Yugo SKS

The SKS series created by a soviet named Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov is truly a success in the firearm industry. Why? Looking at the variety of SKS released today, why won’t it be a success? China’s success in the marketing of SKS series is the biggest example that Sergei’s masterpiece was truly influential to several countries. Russia, East Germany, Romania, North Korea, Albania, China etc. had their own variations of the SKS series. But what would be the best in quality? The Yugo SKS would be the best among the rest.

Yugo SKS with Grenade Launcher

Today, the most popular SKS rifles are the ones made by Yugoslavia particularly the Yugoslavian Model 59/66. Updated versions of this model had a 22 mm grenade launcher attached to it which is a very good addition to boost up the firepower and capabilities of the Yugoslavian Model 59/66. In combination with the 22 mm grenade launcher is a Front Sight with a fold-up ladder for a better grenade shooting accuracy. Because of the addition of the grenade launcher, manufacturers of the Yugoslavian Model 59/66 made adjustments for safety precautions of the users. When the grenade launcher sight is lifted up, the gas system is blocked for safety and the action of the gun must be manually cycled up to get back to its original status. Another means for safety precaution is that the grenade launcher can only be fired if the cartridge is empty. The stock is made up of Beech wood which is actually a fine piece of wood.

There was a time that these Yugo SKS models were imported to the United States of America for military use and it sparked disappointment because the models given were faulty. It had no matching serial numbers, most were not in pristine shape, some have dinged stocks and some scratches which are said to have been done intentionally by the soldiers who issued the models.
Aside from the Yugoslavian Model 59/66, there is also the Yugoslavian PAP M59. PAP stands for “Polu-automatska puška” which means “Semi-Automatic Rifle”. The rifle was nicknamed “Papovka” because if not, it would be identical with the Russian variant. This rifle is known to have exceptional level of accuracy and is able to shoot rounds with quite an exceptional firing rate.

Yugo SKS

The first releases of the Yugoslavian SKS models were high-quality and still lives up to the reputation today. Newly released models actually had a very considerable price and if not taken as soon as possible, prices may climb to enormous heights and make the model expensive enough to consider. So it is advisable for firearm collectors to hastily purchase one because the demand for the Yugo SKS is actually high. It isn’t really a surprise because the Yugoslavian variants lived up to the reputation they made. They created variants that are very good in quality. They are highly durable, has high accuracy, incredible add-ons, incredible design, probably exceptional in all aspects. For collectors, the Yugoslavian SKS is a must have.

7 Responses to “Yugo SKS”

  1. Le says:

    Are u able to get a bigger round clip or magazine for this sks?????

  2. Robert says:

    Absolutely. It requires disassembly of the firearm, removal of the fixed 10 round magazine and follower. Then you simply insert the nose of the removable magazine and rock the rear into lock. Just do an internet search for “sks magazine”. Be careful though, as some removable magazines do not always feed properly. Mostly due to the feed angle at which they hold the round. This can be fixed if you know what you’re doing.

  3. Mr. Hampton says:

    Yes, the Tapco magazines are the best. Don’t buy any other brand. I would also recommend replacing the original stock with an Monte Carlo stock like I did with my Romanian SKS.

  4. Sonny Anderson says:

    Don’t replace the magazine with one of the removable mags. Instead find one of the Chinese 20 round fixed magazines, they go for about $100.00, and keep the Yugo SKS basically stock. They load quickly with the “strip” and you will keep the value of the gun higher.

  5. Derick Ferguson says:

    if I was to sell my Yugo 59/66 with the grenade launcher, what type of price would I be looking to get

  6. Mark says:

    I have a yugo m5966 and pro mags work the best for me and if you can the 40 round try that.

  7. ACZEWOLF says:

    Get an SKS. The Yugos are solid milled guns, no bends, welds, or stamped pieces. The ammo is cheaper, but more powerful than the 223 AR15 round. They are real ARMY guns, not civillian copies. They cost a fraction of their workmanship, and they are extremely reliable. Feel free to get in a hand to hand fight with your Yugo against an AR15, but be polite afterwards and help him pick up his pieces. They will take completely down with out tools, you can customise them in many ways. The bayonet can be used as a prop up to steady your shot, it hinges in and out in a couple of seconds and locks tight, it comes with a trap door in the stock to hold the supplied cleaning kit and has it’s own cleaning rid. These things will shoot through both sides of a 55 gallon drum full of water, not so with the 223. What are you waiting for?

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