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M .59/55

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Dale, May 7, 2002.

  1. M .59/66

    I received an e-mail ad from InterOrdnance which has an M.59/66 for $299.

    The rifle looks like an SKS but I'm not familiar with the M.59/66 description.

    Can anyone shed some light...is it an SKS....a variant......country that made it.......caliber.......etc.,?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2002
  2. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Yes, it is a version of the SKS from Yugoslavia. Same caliber. Differences are a grenade launcher, closable gas valve, and no chrome lined barrel. Conditions vary. www.centerfiresystems has the lowest grade for $100. Better grades go up accordingly. $300 sounds like it would be the highest grade.

    I've been trying to find out myself which parts interchange, and most of what I hear is "probably" and "maybe." Been thinkin about getting a low grade for a project.
     

  3. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Check out Tuco's Gunboards (gunboards.com) as they have a lot of info on the Yugos. They have even identified the serial number groups that have the rare Tritium nightsights! Also, a good discussion on the holes in the grenade launcher, which s/n have 'em and which don't.
    I like mine. It's proven highly accurate with Rem/UMC ammo, though it doesn't like the cheap Wolf stuff.
     
  4. Thanks for the input....much 'preciated...yepper.
     
  5. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Since this is an SKS, you can probably find out a bit more on the SKS forum.
     
  6. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Newbie

    Battle, everything but the gas cylinder/piston is interchangeable. All internals will interchange. HTH