • Weight: 3.85 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: .7.62x39mm (same round as AK47)
  • Capacity: 10 rounds (Tallinn version shown is fitted with a 30 round AK47 magazine)

Actual gun used may vary in some details from that shown.

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