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REVIEW of my M70 rifles
M70AB2 AKM Underfolder
REVIEW: I purchased my M70AB2 AKM through CenterFire Systems and it came in the
normal Century brown cardboard box. There were (2) 30 round magazines, one a Yugo
and one a normal German magazine. It also came with a brand new Romanian Bayonet and sheath/frog,
an oil bottle, a new Romanian (2) mag pouch and a leather sling. The rifle was finished
in a dark gray parkerized finish and all the parts that were parkerized matched in color.
The top cover has some sort of blemish inside and out near the front but I will keep
an eye on it to make sure it does not grow. The underfolding stock was good and tight
with very little wiggle. After using the rifle the stock has gained a little more wiggle
but it is not excessive. The front and rear flip up night sights need to be touched up
with new glow paint to have them function. The grenade sight that flips up is good and tight
and has meter markings inside that are viewed when open. The grenade launcher adapter
that screws onto the muzzle threads was not present.
The action on this rifle feels like it has been lapped with valve grinding
compound it is so smooth. The Stainless carrier/bolt feels like it has been mated
to the DCI receiver. The safety selector lever can be operated with the stock folded or open easily.
I paid $399 plus $25 for shipping and handling and another $30 for the transfer fee.
So I have right at $455 invested in this AK but it sure is a nice one that has features
no other AK has.
M70B1 Full Stock Rifle
After a small run of the full stock version of the M70 rifle I finally
located one in PA. Mine has a serial number is in the low 800's so the run may have
been very small. This rifle cost more as they all went up after the supply and demand
could not be met on the underfolders. I paid total with transfer $550 for the full
stock model and it only came with one Yugo type 30 round magazine. The vendor, Broad
Mountain Enterprises said that Century did not supply any other accessories for these models.
The rifle is solid feeling and the parts all fit tight. After a good cleaning the
action is smooth as if it had been lapped. Like the AB2 the barrel is brand new
but not chrome lined. This rifle has a black parkerized finish on all the metal parts
and the wood is in pretty good shape with it's Military linseed oil finish. I have notched
the selector on this one as well for the manual BHO feature to go with the BHO
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