The Official SKS (CCCP)


#1

My recent addition to the Family
a pre50 1st GRAU stamped Tula SKS (might be 48ish by four digit serial)
and with it came a 1944 Izzy TT-33, holster, mag x2, cleaning rod, landyard all for $345.


#2

Very nice, srdiver!

Looks much nicer than the SKS I used to have (now, why did I sell it? dang!)


#3

My father has a 1952 Russian SKS, which we plan to fully disassemble and clean this weekend. My 75 year-old shooting buddy doesn’t shoot anymore, so he is now my cleaning, preservation, and historical discussion buddy. :wink: Anyway, it has a serial number with 2 letters and 4 numbers…all matching. I am not familiar with SKS history, so what is a GAU marking and where is it located? Thanks.


#4

misspelled GAU should have been GRAU
All of the SKS I have seen have the factory date and stamp on the body cover


My SKS only has the 1st GRAU Arsenal and leads me to think it started it’s life as a SKS-45, however it has the Star stamp on the side of the receiver and other parts.

on Soviet SKS I have seen in stores they also may have a “ГИС” marking in a diamond - which is Russian “State Proof Service” (Государственная Ипьітательная Служба).
I will also be digging deeper and stripping the stock and checking the trigger to see if auto/semi disconnect is present.


#5

Great info! I will report back with my findings. Thank you!!!


#6

$345? Ok, you drive a hard bargain. I’ll take it.


#7

buying another Russian not sure about date (private sale) C$400 - comes with spam can and some loose rounds
pictures to follow


#8

Where are them pictures


#9

that the deal never materialized


#10

Sorry to hear.


#11

I only have 1 Russian SKS.


#12

right now the Russian SKS are going C$200 + used and a new are C$250 + new. Chinese SKS are $200, Yugo’s are going for C$750. So finding and buying isn’t a problem, and may have changed direction and looking at a Norinco M305A for C$500.
https://townpost.ca/buysell/drayton-valley-guns-norinco-m305a


#13

Oh, Canada prices, your crates of SVTs, and SKSs…
I still remember nearly choking on jealousy when I saw Marstar a while back with their SVT selections and the prices.

Here they are $1200 and up.


#14

SVT40 - C$700 AVT40 - C$700
or a two for one sale
https://townpost.ca/buysell/drayton-valley-sporting-goods-svt-40-x2


#15

I guess our Yugo prices are better


#16

Svts were cheaper back then. 3 years back I think.


#17

when one just isn’t enough


#18

I need to take the time and look into the history of mine. Compared to the Norinco SKS that I had to deal with in the 80s and 90s, mine is a work of art. I will check it out later today.