Yugoslavian PAPM59/66A1 SKS 7.62×39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Spring Bayonet

SOLD FOR: $730


Make: Yugoslav Zastava

Model: SKS PAP M59/66A1

Serial Number: 0-613534

Year of Manufacture: 1966-1989

Caliber: 7.62 x 39mm

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Fixed Magazine that swivels for easy cleaning.

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked with 0-613534”. The fixed magazine is marked “613634” on the left side.  Rear of the receiver is marked “613534”.  The stock is marked “613634” matching the receiver. The trigger guard is marked, “613634”.  There is a “1” stamped behind the rear of the trigger guard. The grenade ladder sight is marked “240 150 175 100 110 50 T K”.  There are some proof marks on the barrel.   The right side of the BCG is marked “0-00.022”  The top of the bolt is marked “613634”.  The inside of the rear sight is marked, “27986”

Barrel Length: Approximately 20 inches with 22mm grenade launcher muzzle device. Combined 24”.

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

Stock Configuration & Condition: This is a two piece wood stock with rubber butt pad with trap door for its cleaning kit and a cutout for the attached folding bayonet.  The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about 90% overall condition.  The wood stock has minor nicks and scratches throughout the surface but nothing out of the ordinary for an SKS of its nature. (See Photos) This rifle has the flip up phosphorescent tritium night sight with the tritium depleted due to age but still holds the dot.

Type of Finish: Blued, Phosphate

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear.   This rifle is in Fine overall condition for a C&R SKS. There are some light scratches throughout.  There are no signs of rusting.  Please see our photos for a better understanding of the overall 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: Attached spring bayonet, Cleaning kit in buttstock.

Our Assessment: The Yugo SKS 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 M59/66 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.

Overall, the Yugo SKS is a unique and interesting piece of firearms history that has stood the test of time and remains popular with collectors and shooters today.

This is a great example of a commercially imported SKS 59/66A1.  This SKS boasts an attached 10-round internal box magazine that is loaded in place with stripper clips and hinges at its front so it can be opened to safely unload the rifle or for cleaning.  The rifle is in nice shape with a strong bore and nice metal finish that looks great set in the reddish-blonde beech wood.  There is one thing that is certain – SKS’s are becoming more and more popular in today’s market.  The SKS is one of the top trending firearms today because of the rich multinational history that it and only a few other licensed designs can deliver. After WW2 the design was sold to many Soviet Union allies and the basic SKS model was given minor tweaks by many different countries to create the vast SKS market that we see today.  The SKS of today range in many different assemblies as unique as their originating countries are.  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!

Yugoslavian PAPM59/66A1 SKS 7.62x39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Spring Bayonet
Yugoslavian PAPM59/66A1 SKS 7.62×39 20” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Spring Bayonet