Click on mailbox to email me. Many of these rifles have a variety of symbols that all lead back to the same factory. There were approximately 17, made, 11, of which are said to have been destroyed, leaving only about 6, in existence at this time. My anniversary grift. Millions from various manufacturers.
How to Find the Manufacture Date of An SKS by Serial Number
This is not always the case.
Yooper John's SKS - Battle rifle of many nations
The receiver on these guns are not stamped with the small Tula star so it seems they would have been produced prior to that vintage SKS. Gun Manufacturers. The codes appear to be the same for production of weapons and ammo at this time period.