In this section we will attempt to illustrate and translate the markings found on the North Korean Type-63 SKS Carbine.
Rear Sight Leaf
Serial prefixes and suffixes
We will be going all out with the proper characters from the Chosŏn'gŭl (North Korean) / Hangul (South Korean) alphabet. Examples of this alphabet are shown here. Please note that there are varying styles of certain letters, especially the "Ch'iut / Chieut" (ㅊ) character, yet they are the same letter/character even though modern times have standardized and stylized things to look a bit differently than they did in 1963:
As an example, the rifle pictured on the right will have the prefix letters for Riul and Chiut, and the suffix letter for Piup.