Chinese SKS Type 56 Honor Guard Chrome Description:
The Chinese SKS is a gas-operated, semi-automatic firearm. And it became a military rifle in the 1950s. Also, it utilizes a tilting bolt action system. Integrated into each rifle are a 5-round magazine and folding bayonet. Because of its relatively low cost and readily available ammo, Type 56 became one of the most popular surplus rifles in Canada. In short, this rifle is great for plinking or hunting.
Also, the SKS has a conventional layout, with a wooden stock and rifle grip. It is a gas-operated rifle that has a spring-loaded bolt carrier and a gas piston rod that work to unlock and cycle the action via gas pressure exerting pressure against them. The SKS represents an intermediate step in the process towards the development of true assault rifles, being shorter and less powerful than the semi-automatic rifles that preceded it, such as the Soviet SVT-40, but being longer (10 cm or 4in) than AK-series rifles which replaced it. As a result, it has a slightly higher muzzle velocity than those arms that replaced it.
The SKS is easily field stripped and reassembled without specialized tools. Also, the trigger group and magazine can be removed with an unfired cartridge or with the receiver cover. The rifle has a cleaning kit stored in a trapdoor in the buttstock, with a cleaning rod running under the barrel, in the same style as the AK-47. The cap for the cleaning kit also serves as a cleaning rod guide, to protect the crown from being damaged during cleaning. The body of the cleaning kit serves as the cleaning rod handle. In common with some other Soviet-era designs, it trades some accuracy for ruggedness, reliability, ease of maintenance, ease of use, and low manufacturing cost.
Key Features of This Chinese SKS Type 56 Honor Guard Chrome:
- Relatively low cost and readily available ammo.
- Conventional layout, with a wooden stock and rifle grip.
- All-chrome metal parts, with a lighter-colored wood stock.
- Oil bottle x 1
- Clips x 3
These are in good working condition but have some metal finish wear and scratches.