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

SOLD FOR: $745

WOA#: WY220930BB002

Make: Tula Arsenal (Russian)

Model: SKS

Serial Number: HP3601

Year of Manufacture: 1955

Caliber: 7.62 x 39

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver marked “HP3601” with a Tula Star and a proof mark indicating the year of manufacture 1955. Left side of the wooden buttstock is stamped “HP3601”.  There are several proof marks around the barrel near the Trunnion.  The top of the Bolt, trigger guard, and attached magazine is marked, “HP3601”.  Rear sights marked with numbers “1-10”. The right side of the barrel is marked, “C.A.I. ST ALB VT SKS 7.62X39 RUSSIA.

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”.  The top of the receiver is mounted with a scope rail that is fitted with a 4×20 Scope.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The arctic birch stocks are in Very Good condition, but are refurbished. Old SN XXXed out and new numbers to match receiver parts stamped below it.  There is a scratch on the right side of the stock above the trigger group.  The a couple minor impression marks scattered on the stock but are hardly noticeable.  The LOP measures 12.5”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized, Blued, Anodized

Finish Originality: Original, Refurbished parts

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its refurbished finish. The balance of the finish shows very little wear except for on the barrel and gas cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are mostly clear with some illegible proofs on the refurbed stock. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine refurbished condition.

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.  The trigger is a bit heavy.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Canvas Sling, Scope, Scope Covers.

Our Assessment: Everyone needs an SKS in their collection, as they look fantastic and feel great in your hands. A good example of an imported Tula Arsenal SKS, this simple and sturdy military rifle makes for a fun platform to shoot. With the majority of this gun coming to us from 1955, one of the last years Tula would focus on the SKS platform before going in on AK47 production, it does have some obvious refurbishment signs. The barrel is painted black when originally it was blued, the Bayonet is also painted black, and the rear sight leaf is gray when it should also be blue.  The stock is original Tula Arctic birch, it just isn’t the original that came with the receiver group. Which really, this just means that you won’t feel bad when you take this solid and gorgeous SKS to the range or out for that much-anticipated deer hunt. So you get all the rewards of having a reliable firearm and looking good without the risk!  Russian SKS rifles are the top of the desired list, so don’t miss your chance to add a Russian flare to that arsenal.  Good Luck!

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