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  • By Jersey Kid on January 26, 2009

    This is a translation of the Russian manual for the SKS carbine. It notes that disasembly and cleaning should be done under the supervision of a squad leader and, maybe even an officer. When I read that, I was surprised as the typical US soldier - after basic and advanced training on the M-16 - is left much more to his/her own devices.After trying to take the weapon down, I realized why that caveat was included. The few line drawings included are not detailed enough for the process to be fully understood. More so, there are also some omissions about what is involved in taking apart the gas recoil system. Having an advantage over the notional Private Yuri, I went online to obtain enough information to handle the disassembly/cleaning/assembly process.If you are unfamiliar with this weapon, you need to find something more comprehensive otherwise you will put youself at risk of damaging your SKS.

  • By Burrito the Night Wolf on August 12, 2014

    If you aren't familiar with this series and you own any Soviet designed weapons of the Cold War era, and are interested in there history, it doesn't get much better than this. This book is a translated field manual of the SKS, and it is awesome. Nicely detailed, with very good pictures. Very in depth of the mechanisms of the rifle, and goes over methods of firing and all kinds of cool things that the Soviet soldier would have been taught on. In short. This is basically the best book in the world and you need to buy it right now.

  • By Mark D. Aul on August 14, 2017

    If you dont know nothing about a sks this book is for you its a translated Russian Army manual keep in mind that when the SkS came out it was written for a conscrip army with little or no skills and barely able to read but enjoyable on technical as well as historical significance

  • By CharlesS on June 19, 2013

    I am a fan of authentic owner's manuals and thought I would try the English translated version of the SKS manual. I enjoy reading it. As others have pointed out there are a few omissions; however, they are the same ones out of a US TM...the next level of maintenance team has those details in their manual. This is for the basic level operator.I like it and I recommend it. It is not a "wow, I never knew that" or "this is a must have" but it is a neat book.

  • By Va- Bank on May 5, 2004

    This is probably a good book for collectors - history, statistical data, military application (how to shoot what, how an officer has to inspect the weapon, etc.,) Mostly things that are not relevant to today's sports shooting. It's probably because this manual is direct translation of a Russian field manual, which was issued (only in theory, most soldiers have never seen it) as a SUPPLEMENT to training. It was not meant as a stand-alone "teach yourself" type of book. Yes, there are disassembly and cleaning chapters, but any free information I've found on the web was better and more detailed with better illustration.Just last night I had to disassemble my new SKS and remove storage grease, lube and re-assemble. I found this manual LEAST helpful out of all information sources I had.

  • By Andy on August 2, 2011

    This is a must own manual if you own an SKS. It provides very useful information; however, some of the information won't be useful to civilians (shooting at aircraft, parachutists, from vehicles), but much of it is (adjusting for distance, wind, penetration with certain ammunition, PMCS, and troubleshooting). This maunal is translated from Russian, so some of the information presented will seem alien to those with firearms expreience in the US or US military training.

  • By David N on August 25, 2014

    This is a pretty useful guide to the use, care and adjustment of the SKS rifle and also offers insight into Soviet military doctrine and daily soldiers duties. Much of the instruction is verbal, although there are a lot of diagrams and drawings. Nowadays, it's east to get some more detailed maintenance info online to supplement this vintage guide. Still, if you take the time to read this manual you will learn more than you do from the typical modern firearms instruction sheet you get with a new gun. While I am sure part of the reason this guide was reprinted is for historical purposes, it's still very useful and fun.

  • By Snoosh on July 17, 2016

    Very handy to have if you have an SKS rifle. We knew about the SKS before we got this book but it's always interesting and comes in handy when working on it.


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