From looking at mine, they changed the FCG parts with Tapco G2 parts, took off the threaded attachment and installed a slant brake and installed a US had piston rod. They also opened up the lower receiver it seems also. The bolt is original and carrier, so no single stack bolt like early PAP rifles.Are these factory underfolders like the Romanians? Or converted here in the states?
Was the folder added in the US or at the factory? God bless.From looking at mine, they changed the FCG parts with Tapco G2 parts, took off the threaded attachment and installed a slant brake and installed a US had piston rod. They also opened up the lower receiver it seems also. The bolt is original and carrier, so no single stack bolt like early PAP rifles.
It looked original to me, but I don't know that for sure. I don't have it right now to compare to my M70AB2. Still waiting to get it back from Century for slanted rear leaf sight. The folding was installed correctly also. Didn't look like a monkeyed up install.Was the folder added in the US or at the factory? God bless.
Was the folder added in the US or at the factory? God bless.
Looks good! I'll be sticking to my M70AB2 for now, since Century can't seem to get around to "fixin" the one I sent them in a timely manner. They're had it longer than I have, so I told em to keep it and refund me instead.just picked one up & stained it with minwax golden pecan
came out pretty nice
as far as quality, my local gun shop had 8 of them so I was able to really pick through a bunch of them:
I'd say about six of the eight I looked at all had a little vertical play in the stock, one had a 1 inch horizontal hairline crack on the receiver that ran right above the serial number (prob. wouldn't of caused any problems ), i didn't see any canted sights etc.. on any of them, aside from that they were all identical and i was pretty impressed with the quality especially when you factor in the under $600.00 price
(I'm not easily impressed: my other two are a Sam7 sf and a polytech legend AK47/s)
The barrels on them are excellent and the rifles are pretty rugged looking when you see them in person (with the exception of the cheesy hand grip...absolute junk imho)
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The piston on my carrier was welded also, but never had any issues running through the gas tube or gas block. I had a NOS Yugo BCG for it incase it did have issues, as I didn't like the welded piston, but a gunsmith told me it's fine as long as it's aligned and not rubbing anything. I just couldn't take the crooked rear leaf sight. Made the rifle look like crap with the sight sticking off to the right side. And that was after trying to clean up the sight cutouts in the block to make it straighter.I just received one last week. It's a fixeruper.
After cleaning I shot the gun. Shot 60 rounds and had about 20 failures to eject.
The receiver was filled with metal chips from cutting the mag well most likely. Magazine well rear corners were not done very well, cleaned them up. The inner flanges that they cut to take the double stack mags were making it hard to seat the mag so I trimmed them.
The worst part was the piston that was welded to the carrier. It was not straight. It caused a lot of drag and twisted the carrier sideways. The carrier did not slide free in the receiver without the recoil spring in. With the top gas tube off you can see the piston does not come close to aligning with the gas block. I'm having a new piston installed the correct way. I slide a Polish carrier in to check fit and it slid very smoothly.
Since I'm sure it was the piston I decided to keep it since there is no telling what I would get back.
I don't think I would buy an N-PAP again. This is the only AK I have ever had problems with.