Make: Norinco / China Industries
Model: SKS / Type 56
Serial Number: 1813859
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 7.62 x 39
Action Type: Semi-Auto Rifle
Markings: The serial number, “1813859”, is stamped on the left side of the receiver. The matching number, “13859”, is stamped onto the bolt, bottom of the magazine, and the left side of the butt stock. Norinco & China Industries markings are present, please see the pictures for details of these.
Barrel Length: 21 ½ inches
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with the SKS ring-protected post front sight, with an elevation-adjustable notch rear sight. There is also a Simmons “SKS 4x28” scope fitted to a solid, B-Square mount. The scope features a duplex reticle, and is clear. It focuses sharply and shows very little external wear and only a piece of dust or two on the lenses. .
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are varnished wood. The serial number is stamped on the stock; there are minor storage and handling dings throughout, and two small compression marks at the wrist. The LOP measures 12 ½ inches. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Military Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is chrome-lined, and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows handling and storage marking, though this is insignificant and is limited to areas of high contact and edges. It is quite good for a rifle of this intended purpose to still exist in this condition. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly; the bolt retracts and the trigger trips the sear. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with an aftermarket flash hider, cleaning rod, sling, B-Square scope mount, and Simmons SKS scope. Only what is photographed and listed herre will be included.
Our Assessment: The SKS is a durable rifle design; innovative and robust, it has been a perennial in brush fire wars and zombie scenarios since the 1940s. It’s a good rifle, well designed and executed. These things are reliable and tough! This one features some nice touches; a sling, scope and mount, and an after market flash hider. They make great survival rifles; no home should be without at least a couple of them! Here is an exceptionally nice example of the breed, with good wood and blueing, and in virtually unfired condition. This is one to bid on!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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