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Old September 9, 1999, 09:10 AM   #1
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I have a norinco sks with a scope rail on the left side of the receiver riveted. When I had bought it I was told by a number of people that it was the sniper version of the rifle. I seen the scope at a gun show but it was sold already. The scope is also made by norico. If any one can give me any info were to get one it would be nice!

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Old September 14, 1999, 11:17 PM   #2
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Jacko, sounds like a civillian version by Norinco or an aftermarket add on.
A genuine "sniper SKS" is just a little hard to believe given the purpose, design, age and ballistics of the Simonov carbine!

If it is could be worth squillions.
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Old September 15, 1999, 08:39 AM   #3
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This is only an observation, but "The Siege of Firebase Gloria" (an outstanding Vietnam movie, by the way) depicted a VC sniper using just such a Simonov, scoped on a siderail mount. Maybe it really exists.

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Old September 15, 1999, 05:12 PM   #4
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BigG..... we had two of these in our captured weapons office.... date = may 1968..
the scopes were PSO's (non lighted recticles)...
Jacko..... you can get side mounts now fairly easily from

Old September 17, 1999, 08:07 AM   #5
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You are very right BigG about the movie and the sks in it. CHEM thanks for the source I will call them!

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