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Title: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 22, 2019, 09:11:31 AM
I had to post this one. A friend of mine was at a "mom and pop" gun store about an hour away and he called me when he left. He knew I was (fond) of the SKS's and he said there was an SKS on the rack with some cosmoline on it but he didn't know what it was. So I called the store and the old fella answered, I asked about the SKS and all he said was, "the tag say's Zastava M59"
and I don't know much about these, It's on consignment and my wife took it in a few months ago. I asked him if it had a grenade launcher on it? And the next quote was "Hell no", why would it have that?  rofl. So now I'm LMAO and said I'll be right up. Behold, a Yugo M59 before my eyes, with cosmoline on it.  So we talked and the price was $450.00 and after we talked more I told him I was retired military and he served in Korea, so after hitting it off I walked out of there with it for $365.00.  I hope this don't get me the coveted "you suck" award, but if it does I understand.  Pics are not great, it's cloudy but the stock and everything is in very nice shape.  My only flaw I see is someone mis-marked the trigger guard by 1 number, other than that everything matches.   Enjoy the pics! 
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Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: carls sks on November 22, 2019, 09:20:17 AM
I'm so jealous of you Dave  bat1, that is a beauty.  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: astronut on November 22, 2019, 09:33:18 AM
Nice score!  You done good!   thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Phosphorus32 on November 22, 2019, 10:52:48 AM
Nice score!  You done good!   thumb1

Very nice! $450 was s good price, $365 is astonishing!
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Bacarnal on November 22, 2019, 11:27:52 AM
Spectacular find, Welder!  Knowing nothing about Yugo's, I'd say that you made a great score!  Clean almost new rifle, sweet!
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Larry D. on November 22, 2019, 11:37:37 AM
Nice!
That black blade is sexy.....
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on November 22, 2019, 11:43:00 AM
Yeah.. I'll say it. you win todays "you suck" award   chuckles1   It's not a bad award by any means...wear it as a badge of honor. thumb1

Mismarked trigger be dammed... I'd over look that..stress during refurb caused an error, and I cant see it when shooting it...it's all good in my book.


365 for a really....really nice M59 drool2 is pretty much unheard of these days........ the 450 and up is the norm.  And being on consignment to boot....if one around here is put on consignment..they will not budge on price. nea1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 22, 2019, 12:05:05 PM
Thanks all, I'll clean her up with mineral spirits in the next day or so, it's raining here,  I don't want to disassemble it now.   My shop is a mess and I'll do it on a better day and get a couple better pics after cleaning.  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: echo1 on November 22, 2019, 12:59:59 PM
You scored pretty hard. GOOD GOING. PAX
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: running-man on November 22, 2019, 02:40:15 PM
I’ll echo everything already said. You did extremely well.  thumb1

That trigger group may have been swapped with the group from the gun ten spots away too.  Many of these were crated in sequential order 10-20 at a time and it’s not unthinkable that more than one gun was apart and the wrong hardware managed to get installed back on this one.  Numbers on a yugo don’t deserve the same consideration with respect to price as they do on say a Russian SKS45 in my book.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Bob_The_Student on November 22, 2019, 03:21:01 PM
I'll just say.... clap1 clap1 clap1 clap1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Direct Connection on November 22, 2019, 10:48:51 PM
Beautiful !  We used to see posts like this every other week. Now if we see one every other month were lucky. You scored ! These things are becoming a hard to find item these days.Especially in that shape and price.  Go donate to wounded warriors or your favorite charity to keep the karma going rofl2 chuckles1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Loose}{Cannon on November 23, 2019, 01:41:23 AM
Very nice specimen...  Are there any numbers on the side of the inner magazine when you drop the outer?  Does it match the trigger housing number?
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 23, 2019, 07:31:29 AM
Very nice specimen...  Are there any numbers on the side of the inner magazine when you drop the outer?  Does it match the trigger housing number?
Yes, but it doesn't match the trigger.  It appears to be 3 digits, 681 or 687.  It's electro-pencil.   I didn't see that before!
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 23, 2019, 07:35:16 AM
Beautiful !  We used to see posts like this every other week. Now if we see one every other month were lucky. You scored ! These things are becoming a hard to find item these days.Especially in that shape and price.  Go donate to wounded warriors or your favorite charity to keep the karma going rofl2 chuckles1
I give to "Shriners" childrens hospital and St. Judes every month!  I'm a "Life" member of the D.A.V. and pay to them as well yearly!!!  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Phosphorus32 on November 23, 2019, 08:47:53 AM
Very nice specimen...  Are there any numbers on the side of the inner magazine when you drop the outer?  Does it match the trigger housing number?
Yes, but it doesn't match the trigger.  It appears to be 3 digits, 681 or 687.  It's electro-pencil.   I didn't see that before!

Those are the “assembly numbers”. They should also match each other, except, of course, on your mismatched trigger group.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 23, 2019, 09:42:24 AM
Very nice specimen...  Are there any numbers on the side of the inner magazine when you drop the outer?  Does it match the trigger housing number?
Yes, but it doesn't match the trigger.  It appears to be 3 digits, 681 or 687.  It's electro-pencil.   I didn't see that before!

Those are the “assembly numbers”. They should also match each other, except, of course, on your mismatched trigger group.
So it's safe to say, it's "mostly" a matching rifle?  Not that it really matters much,  but I really appreciate this info!!!  thumb1 I'm sure it'll be a nice shooter, "I hope"... 
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Larry D. on November 23, 2019, 11:30:32 AM
I keep coming back and looking at this one....
Now I'm thinking I need to find one.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on November 23, 2019, 02:19:27 PM
Release the......Enabler.. :o

I keep coming back and looking at this one....
Now I'm thinking I need to find one.

Yea..oh..yea!!!!! listen to that little demonic voice, feed the need... you needs it, you wants it...must have the precious  :)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/vfsa9yt74ot4xku/SAM_1590_zpsqcc48atj.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 23, 2019, 05:51:43 PM
You all are "REALLY" gonna hate me... I got a call today, from the shop I purchased the Yugo from, "because I asked them if they got any more SKS's in"  From the woman who owns the shop and they said they just got in a Chinese SKS.  She said they bought it "Cheap" because it was missing the bayonet.  Sooooooooo.....  I now own it... $300.00, out the door...  I'll post it on the Chinese side tomorrow!  I just "DON'T EVER"  have this kind of luck!!!   :o :o :o.  Oh, It has a triangle arsenal stamp 636 and serial# is in the 22 millions.   I've never bought 2 guns in 3 days. :o
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Direct Connection on November 23, 2019, 06:10:59 PM
Very nice specimen...  Are there any numbers on the side of the inner magazine when you drop the outer?  Does it match the trigger housing number?
Yes, but it doesn't match the trigger.  It appears to be 3 digits, 681 or 687.  It's electro-pencil.   I didn't see that before!

Those are the “assembly numbers”. They should also match each other, except, of course, on your mismatched trigger group.
So it's safe to say, it's "mostly" a matching rifle?  Not that it really matters much,  but I really appreciate this info!!!  thumb1 I'm sure it'll be a nice shooter, "I hope"...

The general rule on the M59 unlike all others is if the Receiver, Stock, Bolt, and Bolt carrier match, then its all matching. Sounds like you got the hook up at the mom and pop gun store : ) 300.00 for any SkS is pretty cheap. Yeah post up pics of that bad boy chi com : )
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on November 23, 2019, 06:42:53 PM
You all are "REALLY" gonna hate me... I've never bought 2 guns in 3 days. :o
Hate ya....  nea1 we're a whole support group.
  thumb1 addict in the making.. rofl

I've done 6 in one purchase... :-[  I'm trying to cut back now.. :)

And yes.. pictures please...
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Loose}{Cannon on November 23, 2019, 09:27:27 PM
No serial numbers on the trigger, cover, and mag is normal... your seeing production assembly numbers prior to the rifle being serialized. 
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: running-man on November 23, 2019, 09:50:01 PM
No serial numbers on the trigger, cover, and mag is normal... your seeing production assembly numbers prior to the rifle being serialized.

For certain.  If you look at the number stamped (or sometimes ep’d) at the bottom of the barrel lug, they will likely all match.

Nice on the 22 mil /636\ pickup. $300 is an excellent price. You can pick up a spike bayo for that badboy pretty easily these days for ~$35 or so.  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on November 23, 2019, 11:25:26 PM
A 365 Yugo M59...300 Chinese 636.. thumb1

So..uhm, errr... where might this..shop be at.. lets just clear the air..think1    rofl2 chuckles1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 24, 2019, 06:14:13 AM
No serial numbers on the trigger, cover, and mag is normal... your seeing production assembly numbers prior to the rifle being serialized.

For certain.  If you look at the number stamped (or sometimes ep’d) at the bottom of the barrel lug, they will likely all match.

Nice on the 22 mil /636\ pickup. $300 is an excellent price. You can pick up a spike bayo for that badboy pretty easily these days for ~$35 or so.  thumb1
The bayonet lug has been milled off!  Pic's today when it gets light out... As soon as I get a few pics, I'll post it in the Chinese forum.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: echo1 on November 24, 2019, 01:09:35 PM
You all are "REALLY" gonna hate me... I got a call today, from the shop I purchased the Yugo from, "because I asked them if they got any more SKS's in"  From the woman who owns the shop and they said they just got in a Chinese SKS.  She said they bought it "Cheap" because it was missing the bayonet.  Sooooooooo.....  I now own it... $300.00, out the door...  I'll post it on the Chinese side tomorrow!  I just "DON'T EVER"  have this kind of luck!!!   :o :o :o.  Oh, It has a triangle arsenal stamp 636 and serial# is in the 22 millions.   I've never bought 2 guns in 3 days. :o

PM me if you're in need. PAX
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 25, 2019, 08:42:49 AM
You all are "REALLY" gonna hate me... I got a call today, from the shop I purchased the Yugo from, "because I asked them if they got any more SKS's in"  From the woman who owns the shop and they said they just got in a Chinese SKS.  She said they bought it "Cheap" because it was missing the bayonet.  Sooooooooo.....  I now own it... $300.00, out the door...  I'll post it on the Chinese side tomorrow!  I just "DON'T EVER"  have this kind of luck!!!   :o :o :o.  Oh, It has a triangle arsenal stamp 636 and serial# is in the 22 millions.   I've never bought 2 guns in 3 days. :o

PM me if you're in need. PAX

Thank you!  I believe I'm gonna just keep it the way it is... thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Weldrdave on November 25, 2019, 05:16:59 PM
Today was cosmoline removal day and I'm sure most of you have "been there"  3 hours and a half gallon of mineral spirits later "with" a can of brake clean for the tiny holes and places...
Stock cleaned and wiped with furniture polish, everything got a new fresh light coat of CRC and gun oil.  She's as pretty as a new car! I shot it about an hour ago, things were "very stiff". 
Action was very sluggish but did loosen up.  The gun is tight.  after some sight adjustment and 60 rounds I was doing about 3" groups at 50 yards.  I'm Quite happy with it, A couple hundred more rounds and she'll be fully ready and capable! Enjoy the pics.

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Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Phosphorus32 on November 25, 2019, 07:12:58 PM
Looks good  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Bob_The_Student on November 25, 2019, 08:26:12 PM
Purrrrty! I'm think I probably would've kept it in the cosmo on that one, probably.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Bacarnal on November 25, 2019, 09:19:37 PM
Looks great.  I'm jealous.
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Woodpusherpro on January 10, 2020, 10:35:27 PM
Neat. I've never seen a M59 before, in person. I've only seen M59/66s..
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Direct Connection on January 11, 2020, 10:21:44 AM
I was at a gun store in Sacramento wednesday and they had a M59 that was all beat up for 699.00  chuckles1

You did good. M59 is the most accurate sks if you ask me. Non chrome bbl and the smell of cosmoline while on the cheek at aim is the advantage among all others .
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Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on January 11, 2020, 10:55:03 AM
drool2 drool2  Correct Direction and his Yugo porn, it's spank-a-rific.. thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Phosphorus32 on January 11, 2020, 11:09:22 AM
drool2 drool2  Correct Direction and his Yugo porn, it's spank-a-rific.. thumb1

Indeed! A beautiful septet  thumb1
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Bacarnal on January 11, 2020, 12:23:27 PM
Well, now we know who's hogging all of the '59's bat1.  Great grouping.  And all of those in Kalli cry1?  Thanks!!!
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Direct Connection on January 11, 2020, 02:53:14 PM
I was so inspired by welderdave and the beauty of his m59 I thought id show a few of his brothers. I dont think I have one nicer one than the one Dave has displayed.. All mine are the normal C letter guns. Nothing special here. thumb1 
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on January 11, 2020, 03:07:41 PM
He did get some sexy wood thats for sure... Nothing special.. yeah sure...uhm kay  chuckles1

I still just got a "C" series and "B" series.....
(http://sks-files.com/Pictures/Yugoslavian/FAQ/SAM_1590.jpg)


Then there is this thing hanging out.... the M59LB  :))
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/rp8c4zg70n4xnuc/SAM_1841_zpsbsyth3xw.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Direct Connection on January 11, 2020, 04:17:21 PM
Yeah I remember seeing that thing on Allens Armoury website bout 5 years ago or so. It sat there and sat there for about 2 or 3 weeks. You scored big on that. I was still wondering what those things were back then. Ooooh Boy.. That is the one isn't it ?
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Greasemonkey on January 11, 2020, 05:11:14 PM
Yup, that's the same one... both actually came from Alan's Armory..  :)
Title: Re: My Lucky Day, M59 score
Post by: Larry D. on January 11, 2020, 10:37:32 PM
This thread really is spank-a-rific.