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Chinese SKS Type 56 Rifle - Original Military All Milled 7.62x39 Semi-Auto w/ Chrome Lined Barrel - C&R Eligible

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Product Specs 7.62x39 Semi-Auto All Milled 10 Rd Box Mag Chrome Lined Barrel With Folding Bayonet
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Norinco
Mfg. Part Number chicom-sks
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Caliber/Gauge 7.62x39
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
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Chinese SKS Type 56 Rifle - Original Military All Milled 7.62x39 Semi-Auto w/ Chrome Lined Barrel - C&R Eligible

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Early Original Vietnam Era Military Surplus Type 56 Chinese SKS Rifles  7.62x39, semi-auto, all milled, chrome lined barrels. Includes 10 round box mag and blade type folding bayonet.  Well used and battle scarred but highly functional and very cool! These are Military turn ins and have the battle scars to prove it. Not beauty pagent winners but good shooters and a true piece of history. Add one to your collection before they're gone.

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Chinese SKS Type 56 Rifle - Original Military All Milled 7.62x39 Semi-Auto w/ Chrome Lined Barrel - C&R Eligible

Early Original Vietnam Era Military Surplus Type 56 Chinese SKS Rifles  7.62x39, semi-auto, all milled, chrome lined barrels. Includes 10 round box mag and blade type folding bayonet.  Well used and battle scarred but highly functional and very cool! These are Military turn ins and have the battle scars to prove it. Not beauty pagent winners but good shooters and a true piece of history. Add one to your collection before they're gone.

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$299.99

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Early Original Military All Milled Chinese SKS Rifles

Ad Update 4/24/2015 - This is our second offering on Chinese SKS rifles and it appears these will be our last. We are told that there are no more available for import that come anywhere close  to meeting the aging requirement as to being stored in a non prohibited country for enough time to make them importable. This group of rifles comes from a different importer than our previous group and from our inspection of random samples they appear to be somewhat better condition than our original batch. We were told by the importer that they paid a premium over their competition to get the upper end rifles, and while none of these are beauty queens, they do appear to be nicer overall.

Now, more about the rifles.  

These historic and highly popular Chi-Com rifles were banned from importation by the Clinton Administration in the early 1990's.  
This small group of rifles was stored in a neutral country for over 20 years before being granted an exception for import and are now here at Classic Firearms for sale to you. 

Rifles are complete and functional but expect varying degrees of bluing wear ( some heavy, some less ) , and stocks with dents, dings, scratches,digs, gouges, and discoloration from service use, handling and storage.  Further concerning the stocks, most stocks are solid but some may have small cracks.  We have not found any that are broken or unsafe to use as these have all been sorted out by the importer.  You can expect a good solid shooter, but in most cases, not a pretty stock.  Now I like the way they look overall and many are actually pretty nice but to be clear, and so nobody can say we didn't say it couldn't happen, expect an ugly stock.

Again, the vast majority of stocks are solid and intact and none are broken but a small percentage will have cracks of varying degrees in the wood and we do not warranty against cracked stocks. If the chance of receiving a cracked stock gun is a deal breaker for you then don't buy one. Also, while we feel good about the rifles there may be some surface rust or pitting in the metal either visible or not visible under the surface of the stock. Rifles with excessive visible rust have been sorted out of this lot but these rifles have not been dis-assembled to check for hidden rust under the surface of the stocks. Regardless , we have never seen any degree of rust, even in our original batch of rifles ( which were not as nice overall as these ) that would create cause for concern from a function or safety standpoint. As such, any rust issues would be considered by us to be cosmetic and therefore not warrantied for return. Again, if the possiblity of rust being there is a deal breaker, do not buy one. 

Much like our last group of rifles, these rifles were originally packed in fairly heavy cosmoline for long term protection during storage. However, unlike our last group of rifles some of the heavy external cosmoline has been wiped off  by the importer during their sorting and grading process. This allowed the importer to more accurately determine if any parts were missing and they have assured us that all rifles have been checked to ensure that they are mechanically complete. I.E. - no missing internals such as op rods, springs, pistons, etc, 

We provide a 15 day inspection period, through the importer, in which we will warranty the rifle for any legitimate mechanical issue  which would cause the rifle not to function. We do not however warranty for cosmetic condition, stock condition, or missing non essential parts such as cleaning rods, sling swivels, etc. 

Hand Select - We offer a Hand Select option on these rifles whereby for $20.00 additional, rather than just grabbing the next box off of the stack we will actually look through 10 rifles and pick the best of 10. Now we here at Classic take our hand select responsibilities very seriously and make every effort to earn our $20.00 by actually selecting the best rifle of any given lot. However, we are not miracle workers. None of these Chinese SKS's are beauty queens and while we will certainly hand select one of the best, I would still not expect it to be gorgeous. It's sort of like picking out the prettiest girl at the hunchback ball. She may look better than the others, but she still won't be no prize.   

Some stocks may possibly have trench art (field carvings) in the stocks as represented in one of the images above. We are not disqualifying these carvings from hand selects as these are prized by some collectors and many consider this field art extremely desireable. We also do not dis-qualify a slight repairable crack in the stock from qualifying as a hand select as the rifle may be head and shoulders above the others in it's group otherwise. 

Now for the good stuff. 


These are all very early rifles -  i.e. Pre Vietnam to Early Vietnam Era rifles which probably saw use in that conflict...
( they certainly saw military use somewhere.  ) , As original early military rifles they contain all milled parts. This makes them from a production
standpoint, the Cadillac of SKS rifles. 
The barrels are all threaded into the receivers (rather than being pinned) and they all have the
heavy reinforced barrel lug.
All trigger groups are 1 piece milled units rather than being stamped.  Some of the gas tubes are one piece milled as well


Also, since these all have chrome lined barrels the bores should still be fairly nice, and I will bet you a dollar these will all still function flawlessly
and have thousands of rounds of life left in them.


Some, but not all, still have the cleaning rods in them, but all will have a folding blade type bayonet.

The SKS rifle feeds 7.62x39 ammunition from a 10 round box magazine but detachable high cap mags are inexpensive and very easy to obtain.

These rifles came into the country packed in heavy cosmoline. This importer wiped them down enough to do a good visual inspection of 
each rifle before bagging them and boxing them in re-inforced boxes. They have been checked to ensure that there are no missing parts.

These are C & R Eligible


When we first started in business in the late 80's we sold thousands of Chinese SKS rifles and as such I have a soft spot for them.
They will always be my favorite.

After market stocks, magazines and accessories are plentiful and easy to install, and they are just plain cool guns.

Don't let my overly honest description fool you, I have intentionally been hyper critical and have tried to paint a worst case scenario because we want to be brutally honest as to the worst possible case scenario and we do not want to deal with returns due to not meeting your expectations. We learned a long time ago that even though we tell folks that any rifle is a well used surplus former military rifle that has been drug through the mud and the blood, they still somehow expect to get a brand new Belgium Browning. As such, we would rather portray the worst case and have you pleasantly surprised upon receipt than vice versa.

In truth, I really like what I have seen in these so far, and I think that as long as you know going in exactly what they are,  that you will be pleased with them too. Thus the super long description. All of the guys on staff have seen these and commented about how much better these look than our first ones, and how they think folks will be even happier with these, and these guys are all shooters and gun nuts.... that is always a good sign.  

They are historically significant, and make a fine addition to any collection.....  

I encourage ya'll to get one or more of these Chinese SKS's before they're gone. It will probably become your favorite rifle.


Manufacturer's Description

Early Original Military (Type 56) Chinese SKS Rifles For Sale. 7.62x39 , Semi-Auto, All Milled, w/ Chrome Lined Barrels. Includes 10 Round Box Mag and Blade Type Folding Bayonet. Well used but very functional.

Additional Information

Product Specs 7.62x39 Semi-Auto All Milled 10 Rd Box Mag Chrome Lined Barrel With Folding Bayonet
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Norinco
Mfg. Part Number chicom-sks
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.62x39
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Great Value!
Review by Comrade on 5/28/15
Quality
Great historical value and easy to shoot. This was my first semi-automatic rifle, and I highly recommend it. All matching numbers (I chose the hand select option, so maybe that helped) and there was only slight surface rust. The bore is crystal clear and the rifle functions flawlessly. A great deal for the price!
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Better than expected
Review by BoBK on 2/21/15
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These two SKSs were picked up during Classic's B-Grade sale. Were caked w/ grease and gunk when first getting them--I'll be honest, I was a little apprehensive at first and wondering what I had gotten myself into. But after a LOT of cleaning and a LOT of time working on them, they came out beautiful. I'm not even sure the pictures do them justice. Still wondering whether I want to re-blue them or not, but for now I am pleased. A couple mismatched numbers, but they appear to be the earlier Sino-Soviet what what I can figure--don't judge me, I am just getting into the SKS :) . Overall I am happy for what I got for what I paid. Am guessing the regular SKS (not B-Grade) would be very worth the cost. Thanks again, Classic!
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You need one
Review by Jeffrey on 12/27/14
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If you have not gotten one of these yet you need to. This has been one of the best shoots I have gotten so far from Classic. The price is far less then what you get. With a little cleaning and time you can get a real part of history.
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Great job Classic
Review by Cuomo hates me on 5/23/15
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I received my Type 56 SKS on May 9 but haven't had the chance to write a review until now. I normally don't take the time to review things that I buy but I felt that I owed one to Classic. The SKS that I received is an all matching number 1963 series. Although it is absolutely smeared in cosmoline it appears to be in great shape. The stock has a few dings but that is to be expected. I paid the extra for hand select and I feel that it was worth it. I will clean it up today and hopefully be able to test it out next week at my friend's home range. This is the third gun I have bought from classic and each one has met or exceeded my expectations. Additionally the customer service at classic is awesome. I am a C&R license holder and initially I had trouble getting my info into Classic's system via computer. I called, talked to someone in their office and within hours I was set up and I have been ordering ever since. My only wish is that they are able to get some more of their C&R type rifles back in stock, so many seem to be out of stock at the moment. I am glad I was able to get this SKS when I did, it seems as if they ran out just days after I ordered it. My next step is to get some ammo, but as you can tell from my screen name, I live in NY under perhaps the most corrupt state government and most restrictive gun laws in the nation and it is impossible for me to order ammo directly. Thanks Classic for Great Customer service, quality guns, and and excellent purchase & delivery process. I will be making future purchases for sure.
Good purchase
Review by Alan on 5/17/15
Quality
Took two weeks to fill the order, after order was shipped had the gun the next day. SKS was not in the plastic bag as shown on the video, placed in the box with no packing material. Wood stock was not the original, appears to be for spike bayonet, it was beat-up but can be cleaned used as is. The bluing is worn from the metal but overall metal is in GOOD shape with MATCHING NUMBERS. I would buy this product again.
SKS
Review by Luke on 5/14/15
Quality
I went ahead and made my fourth SKS purchase from Classic and I am very glad I did. The rifle has no pitting or rust anywhere on the rifle, other than a few dings on the stock it looks amazing. Thank you Classic for another amazing rifle.
skYes!
Review by bob320fa on 5/12/15
Quality
This is my second purchase from Classic (the other a 44 Nagant that I love). I was looking for a new project gun and this seemed to fit the bill. No beauty queen as advertised but surprisingly better condition than I expected. I did pay for the hand pick and received a numbers matching rifle with pretty good bluing (I'm not sure on the percentage but it's pretty good). The stock has pretty high mileage but no cracks, gouges, etc. It did take a couple three hours to initially clean up since the Chicoms used 55 gallons of cosmoline (wish I owned the production of that crap, they must have been billionaires). It will take some work to get it where I want it but that was the idea. I'm very pleased with my purchase. If Classic can get more C&R stock in I will definitely be back.
Great addition to the collection
Review by murrah on 5/12/15
Quality
The rifle I received is absolutely amazing, the stock is solid with the expected minor scratches and dings, but those could be fixed but I kind of like it the way it is. The metal has maintained most of it original finish, no pitting or rust, and the bore is nice and shinny with nice rifling. This rifle with take some time to clean because its completely covered in cosmoline but CLP, soap and water, and a lot of paper towelswill take care of that. Over all im im super excited about this purchase, but my rifle didn't come with the cleaning rod which would have been nice to have, but Tthank you Classic Firearms, I love the rifle.
sks review
Review by whmil43 on 5/7/15
Quality
Overall very pleased,came from new latest batch. added handpicked option, received all matching #'s , 1963 production, once cosmo was cleaned very mirror bore, 80-85%bluing wood a bit dinged up (as to be expected) but nothing some sand paper and tung oil couldn't beauty up. mineral spirits or heat gun helpful in cleaning up, its a bit of a project degreasing but in my opinion one that's worth while when you see the after result of the nice gun underneath all that commie slime,overall great accurate shooter and vietnam issue collectible at a very reasonable price, no other vendor has these in this shape. very good customer service and helpful with requests.
One pretty nice chinese sks
Review by mikelv on 5/6/15
Quality
Wow seems like just yesterday that I ordered it. Its about 3hrs after unboxing and its now cosmoline free. Yep, it was slathered in the stuff but it did its job well NO RUST. Gotta love that cosmoline Bluing is darn good. Just some wear in the expected spots, muzzle, moving parts of bayonet mech and the buttplate. Bore is nice and shiny, rifling pretty good but definitely not brand new. Did I mention its all # matching. Even had a cleaning rod and most of a cleaning kit. The stock is dinged and scratched nothing big.However, It has a nasty 3 way crack at the back of the trigger area. Looks like someone ran out of cartridges, started swinging it like a club and connected with something. This was way better than I expected especially with these getting so hard to find now. Just wish I had ordered a couple more before they sold out. Nice find Classic, Thanks
Great buy
Review by Paul on 5/5/15
Quality
I bought one last year and love the character of the used carbine! In fact, I bagged an 8 buck with it last season--distance 80 yards. Love it. Completely functional and runs great.
Mil-Surp Piece of History
Review by Phillip on 4/28/15
Quality
I bought my SKS towards the end of the last batch that Classic had, and while it is far from beautiful (there was a bit of rust and pitting on the metal under the edge of the wood stock on the magazine and trigger group), I was still very happy to receive an all numbers matching rifle from Factory 26. When I got it, it was well coated in cosmoline, so I had my work cut out for me in cleaning it up. Once I made certain that it was clean, and that the bolt was free (YOU MUST BE ABLE TO shake the bolt and see and hear that the firing pin moves freely inside the bolt, in order to prevent dangerous slam-fires), I took it to the range. Upon firing my SKS, I found that the sights were already DEAD-ON accurate and needed no adjustment. It truly is, "A GREAT SHOOTER!" Thanks again for another happy purchase!
Love it
Review by Thomas on 12/23/14
Quality
Okay, she is not in perfect shape, but was in better than expected condition. Yes, there was a LOT of cosmo on/in it, but what do you expect? I disassemble the weapon and laid the stock on cardboard in the sunlight and let mother nature remove what I couldn't wipe off. (NICE stock) After a day of sunning and wiping cosmoline off the stock, I moved on to the metal parts. I filled a section of capped off rain gutter with boiling water and dropped the action, barrel, butt stock plate and anything else metal into it,,,,, twice. (90% rubbing alcohol gets rid of a lot of moisture guys.) After a good cleaning , I now have a very nice Russian/Sino SKS with matching numbers that I am anxious to get to the range with. Classic has always delivered weapons as described to me and I will continue to shop their site/store.
Cool rifle at a fair price, but not a deal...
Review by Jace on 12/22/14
Quality
I purchased a standard grade SKS rifle, and the total was $309.00 including shipping. I also had to pay another $20.00 for the FFL transfer. For a total of $329.00 for a neat rifle, but it looked like it was dragged through a gravel pit and then submersed in a barrel of cosmoline.

When I picked up my rifle at the FFL, another guy was picking up his SKS that also came from classic firearms. He purchased a grade B rifle, so we unpacked our rifles and compared them. I was shocked to see his rifle appeared to be cosmetically in much better condition than mine. His stock was decent, and his bluing was better than mine; this made me wonder what I paid extra for? On a positive note, my rifle was numbers matching and I did not pay the extra to get a numbers matching rifle.

It took me several hours to clean and massage the rifle to make it functional. Last weekend, I tested it at the range and I cycled through a few boxes of ammo without any issues. In summary, my SKS is a fun gun, but I should have purchased a Grade B and saved $50.00.
Fantastic deal - for a Sino-Soviet SKS "Arsenal 26 "Letter Gun"
Review by Jim on 12/5/14
Quality
I recently purchased this Chinese SKS Type 56 rifle on 11/27/14 while it was on sale for $289.99 without paying extra for matching numbers or better stock condition. Not expecting much, I thought it would just be a nice project gun addition to my collection. However, upon unwrapping (yes, it's totally packed with a boat load of cosmoline, so stock up on your cleaning solvents), I found it to be an original Sino-Soviet SKS Arsenal 26 "F-series, 4 digit Letter Gun" having all matching serial numbers including the stock throughout the rifle. The stock itself is in quite good condition considering its age. No splits, deep gouges, etc., just standard small dings and dents from general use. Even the stocks inspection stamps are visible. Bluing is about 75-80% depending on the specific area. An excellent purchase for the price and a nice surprise. Thank you Classic Firearms. Well done!
SKS Type 56 Purchase fromCLASSIC FIREARMS
Review by Geno on 12/3/14
Quality
I purchased my Chinese SKS Type 56 on 11/21/2014 and my FFL dealer received it on 11/28. The rifle was as described in their ad, bluing was worn, stock had some dings and a few small rust spots on the receiver assembly and magazine. I am currently in the process cleaning out the cosmoline then touching touching up the bluing and refinishing the stock with Min Wax red chestnut stain and Tru Oil. I can highly recommend Classic Firearms as very good dealer and plan on purchasing from them again.
Great piece of histroy
Review by Bruce on 11/24/14
Quality
I did not choose all matching #s, but that is what I got. Thank you. There was a lot of service wear on stock, including a piece of uniform stuffed in the stock used for cleaning. There was also initials craved in the stock. This is a great piece of history and good addition to my collection. It did take some cleaning and a surprise of seven inches of cosmoile in the barrel, but now I know the weapon. Thank you Classic.
Preserved
Review by Josh on 11/24/14
Quality
Bought this SKS because they are getting harder to find and more expensive. This thing was COATED when I unpackaged. It took me almost three hours to clean the cozmoline off the gun. LOL. Gun is Sweet. I wish I would have bought a couple more.
Buy One!
Review by tilly on 11/21/14
Quality
Once you dig under the cosmoline...it's all good!
Gambled and lost, but a real Sino-Soviet
Review by James on 11/21/14
Quality
After reading previous reviews testifying Russian stamped rifles, I was hoping for a Russian marked Sino-Soviet. It is a real Sino-Soviet but has the Latin letter F as the prefix to the serial number which is not a Russian letter. I was pretty disappointed. I paid for a hand pick and as promised everything matches. The bluing is run nearly to the white metal. The stock looks like it was pulled through a marble quarry and then handed over to the children of Lord of the Flies who descended upon it with forks and knives of various sizes, carving lateral streaks and scrapes as well as Vietnamese obscenities into the fragile and porous arctic pine. After what appears to be a long, and very nihilistic career in the jungle of southeast Asia, the rifle appears to have been placed in a box by a inefficient Chinese arsenal worker who was paid per barrel of cosmoline he used each day. After the seven barrels of cosmoline were placed onto this ill-fated rifle, she sat in a dark and cold warehouse until god knows when, causing the congealment, and eventual fossilization of said cosmoline onto the various cracks, nooks, crannies and, indeed, every orifice of the rifle, frozen in place as a sort of primordial ooze long turned to stone. I have sent the rifle to the nearby natural history museum, and am hoping that the local paleontologists, through the use of state of the art 3-D imagine and painstaking reconstruction can begin the process of re-articulating the rifle, or at least create a scientifically accurate illustration of what the rifle used to look like when it was alive. The specimen was sent to me in a timely fashion, and without incident as is usual from classic firearms. I wish you all better luck with your purchases, this rifle is worth maybe two hundred bucks tops. I bought a beautiful Russian stock, and actually the rifle is made with Russian tooling and obvious Russian font. No Chinese characters just the triangle proof mark. Great service, will buy from you again. I wonder what the B grade look like.

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  • Brutus' Description

    Early Original Military All Milled Chinese SKS Rifles

    Ad Update 4/24/2015 - This is our second offering on Chinese SKS rifles and it appears these will be our last. We are told that there are no more available for import that come anywhere close  to meeting the aging requirement as to being stored in a non prohibited country for enough time to make them importable. This group of rifles comes from a different importer than our previous group and from our inspection of random samples they appear to be somewhat better condition than our original batch. We were told by the importer that they paid a premium over their competition to get the upper end rifles, and while none of these are beauty queens, they do appear to be nicer overall.

    Now, more about the rifles.  

    These historic and highly popular Chi-Com rifles were banned from importation by the Clinton Administration in the early 1990's.  
    This small group of rifles was stored in a neutral country for over 20 years before being granted an exception for import and are now here at Classic Firearms for sale to you. 

    Rifles are complete and functional but expect varying degrees of bluing wear ( some heavy, some less ) , and stocks with dents, dings, scratches,digs, gouges, and discoloration from service use, handling and storage.  Further concerning the stocks, most stocks are solid but some may have small cracks.  We have not found any that are broken or unsafe to use as these have all been sorted out by the importer.  You can expect a good solid shooter, but in most cases, not a pretty stock.  Now I like the way they look overall and many are actually pretty nice but to be clear, and so nobody can say we didn't say it couldn't happen, expect an ugly stock.

    Again, the vast majority of stocks are solid and intact and none are broken but a small percentage will have cracks of varying degrees in the wood and we do not warranty against cracked stocks. If the chance of receiving a cracked stock gun is a deal breaker for you then don't buy one. Also, while we feel good about the rifles there may be some surface rust or pitting in the metal either visible or not visible under the surface of the stock. Rifles with excessive visible rust have been sorted out of this lot but these rifles have not been dis-assembled to check for hidden rust under the surface of the stocks. Regardless , we have never seen any degree of rust, even in our original batch of rifles ( which were not as nice overall as these ) that would create cause for concern from a function or safety standpoint. As such, any rust issues would be considered by us to be cosmetic and therefore not warrantied for return. Again, if the possiblity of rust being there is a deal breaker, do not buy one. 

    Much like our last group of rifles, these rifles were originally packed in fairly heavy cosmoline for long term protection during storage. However, unlike our last group of rifles some of the heavy external cosmoline has been wiped off  by the importer during their sorting and grading process. This allowed the importer to more accurately determine if any parts were missing and they have assured us that all rifles have been checked to ensure that they are mechanically complete. I.E. - no missing internals such as op rods, springs, pistons, etc, 

    We provide a 15 day inspection period, through the importer, in which we will warranty the rifle for any legitimate mechanical issue  which would cause the rifle not to function. We do not however warranty for cosmetic condition, stock condition, or missing non essential parts such as cleaning rods, sling swivels, etc. 

    Hand Select - We offer a Hand Select option on these rifles whereby for $20.00 additional, rather than just grabbing the next box off of the stack we will actually look through 10 rifles and pick the best of 10. Now we here at Classic take our hand select responsibilities very seriously and make every effort to earn our $20.00 by actually selecting the best rifle of any given lot. However, we are not miracle workers. None of these Chinese SKS's are beauty queens and while we will certainly hand select one of the best, I would still not expect it to be gorgeous. It's sort of like picking out the prettiest girl at the hunchback ball. She may look better than the others, but she still won't be no prize.   

    Some stocks may possibly have trench art (field carvings) in the stocks as represented in one of the images above. We are not disqualifying these carvings from hand selects as these are prized by some collectors and many consider this field art extremely desireable. We also do not dis-qualify a slight repairable crack in the stock from qualifying as a hand select as the rifle may be head and shoulders above the others in it's group otherwise. 

    Now for the good stuff. 


    These are all very early rifles -  i.e. Pre Vietnam to Early Vietnam Era rifles which probably saw use in that conflict...
    ( they certainly saw military use somewhere.  ) , As original early military rifles they contain all milled parts. This makes them from a production
    standpoint, the Cadillac of SKS rifles. 
    The barrels are all threaded into the receivers (rather than being pinned) and they all have the
    heavy reinforced barrel lug.
    All trigger groups are 1 piece milled units rather than being stamped.  Some of the gas tubes are one piece milled as well


    Also, since these all have chrome lined barrels the bores should still be fairly nice, and I will bet you a dollar these will all still function flawlessly
    and have thousands of rounds of life left in them.


    Some, but not all, still have the cleaning rods in them, but all will have a folding blade type bayonet.

    The SKS rifle feeds 7.62x39 ammunition from a 10 round box magazine but detachable high cap mags are inexpensive and very easy to obtain.

    These rifles came into the country packed in heavy cosmoline. This importer wiped them down enough to do a good visual inspection of 
    each rifle before bagging them and boxing them in re-inforced boxes. They have been checked to ensure that there are no missing parts.

    These are C & R Eligible


    When we first started in business in the late 80's we sold thousands of Chinese SKS rifles and as such I have a soft spot for them.
    They will always be my favorite.

    After market stocks, magazines and accessories are plentiful and easy to install, and they are just plain cool guns.

    Don't let my overly honest description fool you, I have intentionally been hyper critical and have tried to paint a worst case scenario because we want to be brutally honest as to the worst possible case scenario and we do not want to deal with returns due to not meeting your expectations. We learned a long time ago that even though we tell folks that any rifle is a well used surplus former military rifle that has been drug through the mud and the blood, they still somehow expect to get a brand new Belgium Browning. As such, we would rather portray the worst case and have you pleasantly surprised upon receipt than vice versa.

    In truth, I really like what I have seen in these so far, and I think that as long as you know going in exactly what they are,  that you will be pleased with them too. Thus the super long description. All of the guys on staff have seen these and commented about how much better these look than our first ones, and how they think folks will be even happier with these, and these guys are all shooters and gun nuts.... that is always a good sign.  

    They are historically significant, and make a fine addition to any collection.....  

    I encourage ya'll to get one or more of these Chinese SKS's before they're gone. It will probably become your favorite rifle.


    Manufacturer's Description

    Early Original Military (Type 56) Chinese SKS Rifles For Sale. 7.62x39 , Semi-Auto, All Milled, w/ Chrome Lined Barrels. Includes 10 Round Box Mag and Blade Type Folding Bayonet. Well used but very functional.
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    Product Specs 7.62x39 Semi-Auto All Milled 10 Rd Box Mag Chrome Lined Barrel With Folding Bayonet
    License Requirement Curio and Relic
    Manufacturer Norinco
    Mfg. Part Number chicom-sks
    UPC No
    Caliber/Gauge 7.62x39
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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    Great Value!
    Review by Comrade on 5/28/15
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    Great historical value and easy to shoot. This was my first semi-automatic rifle, and I highly recommend it. All matching numbers (I chose the hand select option, so maybe that helped) and there was only slight surface rust. The bore is crystal clear and the rifle functions flawlessly. A great deal for the price!
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    Better than expected
    Review by BoBK on 2/21/15
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    These two SKSs were picked up during Classic's B-Grade sale. Were caked w/ grease and gunk when first getting them--I'll be honest, I was a little apprehensive at first and wondering what I had gotten myself into. But after a LOT of cleaning and a LOT of time working on them, they came out beautiful. I'm not even sure the pictures do them justice. Still wondering whether I want to re-blue them or not, but for now I am pleased. A couple mismatched numbers, but they appear to be the earlier Sino-Soviet what what I can figure--don't judge me, I am just getting into the SKS :) . Overall I am happy for what I got for what I paid. Am guessing the regular SKS (not B-Grade) would be very worth the cost. Thanks again, Classic!
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    You need one
    Review by Jeffrey on 12/27/14
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    If you have not gotten one of these yet you need to. This has been one of the best shoots I have gotten so far from Classic. The price is far less then what you get. With a little cleaning and time you can get a real part of history.
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    Great job Classic
    Review by Cuomo hates me on 5/23/15
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    I received my Type 56 SKS on May 9 but haven't had the chance to write a review until now. I normally don't take the time to review things that I buy but I felt that I owed one to Classic. The SKS that I received is an all matching number 1963 series. Although it is absolutely smeared in cosmoline it appears to be in great shape. The stock has a few dings but that is to be expected. I paid the extra for hand select and I feel that it was worth it. I will clean it up today and hopefully be able to test it out next week at my friend's home range. This is the third gun I have bought from classic and each one has met or exceeded my expectations. Additionally the customer service at classic is awesome. I am a C&R license holder and initially I had trouble getting my info into Classic's system via computer. I called, talked to someone in their office and within hours I was set up and I have been ordering ever since. My only wish is that they are able to get some more of their C&R type rifles back in stock, so many seem to be out of stock at the moment. I am glad I was able to get this SKS when I did, it seems as if they ran out just days after I ordered it. My next step is to get some ammo, but as you can tell from my screen name, I live in NY under perhaps the most corrupt state government and most restrictive gun laws in the nation and it is impossible for me to order ammo directly. Thanks Classic for Great Customer service, quality guns, and and excellent purchase & delivery process. I will be making future purchases for sure.
    Good purchase
    Review by Alan on 5/17/15
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    Took two weeks to fill the order, after order was shipped had the gun the next day. SKS was not in the plastic bag as shown on the video, placed in the box with no packing material. Wood stock was not the original, appears to be for spike bayonet, it was beat-up but can be cleaned used as is. The bluing is worn from the metal but overall metal is in GOOD shape with MATCHING NUMBERS. I would buy this product again.
    SKS
    Review by Luke on 5/14/15
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    I went ahead and made my fourth SKS purchase from Classic and I am very glad I did. The rifle has no pitting or rust anywhere on the rifle, other than a few dings on the stock it looks amazing. Thank you Classic for another amazing rifle.
    skYes!
    Review by bob320fa on 5/12/15
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    This is my second purchase from Classic (the other a 44 Nagant that I love). I was looking for a new project gun and this seemed to fit the bill. No beauty queen as advertised but surprisingly better condition than I expected. I did pay for the hand pick and received a numbers matching rifle with pretty good bluing (I'm not sure on the percentage but it's pretty good). The stock has pretty high mileage but no cracks, gouges, etc. It did take a couple three hours to initially clean up since the Chicoms used 55 gallons of cosmoline (wish I owned the production of that crap, they must have been billionaires). It will take some work to get it where I want it but that was the idea. I'm very pleased with my purchase. If Classic can get more C&R stock in I will definitely be back.
    Great addition to the collection
    Review by murrah on 5/12/15
    Quality
    The rifle I received is absolutely amazing, the stock is solid with the expected minor scratches and dings, but those could be fixed but I kind of like it the way it is. The metal has maintained most of it original finish, no pitting or rust, and the bore is nice and shinny with nice rifling. This rifle with take some time to clean because its completely covered in cosmoline but CLP, soap and water, and a lot of paper towelswill take care of that. Over all im im super excited about this purchase, but my rifle didn't come with the cleaning rod which would have been nice to have, but Tthank you Classic Firearms, I love the rifle.
    sks review
    Review by whmil43 on 5/7/15
    Quality
    Overall very pleased,came from new latest batch. added handpicked option, received all matching #'s , 1963 production, once cosmo was cleaned very mirror bore, 80-85%bluing wood a bit dinged up (as to be expected) but nothing some sand paper and tung oil couldn't beauty up. mineral spirits or heat gun helpful in cleaning up, its a bit of a project degreasing but in my opinion one that's worth while when you see the after result of the nice gun underneath all that commie slime,overall great accurate shooter and vietnam issue collectible at a very reasonable price, no other vendor has these in this shape. very good customer service and helpful with requests.
    One pretty nice chinese sks
    Review by mikelv on 5/6/15
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    Wow seems like just yesterday that I ordered it. Its about 3hrs after unboxing and its now cosmoline free. Yep, it was slathered in the stuff but it did its job well NO RUST. Gotta love that cosmoline Bluing is darn good. Just some wear in the expected spots, muzzle, moving parts of bayonet mech and the buttplate. Bore is nice and shiny, rifling pretty good but definitely not brand new. Did I mention its all # matching. Even had a cleaning rod and most of a cleaning kit. The stock is dinged and scratched nothing big.However, It has a nasty 3 way crack at the back of the trigger area. Looks like someone ran out of cartridges, started swinging it like a club and connected with something. This was way better than I expected especially with these getting so hard to find now. Just wish I had ordered a couple more before they sold out. Nice find Classic, Thanks
    Great buy
    Review by Paul on 5/5/15
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    I bought one last year and love the character of the used carbine! In fact, I bagged an 8 buck with it last season--distance 80 yards. Love it. Completely functional and runs great.
    Mil-Surp Piece of History
    Review by Phillip on 4/28/15
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    I bought my SKS towards the end of the last batch that Classic had, and while it is far from beautiful (there was a bit of rust and pitting on the metal under the edge of the wood stock on the magazine and trigger group), I was still very happy to receive an all numbers matching rifle from Factory 26. When I got it, it was well coated in cosmoline, so I had my work cut out for me in cleaning it up. Once I made certain that it was clean, and that the bolt was free (YOU MUST BE ABLE TO shake the bolt and see and hear that the firing pin moves freely inside the bolt, in order to prevent dangerous slam-fires), I took it to the range. Upon firing my SKS, I found that the sights were already DEAD-ON accurate and needed no adjustment. It truly is, "A GREAT SHOOTER!" Thanks again for another happy purchase!
    Love it
    Review by Thomas on 12/23/14
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    Okay, she is not in perfect shape, but was in better than expected condition. Yes, there was a LOT of cosmo on/in it, but what do you expect? I disassemble the weapon and laid the stock on cardboard in the sunlight and let mother nature remove what I couldn't wipe off. (NICE stock) After a day of sunning and wiping cosmoline off the stock, I moved on to the metal parts. I filled a section of capped off rain gutter with boiling water and dropped the action, barrel, butt stock plate and anything else metal into it,,,,, twice. (90% rubbing alcohol gets rid of a lot of moisture guys.) After a good cleaning , I now have a very nice Russian/Sino SKS with matching numbers that I am anxious to get to the range with. Classic has always delivered weapons as described to me and I will continue to shop their site/store.
    Cool rifle at a fair price, but not a deal...
    Review by Jace on 12/22/14
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    I purchased a standard grade SKS rifle, and the total was $309.00 including shipping. I also had to pay another $20.00 for the FFL transfer. For a total of $329.00 for a neat rifle, but it looked like it was dragged through a gravel pit and then submersed in a barrel of cosmoline.

    When I picked up my rifle at the FFL, another guy was picking up his SKS that also came from classic firearms. He purchased a grade B rifle, so we unpacked our rifles and compared them. I was shocked to see his rifle appeared to be cosmetically in much better condition than mine. His stock was decent, and his bluing was better than mine; this made me wonder what I paid extra for? On a positive note, my rifle was numbers matching and I did not pay the extra to get a numbers matching rifle.

    It took me several hours to clean and massage the rifle to make it functional. Last weekend, I tested it at the range and I cycled through a few boxes of ammo without any issues. In summary, my SKS is a fun gun, but I should have purchased a Grade B and saved $50.00.
    Fantastic deal - for a Sino-Soviet SKS "Arsenal 26 "Letter Gun"
    Review by Jim on 12/5/14
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    I recently purchased this Chinese SKS Type 56 rifle on 11/27/14 while it was on sale for $289.99 without paying extra for matching numbers or better stock condition. Not expecting much, I thought it would just be a nice project gun addition to my collection. However, upon unwrapping (yes, it's totally packed with a boat load of cosmoline, so stock up on your cleaning solvents), I found it to be an original Sino-Soviet SKS Arsenal 26 "F-series, 4 digit Letter Gun" having all matching serial numbers including the stock throughout the rifle. The stock itself is in quite good condition considering its age. No splits, deep gouges, etc., just standard small dings and dents from general use. Even the stocks inspection stamps are visible. Bluing is about 75-80% depending on the specific area. An excellent purchase for the price and a nice surprise. Thank you Classic Firearms. Well done!
    SKS Type 56 Purchase fromCLASSIC FIREARMS
    Review by Geno on 12/3/14
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    I purchased my Chinese SKS Type 56 on 11/21/2014 and my FFL dealer received it on 11/28. The rifle was as described in their ad, bluing was worn, stock had some dings and a few small rust spots on the receiver assembly and magazine. I am currently in the process cleaning out the cosmoline then touching touching up the bluing and refinishing the stock with Min Wax red chestnut stain and Tru Oil. I can highly recommend Classic Firearms as very good dealer and plan on purchasing from them again.
    Great piece of histroy
    Review by Bruce on 11/24/14
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    I did not choose all matching #s, but that is what I got. Thank you. There was a lot of service wear on stock, including a piece of uniform stuffed in the stock used for cleaning. There was also initials craved in the stock. This is a great piece of history and good addition to my collection. It did take some cleaning and a surprise of seven inches of cosmoile in the barrel, but now I know the weapon. Thank you Classic.
    Preserved
    Review by Josh on 11/24/14
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    Bought this SKS because they are getting harder to find and more expensive. This thing was COATED when I unpackaged. It took me almost three hours to clean the cozmoline off the gun. LOL. Gun is Sweet. I wish I would have bought a couple more.
    Buy One!
    Review by tilly on 11/21/14
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    Once you dig under the cosmoline...it's all good!
    Gambled and lost, but a real Sino-Soviet
    Review by James on 11/21/14
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    After reading previous reviews testifying Russian stamped rifles, I was hoping for a Russian marked Sino-Soviet. It is a real Sino-Soviet but has the Latin letter F as the prefix to the serial number which is not a Russian letter. I was pretty disappointed. I paid for a hand pick and as promised everything matches. The bluing is run nearly to the white metal. The stock looks like it was pulled through a marble quarry and then handed over to the children of Lord of the Flies who descended upon it with forks and knives of various sizes, carving lateral streaks and scrapes as well as Vietnamese obscenities into the fragile and porous arctic pine. After what appears to be a long, and very nihilistic career in the jungle of southeast Asia, the rifle appears to have been placed in a box by a inefficient Chinese arsenal worker who was paid per barrel of cosmoline he used each day. After the seven barrels of cosmoline were placed onto this ill-fated rifle, she sat in a dark and cold warehouse until god knows when, causing the congealment, and eventual fossilization of said cosmoline onto the various cracks, nooks, crannies and, indeed, every orifice of the rifle, frozen in place as a sort of primordial ooze long turned to stone. I have sent the rifle to the nearby natural history museum, and am hoping that the local paleontologists, through the use of state of the art 3-D imagine and painstaking reconstruction can begin the process of re-articulating the rifle, or at least create a scientifically accurate illustration of what the rifle used to look like when it was alive. The specimen was sent to me in a timely fashion, and without incident as is usual from classic firearms. I wish you all better luck with your purchases, this rifle is worth maybe two hundred bucks tops. I bought a beautiful Russian stock, and actually the rifle is made with Russian tooling and obvious Russian font. No Chinese characters just the triangle proof mark. Great service, will buy from you again. I wonder what the B grade look like.

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