SKS in Russian means same as PAP in Serbian;
Semi-Automatic Rifle would be basic / simplyfied translation.
PAP ( Polu-automatska puska)
Only difference is that Russian it means something like ;
Selfloading rifle system and Simonov is constructor of firearm.
Just received mine two hours ago,
I dont care is it marked or now and to be honest less markings is better for me.
Only thing i want from these rifles are that they are acctual surplus not civilian models,
No refurb arsenal and that they shoot good. Everyone says they do and Marstar is saying that they are military production so that is all i need.
Now after all advices for cleaning cosmo, which one should i try because it smells on 30-40 yrs of some army warehouse and cosmo mix.