NGS 1983 Yugoslavian M70AB2 with Surplus Wood
*DESCRIPTION: Yugo M70AB2 AK47 with surplus wood furniture.
*PARTS KIT: Very good rated military surplus parts kit. All parts match but the top cover.
*RECEIVER: Quality ReCreator Blanks receiver. Fully heat treated.
*SELECTOR MARKINGS: Proper military Yugo selector markings.
*BARREL: Original Yugoslavian military barrel in excellent condition. Removable slant muzzle nut.
*SURPLUS FURNITURE: Good condition. I leave furniture in "as is" condition for authenticity.
*FINISH: Finished in John Norrell's moly resin.
*922r PARTS: Receiver, RAK trigger group, and Tapco or Magpul magazine
*WHATS INCLUDED: One Magpul 30 round magazine.
NGS 1983 Yugo M70AB2
Yugoslavian Zastava M70B1 7.62x39
During 1970, the Zastava manufacturing plant was given the task of improving the earlier M64 select fire design. What ensued, and which was eventually adopted was the Sutomatska Puska or the AP M70 series of rifles. The AP M70 series was originally manufactured with a milled receiver. When Yugoslavia switched from the milled receiver AK variants to stamped, Zastava originally produced them with the industry standard 1mm thick receivers. Production started in the early to mid 1970’s and was referred to as the M70B1. One noticeable distinction that sets the M70B1 series apart from other AKM’s is the use of a gas cutoff valve on the gas block. This feature was used for the launching of rifle grenades. The M70 series also had a push button mechanism integrated into the rear trunnion. This mechanism was used to keep the receiver cover locked onto the receiver when firing rifle grenades. The Yugoslavian army soon discovered that the 1mm receivers were failing due to the added stresses of launching rifle grenades. To solve this problem, Zastava implemented a 1.5mm receiver and a bulged trunnion used on the RPK light machine gun. The 1mm version of the M70B1 was only in production for a very short time, replaced by the 1.5mm model. Interestingly enough, Zastava retained the M70B1 designation for the new 1.5mm model instead of a chronological increase like they did on other models. Early production M70b1’s have the Zastava markings on the left rear sight block. This practice was discontinued after 1986, leaving the sight block unmarked. Selector markings are designated as U, R, and J. The M70 series is still in production today, in one form or another.