The purpose of this manual is to provide the user with full knowledge and information on how to go about converting the SKS carbine from semi–automatic to full automatic.
The SKS has a conventional carbine layout, with a wooden stock and no pistol grip.
Most versions are fitted with an integral folding bayonet, which hinges down from the end of the barrel, and some versions, such as the Yugoslavian–made M59/66 variant are equipped with a grenade launching attachment.
A standard SKS is semi–automatic and has a fixed/hinged 10 round magazine, which is loaded from the top of the rifle manually either by inserting the ammunition one round at a time or with a disposable 10–round stripper clip. It is a gas–operated weapon that has a spring–loaded operating rod and a gas rod that work the action via gas pressure pushing against them. Also, it has a "tilting bolt" action locking system.
This manual teaches the user how to convert a standard SKS into a fully–automatic rifle, complete with full technical drawings and diagrams.