Saturday, December 22, 2012

Yugoslavian SKS 7.62x39

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SKS Carbine from the collections of Armémuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
TypeSemi-automatic rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In serviceSee Users
Production history
DesignerSergei Gavrilovich Simonov
Number built15,000,000[1]
VariantsChinese Type 56; Yugoslavian PAP; Romanian SKS; Albanian SKS; East German SKS; (North) Vietnamese SKS; North Korean SKS
Weight3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz).[2]
Length1,020 millimetres (40 in),.[2] M59/66 length 1,117 millimetres (44.0 in)
Barrel length520 millimetres (20 in),.[2] M59/66 558.8 millimetres (22.00 in).

ActionShort stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
Rate of fireSemi-automatic 35–40 (rd/min).[2]
Muzzle velocity735 m/s (2,411 ft/s).[2]
Effective range400 metres (440 yd).[2]
Feed system10 round stripper clip-fed or individual round loading.[2]
SightsHooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight graduated from 100 to 1,000 meters.[2]

         The Yugo was my first assault  weapon. Over the years I've replaced the old wood stock for a new Tapco stock.The Yugo is a fun weapon to shoot. 7.62x39 is a very inexpensive ammo to shoot you can pick up a box for about 5 bucks(20 rounds) The first picture you will see is what the Yugo used to look like when I first got it.Then next three pictures is what it looks like now with the Tapco stock and the BSA Red Dot Scope. The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic rifle chambered for the 7.62x39mm round,designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov .The SKS is a gas-operated weapon that has a spring rod and gas piston rod that work the action locking system. During the time when there was a ban on assault weapons they were disassembled.When the ban was lifted they were put back together, but matching serial numbers really didn't happen So having an SKS or an AK with all matching serial numbers has more value.                                

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