Yugo Zastava PAP M59/66 A1 SKS 7.62×39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Grenade Launcher

SOLD FOR: $757.55

WOA#: WY230511FB001

Make: Yugoslav Zastava

Model: SKS 59/66A1

Serial Number: J-364907

Year of Manufacture: Post 1966-1989

Caliber: 7.62 x 39mm

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Hinged Magazine.

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked “J-364907”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “MDL 59/66 YUGO 7.62X39 / C.A.I. GEORGIA VT.”.  The left side of the hinged magazine is marked “364907”.  Bottom of the trigger guard, top of the bolt, rear of the receiver, and the left side of the buttstock are marked with matching serials to the receiver as well. The bottom of the magazine is marked “SL-4-00 000”.  The front of the trigger guard is marked “S-00001”.  Just in front of the trigger is marked “79240”.  The takedown lever on the rear of the receiver is marked “S 103100”.  The right side of the bolt in front of the charging handle is marked “38”.  The bottom of the rear sight is marked “79240” in electric pencil.  The right side of the bolt is marked “0-00022”.

Barrel Length:  Approximately 22”.  24” with grenade launcher attachment.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable, hooded post with flip up tritium night sight. The rear sight is a “U” notched sliding sight escalator marked from “1 – 10” and “I” and has a flip up tritium night sight.  The tritium is depleted.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  This is a two piece wood stock with traditional pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivel, rubber butt pad, trap door for storage compartment (Cleaning Kit Included), hinged magazine, finger groovees, and cut out for the attached folding bayonet.  The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There is minimal handling wear, some light staining.  There are no chips or cracks.  This rifle has the flip up phosphorescent tritium night sights (Depleted).   Has its spring blade bayonet.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no visible corrosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 98% of its original metal finish. There are some light scratches on the receiver and barrel but most prominently on the magazine.   The bolt and bayonet show no corrosion.  Overall this rifle rates in Excellent Condition as C&R.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: none.

Our Assessment:  The Yugo PAP M59/66A1 is a version of the Russian SKS (Samozaryadny Karabin sistemy Simonova) rifle that was produced in Yugoslavia. The SKS was designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov in the early 1940s and was produced in the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1958. The SKS was then produced in a number of other countries, including China, Romania, Albania, and Yugoslavia.

The Yugoslavian version of the SKS, known as the M59/66, was produced from 1966 to 1972. It was chambered in 7.62x39mm and had a number of differences from the original Russian SKS, including a grenade launcher sight, a folding bayonet, and a grenade launcher. It was also equipped with a longer, more durable barrel and a modified gas system.  The M59/66A1 is a unique configuration with iconic phosphorescent tritium night sights that differentiates this rifle from most SKS’s on the market.

The M59/66 was used by the Yugoslav People’s Army and was also exported to a number of other countries. In the 1980s, a number of these rifles were imported into the United States and became popular with collectors and shooters due to their low cost and reliable design.

This particular Yugoslavian SKS PAPM59/66A1 is a great find for anyone at entry level shooting or for anyone looking to build that rich collection of firearms.  So add this reliable classic to your collection today!

Yugo Zastava PAP M59/66 A1 SKS 7.62x39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Grenade Launcher
Yugo Zastava PAP M59/66 A1 SKS 7.62×39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Grenade Launcher