This is a new shipment received on 5-10-2021 and is one of the best quality batches we have ever received!
These are authentic Vietnam Era Military Surplus Chinese Type 56 SKS rifles, manufactured at the #26 Jianshe Arsenal factory. This lot of rifles was stored in a neutral country for the last 20 years, so they are able to be imported and available to the public now! Unique, battle-worn characteristics define this classic SKS rifle as they have everything from wear marks, scars, and even some have amazing trench art etched into the wooden stock. These rifles were stored with heavy amounts of cosmoline in order to protect them from rust and other environmental factors over the decades. The rifles come complete with spiker-style bayonets, a ten-round box magazine, and adjustable iron sights.
These rifles will vary in condition. The image above represents a range of conditions that are common for these military turn-in SKS rifles. Each rifle is going to be sold as-is and we are not offering hand-picked selections for purchases. All rifles are complete and fully functional but will need to be cleaned thoroughly prior to usage.
In regards to the varying condition of the stocks, we have found some with just minor scratches and dings and others with dents, gouges, and cracks caused by battle use and storage. The metal components were very well preserved by the cosmoline, and the functionality will reflect that.
These rifles will all need to be taken apart and cleaned thoroughly before firing. Also please remember that an SKS has a free-floating firing pin, which can cause slam fires if the firing pin is stuck in the outside position. A good rule that everyone should be following is “ALWAYS CHAMBER A FIREARM IN A SAFE DIRECTION”. This is especially important with an SKS as slam firing 10 rounds in an unsafe direction can be catastrophic. We recommend you have your rifle checked by a competent gunsmith before firing.
** This item will not be shipped to C&R license holders**
**These rifles are MIlitary surplus and are in a used condition and are sold as-is. They will all come with heavy cosmoline on the exterior and internals of the rifle, along with varying degrees of markings on the wood stock. Some rifles include trench-art as well as issues with the finish.**