The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 2, 2015, 11:58 AM   #1
NotAGunGuy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2015
Posts: 10
Short Video Review: Yugo Model 59/66 SKS from Classic Firearms

Hey all,

I ordered a Yugoslavian Model 59/66 SKS from Classic Firearms recently and figured I'd do a short video review of its condition. I paid for the hand select (I'm always a sucker for those) and am very glad I did. Last I checked they still have them in stock, so hopefully this will give you a better idea of what you might expect.

Short Video Review: Yugo Model 59/66 SKS from Classic Firearms
NotAGunGuy is offline  
Old October 2, 2015, 03:42 PM   #2
BoogieMan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 4, 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,177
I picked up a Chinese about a year back. I did change out the sights to Williams fire sights. Big improvement when shooting and not noticeable at a glance. One of my favorite rifles to plink away with. Reliable, accurate enough and relatively inexpensive to shoot. Not to mention the cool factor that every rifle with a bayonet has. I'm sure you will enjoy yours. Looks great.
__________________
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Milton Freidman
"If you find yourself in a fair fight,,,
Your tactics suck"
- Unknown
BoogieMan is offline  
Old October 2, 2015, 04:46 PM   #3
NotAGunGuy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2015
Posts: 10
Thank you sir!

That sounds like a nice enhancement. I've been thinking about adding a Chinese SKS and even maybe popping it in one of those bullpup kits. Of course that would eliminate that sweet bayonet, so maybe it's a no-go there.

Honestly I don't shoot the SKS unless I have the bayonet extended. It's almost sacrilege not to!
NotAGunGuy is offline  
Old October 2, 2015, 05:00 PM   #4
BoogieMan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 4, 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,177
I agree about the bayonet. The Chinese is a spike but I have bolt guns with blades to compliment it. I find them useful for troublesome waternelons that just won't fall to the 7.62x39. Lol
__________________
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Milton Freidman
"If you find yourself in a fair fight,,,
Your tactics suck"
- Unknown
BoogieMan is offline  
Old October 2, 2015, 10:43 PM   #5
Armed_Chicagoan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2013
Location: Albany Park, Chicago
Posts: 710
Very nice, especially the stock.

I just bought an unissued one from SOG a month ago, it came with a log book from Slovenia. I did not do the hand select. It's the one in the foreground, the one in back I bought last year. Both were born in 1970.

The unissued one had A LOT more cosmoline on it than the other one, it took me about 12 hours over 3 days to finally get it off. Also it was very difficult to get the bolt apart, the pin was in tight and I broke my punch trying to hammer it out but finally got it free. But it looked unfired inside, no carbon at all on the piston head. The other one I had to use sandpaper on it to get the carbon off. I found that mineral spirits worked better than acetone, but makes a lot more odor and the girlfriend was furious!

I do love the Yugo SKS variant, they just look awesome with the grenade launcher. Built like tanks, will be around long after your fancy ARs are recycled into milk jugs.

Armed_Chicagoan is offline  
Old October 2, 2015, 11:37 PM   #6
Model12Win
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 5,854
The flip up sights, both on the rear leaf and behind the front post, are radium painted night sights. They almost certainly no longer glow due to radioactive decay, but they did when the guns were new and most certainly were night sights.
Model12Win is offline  
Old October 3, 2015, 12:23 AM   #7
NotAGunGuy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2015
Posts: 10
Quote:
I just bought an unissued one from SOG a month ago, it came with a log book from Slovenia. I did not do the hand select. It's the one in the foreground, the one in back I bought last year. Both were born in 1970.

The unissued one had A LOT more cosmoline on it than the other one, it took me about 12 hours over 3 days to finally get it off. Also it was very difficult to get the bolt apart, the pin was in tight and I broke my punch trying to hammer it out but finally got it free. But it looked unfired inside, no carbon at all on the piston head. The other one I had to use sandpaper on it to get the carbon off. I found that mineral spirits worked better than acetone, but makes a lot more odor and the girlfriend was furious!

I do love the Yugo SKS variant, they just look awesome with the grenade launcher. Built like tanks, will be around long after your fancy ARs are recycled into milk jugs.

http://home.mindspring.com/~a.lo/guns/yugos.jpg
Wow beautiful rifles there! That sucks about all that cosmoline you had to wrangle with. My first SKS was in that camp ... even had a nice thick cosmoline -CENSORED--CENSORED--CENSORED--CENSORED- pop out of the gas tube. No such "luck" with this Yugo, as it looks like only a light amount of cosmoline in and on it.

Quote:
I agree about the bayonet. The Chinese is a spike but I have bolt guns with blades to compliment it. I find them useful for troublesome waternelons that just won't fall to the 7.62x39. Lol
Ha! For sure. I have a couple Mosin bayonets on hand as well. Maybe I can do a video where I use the spike bayonet to roast the wienies and the blade bayonet to slice the bacon.

Just an idea.

Quote:
The flip up sights, both on the rear leaf and behind the front post, are radium painted night sights. They almost certainly no longer glow due to radioactive decay, but they did when the guns were new and most certainly were night sights.
Thanks for the confirmation on that. When I was recording the video I thought I remembered something about these being night sights, but my mind was trying to figure out if that was a correct memory while my mouth was trying to talk and my fingers were trying not to get snapped by that rear sight. I was even thinking "oh crap I don't want to be that guy that's all 'check out my tacticool night sights'" ... and be wrong! ha ha
NotAGunGuy is offline  
Old October 3, 2015, 02:14 PM   #8
Model12Win
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 5,854
No problem.

You can get reusable 22mm training grenades (look like a thing Nerf football) for the grenade launcher that you shoot blanks with. Will kick them out really, really far!!!
Model12Win is offline  
Old October 3, 2015, 04:54 PM   #9
NotAGunGuy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2015
Posts: 10
Oh jeez. Might need to put that on my "need" list...
NotAGunGuy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07148 seconds with 10 queries