Norinco sks dating

The SKS remains popular and is also used by several African, Asian, and Middle Eastern armies, as well as guerrillas in Bosnia, Somalia and throughout Africa and Southeast Asia.One major reason that the design became so prolific is that during the Cold War the Soviet Union shared design and production details with its allies.Albanian SKS's were manufactured from 1967 to 1979 No SKS's with the years 1972 - 1975 have been documented as of yet.Some Albanian guns have no year reference numbers on them.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.I do not guarantee that this is 100% accurate because as we all know, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE SKS.

2./016\,/106\,/106\,/116\,/135\,/136\,/156\, /206\, /216\. 3./305\,/306\,/316\,/316\,/319\,/326\,/366\,/386\,/406\. 4./416\,/456\,/516\,/526\,/606\,/625\,/629\,/636\,/666\. 5./906\,/916\,/956\,/0130\,/0131\,/0223\,/0225\,/0306\,/0405\. 6./0406\,/0408\,/0412\,/0404\,/0908\,/6602\,/6609\,/6017,/6516\. 7./6601\,/6615\,/6625\,/6635\,/6636\,/6656\,/6665\,/6666\,/6675\.

During the years prior to the infamous Clinton Assault Weapons ban, a gun buyer could pick up a Norinco SKS for under .00.

At the time, many American gun owners were leery of the inexpensive guns because the quality was unknown.

The SKS was to designed and produced as a service firearm that would have a limited lifespan between 2 rifles but utilized a reliable operating mechanism design.

This rifle was a less radical "just in case" for the AK-47's experimental design.


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