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SKS vs AK Length (Specific Q)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by carpediem, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. carpediem

    carpediem Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier Well-Known Member

    Is the SKS receiver longer than an AK receiver?

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