The only purpose of this page is to help make the collector aware that differences do occur and about anything could be possible.These are ALL from my personal observations and not from any books.SKS rifles generally have a 10 round fixed magazine that can be loaded via stripper clips.
8-AK-And-SKS-Collector-Discussion-Board Hope this provides you with some good information.
1949 Tula Arsenal This is the early 1950's stamping. In the year 1950, I have found 3 different stampings from the Tula Arsenal.
I will try to explain the dating system for the SKS rifle.
Most of this information is/was gathered from various forums and from my own observations.
Years later, however, the Nornico SKS has a reputation for being drop dead reliable and has passable accuracy.
At one time, you could also buy a thousand rounds of 7.62x39mm, which is the most common SKS caliber, for well below 0.
I would tend to believe these would be either prior to 1967 or after 1979 with the latter being the most reasonable.
The Norinco SKS is a semi-automatic carbine chambered in 7.62x39mm.
Note the absence of these characters above and the presence of them below.
SECTION 24: In this section I will try to show how to figure out what year your SKS was made.
During the years prior to the infamous Clinton Assault Weapons ban, a gun buyer could pick up a Norinco SKS for under .00.