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Yugo SKS M59/66 and a Yugoslavian SKS?

Can any one tell me the difference between the Yugo M59/66 SKS and a Yugoslavian SKS
 
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It's the same rifle but there are 3 different models. Basically if you just say Yugo(slavian) SKS you are not reffering to particular variant. SKS is an acronym for Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova (Russian: ???????????? ??????? ??????? ????????), or (Self-loading Carbine, Simonov's system,). After all, Yugo SKS is known in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) as PAP which means "Polu-automatska puška" (Semi-automatic rifle). There are 3 variants of Yugo SKS (PAP), and those are:

-Yugoslavian PAP M59: Barrel is not chrome-lined. PAP means "Polu-automatska puška" (Semi-automatic rifle) and the rifle was nicknamed "Papovka". (It's not easy to find M59 since many M59s were converted to the 59/66 configuration).

-Yugoslavian PAP M59/66: Added 22mm grenade launcher which appears visually like a flash suppressor or muzzle brake on the end of the barrel. Front sight has a fold-up "ladder" for use in grenade sighting (main sights have flip up phosphorus or tritium night sights). Barrel is not chrome-lined. Both the grenade launcher and grenade sight are NATO spec. Stock is typically made from beech wood.

-Zastava Arms LKP-66: Hunting version. No bayonet or bayonet lug. Sporting stock. Scope mount. 7 round magazine.
 

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