Tula Russian SKS 7.62×39 20.5” Semi-Auto Rifle, Tula Arsenal Marks

SOLD FOR: $785

WOA#: WY221121MP002

Make: Tula Arsenal (Russian)

Model: SKS

Serial Number: yA7627N / CCCP31550

Year of Manufacture: 19501954

Caliber: 7.62 x 39

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver marked with“yA7627N ”. Left and right side of the barrel chamber has several proof marks, see pictures for reference. Left side of the wooden buttstock is marked with a matching serial number, “A0 7931”.  The right and left sides of the buttstock has the Tula factory marker along with some proof marks near the top.  Top of the receiver cover is marked with a refurbishing diamond.  There are no other markings on the top cover which is typical of the last year production of the Tula SKS. Rear sights marked with numbers “1-10 n”. Top of the bolt, trigger guard, and bottom of the attached magazine are marked “yA7627N”.  Right side of the receiver is marked “SKS 7.62×39, C.D.I, Swan. VT. MADE IN RUSSIA CCCP31550”.  Right side of the barrel is marked in front of the stock is marked with several proof marks. There is a “1”in front of the magazine well.  The bottom of the stock behind the trigger guard is marked with a proof.

Barrel Length: 20.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable, hooded post. The rear sight is a “U” tangent notch marked from “1 – 10” and “n”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The arctic birch stock is in Good condition and has Tula markings but are not original to the receiver. There are scattered impression marks and scratches throughout as well as some nicks.  The stock has some surface fraying in the finish. The cleaning rod and spring bayonet are intact and operational. The buttstock houses a cleaning kit.  The LOP measures 12.25”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  Fixed 10 round SKS magazine with hinge release to allow for easy cleaning.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Factory Refurbished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: On original parts, this rifle retains about 95% of its refurbished finish. The balance of the finish shows little wear around the muzzle and buttplate. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are mostly clear with some illegible proofs on the receiver. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition for a classic Russian SKS.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: SKS Cleaning Kit

Our Assessment: The SKS (Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, or Simonov Self-loading Carbine) is a semi-automatic rifle that was developed in the Soviet Union in the 1940s. It was designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov and was produced in the Tula Arms Plant in Tula, Russia. The SKS was intended to replace the Mosin-Nagant, a bolt-action rifle that had been in use since the late 1800s, as the standard infantry rifle of the Soviet Union.

The SKS was produced in several different countries, including China, Yugoslavia, and Romania. It saw widespread use in various conflicts around the world, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and various civil wars.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the SKS was gradually phased out of service in the Soviet Union in favor of the AK-47, a more advanced and reliable assault rifle. However, the SKS remains popular with collectors and shooters due to its historical significance and low cost.

Tula manufactured SKS rifles are the peak of quality and precision manufacturing in the niche and saturated world of the SKS and this rifle is no different.  The parts are tight and boast the quality only the original Russian manufacturers can deliver.  The SKS is one of the most popular and trending platforms on the market so don’t miss your chance to get an original Tula SKS before it’s gone!  Good Luck!

Tula Russian SKS 7.62x39 20.5” Semi-Auto Rifle, Tula Arsenal Marks
Tula Russian SKS 7.62×39 20.5” Semi-Auto Rifle, Tula Arsenal Marks