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Title: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: running-man on June 14, 2015, 12:59:19 AM
I've been working on various parts of the non-Chinese surveys and got the Yugo import stamp stuff done today.  I figured I'd post it up here to show some of the different ones I've been able to find.  I honestly don't know what particular use these might serve, but maybe they can help someone decipher a poorly stamped specimen or something.  Click on any photo to enlarge it.

If you have a Yugo  import stamp that isn't shown here, post up a photo.  thumb1


Photos from various auction sites and internet postings are used under 17 U.S. Code 107, fair use, not for profit educational purposes.  If any of the photos in this post are yours and you explicitly do not want them shown, please contact me.
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: Phosphorus32 on June 14, 2015, 07:01:31 PM
Great info  thumb1

For someone late to the game, like myself, having the types of stamps encountered, progression of geographical changes of importers and historical framework of the methods used for the stamps is enlightening and valuable  clap1
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: running-man on August 12, 2015, 01:31:26 PM
Cleaned up some of the chatter off this thread and updated the main post.  We currently have an amazing 25 different Yugo stamps and I still need to put up the G10 stamp when I'm able to. 

If anyone has additional stamps we've missed, by all means, please post them up and I'll add them to the mix. 

-RM
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: SKhiSm 59-66A1 on August 12, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
I think American Arms was one, not long before the Mitchell imports, so mid-late 80's I guess and might have been the first to import YSKS. I've seen exactly one listing ever that mentioned them as the importer, but with no pic. One to watch for.
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: carls sks on August 12, 2015, 10:18:50 PM
good stuff, thanks.  thumb1
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: armedhippie on March 13, 2017, 02:08:54 AM

[/li]
[li]PW #1, PW Arms out of Redmond, Washington:
PW ARMS REDMOND WA 7.62x39 M59/66
Noticeably missing the "Inc."  Very similar to the KBI stamp now that I look at it.  M59/66 specific. Left side of the receiver. 
(http://sks-files.com/Pictures/Yugoslavian/import_stamps/PW_ARMS_REDMOND_WA.jpg)


RM, Was researching my latest "New to me" YUGO M59/66a1 ( BTW when researching the Import stamp, the very first thing google brought up was Your post and SKSfiles  thumb1 clap1) I think #20 P.W. import stamp may be this 1 with YUGO in the stamp as well. You'll see how different angles makes it disappear. 

(http://i.imgur.com/EngLqoG.jpg)

same YUGO just different angle ( didn't notice till I had 'em downloaded to my comp but I always try to take lots of pics just in case)
(http://i.imgur.com/5mJe6TG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bdDNGWX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gNnXn79.jpg)

Keep up the good work man  thumb1 Any Ideas on when this import stamp style Yugo's were imported? This puppy is chock full of cosmo still and pristine. I was thinking it was a newer import but now not so much. Been noticing a lot of P.W. imports lately, They seem to be a Big Player all across the milsurp board in Toks, Maks, Mosins and SKSs
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: running-man on March 13, 2017, 12:07:22 PM
Neat Hippie.  I think you're right about my pic having the Yugo but the angle just not showing it well.  The space between the x39 & M59 is just right for it to reside there.  I'd like to use your photo as the official photo for that stamp if you don't mind.

As for when imported, certainly prior to 2015.  The 2015 PW stamps were in the configuration of: PW ARMS REDMOND WA ZASTAVA M59/66 7.62 X 39 YUGO

I've got a later PW stamp that I just found that has different punctuation but the exact same layout, so I think that is a newer one (the 2015 from above came right out of the Classic unboxing when they first got these in in 2015, so I pretty much know it's pedigree)

I think I've got #20 and #21 in the wrong order.  It makes sense that #20 came later as all the later stamps are also all pin punched while #21 is engraved (and a bit roughly at that).

The ones with the Zastava are the ones's I'd assume to be the earliest stamps with the progression slowly moving to what is currently being stamped now.  Yugos first came in en masse ~2001 I believe.  Narrowing it down farther than that is a tough task I fear w/o being able to talk to someone at PW.

Good stuff Hippie, the Yugo boards don't get much lovin these days.  Need some good Yugo examples to pique people's interest!  chuckles1
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: running-man on March 13, 2017, 01:30:37 PM
Here's the latest PW Arms stamp I found the other day, it's very distinct from the 2015 stamp: P.W.ARMS.REDMOND.WA ZASTAVA.M59/66  7.62x39 YUGO

(http://sks-files.com/Pictures/Yugoslavian/import_stamps/PW_ARMS_REDMOND_WA5.jpg)

Was also planning on replacing #20 with this one of yours Hippie, let me know what you think:
(http://sks-files.com/Pictures/Yugoslavian/import_stamps//PW_ARMS_REDMOND_WA1.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: Greasemonkey on March 14, 2017, 12:24:12 AM
RM, Was researching my latest "New to me" YUGO M59/66a1 ( BTW when researching the Import stamp, the very first thing google brought up was Your post and SKSfiles  thumb1 clap1) I think #20 P.W. import stamp may be this 1 with YUGO in the stamp as well. You'll see how different angles makes it disappear. 

(http://i.imgur.com/EngLqoG.jpg)

same YUGO just different angle ( didn't notice till I had 'em downloaded to my comp but I always try to take lots of pics just in case)
(http://i.imgur.com/5mJe6TG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bdDNGWX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gNnXn79.jpg)

Keep up the good work man  thumb1 Any Ideas on when this import stamp style Yugo's were imported? This puppy is chock full of cosmo still and pristine. I was thinking it was a newer import but now not so much. Been noticing a lot of P.W. imports lately, They seem to be a Big Player all across the milsurp board in Toks, Maks, Mosins and SKSs

Hippie.. what kind of wood is that stock.. it don't look like the typical elm, seems like a totally different grain think1
Title: Re: List of Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 Importers
Post by: armedhippie on March 14, 2017, 01:40:22 AM
Go right ahead RM  thumb1 Any time anything I post can be of use/help, feel free man, Glad to help  thumb1 This Yugo has definitely re-piqued my interest. Hope to have some daylight hours by this weekend to get decent pics and post 'er up.


Hippie.. what kind of wood is that stock.. it don't look like the typical elm, seems like a totally different grain think1

Right? Its the first thing I noticed about it. It looked out of place to me. I'm used to the heavy large grain of your typical Yugo but this stock reminds me of my romanian M44's stock. It has the "fish scale" look to it in a few places and on the hand guard. All small short grains throughout. Its matching and still stuck to with cosmo, so definitely as imported. This Yugo is a 9.5 outta 10 on condition So sent fresh outta refurb or even ( I don't typically use the term "unissued" but who knows) Definitely not the regular elm so did Yugoslavia use other woods at any point? or sometimes replace with different at refurb?


( RM, I'll try and get it posted separately by this weekend)