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Old 03-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default "Range Grade" Yugo 59-66s At DSA For $299

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Loss of finish, scratching, and slight rusting on metal parts, excessive Cosmoline, stocks will have field use wear and may have trench or "field" art engraved on them.
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Reminds me that I have one to drag to the next gun show.
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Reminds me I need to put my C&R FFL to good use.
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post pics if somebody in the thread buys one.
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Hell Yes.

I'd buy one for $299, if it's carved or stickerd.
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They don't mention bore condition...
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Picked mine up Friday
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Only if my new job had me working sooner id be buying one. : /
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Tempting, for me its worth it just to spend the evening with a sixer cleaning up the cosmoline, and bring an old beauty back to life.
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Mine arrived yesterday. Nice patina on the metal. Very discreet import mark. The stock has lots of carving and whittling.
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Mine arrived yesterday. Nice patina on the metal. Very discreet import mark. The stock has lots of carving and whittling.
Nice. How about posting a pic
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Picked mine up Friday
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Picked mine up Friday
Looks pretty nice for the price.
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Picked mine out in person today, from what I saw most were in decent shape with good bluing.

A few had trench art, and they were all fucking packed full of cosmoline.
Crates were marked Turkish import.

For an extra $130 you could get a 'select' grade one that was already cleaned.
I'll have pics when I pick it up in a few days.
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Picked mine out in person today, from what I saw most were in decent shape with good bluing.

A few had trench art, and they were all fucking packed full of cosmoline.
Crates were marked Turkish import.

For an extra $130 you could get a 'select' grade one that was already cleaned.
I'll have pics when I pick it up in a few days.
Did they have a lot left still?

Don't forget to post pics
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Here's a few shots of mine.
Numbers match, but missing a few odds n' ends.

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I'm really digging the "art", I'd guess this one did some time in Bosnia or Croatia by the looks of it. Oddly enough, the stock appears to be covered in shellac, as lacquer thinner wont touch it, but aircraft stripper does. To my knowledge I thought these were finished in BLO, any insight into that?
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Here's a few shots of mine.
Numbers match, but missing a few odds n' ends.

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I'm really digging the "art", I'd guess this one did some time in Bosnia or Croatia by the looks of it. Oddly enough, the stock appears to be covered in shellac, as lacquer thinner wont touch it, but aircraft stripper does. To my knowledge I thought these were finished in BLO, any insight into that?
That stock looks awesome as is. Why are you trying to strip it?
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Fired mine last week has a huge gas leak , bolt cycles back half inch to a inch tops , won't fire semi auto or extract round. Gas setting is on semi , pulled gas plug and was severely corroded. Replaced gas plug and had DSA test fire it , same thing. Gonna try to mess with the gas tube to seal it up.

Anyone that bought one I would test fire it asap

DSA wouldn't take it back or swap it out ( understandable since it is surplus ) just sucks being stuck with a non functioning rifle.
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Fired mine last week has a huge gas leak , bolt cycles back half inch to a inch tops , won't fire semi auto or extract round. Gas setting is on semi , pulled gas plug and was severely corroded. Replaced gas plug and had DSA test fire it , same thing. Gonna try to mess with the gas tube to seal it up.

Anyone that bought one I would test fire it asap

DSA wouldn't take it back or swap it out ( understandable since it is surplus ) just sucks being stuck with a non functioning rifle.
That sucks. I wonder if a new gas valve or a NOS gas valve would fix the problem.

I had one so corroded one time it wouldn't budge. After many soakings with penetrating oil (and a lot of anger) I got it free. The valve was beyond saving, but the gas block was good after some serious scrubbing. Replaced the valve with a stainless steel one from Murrays and the Yugo ran like a champ.
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Fired mine last week has a huge gas leak , bolt cycles back half inch to a inch tops , won't fire semi auto or extract round. Gas setting is on semi , pulled gas plug and was severely corroded. Replaced gas plug and had DSA test fire it , same thing. Gonna try to mess with the gas tube to seal it up.

Anyone that bought one I would test fire it asap

DSA wouldn't take it back or swap it out ( understandable since it is surplus ) just sucks being stuck with a non functioning rifle.
Im not familiar with the gas shut off on the 59/66. But there may be other possible causes for short cycling that dont include excessive gas leak.

Corrosion of the pistion head or in the tube could be worthy of inspection before you spend money on new parts.

Also incorrectly installed recoil spring.

Among other possible causes.

Good luck.

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Fired mine last week has a huge gas leak , bolt cycles back half inch to a inch tops , won't fire semi auto or extract round. Gas setting is on semi , pulled gas plug and was severely corroded. Replaced gas plug and had DSA test fire it , same thing. Gonna try to mess with the gas tube to seal it up.

Anyone that bought one I would test fire it asap

DSA wouldn't take it back or swap it out ( understandable since it is surplus ) just sucks being stuck with a non functioning rifle.

CNCwarrior and others have replacement valves. CNC's are $15.99

https://www.cncwarrior.com/59-66-Yug...ve-p/20852.htm

https://murraysguns.com/product/yugo...eel-gas-valve/

Gas system corrosion is a notorious problem with the Yugo SKSs, with the valve being the usual culprit. Hence there are a lot of folks selling replacements. Also a number of good "trouble shooting vids" out there on the issue.
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I have a battlefield pickup stock engraved in Cyrillic and Slovak. Serbian cross and everything. Just need a beatup rifle if any of y'all not happy with these.
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Replaced the gas valve with a CNC , still doesn't cycle

Trying to find a replacement yugo gas tube is damm near impossible lol , still looking.

The actual gas block seems to be in ok shape , very minor pitting.
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I'm really digging the "art", I'd guess this one did some time in Bosnia or Croatia by the looks of it. Oddly enough, the stock appears to be covered in shellac, as lacquer thinner wont touch it, but aircraft stripper does. To my knowledge I thought these were finished in BLO, any insight into that?
Croatian/Serb muzzie, aloe snackbar, carved.

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Replaced the gas valve with a CNC , still doesn't cycle

Trying to find a replacement yugo gas tube is damm near impossible lol , still looking.

The actual gas block seems to be in ok shape , very minor pitting.
Have you performed a gravity-vacuum test on the gas-tube and piston assembly?

Also corrosion on the piston head and/or in the first inch of the piston tube is a very common cause of insufficient recoil. This corrosion can be removed with super fine sand paper or quadruple aught steel wool and a drill. This could save you time and money looking for parts you aren't even sure you need yet.

Also is the Recoil spring correctly oriented? (Curly end forward)

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Have you performed a gravity-vacuum test on the gas-tube and piston assembly?

Also corrosion on the piston head and/or in the first inch of the piston tube is a very common cause of insufficient recoil. This corrosion can be removed with super fine sand paper or quadruple aught steel wool and a drill. This could save you time and money looking for parts you aren't even sure you need yet.

Also is the Recoil spring correctly oriented? (Curly end forward)
Yep recoil spring curly end first , checked that first thing.

Failed the vacuum test
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why spend the money on a used weapon when you can get brand new unissued with storage marks for $400???

http://www.southernohiogun.com/galle...62x39-cal.html
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why spend the money on a used weapon when you can get brand new unissued with storage marks for $400???

http://www.southernohiogun.com/galle...62x39-cal.html
Because they're not $400, they're $419 plus a credit card fee and unknown shipping charges?
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I bought an unissued Yugo 59/66A1 SKS years ago, and while messy in cosmo, it is among my very favorite rifles, and the last I would ever sell. That said, being the Yugo SKSs were used in their civil war, and using M67, some may not have been cleaned or stored properly after the conflict, I would be very hesitant to buy a used or rough Yugo SKS. But, I WOULD spend the extra to get a good unissued one. If your SKS is leaking, and having cycling issues, there is a slightly oversized gas valve made. I "think" made by Murray's? Many people don't like all the added weight of the grenade launcher, night sights, etc, but I don't plan on carrying mine into battle, so the weight is a moot point. It is going from the car to the bench, and will rest on a sandbag, so not an issue for myself. I like the extra stuff the Yugo has, and I don't shoot corrosive ammo thru mine, so the lack of chrome is not an issue for me. For me, it is a fun range gun, and I love the Yugo SKS.
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Fired mine last week has a huge gas leak , bolt cycles back half inch to a inch tops , won't fire semi auto or extract round. Gas setting is on semi , pulled gas plug and was severely corroded. Replaced gas plug and had DSA test fire it , same thing. Gonna try to mess with the gas tube to seal it up.

Anyone that bought one I would test fire it asap

DSA wouldn't take it back or swap it out ( understandable since it is surplus ) just sucks being stuck with a non functioning rifle.
There's a bubba fix out there where you make a ring from steel wire that fits between the gas block and tube. Might be worth looking into.
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Yep recoil spring curly end first , checked that first thing.

Failed the vacuum test

Failed the vaccum test how?
Dit it:
1) fall fast without any resistance from the vaccum created by your thumb?
OR
2) Piston did not fall at all?

If it's #2 than your probelm is likely corrosion in the tube or on the piston head. OR both. This can be very easily corrected with materials you likely already have.

There's great video on this specific sks issue on youtube. I'll try and find the link and post it here.

update: here's the link. Covers a lot of troubleshooting for the sks gas system as well as the gravity vaccum check and how to address corrosion on the piston head and in the piston tube.

https://youtu.be/Ba7Foczx-U4
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I see a lot of yugo sks with grenade launcher or de-milled launchers. Are the non launcher versions more rare?
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I see a lot of yugo sks with grenade launcher or de-milled launchers. Are the non launcher versions more rare?
If you mean the Yugo M59's, Yes. They are rarer--only about 40K made before they were replaced by the 59/66.

Some of the 59/66's have had the grenade launchers removed in order to cover the legal hurdles in certain states-- like california.
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