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MSRP:

$288.00

Used Price:

$1,076.39

Sale Price:

$1195.99

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SKS

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These SKS rifles from the former Yugoslavia are definitely not your garden variety Simonov rifle! In addition to the milled receiver, screwed in barrel, milled trigger group and under folding blade bayonet, these honeys have an integral NATO standard 22mm grenade launcher and flip up sight built right in! Not only does this particular rifle have a cool looking launcher, our SKS's have flip up night sights, a gas system cut off button, 10 rd. integral mag. and sling swivel! Barrel: 24", Overall: 43.75", Weight: 9.15 lbs. Condition: Good. Not available for sale in CA. Specifications Action Semi-Automatic Caliber 7.62mmX39 mm Bbl Length 24" Capacity 10 + 1 Trigger Standard Safety Lever OAL 43 3/4" Weight 9.15 lbs Stock Wood Finish Black

SKS Specs

Technical Data

Caliber

7.62x39 Russian

Length

43 3/4"

Action

Semi-Automatic

Capacity

10+1

Finish

Black

Barrel Length

24"

Gun Type

Rifle

SKS Features

The SKS is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle chambered in 7.62x39mm with a fixed magazine sporting  a capacity of 10 rounds.  This rifle operates on a short-stroke piston with a tilting bolt inside a milled receiver.  It has a 20 inch barrel and can often be found with a folding bayonet.


SKS Ballistics

7.62x39 Russian Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

SKS Capacity

The SKS is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 7.62x39mm and has a fixed 10-round magazine.  To load the magazine, pull back on the charging handle to lock it back.  Load up to 10 rounds by loading one at a time by hand or load up to 10 at once by inserting a clip into the guides on the bolt carrier, and push.
The SKS weighs 8.5 pounds and measures 40 inches long in its most basic setups.  Its lack of protruding features allows the user to easily navigate through dense vegetation though its long length may still cause some difficulty in close-quarter environments.

SKS Mobility

Mobility

SKS Ergonomics

Ergonomics
The SKS has a very traditional layout in its stock while offering a comfortable and familiar sight picture.  Its safety is located along the back of the trigger guard and the cutout on the stock allows for easy safety engagement.  Loading is simple to learn, as is cleaning, and the weight of the rifle combined with its gas system offer a smooth-shooting rifle that produces very little recoil.

SKS Fit & Finish

Nyet!  Rifle is fine!  Don’t do this to your rifle.  It’s beautiful the way Simonov created it.  Also, running AK magazines is a huge risk in terms of reliability.  It’s better off being left in cosmoline in some Russian warehouse than being distorted into a fake tacticool rifle that has feeding trouble.
Fit and Finish

SKS Variations

How much is a SKS worth?

In 2023 a new or used SKS value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a SKS and most rifles. The Price for a SKS has decreased in cost by $247.87 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a SKS Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $159.12 $208.08 $244.80
Excellent $146.88 $195.84 $220.32
Very Good $134.64 $195.84 $220.32
Good $122.40 $183.60 $208.08
Fair $85.68 $159.12 $195.84
Poor $61.20 $122.40 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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SKS Critic Reviews

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May 16, 2022

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Nov 13, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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Ryan C

May 16, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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Jul 31, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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Rick G

Nov 14, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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Judy M

Oct 28, 2010

Rating: 5/5

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Gilberto C

Jun 15, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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