I have owned two SKS rifles and my Son has owned one. Two were Chinese type 56 and the other a Yugo with grenade launching attachment which was removed and thrown away. All were tough, well made, will last for ages, and which detachable magazines may be used after some alteration (AK type mags). ATTENTION WASHINGTON : I said "have owned" am limited presently to a BB gun and a "sling shot" and I will not register either or surrender either !!!!!!