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The Yugo 59/66 is a C&R and any modifications from "military condition" isn't allowed. Do it and it loses its C&R status, can't be bought using a C&R license.

And that brings it under the 922r rules, which are difficult to achieve with an SKS. Modifying it and not meeting the 922r regulations is illegal.

Below is the law, the ATF regulations and the "original military condition" ruling

THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968
TITLE 18, UNITED STATE CODE, CHAPTER 44

§ 922 Unlawful acts.

(r) It shall be unlawful for any person to
assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic
rifle or any shotgun which is
identical to any rifle or shotgun prohibited
from importation under section 925(d)(3)
of this chapter as not being particularly
suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting
purposes except that this subsection
shall not apply to—
(1) the assembly of any such rifle or
shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed
manufacturer to the United
States or any department or agency
thereof or to any State or any department,
agency, or political subdivision
thereof; or
(2) the assembly of any such rifle or
shotgun for the purposes of testing or
experimentation authorized by the Attorney
General.


TITLE 27 CFR CHAPTER II
PART 478—COMMERCE IN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION

§ 478.39 Assembly of semiautomatic
rifles or shotguns.
(a) No person shall assemble a semiautomatic
rifle or any shotgun using more
than 10 of the imported parts listed in
paragraph (c) of this section if the assembled
firearm is prohibited from importation
under section 925(d)(3) as not being particularly
suitable for or readily adaptable to
sporting purposes.
(b) The provisions of this section shall
not apply to:
(1) The assembly of such rifle or
shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed
manufacturer to the United
States or any department or agency
thereof or to any State or any department,
agency, or political subdivision
thereof; or
(2) The assembly of such rifle or
shotgun for the purposes of testing or
experimentation authorized by the
Director under the provisions of
§ 478.151; or
(3) The repair of any rifle or shotgun
which had been imported into or assembled
in the United States prior to
November 30, 1990, or the replacement
of any part of such firearm.
(c) For purposes of this section, the
term imported parts are:
(1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings,
forgings or stampings
(2) Barrels
(3) Barrel extensions
(4) Mounting blocks (trunions)
(5) Muzzle attachments
(6) Bolts
(7) Bolt carriers
(8) Operating rods
(9) Gas pistons
(10) Trigger housings
(11) Triggers
(12) Hammers
(13) Sears
(14) Disconnectors
(15) Buttstocks
(16) Pistol grips
(17) Forearms, handguards
(18) Magazine bodies
(19) Followers
(20) Floorplates


ATF Rul. 85-10

Held, to be importable under 18 U.S.C. 925(e), surplus military firearms must be
classified as curios or relics by ATF. Applications by licensed importers to import frames
or receivers alone of surplus military curio or relic firearms will not be approved under
section 925(e). Surplus military firearms will not be classified as curios or relics, and
applications for permits to import such firearms approved, unless they are assembled in
their original military configuration.
Date approved: August 29, 1985


A short summary of the above: Don't!
 

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Check out the FAQ on Survivors SKS board:

http://www.victorinc.com/SKS-FAQ.html#TEN_OR_LESS_DISCUSS

There analysis is pretty good including letters and responses from the ATF on some of the issues mentioned in your OP.

Short answer is that a standard SKS has 14 counted parts. The Yugo has 15 due to the Grenade launcher. So you need to replace 5 or more based on their analysis.
Operative word is replace not add, for example: Tapco listed 3 US compliance parts for their stock kit (stock, handguard & Pistol grip) but it actually only replaces 2 parts (stock and handguard) because the SKS doesn't have a pistol grip to start.
 
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