Yugoslavian Model 59/66A1 auto-loading rifle. Caliber 7.62x39mm (7.62x39mm Russian). Serial number 001952. Produced by Zastava Kragujevac (Red Banner) Ordnance Works and imported by MITCHELL ARMS INC. SANTA ANA, CA. Blued metal finish. Teakwood stock. Folding blade bayonet. Mint bore. All matching. Brand-new condition. Includes original technical manual (in English), cleaning rod, web sling, butt-stock cleaning kit, plastic oil bottle, and cleaning rope. No box. A rare and desirable rifle as only 200 were imported by Mitchell Arms in 1987. $995 plus $30 for shipping in the lower 48 states only (additional shipping charges to Alaska). No shipping to Hawaii. 3-day inspection privilege (shipping costs and return transfer fee are not refundable). Not for sale where prohibited by law. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure he or she is in compliance with their State, County, and City laws. Any extra costs incurred because of compliance issues will be the buyer’s responsibility.
The original M59/66 series was manufactured at the Red Banner Ordnance Works from 1967-1970 and was improved from the M59 series with features considered necessary for the militaries of the 1960s. These upgrades consisted of a NATO standard 22mm rifle grenade launcher fitted at the end of the barrel, an accompanying flip up rifle grenade launcher sight mounted on the front top of the barrel, a gas cutoff system to launch rifle grenades, a rubber recoil pad fitted to the butt to help absorb the additional recoil from launching rifle grenades, and front and rear flip up night sights with luminescent paint. In addition, the all milled parts have tolerances which are much tighter than other Soviet bloc made SKS rifles. Furthermore, Yugoslav actions are “beefier” because Yugoslavian cartridges are much “hotter” than other similar “East Bloc” ammunition and Yugoslavia’s manufacturing capacity was relatively limited, so each weapon had to be more durable.