~ A new specification deactivated 1951 Russian SKS-45 Assault Rifle ~
The rifle has matching numbers and comes with its integral bayonet.
The serial number of 5223 is stamped on the frame (along with the Soviet star and date), bolt, ammunition magazine, trigger guard, back frame near by the stock and on the left hand side of the stock.
On the stock can also be seen the soviet star with an arrow inside.
The deactivation certificate is dated 25/06/2009.
Being a new spec assault rifle, it cannot be cocked or dry fired. The trigger moves.
~ Dimensions ~
The rifle is 40 inches (102cm) in length with the bayonet folded.
It weighs 3.7Kg.
~ Condition ~
The metal work is in good order.
The wood work has a few scuffs and minor chips.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ The SKS ~
The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Its complete designation, SKS-45 (Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945
In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades. It is still used as a ceremonial arm today. The SKS was widely exported, and was also produced by some former Eastern Bloc nations as well as China, where it was designated the "Type 56", East Germany as the Karabiner S and in North Korea as the "Type 63". The SKS is currently popular on the civilian surplus market in many countries, including the United States, Canada and New Zealand. It was one of the first weapons chambered for the 7.62×39mm M43 round, which was also used later in the AK-47.