Sights: Hooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight graduated from 100 to 1,000 meters.
Length: 1,020 mm (40 in), M59/66: 1,120 mm (44 in)
Place of origin: Soviet Union
Designer: Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov
Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s (2,411 ft/s)
Action: Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
Cartridge: 7.62×39mm M43