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Poluatomaska Puska (PAP) M59 SKS Carbine
(Mfg in 1966 by Zavod Crevena Zastava in the former Yugoslavia)

Caliber: ........................ 7.62x39
Rifling & Twist: .............. 4 groove, right hand, 1:10 twist
Barrel Length: .............. 20.375 in
Overall Length: ............. 1021mm (40.2 in)
Weight: ........................ 3.85 Kg (8 lbs, 8 oz)
Magazine Capacity: ....... 10 rounds
Qty Mfg: ...................... 52,169 produced between 1961 and 1967

Source: .... The SKS Carbine by S. Kehaya an J. Poyer, ISBN 1-882391-14-4, Serbian and Yugoslav Mausers by B. Bogdanovic, ISBN 1-882391-35-7

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Rifle, right side view.

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Rifle, left side view.

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Serial number stamped into buttstock.

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Buttstock with trap door for cleaning kit.

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Receiver.  Note the receiver and bolt carrier are serial numbered alike.

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Handguard with vents.  Note the part number stamped into the handguard.  This practise was discontinued in late M59/66 SKS production.

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Note that early mag bodies on Yugo SKS production were stamped with a part number.

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Serial number neatly stencilled on the trigger group.

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Manufacturing inspection stamp in front of the rear sling swivel.

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milled lightening cut at the rear of the trigger group.

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Bayonet catch assembly.

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Note the bolt carrier has its part number engraved in the lightening cut.

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Rear sight base is manufactured identically to late Soviet production.

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Note the dish cut for the safety.

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Part number engraved on the back of the receiver dust cover.

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Action with bolt open.

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Bayonet extended.

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Front sight assembly.

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This rifle is privately owned in Canada where mags need to be limited to 5 rounds by law.  The most tasteful conversions are done by welding a small rod to the follower arm as it is not visible when the rifle is assembled.

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Note the part number on the takedown lever.

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Receiver parts after field stripping.

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Note bolt and bolt carrier are serial numbered matching.

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Cleaning kit.

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Cleaning kit contents.

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Base of gas piton is part numbered and has a yugo inspection inscription.

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Gas system field stripped.

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Rear sight assembly.

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i have one of these rifles, looks new and never fired or issued. it is still full of cosmoline on the inside (not the outside) it is a "C" prefix and i have had it for a very long time. just learning about it , very interesting weapon. it's the nicest and cleanest one i have ever seen.
James M. LaFoe, Tue, 19 Sep 2017 9:35AM
Just found this site--good job on the photos.  I served a tour in Bosnia as a weapons storage site inspector, and it's really great to see these old weapons still generate interest.  Since I redeployed, I collect them, currently have a M59/66, M48A, M24/47, AK built on M70AB2 parts kit, and M57, M88, M70 pistols. Also have an M59 SUB-gun parts kit, that I would love to figure out how to build a non-gun replica of.  Thanks for the informative site.
Shirley DeGroot, Sun, 10 Nov 2013 7:05AM
Excellent illustrations. Now I'll check out Swiss!
Wolfert, Fri, 20 May 2011 7:31AM
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