Yugoslavian M59/66 with its distinctive teak stock, folding blade bayonet and NATO standard grenade launching muzzle attachment.
The M59/66 was a Yugoslavian version of the SKS with several modifications. These modifications included:
A teakwood stock with a rubber butted to reduce mitigate recoil from launching grenades
A NATO standard grenade launching attachment on the muzzle
A flip up grenade launching sight with a built in gas cutoff
A barrel without chrome lining (Yugoslavia was always short of supplies of chromium)
These guns will built by Zaztava. The quality of these rifles was the typical high standard of Yugoslavian small arms with almost all parts being milled and a with a very high degree of finish on all of the metal parts and even the wood stock.
Interestingly, because these rifles are on the Curio and Relics list, they can be imported to the U.S. with the bayonets and grenade launching attachments intact. Also, even though many M59/66s were used in Yugoslavia’s civil war, unissued rifles can still be acquired at reasonable prices.
Version - Yugoslavian M59/66
Caliber - 7.62x39mm.
Receiver - Milled with a chromed Bolt.
Barrel - Not chrome lined but with a permanent NATO grenade launcher and permanently attached blade bayonet.
Stock - Teak Wood with a rubber butt pad to absorb the recoil of launching a grenade.
Magazine - 10 rd integral box.
Sights - Notched Ladder and Hooded Post.
Bayonet - Integral 11.0” folding blade blade bayonet.
Ultimate Yugoslavian M59/66 SKS variant with original Russian SKS45 variant above.
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