This rifle is a Chinese made type 56 semi-auto carbine which is the SKS rifle in Russia. I kept this rifle for almost one year till I traded in for another rifle. I enjoyed sports shooting pretty much due to the cheap Chinese ammo. (USD110 for 1000 round 7.62x39 ammo).
p.s. I have to thank the owner of the gun store. I could not enjoy sports shooting without his assistance.