This Russian semi automatic carbine was developed in 1943 by arms designer Siminov. It was adopted into service by the Russian Armed Forces in 1949. It was withdrawn from front line service by 1954. It was replaced by the AK 47. Both used the 7.62×39 intermediate round as this was the chosen round that was to form the base line for a vast amount of Soviet and Warsaw Pact weapons.
This rifle is still found in the armories of of Third World militias and insurgent groups. It has proved its worth through its reliability and simplicity of operation.
Highgate Systems SKS carbines function fully using blank ammunition. The SKS’s developed by Highgate offer a realism to the field of needs that you require from such a carbine.