Description

SKU: 5165493085
UPC: CSKSR
MFR#: CSKSR
Caliber: 7.62x39mm
Barrel Length: 20"
Action: Semi-Automatic
Frame: Steel Frame w/ Wooden Stock
Magazine Capacity: 10rds
Magazine Type: Fixed
Sights: Adjustable Iron Sights
Bayonet: Spike Bayonet
Cleaning Rod: Rifles may or may not come with a cleaning rod, although most do
Condition: Military Turn-In Rifle; Condition Varies

**These rifles are MIlitary surplus and are in a used condition and are sold as-is. They will all come with heavy cosmoline on the exterior and internals of the rifle, along with varying degrees of markings on the wood stock. Some rifles include trench-art as well as issues with the finish.**

These are authentic Vietnam Era Military Surplus Chinese Type 56 SKS rifles, manufactured at the #26 Jianshe Arsenal factory. This lot of rifles was stored in a neutral country for the last 20 years, so they are able to be imported and available to the public now! Unique, battle-worn characteristics define this classic SKS rifle as they have everything from wear marks, scars, and even some have amazing trench art etched into the wooden stock. These rifles were stored with heavy amounts of cosmoline in order to protect them from rust and other environmental factors over the decades. The rifles come complete with spiker-style bayonets, a ten-round box magazine, and adjustable iron sights.

These rifles will vary in condition. The image above represents a range of conditions that are common for these military turn-in SKS rifles. Each rifle is going to be sold as-is and we are not offering hand-picked selections for purchases. All rifles are complete and fully functional but will need to be cleaned thoroughly prior to usage.

In regards to the varying condition of the stocks, we have found some with just minor scratches and dings and others with dents, gouges, and cracks caused by battle use and storage. The metal components were very well preserved by the cosmoline, and the functionality will reflect that.

Safety Notice:
These rifles will all need to be taken apart and cleaned thoroughly before firing. Also please remember that an SKS has a free-floating firing pin, which can cause slam fires if the firing pin is stuck in the outside position. A good rule that everyone should be following is “ALWAYS CHAMBER A FIREARM IN A SAFE DIRECTION”. This is especially important with an SKS as slam firing 10 rounds in an unsafe direction can be catastrophic. We recommend you have your rifle checked by a competent gunsmith before firing.

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Mao's China gave these SKS to Albania in 1960s when they were in honey moon. Albanians were so poor that didn't have enough ammo to shoot so ended up with tons of "left right left right". That's why we see these rifles abused badly but have BEAUTIFUL rifling inside! These are the best SKS made in China by a renowned arsenal (26 arsenal). Great rifle if you don't mind the poor condition

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I personally wouldn’t buy one but in the Asian Pacific conflicts they were reliable and eat steel cased with no problem. God Bless.

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Communist piece of junk I’ll tell you what, go buy a 1911 instead. You can’t beat two world wars

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Seems pretty cool though...

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I'll be that guy...
"Used to be $40 back in 91"

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Not worth it. I'll fine one at a pawn shop cheaper in 10 years

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I wonder how much difference there is between this milsurp and the $100 Norinco civilian version I bought back in 1995. No folding bayonet on the civilian version.

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The difference is they were brand new, and they removed the bayonet because of the "assault weapons ban".

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How do you know it's a civilian version? It wasn't uncommon to see them sold without bayonets that were removed by importers.. Have you checked the serial number/arsenal stamp?

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man I knew I should have bought a case or two of back in the early 90's. Alot of the local sporting goods stores sold them on sale for $99 each in excellent condition... I even seen the rougher ones on sale as low as $79.... damn.... missed an investment! well and google shares.... lol

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inflation. Over 40% of the Money US has EVER printed in its history was printed in 2020

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Remember like new was $99 in 2012

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You're full of it. No way were these 100 bucks in 2012. I bought mine in 2012 and the going rate for a decent was $275 to $325. You're talking about late 90s pricing.

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Well, just because you paid $300 doesn't mean some priced for $99 don't exist. Simple logic

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Market rate for Chinese SKS was never that low in 2012, and you know it. There's always somebody stupid out there who doesn't know what they've got, and wind up selling it cheap.

I really don't understand why so many people here seem to get their rocks off by bragging about how little they paid for a gun years ago.

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correct, market was $99 about 1995-1998ish

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$89.95 in 1994-and with a milled receiver. Pretty decent shooter all things considered. After that shipment sold off a buddy paid $69.95 for a real POS-it had a stamped receiver, the gas tube wasn't even finished and the entire thing looked cobbled together. He had lots of FTF problems with it and it couldn't hit a pie plate at 50 feet! I tried to stop him but he jumped on it 'cuz it had a new-looking stock compared to all the others at the gun show that day...

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Yes. I picked up a Russian refurbished for $120 in 1995, and my Dad a Chinese for $100 that same year.

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No, you don't.

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Might as well get a carcano, this thing is gonna be a wall hanger since you can build much better 7.62 or buy an imported AK. You CAN use it but it’s definitely not as accurate as something made in the past 20 years. Best for collecting but even then I rather have a mosin. I don’t hate it though. It just should be about 300 otherwise its a terrible deal

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The Chinese only made like 15 million of these things, and these look to be the worst of those as far as condition goes. Hard pass. I got a 1973 Arsenal 16 in fantastic shape for $450 last year, before the stupidness kicked in...and I felt I over paid. It's a decent rifle. Heavy for what it is, but robust. Replaced the front sight post with a thin one from Tech sights and it will do 3-4" groups at 100 yards. The old man who runs the shop I bought it from now has two Yugos on the rack for thousand bucks a piece, but he'll let 'em go for "only" $900 if you haggle and pay cash. It's nuts.

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What about today's market though? Where can you find one for cheaper?

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I love historical firearms. If this scratches your itch, go for it. Just know that it's a beat up, obsolete rifle for $500. Just because it's the cheapest SKS available doesn't mean it's a good buy. But have at it if you want an SKS that badly. Today's market? If you waited this long to get a firearm, and really want one...look around. You can get a new AR for $150-200 more that's superior in nearly every way to the SKS.

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I remember back in the day, when they use tho give you a free one of this with your tetanus shot.

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Sad to see the surplus weapon supply is drying up. I love the the smell of cosmo in the morning.

Oh yeah, back in the day I bought a nicer one made at Arsenal 26 and paid a lot less for it. There I said it.

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Those look beyond used :( I mean, like they ran out of bullets and started beating trucks with them. Hell, my shovel is in better shape than those.

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I remember in 1978 when these were a nickel and came with a free piece of rock candy at the corner store

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Oh yeah. Well, I remember when they gave you one of these for free if you agreed to have electric lighting installed in your home.

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Clicky

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"I remember when this was a different price, 30-40 years ago, at a completely different retailer, in a wholly different condition, under different circumstances."

There, I said it so no one else would would bring up their experience at Sears in 1983.

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I remember when they were sold for 29.95 in the back of my comic books in grade school. Right between the ads for sea monkeys and spy glasses.

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Rose's.

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