Yugo AK finish. Blued or parkerized?
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    Yugo AK finish. Blued or parkerized?

    Ok. I know most Yugo AKs were blues but I’ve been getting a few kits recently that have parkerized parts like bolt carrier, too cover, and folding stock. I’ve noticed this on others kits and the most recent is a torch cut milled M70
    All matching that had a blued receiver and barrel Components but parkerized stock, top cover, and carrier, why is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kncook View Post
    Ok. I know most Yugo AKs were blues but I’ve been getting a few kits recently that have parkerized parts like bolt carrier, too cover, and folding stock. I’ve noticed this on others kits and the most recent is a torch cut milled M70
    All matching that had a blued receiver and barrel Components but parkerized stock, top cover, and carrier, why is this?
    Interesting.. until others come by I’ll throw this out there; I’ve seen Npap and Opap kits as well as demilled rifles from kits that had been built. Could be one of those scenarios.

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    I don’t think it’s a cut up commercial kit. It’s old. Matching numbers on all the parts so no reason to park one and not other. Receiver stubs still there and not demilled....wasn’t a built receiver.
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    I would argue both would be ok. I am sure that many of the kits that end up getting cut up were from rifles that were re-arsenaled.

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    But wouldn’t that be strange to have a fully matching kit that had a blued front end and receiver but parked top cover, bolt, carrier, and stock? Wouldn’t the whole gun be arsenal refinished?
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    Many of the Zastava kits were refurbished.
    The finish varied to a bead blasted and blued vs polished blue.
    Sometimes will even find the new vial type night sights etc., on the refurbed rifles.

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    Ive got an M72 and all parts are parkerized. No idead if it's refurbed.

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    A kit or a built M72 from a retailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    A kit or a built M72 from a retailer.
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    Kit build. I bought it complete from a private party.

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    Likely explains the finish if unusual. Done by the builder.

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    Lots of receiver parts in yugo kit I’ve gotten have a dull grey look rather than shiny bluing ... selectors - covers.
    I assumed all along it’s bluing over a bead blasted prep v a polished prep on other parts ... such as barrel parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kncook View Post
    Ok. I know most Yugo AKs were blues but I’ve been getting a few kits recently that have parkerized parts like bolt carrier, too cover, and folding stock. I’ve noticed this on others kits and the most recent is a torch cut milled M70
    All matching that had a blued receiver and barrel Components but parkerized stock, top cover, and carrier, why is this?
    I do have couple of kits from apex and those kits have some parkerized parts, I believe apex Did finish those parts because of the bad shape of the parts themselves (rust, pitting, etc)

 

 

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