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Whats the "Going rate" for a Yugo M70 Underfolder?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Click Click Boom, Jul 18, 2008.

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  1. Click Click Boom

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    I have never been in the market for a AK but a local Gunstore has a Yugo M70 underfolder for sale for $399.99. The rifle looks almost new.
     
  2. akolleth

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    Thats a very good price, I would snatch it if you are looking for one-
     
  3. dewage83

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    Look arounf gunbroker and you will see thats a good price... Get it!
     
  4. jackdanson

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    Great price if it is good/new. I 'd buy it.
     
  5. Click Click Boom

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    Why do these AK's hold there value more than most? I would be a AK newbie if I decide to buy this rifle.
     
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    wood funiture or black?
    either way a good price
    check for canted front sight though.
     
  7. Click Click Boom

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    It has a black pistol grip and black hand guard. The stock is a underfolder.
     
  8. nalioth

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    Because they're over-engineered to the level of the proverbial brick outhouse.
     
  9. Click Click Boom

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    The reciever is marked as the model M70AB2.

    What makes them overbuilt compared to other mid grade AKs?
     
  10. Picard

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    Definitely get it. You won't find a deal like that anywhere else.

    The Yugo's have a thicker receiver and barrel, making them more durable and hopefully more accurate.

    Yugoslavia didn't have the capacity to produce large amounts of rifles so they tried to make sure that their rifles would last longer. They are one of the better AK variants out there.
     
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    Buy that rifle... if not tell me where it is...
     
  13. bobotech

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    Buy it. 399 is cheap for a underfolder yugo.

    The Yugos have a wide trunnion similar to the trunnions found on the RPK style AKM machine guns. The RPKs were squad support AKs that had a heavy barrel and wide trunnion and were designed for sustained full auto fire.

    The Yugos used the same trunnion and heavy barrel on their standard guns so they are seriously overbuilt. I have one with about 800 rounds though it and I haven't cleaned it yet. Wondering how many rounds it will take before it starts cycling funny?
     
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    Oh yeah, the black plastic hand guards mean a quality Century build on the best receiver on the market. Century usually has a less than great reputation however they did great with their Yugo underfolders. They built them on the Nodak Spud receivers which are the best receivers. The Nodak Spud receivers are identified by the DC Industries engraved on them.

    If they say "Vulcan" or "Hesse", you might not want it but the plastic handguards are a dead giveaway of a Century build, Century ran out of wood handguards about a year or two ago and started using the black plastic.
     
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    That's a fantastic price on that Yugo! I wish I could run across a few at that price...underfolders or fixed. Here's one I picked up a while back.
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  16. Click Click Boom

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    Whats the loation of the DC industries marking on the reciever?
     
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    Should be marked right below the serial # on the left side of the receiver. Look above the trigger in the pic I posted.

    Century International Arms, Inc.
    Mod: M70AB2 Cal: 7.62x39
    Serial Number
    D.C. Industries, Inc.
    Saint Paul, MN USA
     
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    I got a Yugo underfolder from Classicarms a year or so ago,for $429. I'm glad to hear they're holding their value, or appreciating, but I ain't feeling the love here. I wish i'd have gotten the full stock version, or at least the one with the wood foregrips. BTW, Centerfire has sold out of the wood foregrips, anyone know of another source? ( other than paying through the nose and waiting forever with Ironwood).
     
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    Non-chrome lined barrels

    I believe the Yugo AKs do not have chrome lined barrels, but I could be mistaken. Yugos captured in Iraq look like the inside of the barrels were sandblasted they are so bad. I know their SKS rifles do not have chrome lined barrels. This was because Yugoslavia had no chromium natural resources. Sounds like a good deal at $399, but be very careful about shooting surplus ammo that is corrosive. I don't think you can find the Yugos for less than $499 wholesale these days.
     
  20. Click Click Boom

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    Modern wolf is non corrosive, correct?
     
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    Yeah, most everything i'm seeing around is non-corrosive. The only corrosive stuff i've seen lately is certain Yugo brass cased ammo, and if you can find it,the Chinese copper stuff.
     
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    Did the Yugo's ship with mags that had a last round bolt hold open?
     
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    Yugoslavia is one of the richest chromium exporters in the world.
     
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    Click Click, my Century Yugo UF came with 2 of those mags. I didn't even know about them until that. Then I bought a third one, costing twice what usual AK mags sell for.

    That is the greatest possible choice for the AK. At least it tells the soldier that his gun is empty. Sure, the bolt goes forward when the mag is removed but the soldier at least is already reloading.

    I wonder how many people have died in combat when they really, truly needed that AK to go bang, and all they got was the click on an empty chamber.

    Bart Noir
    Who didn't intend to make a weak pun in that last sentence.
     
  25. rangerruck

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    that is a good price, I have a dealer friend who does better, but that is when he has them, and that is not too much anymore...
     
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