NVA SKS 7.62 mm Rifle

Caliber: 7.62 X 39 mm
Overall length: 40.16 inches
Weight: 8.8 pounds
Action: gas operated
Range: 300 meters
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds

The Chinese SKS version is shown above. The standard SKS rifle uses an internal magazine that is loaded by a 10 round stripper clip. There are many versions with different configurations and some use an external magazine. The military version of the rifle uses a non-detachable bayonet that folds backward when not in use. The Chinese type 56 rifle above uses a "spike" bayonet that is shown folded back, and in the lower corner as it appears when extended. This weapon offers slighty longer range than the AK-47 and better accuracy, but it suffers from having only a 10 round magazine.