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Yugoslavian AK-47 M70 AB2 7.62x39

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We thought this was a better rifle than the Romanian version, but note they are much less common. The price paid for this one - around $500 in 2011 - is on the low side. The sling is aftermarket and added only a few ounces to the rifle. We did not favor the folding stock but it serves a good purpose if the rifle needs to be used indoors.

Yugoslavian AK-47 M70 AB2 7.62x39

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Here's the AK-47 with folding stock and 30-round magazine - the way much of the world loves this rifle. On the other hand, many shooters think it's a cheaply made, inaccurate rattletrap. The truth is out there.
Here you can see the famous dimples just above the 10-round magazine. We preferred the fingergroove- type pistol grip on this one, but both types worked very well and felt just fine. There was a huge difference in the length of the action cover, which surprised us. This rifle had the same trigger group as the other, but not quite as light a pull.
For some unknown reason there were two notches in the bottom rim of the muzzle brake. Neither let it be installed perfectly straight on the muzzle. The arrow points to a sprung plunger that engages the notch to keep the brake from unscrewing. Both rifles had this type setup.
That red thing is a slip-on plastic piece covering the charging handle, which makes sense in cold climates. We liked the bottom contour of this rifle's forend wood much more than the bulging bottom commonly seen on these rifles. Workmanship was excellent on this Yugoslav AK, better than on the Romanian one.
The hammer (left side) has been eased down by the fingers to gain access to the bottom of the action. Both rifles had the same trigger group, which we liked very much.

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