Russian SKS45


The Russian SKS45 was initial version of the SKS.


A Russian SKS45 carbine manufactured in the 1950s.

The Russian SKS was made from 1945 thru the 1950s.  This gun was the primary issue for the USSR from the end of WWII until the AK-47 appeared.  Many unissued ones were imported by KBI in the 1990s as the SKS-45.    

The quality on the Russian SKSs is far superior to the Chinese.  The metal has no outwardly visible tooling marks, except for the bolt channels.  On the unissued rifles, the bolt was chromed and all metal parts were highly polished.  The wood was in excellent shape as well.

Caliber - 7.62x39mm.

Receiver - Milled with a chromed Bolt.  Cyrillic Markings and a stamp for the Tula (star with arrow) or Izhesvk (triangle with arrow).

Barrel - Chrome lined with permanently attached folding blade bayonet.

Stock - Wood (Some Laminated)

Magazine - 10 rd fixed.

Bayonet - Permanently attached folding blade blade bayonet.

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