Originally Posted by ndb86
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.
I put on a Tapco stock on my Chinese SKS as soon as I got it It has all the markings though.
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Last edited by daka; 11-30-2012 at 01:16 AM.
Originally Posted by Andurp
Thank you for clearing that up for me! now theres less gray area! mine is a good rifle though! i do like the chinese spike bayonet over the russian. fits more trim to the rifle.
Not a problem, glad to help. I also like the spike bayonet over the Russian blade, although the blade looks meaner. The spike actually produces some nasty wounds that take a very long time to heal when compared to what the blade can do. Certainly not something you'd want to get stabbed with. The spike is also a bit nicer as the blade adds weight and is a bit uncomfortable to rest your hand on for shooting.
Originally Posted by JayCee69
I own two Chinese SKS's, two Russians and a Yugo, so I love all SKS rifles, but the spike bayonet certainly is a favorite.
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I used a heat gun and slowly melted and wiped all that nasty cosmoline away, finished with degreaser. Just be carefull with the stock as it can easily burn the wood. I refinished the wood so this wasn't a problem for mine. The two I purchased worked excellent despite the controversy over when and where they came from, definitely worth the $200 + shipping and tax!!!
Just to make certain we are clear on a few points....
ALL of the SKS rifles came from the same factory....
They are ALL early production
Yes the markings differ with the various lots and productions dates....
They were removed from the same Military storage depot under the direct supervison of our gunsmith
ALL were sent to the processing facility we set up for this purpose, all under the supervision of our gunsmith....
I hope this answers some of your questions....