SKS vs AK Length (Specific Q)


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carpediem
February 22, 2007, 09:48 PM
Comparing the OAL and BL of the Russian SKS and AK47 on world.guns.ru,

SKS: 1022mm/~40.25" OAL & 520mm/~20.5" BL
AK47: 870mm/~34.25" OAL & 415mm/~16.25" BL

I noticed that the SKS is roughly 6" longer even though the longer barrel only accounts for ~4". Where does the extra length come from? Does the SKS have a longer stock?

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HorseSoldier
February 22, 2007, 09:57 PM
Is the SKS receiver longer than an AK receiver?

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