Building a Hybrid Yugoslav M70B1 from a Stub with Screws

Building a Hybrid Yugoslav M70B1 from a Stub with Screws

Part 5


George Spafford is building a replica of the Yugo M70B rifle using a stub parts kit. A new installment will appear here every Friday

Compliance Parts and Springs


Falcon replacement springs and a TAPCO fire control group were among the new

parts Spafford purchased for the build. Always use fresh springs, he says.

Next, I ordered some fairly standard AK parts from Cope's Distributing (www.copesdistributing.net) in order to comply with the 922r regulation. I knew I'd need a new fire control group, and I favor the U.S.-made TAPCO G2 single hook trigger. That gave me three 922r compliance parts, a topic we'll discuss later, and the G2s work very well once polished. I also ordered a U.S. 14x1 AK slant brake that gave me another U.S. part, a Romanian grip nut and screw plus a Romanian selector lever. In terms of that lever, the Yugo M70 milled selector sits flush against the receiver and will not clear the center support rivet that a sheet-metal receiver has. I like having a true rivet there and thus bought a Romanian AKM lever. If I had opted to weld the center support in place, a Yugo selector lever could have been used.


One tip to make your new rifle function like new is to go with all new springs. In general, if you go with the springs that came with your kit, you are really trusting in the luck of the draw as to how much life is left in them. Several years ago I had the Falcon Arms AK spring rebuild kit recommended to me (www.falconarms.com). These are all the springs in an AK for under $20—it's rare that you get such a great combination of quality and price. I put them in each of my rifles now and am very happy with the results and recommend them.

Popular Videos

New addition to the Browning X-Bolt rifle series

New for 2019 is the Max Long Range model featuring a composite Max stock with fully adjustable comb, spacers for adjusting length of pull, stainless fluted heavy sporter barrel, threaded muzzle brake and extended bolt handle.

New Bushnell Prime 1700 and Nitro 1800 Rangefinders

Jake Edson of Bushnell Optics tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead about the brand new Prime 1700 and Nitro 1800 rangefinders.

Ruger introduces Rifles Chambered in the All-New .350 Legend

Two Ruger American Ranch rifles and the AR-556 MPR are now chambered for Winchester's .350 Legend cartridge.

See more Popular Videos

More Gunsmithing

Gunsmithing

Basic Gunsmithing Skills

Steven Matthews - April 07, 2016

Hobby gunsmithing will help you develop a variety of mechanical skills in shaping parts,...

Gunsmithing

Sarco's Dumoulin Large Ring Commercial Action

SGN Online Editors - April 14, 2014

Manufactured by the famous Belgian gun works, Dumoulin, this action is a perfect platform for...

Gunsmithing

Savage Trigger Upgrade From Sharpshooter Supply

Gus Norcross - April 02, 2014

I rolled onto the range late in the afternoon with a couple rifles to test-fire. I had it all...

See More Gunsmithing

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW OUR CURRENT ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×