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Can I use a milled m-70 kit as the basis for a tabuk, or do you need a rpk for that kind of build?My wonderfull GF bought me a yugo parts kit from Apex and I was thinking about a dmr build.
 

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As I've observed and it's certainly not an expert opinion, the Tabuks were in both regular stamped receiver and the RPK/M70-type receiver variants but I've not seen a milled receiver Tabuk.
 

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rayman1 said:
As I've observed and it's certainly not an expert opinion, the Tabuks were in both regular stamped receiver and the RPK/M70-type receiver variants but I've not seen a milled receiver Tabuk.
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I'm almost positive all the parts are the same. You just need a front and rear trunnion. I think the front ones are still available it's the rear one that will be hard to find. There was a site that had them a while ago. They wanted over $60 for them. Maybe someone remembers the web site. All you would need is a modified gas block and a flash hider and you will be good to go.
 

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If/when doing your Tabuk clone, don't forget about the parts that are not the same as the Yugo M-70 rifle - particularly this part which is sometimes overlooked (note the hole is circular):





Here's a quick comparison of the stamped receiver and the M70-style receiver on the Tabuk (both are Tabuk rifles):




You'll notice the differences in the FSB's:





And you can see differences between the rear sights:




But a major issue is the Tabuk's folding buttstock which is different than the Yugo M-70's (note the Tabuk's longer groove and one less rivet):

Yugo M-70:


Tabuk:


But unfortunately there may not be anything you can do about the buttstock difference. Some of the things that are different from the M-70 and the Tabuk are noticeable enough that, no matter how much you spend on perfecting the Arabic script/logo on the Tabuk, these issues will never quite make it as close of a clone. But close enough for most folks and many wouldn't even notice or care.
 

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That single front rivet long groove style is an early pattern Yugo.The two I scavenged up for Iraqi builds came from M64's.
 

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pupwag said:
That single front rivet long groove style is an early pattern Yugo.The two I scavenged up for Iraqi builds came from M64's.
That's helpful, thanks!

BP told me the only Tabuk he saw with the PLO guns had a milled receiver so someone has one. Would be nice to see some pics....hint hint :grin:
 
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