Originally Posted by blitzen25cat
Thank you Mercator. This has a 1950 date and the bolt and carrier numbers match to the receiver. A buddy of mine said the 1950 dated guns are a lot harder to find and I got very lucky to find this one. I've had Norinco's and a few Yugo's but prefer the Russian due to it being the original Simanov design. My friend knows a lot about the sks and can't believe that I stumbled into this deal. Did I really get that good of a deal....sure would like to know if the guns dated 1950 are really that hard to come by. Thanks in advance for your comments. Best regards Dick
The one you got is near collectible (most other SKS are shooters only) Especially if it has no repair marks, such as a number punched out next to a new one. That, and assuming it functions flawlessly, makes it a real winner. Congrats. In 1952 they already had free floating firing pins.