Zastava N-PAP M70
Zastava N-PAP M70. 7.62X39 semi-automatic rifle with synthetic stock and handguard. Comes with 1 double stack of 30 round magazines. The rifle accepts standard double stack AK magazines. Features side mounting rail for optics.
Made in the ZASTAVA factory, the newly manufactured M70 PAP rifles are the semi-auto, civilian version, of the famous military series rifles.
|Mass||3.70 kg (8.2 lb)|
|Length||940 mm (37 in)|
|Barrel length||415 mm (16.3 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated (rotating bolt)|
|Rate of fire||620 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||720 m/s (2,400 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||410 m (450 yds)|
|Feed system||30-round AK-47 detachable box magazine, 40-round RPK magazine, 75-round RPK drum magazine|
Action – Semi-automatic. Caliber – 762X39. Type of Barrel – Threaded Slant Brake. Barrel Length – 16″. Capacity – 30Rd. Finish/Color – Black. Grips/Stock – Palm Swell.
Black Composite Manufacturer – Century Arms. Model – N-PAP M70. Sights – Adjustable Sights. Includes – 1 30 Round Magazine. Accepts any double-stack AK magazine.
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this AK 47 is made in the ZASTAVA factory Serbia that produced top quality rifles for former Yugoslavia like the M70B1 and M70AB2, the newly manufactured M70 PAP rifles are the semi-auto version of the famous military series M70 rifles.
The M70 is the latest import from the world-famous Zastava factory. Action – Semi-automatic. Caliber – 762X39. Type of Barrel – Threaded Slant Brake.
Barrel Length – 16″. Capacity – 30Rd. Finish/Color – Black. Grips/Stock – Black Composite. Importer – Century Arms. Model – N-PAP M70. Sights – Adjustable Sights. Includes – 1 steel 30 Round Magazine/with bolt hold back. Model is N-PAP M70 Make: Zastava Part #: R12084-N Rifle N-PAP M70 7.62×39 (HC) W /COMPOSITE THUMBHOLE STK & HANDGUARD. Has the side mount for scope. COMES WITH 1 30 ROUND MAGAZINE, OWNERS MANUAL, and ORIGINAL PACKAGING.
I bought this rifle new, never fired it, and is still covered in original oil. I own a matching rifle that I use and they are fantastic! BUILT LIKE A TANK and with the regular length thumbhole stock with cheek rest, it gives the rifle a very nice balance and feels. Don’t be fooled by some of the other similar Zastavas on auction sites that only accept low-capacity magazines. Usually 10 rounds. This Zastava accepts large-capacity magazines.
The Rifle that Changed the World. The AK-47 rifle was invented by legendary Soviet weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Completed in 1947 and adopted into Soviet military service in 1949 as the “7.62mm Kalashnikov assault rifle” (or “AK”), the design was neither pioneering nor altogether new technology.
Rather, the AK-47 was a hybrid rifle based on several other successful designs. It utilized the trigger mechanism, double locking lugs, and unlocking raceway of the U.S. M1 Garand, the safety of the John Browning-designed Remington Model 8 with the gas system and intermediate size cartridge of the German Sturmgewehr 44.
Century International Arms has combined a battle-proven design with new parts to make the PAP M70, a hard-hitting, smooth-handling, and rugged tactical carbine. Built by Zastava, the same factory that produced the M70B1 and M70AB2 for the former Yugoslavia,
PAP rifles represent civilian versions of the M70 series. Century Arms performs the necessary BATF 922r compliant modifications that allow this rifle to be legally sold on the U.S. market.
These include U.S.-made parts such as the trigger, hammer, disconnector, compensator, and gas piston which are investment cast from 4140 steel and manufactured by Thompson Investment Castings. The checkered polymer pistol grip is also American-made. To help alleviate trigger slap, a TAPCO G2 trigger group has been installed.
With the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban back in September 2004, semi-automatic rifles are again allowed to have threaded muzzles, folding stocks, and bayonet lugs. Consequently, the Zastava PAP M70 has a threaded muzzle with a removable slant break and a bayonet lug.
Currently, the Zastava PAP M70 requires Century Arms to thread the muzzles and weld them on the bayonet lug. It has a thicker stamped steel receiver that is equipped with a side rail scope mount for attaching an Eastern bloc style optics mount, which provides a handy quick detach system that also allows the shooter to fully maintain use of the iron sights. A 7.62X39 chambered 16.25″ hammer-forged barrel is brand new and considerably more accurate than standard mil-spec surplus.
At the heart of the design is its Kalashnikov long-stroke gas piston system. A gas port in the barrel, located at the 45-degree-angled gas block roughly 2 inches forward of the handguard, taps gas off the bore when a cartridge is fired.
This gas impacts against the forward face of a large gas piston, which is affixed directly to the bolt carrier assembly. As a result, the force of the gas pushes back this large, heavy chunk of steel to rotate and unlock the dual-lugged bolt from its locking recesses to cycle the action.
The bolt carrier and piston are one-piece units. A fixed cam on the bolt rides in a kidney-shaped groove in the underside of the carrier that rotates the bolt in and out of the battery. Two horizontally opposed lugs on the bolt body lock up in corresponding locking recesses in a barrel block that is housed in the stamped steel receiver.
The bolt has a deeply recessed face and a massive claw extractor, and a fixed-blade ejector is welded to the left-hand wall of the receiver. The recoil spring is conventionally located behind the bolt carrier. Horizontal guide rails welded to the receiver guide the travel of the bolt assembly.
Along with its generous clearance between moving parts and tapered cartridge case, the gun has been engineered to endure large amounts of fouling and brutal punishment while continuing to cycle consistently and reliably. All this comes at a price as the AK-47 is not renowned for its precision.
If you are looking for a tack driver, this certainly isn’t it. However, if you are looking for a dependable high capacity, short-range hunting rifle for small to medium game animals like wild hogs, there is no other system more rugged or affordable.
With its increased length of pull, the “NATO’ length hardwood buttstock is significantly longer than the international standard. The hardwood handguards match the stock. The rifle weighs in at 7.7 pounds and includes one 30- round magazine. All steel parts wear a matte black phosphate finish, including the barrel.
The hooded post front sight is paired with a notched rear tangent sight graduated from 100 to 1,000 meters. However, 100 meters is perhaps the more realistic effective operating distance for this rifle. For repair, the rifle is backed by a 1- year warranty. Overall, the Century Arms Zastava PAP M70 is an affordable, well-built AK-47 style rifle designed for years of reliable service.
The Zastava NPAP M70 : A Good AK For The Budget Minded?
Very recently I found myself in a position to add an AK to my collection, something that I’d been wanting to do for quite some time. At first, I was looking at buying a Romanian-imported WASR, but a friend of mine recommended the Zastava NPAP, and I decided to give it a try with the mindset that if it wasn’t up to par I could sell it locally and put the money towards a good AK.
I watched and read reviews of the gun, and by all standards, except ease of customization, the gun sounded like a great buy for the money. I checked online and saw that they were on sale starting at $539 and $579 for the fixed and unfolding stock variants respectively. While initially leaning towards the fixed stock I decided to go with the under folder design, mostly because I like the compactness as well as the look.
The gun shipped well-packed in a cardboard box filled with foam and wrapped in bubble wrap. An initial inspection of it at the shop showed no deformities or issues with the finish, and no front-sight cant like you’d find with cheaper AK’s. My local gun store was kind enough to sell me two boxes of ammo at a discounted price which sure made the later range-test a hell of a lot more fun.
When I arrived home with the rifle, I inspected it further, checking headspace and magazine fit. I also tested the general tightness of everything on the rifle, and I must say I was impressed. From the safety to the under folder, every bit on the rifle is solidly-built and very tight. My only gripe so far was with the PMAG that came with the rifle, but that’s more of a personal/aesthetic gripe, not one with any functional merit.
I had bought a few mags, of various types, as I wanted to ensure that the gun would feed reliably from a variety of magazines. I had an easier time inserting the metal mags into the gun than I did with the polymer ones, but your mileage may vary. I stocked up on some ammo and targets for the range test and waited for a nice weekend to go to the range.
Aside from the PMAG the rifle ships with, there are not too many negatives about this rifle. However, there are a few things I feel that I need to disclose, in the interest of a fair review. First of all, the bore isn’t chrome lined which I understand can be a deal-breaker for some people.
There is also a general lack of options for customization in regards to the NPAP due to the handguards being longer than the norm for an AK. Having said that, Khyber Customs makes an aesthetic “Cheesegrater” upper handguard for them, and that is what I intend on putting on my rifle. Finally, there is no bayonet lug on the new-gen of NPAP, but I do plan on adding one at some point, as well as the iconic Yugo rifle grenade sights.
In addition to simply testing how well I could use the gun, I also chose to bring two friends who aren’t exactly huge firearms aficionados along. I wanted to see how easy the rifle was to use for a layman who didn’t exactly know the ins and outs of the rifle. As expected, they had little to no trouble with the gun, with the exception of one friend continually inserting the magazines wrong until shown the proper way.
Collectively we burned through a good 250+ rounds in a day, with some accurate fire, and admittedly too many mag dumps. It functioned well with all three types of ammo we ran through it, Tula, Wolf, and Monarch. Contrary to all the lore I’ve heard spouted about the AK, I found it to be fairly accurate, with some of my groups being as shown.
All in all, the Zastava NPAP underfolder is well made and is a
un, an accurate gun for the price. Definitely don’t buy it if you’re looking to “tactical” an AK-type rifle, simply due to the lack of aftermarket parts. Definitely do buy it if you’re looking for a nice range queen or for a cheap entry-level AK.
It does have some problems, but none that the price tag doesn’t make up for. I definitely would recommend this rifle to anyone looking for a nice AK for a nice price. It shoots smoothly, and is cheap to feed, what more could you want for a day at the range