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.
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.
|Gun Model||SKS Rifle|
|Manufacture Status||Original Item|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
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