Yugoslavian SKS M59/66
You can stick 'em, You can nade 'em, or You can shoot 'em with the Yugo M59/66 7.62x39mm carbine.
The Yugoslavian M59/66 is the last of
the SKS that are likely to be imported into the United States. Russian
and Chinese variants have all been banned from importation and the Yugo
M59/66 only gets to the US because of its Curio and Relic status. Any
modifications and you may end up with an illegal assault weapon.
7.62 x 39mm
Method of operation:
Method of locking:
Method of fire:
10-round fixed magazine
Unloaded 9 lbs.
22 in (558mm) (Not Chrome Lined)
4 grooves, RH twist
Front - post ; Rear - tangent notch; front and rear flip-up phosphorous night sights. Front Grenade sight.
Max. Effective Range:
22mm NATO Grenade Launcher.
There are basically two variants or the Yugoslavian M59/66. The first
variant has no night sights while the second has night sights. Night
sights appear to have been added around 1968.
© 2008 Nicholas R. Hubbell