Russian SKS, 7.62 x 39mm, Semi-Auto Rifle (SURPLUS)

(1 customer review)


The Russian SKS is a gas operated, semi-automatic firearm engineered to be a military rifle in the 1950’s. It utilizes a tilting bolt action system. Integrated into each rifle are a 5-round magazine and folding bayonet. As one of the most popular surplus rifles in Canada because of its relatively low cost and readily available ammo, this rifle is great for plinking or hunting.  We cannot guarantee the condition of every rifle.

Rifle includes:

  • Bayonet
  • Stripper Clips (3)
  • Cleaning Kit

2 in stock

SKU: Russ-SKS | 838348007579 Categories: , , , , Tag:


  • Caliber: 7.62 x 39
  • Capacity: 5 rnds
  • Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Operating System: Gas
  • Stock: Wood/Laminate
  • Sights: Adjustable Rear, Fixed Front
  • Barrel: 20″
  • Overall Length: 40″
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Other: Includes Bayonet, Stripper Clips (3), Cleaning Kit.
  • Note: Used surplus, condition and blemishes will vary per gun.  Overall great quality.

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 52 × 7 × 3.5 in

1 review for Russian SKS, 7.62 x 39mm, Semi-Auto Rifle (SURPLUS)

  1. RCEME

    For the $ & low cost ammo this is an excellent gun. You have to keep in mind it is a cold war firearm. It is not the most attractive or urban sensitive but once you get over that the gun is extremely fun to shoot & reliable. KEEP it CLEAN & oiled especially with corrosive surplus ammo. Clean the gun before you take it out for a first shoot! Take the bolt apart and clean any Cosmoline out before you shoot. Clean mine with wind-ex (ammonia) hot water & wipe dry thoroughly then oil (CLP) after each trip to the range. This WILL stop slam fires. (I have a 48 free float & 45 spring in pin). Over 1500 rounds through 48 & 600-700 through 45, corrosive surplus ammo. Never had a problem with either gun. Did I mention cleaning? I relieve all the springs through disassembly for long term storage. 48 has ATI AR stock, looks cool but weights a ton. 45 is stalk & considerably lighter.  I use the plastic Tapco mags & after some very minor (light sanding on the inside of the stalk at mag insert, this will NOT harm the original look) mods they work great as long as you don't use them as a gun support when shooting! Did some work to bolt carrier to allow mags to be inserted and relieved on closed bolt (See google). An extendable mag release is cheap and not too hard to install & I recommend it. Keep iron sights as many scope mounting systems do not work very well but I will suggest a bayonet mounted bi-pod, easy to install & light or use existing bayonet as a mono pod. I mounted a picatinny barrel clamp behind the front sight and a red dot, works amazingly well.

    Bottom line if you want a very versatile, dependable firearm for a good price this is it. Easy to take down/clean, dependable, SEMI auto, cheap & comes with a built in cleaning kit + accessories. The 7.62 x 39 is also fairly cheap and a great intermediate cartridge. Unless you know and trust the retailer’s judgment I would inspect the gun personally before a purchase. Remember the gun is most likely over 30 + years old. Do some homework on the internet to see what to watch out for in the SKS.I will suggest you get one soon as I am watching the $ creep up all the time also the gun grab is coming soon.

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