7.62 x 39 SKS Semi-Auto Carbine


The SKS is a semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. A reliable, simply designed, and relatively inexpensive weapon, the SKS was first produced in the Soviet Union but later widely exported and manufactured by various nations.


SKS Semi-Auto Carbine 


Sights: Hooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight graduated from 100 to 1,000 meters.

Length: 1,020 mm (40 in), M59/66: 1,120 mm (44 in)

Place of origin: Soviet Union

Designer: Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov

Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s (2,411 ft/s)

Action: Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading

Cartridge: 7.62×39mm M43

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