SKS Identification

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by jestergk, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. jestergk

    jestergk New Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Omaha, NE USA
    My father has gifted me an SKS that he does not recall its origin
    (He is just getting old).
    I have no knowledge of this firearm.
    Does anybody have a little time to tell me what to look for on the weapon in order for you to help me understand what I have?
  2. What kind of markings does it have? And if you have any pictures, that might help, too.

    And welcome to the forum:D

  3. Vasily Zaytsev

    Vasily Zaytsev New Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    Pictures of all the markings will do
  4. jestergk

    jestergk New Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Omaha, NE USA
    Thank you guys very much.
    I asked the same question elsewhere and was told
    "Actually, NO, I don't have time to explain you have a rifle"
    Oh well it takes all kind to make the world go round.

    My camera is not handy, but I will borrow another if needed.

    On the left, as looking down the sights.
    There is a triangle that has, what appears to be a "26" inside it.
    (not an obvious 2 or 6 however, but that's what describs it best)

    To the right of that are 3 chinese symbols or words, or letters.
    To the right of those is the number 11532714.

    The bottom of the trigger guard, bottom of clip housing, and the top of the action all have the same number; 32714.

    The other side is a little beat up, I can make out the obvious "7.62 x 39".

    Camera or not, the rest of the marking on this side would not come out in a picture. I can't even make out with magnification.

    Thanks agian for your time, I have read other postings here and do realize this is pretty basic as far as your knowledge goes. I appreciate your amking me feel welcome!!
  5. jestergk

    jestergk New Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Omaha, NE USA
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009

    SCOTTYDOG New Member

    Aug 3, 2003
    Idaho Falls, ID.
    Here's a couple more good sites for identification.
    Yooperj has a whole bunch of info on markings and dates and such. Good luck.
  8. jestergk

    jestergk New Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Omaha, NE USA
    Great scotty,
    That does help. Your time spent on my lack of knowledge is being put to good use by me!!
  9. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    are all sks yugo's?
  10. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    nope, russian,polish,chinese, yugos, etc...... the list is long and endless of countries that made the sks.
  11. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    ahh ic ic i thought that but i wasnt sure then i started doubting my self
  12. koginam

    koginam New Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I belive the numbers in the triangle are plant numbers, I was told 26,36, and 52 were the best because they were made with forced labor and if they weren't right no eat.
  13. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    The 26 in the triangle is a plant number. The three characters after it say "Type 56". I asked the wife of a friend of mine. She's mainland Chinese.
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