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Post by volfandan » October 17th, 2007, 7:59 pm

Well, blame Norm and Carguy! Seemed like a great deal, though. I'd been a couple of weeks ago to a local shop, and they had 4 Yugo Model 59's. The 59/66's are everywhere, but the 59's seem to have dried up. Anyway, it was my first C&R purchase, and I didn't even get to order it in the mail! I was able to get around the $10 TICS fee, though. $217.50 OTD

Here are some pics....I plan on refinishing her, but it may take a bit.

Sorry about the size.....I went to edit on every pic and resized to message board, but somehow it's not working.


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Post by papabear » October 17th, 2007, 8:14 pm

volfandan,

Hey, Norm and carguy will help you spend your money in a heart beat, actually they are both good guys, we would be lost around here without them. Not having to ship saved you some money though. The Yugo 59's are getting harder to find and you did good on this one, congrates on the 59 Yugo, let us know how she handles and what your intentions are with it.

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Post by carguy » October 17th, 2007, 8:41 pm

NICE! ;D

I'm glad you were able to use your C&R and you picked a great looking rifle to do it on. The 59s are getting fewer and more expensive.

Great buy! Now clean it, shoot it, clean it, shoot it and eventually refinish it. There doesn't seem to be any cosmoline on it at all!!

In all seriousness...not as hard as I anticipated at all.

And very satisfying once complete! A fun gun to shoot too!! :-*

Oh and I almost forgot...you are welcome! We need more people like you to have a safe full of guns instead of money...just like us! (Well not really like me but I'm working on it!)
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Post by normsutton » October 17th, 2007, 8:50 pm

DONNY

instructions on how to take it apart

http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/carbine/index.asp

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Post by volfandan » October 17th, 2007, 9:28 pm

I plan on refinishing the wood with a nice BLO/Tung mixture that Norm put me on. I am going to reblue the gas tube, magazine, and buttplate. They are pretty bad finish-wise, but the rest of the rilfe has great blue. I'll have to strip her down, clean, and use 0000 steel wool with oil to really see what areas may need a cold blue touch-up.

I have an old Norinco paratrooper that I got back in....I think '96. I was a young-un back then, so I just had to put it in a folding stock. (it does have USA parts to be compliant) I'm going to just redo this one to it's former military glory, and use it as a shooter.

I knew that Samco had imported a bunch of 59's, but this one is a TN Guns import. The smith at the gunshop told me that TN Guns sold them a bunch that were hand-picks (we live in Knoxville, TN....20 minute drive to TN Guns) He also said that he suspects the 59's will increase in value VERY fast.

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Post by carguy » October 17th, 2007, 10:22 pm

I love the look of the "cheese grater" hand guard I put on my Chinese SKS...great look for less than $10... 8-)

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Post by volfandan » October 17th, 2007, 10:51 pm

I like it too, Carguy. I have one on my Norinco paratrooper. Hadn't really considered it for the 59.....but :o. It would save me the trouble of rebluing the gas tube!

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Post by abwehr » October 19th, 2007, 6:47 am

volfandan,

Excellent choice on the Yugo SKS! I have two of the 59/66s and always wanted the 59, but never bought one. These are excellent rifles and FUN!

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Post by trent » October 19th, 2007, 10:30 am

I don't mean to sound dumb but what is the difference between a 59/66 and a 59?

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Post by normsutton » October 19th, 2007, 10:52 am

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no rubber but plate and no grenade launcher or grenade sights
on the M- 59

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Post by volfandan » October 19th, 2007, 11:01 am

Trent,

I'm definitely not an expert, but it was my understanding that many 59's were reconfigured into the 59/66 in the 1960's. The 59 is basically a total Russian copy SKS. They reconfigured the 59's by putting the grenade launching muzzle attachment that looks like a flash-hider, a gas cut-off valve (to make the rifle single-shot to fire the grenades), and a flip up grenade sight on the gas tube. As you can see in the pics of mine, the 59 just looks like a plain old Russian SKS.....or like a Norinco, but without the blonde shellaced wood and with blade bayonet.

Here's a couple of shots of the 59/66. Notice the muzzle device for grenade launching, the flip up grenade sight, OH, and also a better buttpad --rubber, not metal.

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Post by carguy » October 19th, 2007, 7:13 pm

I wanted a 59 soooooo badly but couldn't come up with one affordably when I stumbled on my Norinco a couple of months ago. These are fun to shoot!!! I think my chinese version is shorter so I put the 1" rubber recoil pad on it to ease the pain and stretch the length.

I'm thinking of shooting it at my club's pumpkin shoot later in the month. With soft tip bullets it should shatter the pumpkins very nicely! Maybe I'll surprise everyone and use my little tiny MAS 36! Those 7.5x54 should drop a pumpkin at 50 yards don't you think!! ::)

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Post by volfandan » October 19th, 2007, 7:22 pm

As long as the pumpkins aren't fighting back.....the FRENCH MAS 36 should be OK

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Post by carguy » October 19th, 2007, 7:38 pm

OUCH! :'(

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Post by volfandan » October 20th, 2007, 2:29 am

we just pick on ya cause we love ya, man! ;D

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