Many people believe the Yugo is more accurate because it's not chromed lined like the others. The chroming process in the Com Bloc countries was not always so great. I've got a 1969 Yugo 59/66 a1 and you'd swear the barrel was chromed lined with some outstanding rifling. I've never cleaned that rifle one bit different than any other rifle I own.
I guess it could be a problem if the owner doesn't know how to properly clean a rifle, but for those of us who do it's no big deal.
I agree you must make sure these rifles are cleaned of all cosmoline. Especially the firing pin. To this day I still check the firing pin to make sure it is free floating before I load the weapon.
I'm kind of used to checking though because Garands firing pins are free floating also.
Last edited by Bob Hafler; 09-28-2012 at 12:11..