Yugo M 59/66A1 with proper leather sling for early model with small sling swivels

Yugo 59/66 A1 with sling furnished by Inter Ordnance
This sling is E. German and is proper for the gun as E. Germany sent all of their
Kar S's to Croatia along with ammo and other equipment.

Grenade launcher with compensator 59/66

Grenade launcher without comp.  Note the difference in the gas seal
ring on this picture and the next

I think this a 59/66 that has been converted to 59/66A1 configueration

Gas button

Web sling for 59/66A1 late model with large sling swivels
metal tab will not fit thru the sling swivels of early type

Belt pouch will hold 10 loaded stripper clips

This carving was found on a 59/66 purchased and submitted by Bryan Williams

The person that used this rifle and carved the eagle also carved his name


 
This is the Serb national crest and also the coat of arms of the House of Karadjordjevich.
The use of the two headed white-gray falcon (sokol) dates back to the legend of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo (Plain of Blackbirds.) On the eve of that battle, the prophet Elijah appeared as a white-gray falcon bringing Tsar Lazar a message from the Mother of God. He is offered the choice of a heavenly or an earthly empire. If he wants the first, he should prepare himself and his troops for utter destruction at the hands of the Turks. If he desires the second, he
should defeat the Turks, or reach an accommodation with them.

Lazar weighs the choice in one of the ballads, "Kind God, what shall I do, how shall I do it? What is the empire of my choice? Is it the Empire of Heaven? Or is it the Empire of Earth? And if I shall choose the Empire of Heaven (one head of the falcon) or the Empire of Earth (the other head of the falcon.) The Empire of Earth is fleeting while that of Heaven is everlasting. And the Tsar chose the Empire of Heaven and not the Empire of Earth."

There are different variations, one with the tail like the drawing and the shield.  I believe that this is what the carving is, note the 4 C's depicted on both.  The C is the Cyrilic letter for our S and they stand for SAMO SLAGO SRBINA SPASAVA- ONLY UNITY SAVES THE SERBS!


 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 



 
 
 

Web sling for 59/66A1 late model with large sling swivels
metal tab will not fit thru the sling swivels of early type


Belt pouch will hold 10 loaded stripper clips


This carving was found on a 59/66 purchased and submitted by Bryan Williams


The person that used this rifle and carved the eagle also carved his name

This is the Serb national crest and also the coat of arms of the House of Karadjordjevich.
The use of the two headed white-gray falcon (sokol) dates back to the legend of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo (Plain of Blackbirds.) On the eve of that battle, the prophet Elijah appeared as a white-gray falcon bringing Tsar Lazar a message from the Mother of God. He is offered the choice of a heavenly or an earthly empire. If he wants the first, he should prepare himself and his troops for utter destruction at the hands of the Turks. If he desires the second, he
should defeat the Turks, or reach an accommodation with them.

Lazar weighs the choice in one of the ballads, "Kind God, what shall I do, how shall I do it? What is the empire of my choice? Is it the Empire of Heaven? Or is it the Empire of Earth? And if I shall choose the Empire of Heaven (one head of the falcon) or the Empire of Earth (the other head of the falcon.) The Empire of Earth is fleeting while that of Heaven is everlasting. And the Tsar chose the Empire of Heaven and not the Empire of Earth."

There are different variations, one with the tail like the drawing and the shield.  I believe that this is what the carving is, note the 4 C's depicted on both.  The C is the Cyrilic letter for our S and they stand for SAMO SLAGO SRBINA SPASAVA- ONLY UNITY SAVES THE SERBS!