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SK 59/66
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Semi-automatic Rifle
Cartridge 7.62x39mm Rounds
7.62x39mm Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 9x3 (27 Slots)
Weight 4 kg (8 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 10 Rounds
Fire Modes Semi-Auto
Range Medium
Rate of Fire Medium (~480 rounds/min)
Recoil High
Noise 4 (Loud)
2 ((Quiet) Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 50m - 300m ((100m default) Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
100m - 1300m ((100m default) PU Scope)
Optics PU Scope
Muzzles Plastic Bottle Suppressor
SK 59/66 Bayonet
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Military
Rarity Uncommon
Variants Green, Black
A ten-shot semi-automatic rifle, fed from an internal magazine. Older model, but still reliable. Uses 7.62x39mm rounds. — In-game description

The SK 59/66 is a semi-automatic rifle in DayZ. Featuring a 10-round internal magazine, the SK 59/66 is a mid-game, mid-range, tier 3 rifle chambered in 7.62x39mm.


Based on the Yugoslavian SKS M59/66, a variant of the SKS, the Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945, "SKS-45" for short, or simply "SKS" as we know it, is a semi-automatic carbine rifle designed by Sergei Simonov in 1943. It is chambered to fire the now common 7.62x39mm round the same as its eventual successor: the legendary AK-47. It features a top-loading, ten round internal magazine and is operated by a spring-loaded bolt-carrier and gas piston rod.

Its simple design belies its excellent capabilities, as it features manually-adjustable sights which can be set for up to 1000 meters. Capability like this drew enough attention to see it tested against the enemies of the Soviets towards the end of World War 2, and formal adoption by the military in 1949. Though it was already being phased out of service with the Soviets as early as 1955, it would continue to see wide use both in its home market and in many other places around the world up through the 80's and 90's, and even sees ceremonial use today.

For a full overview of the gun and stats, check out Wobo's site on the SK 59/66


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.

Sights and Optics




  • Prior to being released in 0.33, the SK 59/66 was able to be equipped with a Long Range Scope. This ability lasted only two days on the Experimental branch, beginning with 0.33.114792 and ending with 0.33.114855.