Adopted by the Soviets in 1945, the SKS was seen as a way to give infantryman a less cumbersome, less capacity restrictive option to the heavier, longer Mosin-Nagant without the range limitations of a sub-machinegunner. Chambered in the intermediate 7.62x39mm M43 rifle cartridge, the infantryman could carry more of this ammo than the 7.62x54mmR. This rifle was replaced afterward by the AK-47 family of rifles.
- Visible metal parts are matching
- Stock may also be matching
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