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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 9/17/2002 10:41:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2002 10:44:20 AM EDT by Getsome]
I just found an Pre-Ban Yugoslavian AK 7.62x39 rifle for sale at $1795.....ouch! The receiver is marked “Model AK”, furniture is teak and it has has flip up night sights. The hand grip is different than other AK's as it is more custom formed but regardless why so expensive? Does this sound like an authenic Yugoslavian AK or has it been customized?

Link Posted: 9/17/2002 7:11:19 PM EDT
That sounds like an original piece. Yugoslav AK's are some of the most expensive of the pre-bans because of rarity and above all, quality.

Only about a thousand fixed stock Yugo AK's were brought in the country in 7.62x39 prior to the '89 import ban.

Yugoslav AK's are stamped and use the RPK squad auto machine gun strength receiver. They are stamped 1.5mm thick, rather than 1mm that the standard AKM is, and they have a reinforced front trunnion. Teak stocks and night sights were standard.

Yugoslav rifles DO NOT have hard chrome lined barrels, and because they do, they TEND to be more accurate than standard AK's and AKM's (this is just my personal experience, your mileage may vary).

$1800.00 is actually not out of line around here for a pre-ban Yugo AK. Geographic location does play a part in pricing.

Inspect the bore, and if possible field strip the rifle to inspect it. If it was fired with cheap Chinese or Egyptian 7.62x39mm that was available back in the 80's, and not cleaned, you may have a sewer pipe for a barrel.

Hope that helped.
Link Posted: 9/17/2002 8:54:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Hope that helped.


I would say that pretty much covered everything. Thanks for the good info.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 3:26:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 3:27:30 AM EDT
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