Alas, all I could find are parachute bags, all green....and buttloads of 'jump pins' commemorating number of jump goals.
Also it appears as the the SKS wasn't used by the paratroopers at all. You got rooked!
They apparently used AK-74Ms, AK-12s, RPKs, PKMs, Dragunovs, among other things that must have been as much for ballast as the soldier was.
And here I was waiting for the "couldn't find a Black Parachute because the Navy didn't use them, but here's a black life preserver" joke!!
Better than the wife finding out and throwing you off the nearest cliff to see if it worked.
If she get's grumpy, and when you are done if there is any Russian Navy SKS stuff left...........
I will perhaps go Navy for mine too.
Have you found a proper 1950 cleaning kit yet? They are different from 49 kits, and subsequent kits... I swear, I am not joshing you.
It's very slight...but my Russian friend Vadim sent me a 49 when the best he had was a 50 at the time...along with a spare pin, minus the spring though unfortunately.
Actually, it was his daughter Polina who sent it...which I found odd, and never heard back from either of them again when thanking her/them. Seriously...not kidding.