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Old 10-05-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Yugo SKS 59/66 w/ Launcher

Doing research on SKS rifles, and I've found that Yugo SKSes are quite common to find in what looks like very good condition, however, most of them are 59/66 with the grenade launcher fitting.

I have read that the launcher fitting can leak, causing detrimental malfunction of the rifle. How pertinent is this issue, is it common, and is it easy or a hard thing to solve/fix? How would you fix the leak issue? Would the risk of the GL attachment leaking outweigh buying a very well maintained Yugo SKS? Thanks for any replies.

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I've had my M59/66A1 since May and she's in decent shape. I shot about 60 rounds through her on Memorial Day with no problems. But I have to say, I've never heard of the grenade launcher malfunctioning. I've heard of the cut off switch on the gas tube leaking. That can be a problem if yours is corroded. Mine was, I couldn't budge it. After a week in some Aero Kroil and some slight help with some pliers I turned it and pulled it out. I then scrubbed some burrs off and oiled it, still was REALLY hard to turn. Then I took my Dremel with the sandpaper wheel attachment and sanded off ever so slightly the black, pitted corroded layer. Turns like a charm now with no gas leak.

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Anybody know about these Yugos?

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I have owned one for a couple of years now. I have put a couple a hundred rounds through her without incident. Just make sure that all the components move as they are supposed to and you should be fine.

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It's the cut off switch for the launcher that can cause an issue. As others have already said though make sure everything moves like it should and is free of unnecessary debris and they are god to go.
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I don't like the launcher look, but you can get a golf ball launcher attachment for it.

http://www.bloomautomatic.com/index_files/gbl.htm


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I don't like the launcher look, but you can get a golf ball launcher attachment for it.

http://www.bloomautomatic.com/index_files/gbl.htm


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Lol that's a funny one
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Lol that's a funny one
Not usually approved for tournament play, but measure an SKS against a golf bag sometimes. All you would need is a fuzzy cover for the barrel.
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I don't like the launcher look, but you can get a golf ball launcher attachment for it.

http://www.bloomautomatic.com/index_files/gbl.htm


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Man that is pretty cool.
I've had to launch my golf balls the old fashioned way by shooting at
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Man a golf ball will really fly you hit them jut under center with a 9mm at 50 yds...heh
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