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I’ve been without a AK for awhile, so I bought one yesterday. I purchased a Zastava zpap m70 with walnut furniture. I have to wait until Friday to pick it up (Illinois). Seems well made, and has good reviews. The prices though..

I remember Norinco’s for $175 NIB. But I’m old!


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Lol, congratulations! I remember trading a taurus pistol for a WASR 10/63, not all that long ago myself.
 
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Some years ago, an LGS I used to visit had a galvanized trash can sitting at the end of one aisle. The can was stuffed full with SKSs. Take your pick. $75.


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Some years ago, an LGS I used to visit had a galvanized trash can sitting at the end of one aisle. The can was stuffed full with SKSs. Take your pick. $75.

Yep, I recall seeing the same at local gun shows. And cases of ammo to match.
 
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Those were the good old days. I am astounded when I see what my $300 pre-ban Norinco underfolder is worth these days. Or the Mac-90 thumbhole stock AK’s that used to be as cheap as water. Don’t get me started on 7.62x39 ammo…




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I've owned AK's for 40+ years and distinctly remember saying I wouldn't pay more than $250 for one. Boy, was I wrong about that.

I sold my last M70 a few years back but the 2 little guys on the ends are Z-Paps. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!



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the Z-PAPS are good to go and the best deal out there right now. I picked one up last summer just bc and it quickly became one of my favorite AKs to shoot. AFTER I put the Yugo grip on it. AK prices are insane but these Z's are a good value
 
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Wondering where the PSA G5 AK fit into the mix?
 
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the Z-PAPS are good to go and the best deal out there right now. I picked one up last summer just bc and it quickly became one of my favorite AKs to shoot. AFTER I put the Yugo grip on it. AK prices are insane but these Z's are a good value


Completely agree.
I remember back in the 90's I bought a Chinese SKS for $79 & they threw in a case of Chinese steel core ammo for free.


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I picked up the rifle. I’m impressed with the quality, fit, and finish. I installed an ALG trigger in the rifle last night.

I was please to find a pin retainer plate rather then the standard wire retainer inside. That makes disassembly and assembly so much easier!

The rife also has a lock button on the left side of the receiver that locks the recoil spring/guide in place. With that during reassembly you just set the spring guide partially in to the slot, set the cover over it then press the lock button on the side of the receiver. Everything then pops into place. Slickest setup I’ve ever seen on an AK.

I have a Zastava scope mount on the way as well as 10 mags. I like the lock back on empty feature of the factory mags. Buying the 10 factory mags from Zastava Arms USA gets a better price per mag.

I’ve got a Crimson Trace red dot that I plan on putting on the scope mount. I should be fun shooting with that setup. I’ll try to get a pic or two posted of the rifle. Oh, I almost forgot, the walnut furniture is unbelievable as well!


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i picked up a ZPAP Serbian Red side folder, 3 mags and 1500+ rounds of ammo today as well. I sure didn't need another AK but when the price is right, its right. best AK for the money out there today.
 
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After Arsenal (I have a stamped receiver Arsenal set up with Magpul furniture) the ZPAP's seem to be the best of the imports. I saw a Kalishnikov USA yesterday that looked pretty good. Also seeing Riley defense.

I won't touch anything from Century though.
 
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After Arsenal (I have a stamped receiver Arsenal set up with Magpul furniture) the ZPAP's seem to be the best of the imports. I saw a Kalishnikov USA yesterday that looked pretty good. Also seeing Riley defense.

I won't touch anything from Century though.




My last AK was an Arsenal milled receiver under folder. It was uncomfortable to shoot with that stock. I looked at a Riley at one of the LGS’s. Looked nice, but during my research on them I found out they started out with cast trunnions. After around 500 rds the wear would cause a dangerous headspace issue. They have changed to forged trunnions, but I don’t know when. I emailed them and they asked that I call them with my serial number (I didn’t buy the rifle). I don’t know why they couldn’t or wouldn’t just give me a serial number point of change. It was a nice looking rifle though.

Then I saw the ZPAP M70 at another LGS. I didn’t hesitate.


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There's something about the SKS that I just love. It just looks like a beautiful rifle.

I have no practical need for one, especially since it uses clips rather than magazines, and to this point, I have only bought guns that I believe fit specific roles.

My AK rifle role is filled by a Galil Ace Gen 2, which I picked up last month and haven't even taken to the range yet.

But I still may buy one at some point. Just because.

Post a pic of your Z when you can! I know we'd all love to see it!

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Some years ago, an LGS I used to visit had a galvanized trash can sitting at the end of one aisle. The can was stuffed full with SKSs. Take your pick. $75.




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not great pics of the Zastavas but ive since put the proper M70 grip on this one and waiting for another to come in for the side folder below.



 
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Sorry for the pic quality. My digital camera and pc don't want to play well together anymore. I had to use my phone.




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Bolo4tom, I like that original grip on your M70. I just ordered one from Carolina Shooters Supply. They are new with a new screw as well for $12.95. Most other sellers were used and you weren’t sure of condition.

Have you thought about doing a para cord wrap on the side folder? That might make it a little softer on your cheek.

My scope mount and mags should be here this week. I’ll get a pic with that setup as well.


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