No. Its just made in russia and one is made in china. Unless the stocks are shorter on the Chinese guns. The Chinese has a kind of orange finish to them compared to Russians i think.I've got an opportunity to purchase either a Russian SKS or a Chinese SKS. Numbers match on both. Russian is $400 Chinese is $350.
For an extra $50, is there something about the Russian that makes it more worthwhile? Stronger? Better barrel?
SKSboards has a lot of good info. However, some of us have had run ins with the Nazis that run it.Many posters on several websites have claimed over the last several months that all else being equal, the Russians are the best SKS products. There might be solid reasons for their views but I certainly don't know.
The Russians and the Chinese have chrome-lined bores, and some state that these only are an advantage with corrosive ammo etc.
Am new at this, only plink with a very nice Norinco and try to learn from many hours of comparing comments.
Have you looked at "SKSboards"? It might be T H E website for dedicated fans.
Dedicated as in serious, or 'lifestyle'. And I envy their knowledge.
Many of those people appear to have a seasoned comprehension of various SKS characteristics and they seem to always prefer Russians, unless a good Albanian or rare East German can be found.
That's silly. There are dozens of good honest men and women on that board who all share a love for the SKS. Their knowledge and experience has helped me with numerous projects and problems with my collection of SKSs.Yeah i was looking on info on a rifle and happened on the stormfront site....i felt like it would make me be put on the fbi watch list. haha. I quickly closed it.
I was attrached to an SKS. I was under the impression that they'd remain one of the cheaper rifles during this panic period. They haven't. Finding an SKS for under $400 was absurd, but I did it.I hope that Hammerhead bought a good Russian (or Norinco) rifle. Maybe he is lurking.