The SKS rifle is a popular semi-automatic carbine rifle, chambered for a 7.62×39mm round, that was designed in the former Soviet Union in 1943.
However many variants of the SKS rifles are available of varying quality (many different countries manufactured a version of the rifle). There are many SKS rifle accessories available due to the mass production of the rifle.
The SKS rifles are popular in the US and Canada due to their historic and novel nature, and the Soviet and European SKS rifles are classified as ”Curio & Relic” items under U.S. law, allowing them to be sold with features that might otherwise be restricted.
The SKS rifles are relatively cheap, and parts are widely available, making it a very popular rifle for gun enthusiasts and hunters. SKS rifle accessories are widely available, with many owners liking to modify their rifles with various accessories, such as pistol grips, recoil buffers, etc.