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Yugo 59/66 Sks

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Hey just wanted to share my little project gun. It's nothing fancy, just a Tapco conversion on a Yugo SkS. I kept all the original parts if I want to restore it but this gun has no history, it was brand new which is why I chose to convert it. My father has a Chinese SKS that was used in Vietnam so at some point in time I will have that one too. This gun is a blast to shoot, only downfall is it is heavy. The conversion shaved maybe a pound. But I had to strip it completely and clean out all the cosmoline...which I'd rather never do again. It was a pain. I need to get the Cosmo out of the wood stock it came with...any suggestions? No..i'm not putting it in the oven. I have read a few ideas by googling but none of them sound too appealing. It's not necessary as the wood stock may never go back on it but just in case.

I'm stlll planning to add and optic, most likely a red dot. I've read too many reports about scopes not holding zero on these unless the scope is drilled into the stock or side and I don't really want to do that. I thought just a simple red dot would be a nice touch. They make a bipod for it but I'd have to yank the bayonet off and I kind of like it on there just for show...but I might convince myself to do it. I don't really know what else I can do to customize it more without spending loads of money on it. Any ideas?

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Be careful with the modifications to this gun. Its on the Curios and Relics list, and in order to modify it in any way, you have to replace atleast 7 of the original parts with American made parts to make it legal.

Look up SKS 922R compliance. I see a lot of people modify these without knowing about these laws, and I've also seen a few end up in prison for it as well.

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Thanks, I am aware of it. The conversion kit is completely compliant as is now. For any further modifications I'm not sure where that would put me, I'll have to read up again if I plant to add anything else. Thanks for the reminder.

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Adding a pistol grip and detachable magazine has changed it from its original "sporting" configuration that it was able to be imported through, and until you have less than 10 imported parts on it, its not compliant. I went through all the same stuff and researched it plenty. I'd just be careful not to take it to any real popular ranges or anything until you do.

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i dont know anything about that laws for modifying a gun, but you could put a foregrip on it, or maybe a side mounted laser.

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Adding a pistol grip and detachable magazine has changed it from its original "sporting" configuration that it was able to be imported through, and until you have less than 10 imported parts on it, its not compliant. I went through all the same stuff and researched it plenty. I'd just be careful not to take it to any real popular ranges or anything until you do.

With the addition of the grenade launcher and night sights, the Yugo SKS isn't the same as the Chinese/Russian models in the eyes of the ATF, from what I've read over the years. There's been a good bit of debate about modifying the 59/66 and ATF regs, since it was only allowed to be imported and sold as a curio/relic. Supposedly any deviation from its original configuration negates its curio/relic status and creates a gun that would not be eligible for importation unless you make it 922® compliant.

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Guys,

The TAPCO conversion kit is 922 Compliant. http://www.tapco.com/products/sks/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=36 The magazine is 3 parts itself, most likely assumed it's only 1. I mentioned that it was TAPCO in the beginning so that this wouldn't turn into a compliance debate. I appreciate the concerns on it but I was just looking for extended modification advice or seeing if someone else has a similar set up.

I don't hunt nor do I bring this gun to ranges. I only shoot it out on private property far from houses/people.

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Guys,

The TAPCO conversion kit is 922 Compliant. http://www.tapco.com...iewCat&catId=36 The magazine is 3 parts itself, most likely assumed it's only 1. I mentioned that it was TAPCO in the beginning so that this wouldn't turn into a compliance debate. I appreciate the concerns on it but I was just looking for extended modification advice or seeing if someone else has a similar set up.

I don't hunt nor do I bring this gun to ranges. I only shoot it out on private property far from houses/people.

Yes, they are compliance parts. You seem to be misunderstanding the way it works though. Until you have atleast 7 of those compliance parts installed. Any less, it is not compliant. Once you have less than 10 imported parts, then its basicly "American made," and no longer evil so you can do whatever you want to it. Stock is 2 parts with the forearm and the buttstock, magazine is three. So you have five. Pick up a trigger group and you'll be set.

I personally had the same stock and everything, I hated it. Mines back in original form. Its wayyyy too long for that style of stock.

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According to Tapco, that stock setup counts as three compliance parts, not two.

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According to Tapco, that stock setup counts as three compliance parts, not two.

TY, i was not going to go back and fourth...........but Stock is 3, Mag is 3, Gas Tube 1, Gas Piston 1, Muzzle Brake 1........

If I go to jail....i'll be in a lawsuit over it.

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