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Old August 26, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Yugo M59 or M59/66 as C&R

Are the Yugo variants C&R like other stranger varieties of C&R rifles like Albanian SKS ??
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Old August 26, 2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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They were both sold as C&Rs when they were flooding the market couple years ago. Just noticed you are in CA which is a very "unique" state. Don't know about CA.
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Old August 26, 2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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Have had my M59/66A1(GL removed & Brake added) for a couple of years also and am looking for a Chinese Para sks in blond furniture thesedays.
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Old August 26, 2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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a yugo 59/66a1 is the way to go its even got a set of extra flip up sights for low light conditions
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Old August 26, 2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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They're both C&R. Note that the 59/66 loses its C&R status if you remove the goofy grenade-launching gear.

Personally, I'd climb over a pile of 59/66's to get to a straight-up 59.

Dunno how Mordor views the 59/66 because of the scary grenade-launching apparatus and the folding bayonet.
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Old August 27, 2009, 01:14 AM   #6
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All of the SKS variants in original, unmodified condition are C&R eligible except for the Chinese rifles.
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Old August 28, 2009, 04:53 PM   #7
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I have a m59 and an m59/66 and agree with Tamara on this one... but they are all c&r, except as noted, the Chinese
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Old August 28, 2009, 05:45 PM   #8
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Yep the 59 is much more desireable IMO just for lacking the extra junk attached. If you find one, be careful and inspect the bore carefully. They were used with corrosive ammo. You will not have the gas valve issues of the later model, but sometimes they look pretty nice looking down the business end, look in the chamber area and throat if you can, as sometimes there will be notable pitting or erosion there from the corr. ammo. Might not affect much if it is not too bad but it should be a factor in price value, IMO. Especially for a shooter, when there are tons of nice Russians or even Chinese with the chrome bores without pitting or noticeable erosion.
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Old October 13, 2009, 01:17 PM   #9
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M59/66A1 is a Rifle ,M59 is a carbine ?
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Old October 14, 2009, 01:03 AM   #10
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That K in SKS is for Karabin (карабин) ... I'd say that makes them all carbines.

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