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I recently got a SKS my dad got 10+ years, ago what is it?

the serial number on the frame says RB 3811 1960 but the bolts #RB4987 with another 7 an inch below that. it came with a eurolux 4x25 scope and a black synthetic heavy as he// Monte Carlo style stock. but the gun is out of the stock it and also has no magazine.

So what do i need to do get this shootable?
what are some good but affordable modifications/stocks/recoil buffers/sights i can equip on this guy

*edit* I do believe it is either a Albanian or Romanian. I was also told it is a "non-SKS, sks" what does that mean I Google-ed but never found a decent answer**

any other pictures that i can add to help?
 

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Take it to a gun smith and let him put it in shape for you! It sounds like you are not up on guns!
 

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Take it to a gun smith and let him put it in shape for you! It sounds like you are not up on guns!
I know a fair bit about how to strip it and operate it.I pulled it out of stock to get it cleaned up and the serial. This month I acquired three new guns, A .308 FNar, an SKS, And a Mini 14. All my other guns are either Bolt, lever or pump. I just got on this forum to get answers to the questions I don't know about the SKS and Mini and ways to get better performance out of them.
 

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It looks like you pretty much have everything. Remove the trigger assembly and put the rifle back into the stock. Reinstall the trigger assembly. You are probably missing the little spring that goes into the stock, under the rear of the trigger assembly. This will probably allow the receiver to move a little in the stock. You can get replacement springs for under a dollar. You will also need a duckbill magazine like the Tapco as you don't appear to have the fixed 10 round mag. This is a bit harder to find as they are pretty much sold out everywhere now.
 

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Thanks Dstra I took it out of the stock and didn't see any spring so ill start looking for one. what is a good site to pick the springs up, and what is its exact name spring so that I know i have the right part? And thank you for the info about the magazines. Im guessing ill be sol on finding anything reasonable
I left it out of the stock because I really don't like the Monte Carlo stocks. Sorry I didn't clarify that. I want to find a more compact stock like a bull-pup or folder, Iv been searching the site and internet for options do you have any recommendations?
 

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Stock is made by ATI,it's a pretty decent stock cost about $70 new,the folder version sucks unless they have changed it,to much flex. Your rifle appears to be a Romanian M56 SKS as evident by the the four digits at the end of the serial number on the receiver those last four digits are the year of production. There should be a Triangle with an arrow inside it on the receiver somewhere. Check the bolt to see if it has the same serial number on it is the same as on the receiver. Bolt carrier is not a big deal as far as shoot ability partial serial # is the only thing different that doesn't affect function.

The Albanian SKS has a totally different charging handle,serial # configuration and a much longer cover on the gas tube,in fact the original Albanian gas tube has no exposed metal at all.

As far as what you need to get shooting at this point,pretty much just a magazine,a Tapco 20 should work nicely. Since your rifle has already had the stock replaced and apparently the handguard can't really tell in the photo thats two compliant parts all you need is 4 to end up with 10 or less and the Tapco mag has the other 2 compliant parts so you would be good to go.

Never heard of a Non-SKS I have heard of an SKS with no marking to identify country of origin but yours isn't one of those as evidence by the serial and other marking.
 

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thanks you guys helped me with everything I was looking to know about the sks. Now to try to find some magazines not overpriced
 
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