Originally Posted by Hammertime
1) No sir, no number. What would that indicate? Am I looking on the top or bottom of the barrel?
2) Definitely. Just added weight, and something I will never use.
The accuracy of an SKS was checked by firing 3 rounds at a target and if it obtained sniper quality it was marked on the front of the front sight base with the number 1, with #2 and #3 as accuracy decreased.