Yugoslavian SKS Survey

Serial Number Prefix to Date of Manufacture

Serial NumberEstimated Production
YearPrefixStartEndMinMax
B15000151001009700
C24700492002450034900
1967D50000810003100034240
1968E834401222003876042100
1969F1231001797005660057800
1970G1800002299004990050900
1971H2306002849005430056500
1972I2864003347004830054100
1973J3390003772003820043600
1974K3783004276004930058900
1975L4361004676003150040900
1976M4685005170004850052540
1977N5201405661004596050500
1978O5675006145004700049600
1979P6157006323001660019400
1980R6339006448001090016900
1981/1982S6492006685001930026200
1983T671000678000700013900
1984U682400690000760014000
1985V69200069590039007400
1986Z697400705000760010600
1987A706500714400790010600
1988B715600725100950011700
1989C7261007264003001300

Current Yugoslavian SKS Values

Yugo M59            Yugo M59/66

Log Book and Serial Number Data

PrefixSerial #Build DateGL TypeRetaining RingNight SiteMatchingNotes
E839xx4/1/1968ported none? 
E1034xx9/26/1989ported phosphor rebuild??
E1052xx9/21/1968ported combo  
F127xxx2/23/1969     
F1304xx2/24/1969ported phosphory 
F127xxx2/23/1969 ?
F1304xx2/24/1969ported phosphory
F1381xx5/3/1969ported phosphory
F1516xx9/24/1969non-ported phosphor Grenade Launcher recall 2/23/71
G2196xx11/7/1970portednon-taperedphosphoryrebuilt 25 May 1993
G2299xx12/24/1984ported phosphor rebuild??
H2673xx1/1/1971ported phosphorymonth & day not specified
H2822xx12/20/1971ported tritrium
H2836xx12/24/1971ported tritrium
I3017xx3/23/1983non-ported phosphor rebuild??
I3062246/23/1972logbook only no rifle
I3162xx9/28/1972portednon-taperedphosphoryNo rebuild date on logbook
J3445xx4/30/1973non-ported phosphor
J3450xx4/30/1973non-ported, combo trit front, phos rear
J3469xx3/5/1973non-ported phosphor
J3480xx5/17/1973non-ported phosphory
J352xxx6/x/1973non-ported tritriumy
J3525xx1/31/1989non-ported combo?rebuild??
K3783xx1/25/1974non-ported phosphory
K3816992/26/1974? phosphory
K3825xx3/7/1974non-portednon-taperedphosphory
L4380xx7/20/1982non-ported phosphor rebuild??
L4615xx11/28/1975non-ported phosphory
L4615xx11/28/1975non-ported phosphoryser # 5 digits higher the previous rifle
L4620xx11/19/1975non-ported, phosphor front night sight only, Some pages in logbook in English
L4661xx12/16/1975non-ported tritruim
M4732xx2/18/1976non-ported phosphor
M4863xx9/25/1989non-ported none rebuild??
M4873xx6/14/1976non-ported phosphory
M4879xx7/15/1976
M4879xx6/15/1976non-ported phosphoryblonde
M4986xx6/4/2005non-portednon-tapered nPhosphor front sight only
M5218xx12/9/1976CA model phosphory
N5449828/9/1977
N5543xx10/11/1977non-portednon-taperedtritriumy
N5550xx10/14/1977non-portednon-taperedphosphory
N5561xx10/20/1977non-portednon-taperedphosphor
N5564xx10/25/1977non-ported phosphory
N5585xx11/8/1977non-ported phosphor
N5615xx12/20/1985? phosphor rebuild??
N5816891/1/1977 year/month not specified
O5913026/20/1978???logbook only, no rifle
O5920xx6/22/1978non-portednon-taperedphosphornoall matching except magazine
O5998xx9/7/1978non-ported phosphory
O6074xx11/6/1978non-ported phosphor
O6121xx12/15/1978non-portednon-taperedphosphoryServiced on 6/6/1989
O6139xx7/30/1978non-ported phosphor
P6237xx8/23/1979non-ported phosphory
P6238xx1979non-portednon-tapered yPhosphor front sight only
P6253xx9/6/1979non-portednon-taperedphosphor
P6258xx9/19/1979ported tritriumy
P6258xx10/19/1979non-portednon-tapered ygrenade launcher NOT "ribbed"
P6279xx10/17/1979non-ported phosphoryall matching assembly numbers
R6339xx1/25/1980non-portednon-taperedphosphoryrebuilt 1995
R6353xx2/27/1980non-ported phosphory
S3513163/30/1981?? logbook only, no rifle
S6514xx4/3/1981 y
S6517xx4/23/1981non-portednon-taperedphosphory
6569xx12/3/1981
65694312/9/1981?? Logbook in English, no rifle
S6609xx3/4/1982non-ported phosphory
S6660xx9/21/1982non-ported phosphory
S6667xx10/2/1982non-portedtaperedphosphory
S6667xx10/2/1982non-portedtaperedphosphorySerial # 2 digits higher then above rifle
S6680xx11/26/1982
T6710xx2/26/1983
T6715xx3/15/1983
U6841xx6/27/1984non-portedtaperedphosphory
U6843xx6/28/1984non-portedtaperedtritriumy
U6900xx12/26/1984non-portedtaperedphosphor
Z6980xx3/28/1986non-ported phosphor
Z7018xx1/1/1986 tritrium month/day not specified
Z70359610/30/1986????logbook only
A7077xx4/30/1987non-ported tritriumy
C7220xx10/4/1989non-portedtaperedtritriumy
C7221xx5/1/1989
C7221xx5/1/1989 Consecutive with previous rifle
C7221xx5/1/1989 Consecutive with previous rifle
C7221xx5/1/1989 Consecutive with previous rifle
C7221xx5/1/1989 Consecutive with previous rifle
C7236xx?/21/1989
C7235xx10/4/1989non-portedtaperedtritriumy


Why GunStockMarket is hosting this data

When the Yugoslavian SKS began coming into the U.S. in large numbers, a collector who went by the screen name of Withergyld started collecting information about the Yugo SKS to help determine when different running changes were made in the development and production of the Yugo SKS. The work Withergyld did was very helpful for both new and experienced collectors of the SKS.

The last updates to Withergylds site was in the 2007-2008 timeframe, and while there has been speculation of his fate on the forums he was an active member of, such as GunBoards, SKSBoards and others, a final word of what happened has not been communicated.

The GunStockMarket recognizes that Withergyld gave a lot back to the SKS collector community and since the only records of his site are now on archive sites, the GunStockMarket is providing a copy of the data to help preserve the valuable of Withergyld. Back when Withergyld was active in maintaining the list, the developer of the GunStockMarket contributed data regarding his rifles and photographs. The GunStockMarket is attempting to preserve this data in the hopes that this data is useful to collectors now and in the future.