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03-04-2010, 1:09 PM
Any one know specs on an M59. The model WITHOUT the grenade launcher? I'm looking for length and weight to see if one will fit in my 42" case. I assume since there is no launcher it is shorter and lighter than the other two versions. I also assume there is no gas switch so less possibility of failure and replacement parts.

Also, what is a good price to pay? I saw a new in box for 350.

Anyone have one of these?

03-04-2010, 1:13 PM
M59 will fit in your case. A good ballpark price is $300-$350 these days

Highly dependent on condition of the rifle and matching serials and such.

03-04-2010, 2:23 PM
40.25" and 8.5lbs.

The M59 has no gas switch, that is correct. The receivers on the Yugos are beefier that the Chinese SKS, so if weight is an issue, look for a Chinese SKS, as they are lighter. M59 also don't have chrome lined barrels, so check the barrel before you buy. Many tend to have dark or frosty bores.