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Posted: 4/15/2008 3:06:08 PM EDT
I just bought my first AK clone and was wondering if anyone knew whether the bolt is stainless steel or chrome plated.

It's a Century built M70B1 with Zastava markings.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:15:20 PM EDT
I believe they're stainless but I'm not 100% sure.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:10:34 PM EDT
Also believe stainless as Yugoslavia did not have access to chrome otherwise they might have put some in the barrel.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:37:01 PM EDT
Thanks guys.
Now I'm itching to hit the range.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:37:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By grndy27:
Also believe stainless as Yugoslavia did not have access to chrome otherwise they might have put some in the barrel.


That is a often quoted rumor that has taken on a almost factual understanding. The real truth is that Yugoslavia, in particular Macedonia, was a exporter of Chromium.

Why they did not use Chrome in their barrels? That is still a mystery and source of speculation. It was not due to a lack of resource for Chromium. Of course the chrome process is not just about chromium, but also about copper and nickel.
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 5:53:21 AM EDT
The bolt and carrier are "In the white" as in not blued or plated.  It is not stainless.  Treat it like you would a Mosin-Nagant or Mauser bolt.  

Enjoy the Yugo.  I love mine!
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