Thank you for clicking on this Comprehensive Chinese SKS Survey v2.0! I have updated the survey using lessons learned from the original Chinese Survey that was active from April 2014 through March 2017. This survey is meant as a quick and efficient way to help build our knowledge of the Chinese SKS. I am looking for information on any Chinese specimen you might have - any configuration, any year, any arsenal is ok to enter. Please note that heavily modified (bubba'd) firearms are of very little use to me beyond the information shown on the receiver. Though the communist governments of old did not share or publicize any information about their arms industry, we are able to tease out many details by simply looking at a large cross section of a country's firearms with common features, serial numbers, stampings, etc.
It should be made exceptionally clear: Under no circumstances do I want to collect any information that might tie any particular firearm to any particular owner. I'm intending the submission of this form to be confidential (well as confidential as the internet can be these days).
Unfortunately, because I'm not requiring any ID vetting process, the data collected could easily be corrupted by anyone who decides to 'have some fun' by inputting bogus data. Please DO NOT input bogus data into this survey, it is a waste of my time as well as yours.
To ensure data reliability, NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT AT LEAST A LEGIBLE PHOTO OF THE ARSENAL STAMP AND SERIAL NUMBER ON THE RECEIVER. If you are unwilling to provide the entire S/N, you may blur or otherwise obscure the last digit only. I will automatically discard any entries without a legible S/N or with more than the last digit obscurred.
I've managed to whittle this survey down to around 30 questions. You will need a photo of the SKS receiver with legible S/N ready to go as the survey cannot be started without at least this photo. You should have your SKS handy, already broken down into the various sub-components, with good lighting to note any of the features asked about over the next several pages.
If you have additional photos you would like to share, you will be able to upload them after the survey is complete.