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6 years 8 weeks ago, 3:43 PM

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SKS Countries

I did some research and several countries made copies or there own versions of the sks. Here are the countries that made them:
1.Russian(DUH)
2.Chinese
3.Romanian
4.Albanian
5.East German
6.North Vietnamese
7.North Korean
8.Egyptian
9.Yugoslavian

I have a Russian one and a Chinese one. Does anybody else own any other of these(the East German, North Vietnamese, and North Korean were "war bring-backs" only).

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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yugoslavian

sks's are also the only ones that dont have chromed barrels and north korean sks's used chinese barrels but the rest of the gun was made in n. korea

6 years 8 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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The Egyptian one stands out because the bolt is blued, unlike all the other ones. I cant remember exactly, but either the Romanian or Albanian SKS is alot larger than the others.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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SKS's

I have an Albanian, which has a longer hand guard and is a little heavier. I have one of the Vietnames "wet weather" or "jungle" stocks. Two Russian, four Chinese (Norinco), which only one is totally compliant....Shhhh..
And i have five Yugo's. As for collectability, i like the Albanian. As for cosmetics, i like the Yugo. ALL are quit accurate up to about 300 yards.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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me i have

a russian and a chinese i put a synthetic folder and a cheaper than dirt scope mount and scope on it and with romanian surplus brass cased berdan primed fmj ammo it shoots 1.25 groups at a hundred yards gonna put my 6.5-20x50 leupold on it to really see what it will do as for the chinese with factory sites with the above ammo i have shot a 2 1/2 inch group at a hundred yards as collectibility goes u cant beat the russkie they bring the most ching ching glad i traded a holley carburetor for mine!damn holleys anyway lol

6 years 8 weeks ago, 11:10 AM

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holley carb

Yeah I know what you mean Greasy,
I can not get my holley to group either. I think you made a good trade.

clint

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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Vietnam

My uncle was a retired Airborne ranger 101/82nd instructor from the era. And in the battle of Hue. He has a trophy 1965 sks chinese like new. I suppose that where they got them from.

6 years 7 weeks ago, 12:49 PM

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SKS countries

I am not really into SKS. I only have: Russian: 1949 through 1955 Tula Arsenal, also 1953 and 1954 Izhvesk Arsenal.

Albanian;

Egypt-Rashid. (If anyone counts this as an SKS varient.)

Chinese: Early Sino-Soviet;a VN bringback with spike bayonet; a Type 21; Commercial Norinco with factory AK mag well; two 16" "Paratrooper for US sales(one with AK mag, one fixed 10rd); and a limited production stamped reciever model.

Romanian.

Yugoslav: Early M.59 (made without grenade launcher)
59/66 (one with and one without the compensating holes in the launcher.)

6 years 6 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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i like the sks D model it kicks ass....

6 years 6 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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Personally

Personally, I like the feel of the SKS a WHOLE lot better than the AK. But everyone has their opinions.

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