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    Default SKS Identity marks

    I just bought a Yugo SKS from a private party. This is the first SKS that I have owned and I have some questions about some of the markings. Maybe some of you can clarify them for me.
    1- The barrel is marked Cherry's GSO NC I assume the importer?
    2- On the same line it is also marked Zastava FRY M5966 7.62X39. What is the Zastava FRY mean?
    3-The side of the bolt is marked 0-00.022. What does this mean?
    4- It is obvious that the gun has been to the arsenal for a redo since the stock is marked with one serial number that has been almost sanded off and replaced with another that matches the receiver, bolt and dust cover.
    Hope you can help.
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    Last edited by ij70; 02-04-2009 at 01:27 AM.

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    1. Correct, Cherry's was the importer.

    2. Zastava is the name of the Yugoslavian arms factory that produced their SKS's. They're located in Serbia and still in business. The FRY I haven't a clue about. Has some meaning to Cherry's I guess.

    3. The 0-00.022 type of numbers are commonly found on refurbished Yugo SKS's. I'm not sure if a specific meaning has ever been found for them. IIRC they're "thought" to be some sort of inventory control numbers.

    4. You already figured 4 out. It's been rebuilt at least once.

    Post some pics. I and many others here always love to see pics of SKS's.
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    Observation #4

    At least your stock got sanded... mine just had a "7" stamped over an "8" to make the serials match!

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    Thumbs up Thanks

    Every time I've asked a question of this board you've come up with the answers. Thanks for the input.:D
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    ij70 gave me a lead to the Zastava website that is really interesting. If you haven't seen the history of this company, and are interested, try
    http://www.zastava-arms.co.yu/english/zastava.htm
    Don't know why that didn't set up as a link!
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    Default FRY

    FRY = Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a name that didn't last very long back in the 1990s.

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    Default yugo markings

    several sets of numbers can be found on the Yugo sks

    assembly numbers are electric pencil marked on metal parts(the parts like receiver, bolt, barrel, etc that are fitted and gaged to the assembly) and lead pencil marked on wood parts (stock at trigger cut) These will not match the serial number which is assigned after it is built. the 3rd set of numbers are part numbers and look like Nato part numbers some early guns do not have them but most all rebuilt and late guns do.

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    I have had my sks for 3 years and I have some questions about its numbers.I will start from the numbers on the barrel it reads as such MDL. 59/66 YUGO 7.62X39 C.A.I. GEORGIA VT. All numbers match as(605719)save for 1 on trigger assembly which reads 20183 the only other difference is on tho left side of the bolt assembly as 0-605719 I am at a loss I thought yugo sks was zastava?


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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    I have had my sks for 3 years and I have some questions about its numbers.I will start from the numbers on the barrel it reads as such MDL. 59/66 YUGO 7.62X39 C.A.I. GEORGIA VT. All numbers match as(605719)save for 1 on trigger assembly which reads 20183 the only other difference is on tho left side of the bolt assembly as 0-605719 I am at a loss I thought yugo sks was zastava?


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    You have SKS Model 1959-1966 made by factory called Crvena Zastava (translated Red Flag or Red Banner), this factory located in country called Yugoslavia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ij70 View Post
    You have SKS Model 1959-1966 made by factory called Crvena Zastava (translated Red Flag or Red Banner), this factory located in country called Yugoslavia.




    So all yugoslavian sks are zastava thanks.:D

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    haha i am very negligent in my history of yugoslavian firearms and you have bested me on that. you seem to have very large knowledge of your weapons and i appreciate your cocky help ij70


    i hope you dont mind my uneducated questions in the future thanks for the yugo info
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    I do have one more dumbass question for you ij70 if you dont mind.
    I noticed that my sks also varies from the zastava photos of sks my mussel break is different are they interchangeable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    I do have one more dumbass question for you ij70 if you dont mind.
    I noticed that my sks also varies from the zastava photos of sks my mussel break is different are they interchangeable?
    Different how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ij70 View Post
    Different how?

    mine has a series of twelve holes three top,right,left,bottom the pics i see they are solid and appear ribbed
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    Actually, all owners of M59's and M59/66's own "No"goslavian SKS's.

    So Zastava Factory issues are what we've got!

    No such country as Yugoslavia anymore!
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...lkans-map1.jpg


    Remember the throwaway car called the Yugo? It was a "No"go too!

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    this web site is great the people here have bestowed more knowledge in 3 questions than all the wanna be gun nuts at gun shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    Actually, all owners of M59's and M59/66's own "No"goslavian SKS's.

    So Zastava Factory issues are what we've got!

    No such country as Yugoslavia anymore!
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...lkans-map1.jpg


    Remember the throwaway car called the Yugo? It was a "No"go too!
    When the SKS was made, it was made in Yugoslavia, that makes it Yugoslavian SKS M59/66. And there is no Springfield M1903, they are all really M1906.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    mine has a series of twelve holes three top,right,left,bottom the pics i see they are solid and appear ribbed
    When Yugo SKS arrived, people observed some variation in grenade launchers used on these rifles. If anyone is collecting Yugo SKS, maybe they took notes and can tell you other versions of grenade launchers used on Yugo SKS.

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    I believe there were three factory variations of the grenade launcher noted. Also century put a sleeve or something a ones going to California. Withergyld had a great site that showed the differences, but it hasn't been up for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    mine has a series of twelve holes three top,right,left,bottom the pics i see they are solid and appear ribbed
    Like this? Rick's after market muzzle brake. Added by Century so the SKS can be sold in California. CA doesn't want you firing rifle grenades!


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    yes just like that so with that muzzle break it renders the grenade function useless?:

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    Well, they take the grenade launcher off and replace it with the muzzle brake. Both of the devices are threaded. The launcher has a pin holding it on, and the brake is welded once it is screwed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    yes just like that so with that muzzle break it renders the grenade function useless?:
    I am guessing you are from PRC?

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    I don't know why CA doesn't allow it on there, grenades are illegal anyway! If you don't have grenades, you can't shoot them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirCommando View Post
    Well, they take the grenade launcher off and replace it with the muzzle brake. Both of the devices are threaded. The launcher has a pin holding it on, and the brake is welded once it is screwed on.

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    ahh i see

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    Quote Originally Posted by ij70 View Post
    I am guessing you are from PRC?







    Peoples Republic Of China:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by zastavalove View Post
    Peoples Republic Of China:D
    Don't you mean California.

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    Are there any other differences in the yugo sks as they were intergrated into the west?
    Last edited by zastavalove; 03-28-2009 at 08:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ij70 View Post
    Don't you mean California.






    hahaha just messing around with you man i am from the mid-west

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    does any one know about the hk 416 civ model417?

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