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New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am
by Dannyboy53
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Picked this gem up at a nearby flea market, the individual was asking $350 but with some trading it came home with me. It's obviously a refurb with a like-new bore and blueing and the gas valve parts look new also. The only non-matching part is the magazine but this is a shooter and I couldn't care any less about that! I haven't got a Yugo sling yet so an extra Chinese sling is doing service until then! Although I never expect to use them, the night sights are useless as breasts on a chicken

I have heard the Yugoslavians are the best shooters of the SKS carbines, this one shoots tighter groups than our Russian and Chinese.

Re: New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 am
by Cattus Borealis
Nice Carbine!

Re: New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 pm
by Dannyboy53
Thank you Cattus, it's my first Yugo and my favorite over our Russian and Chinese carbines!

Re: New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
Numrich has the yugo slings. Thay also sell them as a set with tge cleaning kit and ammo pouch.
I believe liberty tree also has slings.
I can't say they are tge best shooters, in fact i know a guy with vast experience in all makes of sks guns. And the yugo m59/66 would be his last choice. :D
Its the grenade launcher gas valve, combined with corrosive ammo.
Around 2002 i got 2 on clearence from aim @90 bucks each , shipped.
They were a little beat up. But cleaned up nice. My kid brother, once we cleaned the cosmolene was hitting a tennis ball @100 yards with golden tiger ammo.
As the the night sights you can buy phosphorous mpdel pait and you are good to go,
Byw. Nice rifle / carbine...

Re: New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:40 pm
by Charles Lipscomb

Re: New to me M59/66A1

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:00 am
by Dannyboy53
Thank you for the info and links Charles, I will put that to good use!!