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  1. J. Parker

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    Hey good folks,
    I recently picked up an N-PAP AK47 and have only put 50rds through it so far. Does anybody else have one and how do you like it?

    ~Thanks, John
     
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    Hi John,
    I have NPAP underfolder version, and I would summarize as :
    reliability : 100%
    accuracy :meh ( although I never used anything but cheapest Tula ammo)
    It is built like a tank, and I like that.
    Just to clarify : do you have Zastava n-pap or M70 ?
    My understanding is that M70's are USED milsurp rifles - hence the grenade launcher sight, bayonet lug, night sights that you can flip, and they are converted from full auto to semi auto for civilian market . Some people had a great luck with getting ones in perfect condition, some people got ones in bad shape and beaten up.
    NPAP's are similar but they are brand new , made as semi auto from the start , minus military features mentioned above.
    if anyone else on forum can add something or correct me, please do so .
     
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    Hey there.....my N-PAP is brand new. It says N-PAP M70 on the receiver. I've had many AK's over the years and this N-PAP is the nicest one by far. I guess Century Arms imports them from the Zastava plant in Serbia.
     
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    That's exactly what I have. Thanks for posting.
     
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    I like the look of them quite a bit.

    Do you know if they are completely built in Serbia (with a Serbian barrel) or are they kit built guns assembled domestically? I am not particularly enthusiastic about newish AKs which were assembled here with US barrels. At the end of the day they are just a hodge-podge of parts cobbled together by who knows who, with a barrel made by the lowest cost supplier.

    However, if the barrel is Serbian, the gun was likely assembled abroad and imported in a 922 compliant configuration (think out of the box Saiga and VEPR), and then converted here by adding that nice teak furniture, a new trigger (likely a nice Tapco G2) and opening the mag well.

    If the later, this is a very attractive gun for the price.
     
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    From what I understand they are completely built at the Zastava factory which has a good reputation for quality AK's. Century Arms is the importer.
     
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    Thanks J. Parker, I might have to modify my note to Santa.
     
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    I haven't shot mine yet, but many reviewers say that the cheek positioning can set one up for a dust-cover in the nose. When I shoulder mine, I can certainly see where that could happen. Since you've already put a mag-and-two-thirds through it, you've likely already determined whether or not this is a concern to you..
     
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    Actually, when I function fired it behind the shed I didn't shoulder it. I just held it by my side and let 'er rip. I shouldered it just a few times and didn't notice any difference.
     
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    Okie-dokie, I just went behind the shed and fired five rounds with the N-PAP snug in my shoulder and did not have a problem of any kind. Maybe it's a body type problem? Dunno.
     
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    Good series of videos 5000-round "torture testing" the NPAP....

     
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