Zastava Yugo M-70 7.62X39 16” Semi-Auto Rifle Milled AKM AK-47

SOLD FOR: $1,500.00

WOA#: WY240316RG029

Make: Zastava Serbia

Model: M70

Serial Number: O-98841

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62X39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The right side of the receiver is marked “0-98841” with three letters near the safety selector “U R J”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “ZASTAVA-KRAGUJEVAC / YUGOSLAVIA”.  The right side of the grip is marked “3106”. The right side of the Bolt Carrier is marked “98841”.  The right side of the dust cover is marked “98841”.  There are several proofs on the barrel.

Barrel Length: 16.25” threaded with thread protector.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post with tritium flip up night sight.  The rear sight is a sliding tangent lead u-notch sight with tritium flip up night sight.  The gas block has its Grenade Launcher sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The M70 wood furniture set consists of fixed wood buttstock with rubber buttpad, ribbed polymer grip, and Yugoslavian profile “long” 2-piece handguard.  The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stock rates in about Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  There is no notable handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 30rd AK magazine in Fine condition.  There are a few rust freckles on the body of the magazine.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is fouling and carbon buildup in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its refinish. This is a welded receiver. The screw heads are sharp and serviceable and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear.  The tones on the receiver are different between the welded parts. This rifle rates in about Excellent condition. There are some minor pits on the receiver.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its canvas sling and a total of one magazine.

Our Assessment:  This Zastava M70, a semi-automatic rifle developed by Zastava Arms in Yugoslavia (now Serbia), stands out as a distinguished variant of the Soviet AK-47. Introduced in the early 1970s, the M70 was designed to cater to the specific needs of the Yugoslav military, quickly earning a reputation for its robustness, reliability, and adaptability in various combat conditions.

One of the defining features of the Zastava M70 is its reinforced receiver, which enhances durability and allows for sustained fire, making it exceptionally resilient in the field. The rifle is also notable for its longer wooden handguard and integrated grenade launcher sight, which distinguish it from other AK variants. Additionally, many M70 models are equipped with a unique gas cutoff system and flip-up night sights, increasing their operational versatility.

The M70 has seen extensive use in numerous conflicts, particularly in the Balkans, where it has proven its effectiveness in rugged and challenging environments. Its design, heavily influenced by the AK-47, ensures compatibility with a wide range of ammunition and accessories, further solidifying its popularity among military forces, paramilitary groups, and civilian shooters alike. The Zastava M70 remains a remarkable example of Eastern European firearms engineering, combining the reliability of the AK platform with specific enhancements tailored to its users’ needs, making it a sought-after piece for collectors and enthusiasts.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Zastava Yugo M-70 7.62X39 16” Semi-Auto Rifle Milled AKM AK-47
Zastava Yugo M-70 7.62X39 16” Semi-Auto Rifle Milled AKM AK-47