Russian Tula SKS w/ Bayonet

Sold For $906
Manufacturer: Izhevsk
Caliber: 7.62×39
Barrel: 20.5″
Bore Condition: Good
This is a Russian Tula SKS semi-automatic rifle in 7.62×39. Serial number-H3064. Mfg dated 1953. This rifle is in excellent condition and comes with a bayonet. All the Russian serial numbers match throughout the rifle. Originally, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. The SKS is a reliable, simply designed, and relatively inexpensive weapon, the SKS was first produced in the Soviet Union but later widely exported and manufactured by various nations. Its distinguishing characteristics include a permanently attached folding bayonet and a hinged, fixed magazine. As the SKS lacked select-fire capability and its magazine was limited to ten rounds, it was rendered obsolete in the Soviet Armed Forces by the introduction of the AK-47 in the 1950s. Nevertheless, SKS carbines continued to see service with the Soviet Border Troops, Internal Troops, and second-line and reserve army units for decades.