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    Default Found the answer to the Brass Croatian Coat of Arms in 59/66's

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    Ok I made contact with a Bayonet collector in Croatia who has forwarded photos and a description of the Brass Croatian Coat of Arms and it's use!
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    These SKS 59/66 standard rifle are loaded with the Brass Plates and used by the Ceremonial Battalion of the Croatian President (Cermony Protection Battalion)! He also noted that this is the first time he has heard of a Croation Ceremonial Rifle in the USA!
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    Wow, very exciting stuff for me! Congrats on finding out what it is!

    Now I wonder how the heck it got imported. Guns like that could be kept for years and years in ceremonial use. And I wonder what year the Battalion came into existence? And how many other Yugo guns have come out of Croatia?

    And if you find another... I want it

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    That is a neat find, research pays off
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    Found this one at Wikipedia! There are more of these here! Quanity unknown, and I don't know what the cost will be! May be a while before he releases them! If I hear something I'll post it in this forum! Everyone have a great day!
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    very interesting another one i need

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    i need one also

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    Gosh, that's a neat variation....another one for me, as well, Howie..
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    FYI... More update info from my contact in Croatia, check out this link http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%C4%D...%A1titna_bojna
    Some interesting stuff...oh yea, you'll have to go to goggle to translate...
    Later
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    the link doesn't show correcttly will try again http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%C4%8...%A1titna_bojna Hope it works this time sorry about the other
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    that's one of the coolese things I've seen in a while! would love to have one!

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    Looks like a SKS with a little Croat crest. Big deal. Dont see how its the coolest thing ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Looks like a SKS with a little Croat crest. Big deal. Dont see how its the coolest thing ever seen

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    There are many old sayings, and even a Bible passage (Matthew 13:13), about "looking" but not "seeing". It's a shame that you can't see how special and rare a rifle this is. To those of us who collect the SKS it's a newly found and very desirable variant.
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    Just from looking at the pics im not finding anything different besides the crest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Just from looking at the pics im not finding anything different besides the crest.

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    ok i guess a ceremonial battalion rifle (honor guard) of the president isn't anything different.

    to the OP, cool rifle

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