Yugoslavian SKS Barrel

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Buying a new rifle is always gratifying. There are no two ways about it. But what is even better than buying a new rifle is purchasing each component and taking the time to assemble it on your own. I have said it before, and I will probably say it a few more times, but there is just a bit more satisfaction in firing a rifle that is truly your own. Just take care to avoid mistakes and pray it does not blow up in your face a la Elmer Fudd. Granted, his misfortunes were due in great part to the misdeeds of Bugs Bunny, who seemed to take great pleasure in obstructing Fudd’s shotgun barrel with his finger or a carrot.

Recently, I built my first AR-15. If you want to get technical and make me feel bad, I did not build the entire rifle, as I used a complete upper less a bolt carrier group and charging handle. So while I did assemble some components, I could have taken it a step further. Since it was my first build I just wanted to get my feet wet. But surely a grizzled veteran such as yourself is ready to take that next step and build everything from the ground up. Intrigued? Read on.

Keepshooting.com is ready to get you started on your way to building your very own Yugoslavian SKS. You heard right, the rifle that served to put the dreaded Mosin-Nagant out of commission and set the stage for the iconic AK-47 is ready and waiting to be built. What better way to begin than with an original factory Yugoslavian SKS barrel dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. These Yugoslavian SKS barrels are in the white but have been stored in corrosion-resistant paper since their manufacture, ensuring a product free from corrosion and pitting.

With our new Yugoslavian SKS barrel and the SKS trigger group, you can drop whatever project you were working on and get started on an SKS. Grab yours today for $79.95.


Yugoslavian SKS Barrel - Original Factory Barrel for the Yugoslavian SKS M59/66

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The Mosin Nagant is a bolt-action military rifle dating back to the late 1800s. It was designed in 1891 and remained in service with the Russian military for over half a century. I am not a fan. It was not until the closing years of World War II that Russia decided to put an end to production of the Mosin-Nagant in favor of a new rifle chambered for their 7.62x39mm cartridge, which was developed in 1943. That rifle was the SKS, also known as the Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, or “self-loading carbine system by Simonov,” named after its designer Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. It was a marked improvement over the Mosin-Nagant.

The standard SKS is a semi-automatic rifle with a gas-operated short-stroke piston system. It also features a top-loaded, 10-round internal magazine that is best loaded using stripper clips. As noted, it was designed to fire the 7.62x39mm cartridge. The thinking behind the replacement of the Mosin-Nagant was as follows. In addition to being long, heavy, bolt-action rifles, the Mosin-Nagant was designed to fire the 7.62x54R cartridge. This cartridge is a superb cartridge for firearms designed with an effective range in excess of 2000m. However, in the Mosin-Nagant, it caused excess recoil. Coupled with the fact that most military firefights take place within a much shorter range, the decision was made to pursue a new firearm designed to fire a less powerful cartridge. Though it was only in service briefly, it was replaced by a worthy firearm – the iconic AK-47. Today, the SKS is one of the most popular firearms on the surplus market.

Rather than buying a complete SKS on the civilian surplus market, take this opportunity to build your own – start with our Yugoslavian SKS barrel. As noted, this barrel is an original factory SKS barrel for the M59/66 produced in the 1960s and 1970s. The barrel measures 22 inches in overall length and may or may not include a chrome-lined bore. Prior to 1970, Yugoslavia had the means to produce chrome and nickel but no method to apply the material to the bore of a rifle. It was not until after 1970 that the Kragujevac factory began production of chrome-lined barrels for the SKS. Regardless, these barrels have been stored in corrosion-resistant paper and are free from corrosion and pitting. However, this does mean that they will need to be thoroughly cleaned and sand blasted prior to applying a finish and mounting. Additionally, this barrel has not had a gas port drilled into it. Typically, that is completed after the installation of the barrel. As I said, this project will truly be a build from the ground on. Finally, you will notice a threaded end on the barrel for the attachment of a 22mm grenade launcher and other muzzle devices.

Whether you are building an SKS or need a replacement barrel, the Yugoslavian SKS barrel is sure to serve you well for years to come.

Brand No
Application SKS Rifle
Construction Steel
Condition Factory New
Manufacture Status Original Item
Returns Accepted Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used