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Yugoslavian AK-47

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rebel71, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. rebel71

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    I found a Yugoslavian AK-47 at a local gun shop with a pretty decent price. I'm new to AKs and wanted to know if this would be a good buy or not.
     
  2. jackdanson

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    Yes, how much? Is it a folder or a fixed stock?

    The yugos tend to be a bit nicer than the romanians. They don't have chromed barrles though, so make sure you keep it decently clean. I passed one up for 550 pre-obama, I'm kicking myself now.

    The other option would be a saiga.
     
  3. rebel71

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    $649.00 if I remember correctly. Fixed stock. I already have an AR and just wanted something different to play around with.
     
  4. xbox360

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    Get a Saiga and convert it to AK style, Its chromed line, shoots way better than a Yugo.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    AK's are coming back down. Be patient.
     
  6. shaggy430

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    xbox360, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see some of your groups out of the most famous Saiga on THR.
     
  7. rebel71

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    I'm not really interested in converting anything. I want what I buy. No converting etc. I'm not really concerned with accuracy on this rifle is. Just want something fun to shoot around with. Hit paper--yes. 3 or less inch groups--not so much.
     
  8. jackdanson

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    The yugo will be fine then. You could wait to see if it comes down, but that is a fair price, considering the current market. It might come down... but even before the panic yugos were selling for 580-ish, so you're not really paying that much of a premium.

    Also +1 on the fixed stock, those underfolders are the least comfortable stocks I've ever felt. Unless you're planning on being in a tank crew I'd go with the fixed stock.

    Mine groups under 2 inches using brown bear.... more than sufficient for an AK with cheap ammo.
     
  9. Yo Mama

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    650 is still robery. I paid 550 for underfolder yugo and I think you can still find them around 600. It is a bit uncomfortable, but you can work with it by tying cord or fabric around the metal. Forget the chrome lined barrel if you're not shooting auto.
     
  10. rebel71

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    AK clones were easy to find last winter/spring at Memphis gun shows and in smaller TN gun shops. They never disappeared.
    Over seven weeks ago a friend and I went in a small gun section of an outdoor store, half an hour west of Nashville, and they had four lonely WASRs huddled together behind a door like hungry refugees, listed at about $525 or so.

    The fact that they also had about 800 rounds of new Russian-made x39 'Bear' ammo proved that the panic was cooling off, as the more astute gun people had predicted last winter.
    Sadly, with many more gun people (or spouses) losing their jobs, there will be some real discounts by late summer.
     
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    The Yugo AK is great

    add me to the list.
     
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    Yugo AK was the most accurate of that variety of AK I've ever shot except for the 5.45 model.

    These were built with surplus kits. Ask the gunshop if you can field strip it to make sure all the component parts are serviceable. In my case, the gas block was terribly pitted. It worked well enough to cycle the action, but it was as ugly as a mud fence, and my enjoyment of the rifle was adversely affected by that rough gas block that would just never come clean.

    YMMV
     
  14. thegrower

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    eaa ak -47

    be patient and ask your gun dealer about the eaa zastava pap. It is serbian made with one of the nicest wood stocks I have ever seen. Extremely high quality. I am inquiring about the receiver make. I actually think it might be a milled receiver. I work at a gun shop so I paid cost for the rifle but you can expect to pay between $400-$500. They are here now. Got mine two days ago. I am going to replace the nice wood stock with a polymer just to cut some weight. Also contacted eaa about magazines. The gun comes with a single stack 10 round. Trying to see if I can get 20's or 30's. Perhaps from the pic someone can answer these questions. This is not a typical gun to come through our shop.
     

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    That's very much a stamped receiver. Milled receivers don't have rivets and dimples.
     
  16. thegrower

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    did a little research. zastava pap is a stamped receiver. still trying to get the mag question answered.
     
  17. Shear_stress

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    Unless the magwell has been hogged out post-import, the mag holds ten rounds or less.
     
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    It depends on who built it... my Century Arms "Yugo" is mostly made in America, with the exception of very few parts. It is a great little rifle though despite its lack of authenticity. Any Yugo build will likely be better than a WASR... the Yugo's seem to be more true, and have a thicker stamped receiver. I paid $550 + tax for mine in late 2007. If you wait a bit, they will be that price again.
     
  19. rebel71

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    Got it

    Went ahead and bought it today
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  20. NC-Mike

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    More than sufficient? More like a Miracle! :eek:

    I wish just one of my AK's was near 2 MOA using cheap commie ammo. :p
     
  21. NC-Mike

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    Congratulations, I think you'll like your rifle. That is one well-made AK pattern gun.
     
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    Looks pretty good. Too bad you didn't get a steel Yugo mag with it(at least that's what I infer from the picture). You will have to let us know how the plastic Tapco mag works for you.
     
  23. rebel71

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    You are correct. It came with two Tapco mags. They look to be pretty well built. I'll be going to shoot tomorrow so I'll let you know.
     
  24. jackdanson

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    Yeah post a range report... I'm curious as to how the tapcos work out! The newer ones like that look a lot nicer than their older ones, if not you can still get surplus yugo mags for cheap.. and they are invincible.
     
  25. rebel71

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    Brought it to the range today. It shoots GREAT! I am very happy with it.

    The Tapco mags worked flawlessly as well. No jams or hickups of any sort.
     
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