A reader sent in this photo, published by Reuters, showing a Syrian “sniping” with a SKS. His DIY scope mount must be one of the worst I have ever seen. Two see-though (high rings with holes that allow the user to use the iron sights) are attached to a very short length of picatinny rail about 1″ part. The forward ring is only half on the rail. The rail is held in place with two U-shaped brackets bolted together. The bottom U-bracket goes through the trigger guard. Depending on the SKS model, it may even prevent the safety from going fully forward.
It is hard to tell, but I don’t think that scope is in parallel with the bore. This kid has probably never been near the front but was happy to pose for a photographer.
Thanks to Jim for the photo.