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Old 08-02-2017, 11:10 PM   #71
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That's annoying that no cleaning rod came. Guess it's not expensive to purchase separate at least
M72 cleaning rods are hard to find. An Sks rod will fit but be a little too short. Going to cut down a vepr rod just for astetics
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:05 AM   #72
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M72 cleaning rods are hard to find. An Sks rod will fit but be a little too short. Going to cut down a vepr rod just for astetics
Grrrrrr damnit. Kinda pissed because the picture on Classic's site clearly shows a cleaning rod.will any RPK rod work?? Meaning screw in and lock?
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:36 AM   #73
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Grrrrrr damnit. Kinda pissed because the picture on Classic's site clearly shows a cleaning rod.will any RPK rod work?? Meaning screw in and lock?
Not without modification. The traditional RPK barrel length is 23" and the M72 barrel length is 21".

Yes, their item picture shows a rod. They also did a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9LXkHbTozE&t=160s

The wood on my AK looks nothing like what was represented in the video. Nor is the action "very smooth" as suggested. They also reported A-1 grade part sets and "very good precision accuracy, probably the most accurate 7.62x39 caliber rifle AK on the marketplace today".
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:01 AM   #74
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^ This as far as the cleaning rod.
AK type cleaning rods do not "screw in"., they are held by pressure points or in the case of the Zastava M72 by a retainer that sits behind the muzzle device.

Cannot comment on the condition of the wood or metal or cleaning rod inclusion.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:25 AM   #75
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I'll be picking mine up in a little bit and heading straight to the range (along with a rag and some CLP). One thing I keep telling myself is that it's built by JRA and they are good at what they do
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Numerich has M72 cleaning rods for $9. I ordered one just in case

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1579880.htm
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Just picked it up. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish (slight pitting on front trunnions but no big deal). My action is butter smooth and no dirt/crap anywhere on the inside. Plus, it's already all oiled up. Receiver actually has full-auto markings as well (3 positions marked). Off to the range in a little bit!

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #78
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Numerich has M72 cleaning rods for $9. I ordered one just in case

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1579880.htm
Will these fit an m77 ??
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Just picked it up. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish (slight pitting on front trunnions but no big deal). My action is butter smooth and no dirt/crap anywhere on the inside. Plus, it's already all oiled up. Receiver actually has full-auto markings as well (3 positions marked). Off to the range in a little bit!
Glad to hear you got a winner. Take a couple drum mags out with you.
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Glad to hear you got a winner. Take a couple drum mags out with you.
Got two circle 10's (Chinese) loaded up!
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Just picked it up. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish (slight pitting on front trunnions but no big deal). My action is butter smooth and no dirt/crap anywhere on the inside. Plus, it's already all oiled up. Receiver actually has full-auto markings as well (3 positions marked). Off to the range in a little bit!
Did yours come with a cleaning rod? Also was your wood sanded and refinished?
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Did yours come with a cleaning rod? Also was your wood sanded and refinished?
No cleaning rod. Unsure about wood. I'll post pics after the range
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Well pleased to say that it fired all 180 rounds without any malfunctions. I was just dicking around but it's plenty accurate as well. Was shooting high (like 6") so had to adjust. At 50 yards it was doing a 4" spread rapid fire w/tulammo. Fun as hell!
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50 yards (not great, but was just blasting away)


Attention to detail here w/correct markings



Very pleased

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A lot of these experiences echo what I received when I picked mine up last night. My buttstock was from a force match, it has an original stock # lined out and a new number stamped on it (AFAIK neither number matches anything on the rest of the rifle). I found refinished over rust on the front handguard retainer and one leg of the bipod (no biggy). Contrary to what was said in the video, it came with a muzzle nut, not a slant brake, but I have some US made slant brakes and the muzzle nut isn't spot welded and screws right off. Mine was not grunchy at all in the action. Numbers mismatch as far as I've determined, but there is the Zastava banner on the trunion. Magazine has the follower rusted to the body wall. Does look to be a BHO 30 rounder. No biggy, I have mags. I spritzed the mag and we'll see if it'll clean up later (I didn't want to infect the rifle with the rust, so I didn't insert the orange coated beast). I inserted a Hungarian steel mag and it locked up nice. Didn't observe if mine has the cleaning rod, probably not. Rivets look good to my untrained eye, and no cant that I could see. Stock finish/staining is a bit iffy to me as well, but not hideous. Oh, and the trigger feels better than I'm used to on AKs. I won't be able to get it to the range for a while yet, but overall I'm pleased with it for the money.

I have a suspicion that the despicably rusty mag (at least it wasn't a Promag) was courtesy of Classic and not JRA, but I have no proof for believing that other than the general wariness I've developed regarding Classic.
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The original muzzle device is the nut vs a slant.

http://www.zastava-arms.rs/en/milita...ine-gun-m72-b1
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Some pics of the parts (after the 180 rounds I put through it). Mine are matching except for the stock. also has retainer plate instead of shepherds hook






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The original muzzle device is the nut vs a slant.
Thanks for confirming that, I suspected it might be the case, but on the video Classic did, they said it comes with slant brake (and I think the one in the video may have had a slant brake on it). Not that it's hard to change it to whichever is preferred in any case.
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A lot of these experiences echo what I received when I picked mine up last night. My buttstock was from a force match, it has an original stock # lined out and a new number stamped on it (AFAIK neither number matches anything on the rest of the rifle). I found refinished over rust on the front handguard retainer and one leg of the bipod (no biggy). Contrary to what was said in the video, it came with a muzzle nut, not a slant brake, but I have some US made slant brakes and the muzzle nut isn't spot welded and screws right off. Mine was not grunchy at all in the action. Numbers mismatch as far as I've determined, but there is the Zastava banner on the trunion. Magazine has the follower rusted to the body wall. Does look to be a BHO 30 rounder. No biggy, I have mags. I spritzed the mag and we'll see if it'll clean up later (I didn't want to infect the rifle with the rust, so I didn't insert the orange coated beast). I inserted a Bulgarian steel mag and it locked up nice. Didn't observe if mine has the cleaning rod, probably not. Rivets look good to my untrained eye, and no cant that I could see. Stock finish/staining is a bit iffy to me as well, but not hideous. Oh, and the trigger feels better than I'm used to on AKs. I won't be able to get it to the range for a while yet, but overall I'm pleased with it for the money.

I have a suspicion that the despicably rusty mag (at least it wasn't a Promag) was courtesy of Classic and not JRA, but I have no proof for believing that other than the general wariness I've developed regarding Classic.
I noticed that to. It's not a tapco so maybe it's original
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Id assume that the 922r parts are barrel, receiver, nut, and fcg.
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Id assume that the 922r parts are barrel, receiver, nut, and fcg.
Not sure I'm going to say this properly to convey it, but the muzzle nut looks rather more elegant than most US 922R compliance parts. Externally there were no visible markings on the trigger that I saw, like you usually see on Tapco, but it's possible that JRA used something more elegant (or makes their own). The trigger pull seemed crisp, smooth, and rather light, for an AK trigger, to me.
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Yeah it does have a nice trigger. The muzzle nut is stamped US on mine.
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The muzzle nut is stamped US on mine.
Mine may well be too, I haven't really examined it closely. Fortunately, I recalled that for anything missing, like the cleaning rod, I still have a cosmoline smeared M72 kit that I got from Sarco last year during their sale. At the price they were I don't have too many problems with having bought a parts kit that ends up being used as spare parts (or upgrades if I decide to do something like refinish furniture myself, since the JRA stock isn't a match anyway).
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Numerich has M72 cleaning rods for $9. I ordered one just in case

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1579880.htm
Thanks for the tip. I purchased one.

I ran 200 rounds of WPA Military Classic 124 gr FMJ to warm it up. No issues. It fed reliably from a Yugo, Magpul and Korean magazine.

It may be mismatched and there may be some pitting on the "grade A-1 parts kit", but I am happy with the purchase so far.
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Thanks for the tip. I purchased one.

I ran 200 rounds of WPA Military Classic 124 gr FMJ to warm it up. No issues. It fed reliably from a Yugo, Magpul and Korean magazine.

It may be mismatched and there may be some pitting on the "grade A-1 parts kit", but I am happy with the purchase so far.
I bought this as a shooter, and it performed well today. For $800 it's a no brainer. Got some looks at the range as well lol

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Can confirm that the cleaning rod from gunpartscorp does fit perfectly

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Just keep in mind that they are being made for several companies and with them all pricing at near $800.. you don't have to rush to buy one from one or another. Wait around if you don't like a certain store and just purchase from the other!
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Just keep in mind that they are being made for several companies and with them all pricing at near $800.. you don't have to rush to buy one from one or another. Wait around if you don't like a certain store and just purchase from the other!
The other stores would probably not cheap out like classic on the accessories and mags either. If there are other places that have the JRA builds at the same price, buy from them. Clasic sent me a shitty rusted mag and the rifle. Nothing more (well, a hard case too I guess).
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The Eye of Sauron has his gaze on these. Where the hell were yugos for the last 3 years? I sent emails to almost everyone. The M-72 was the very one I wanted as well. Then Veprs were rolling in by thousands. Last summer I got 2 long barreled Veprs since all the builders and all were acting like assholes or not responding, like Lee Armory.

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I bought this as a shooter, and it performed well today. For $800 it's a no brainer. Got some looks at the range as well lol

Very nice for 8 bills.
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Classic has more M72 RPK's>>

oops sold out already
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Not before I got one!
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If I'm gonna be stuck with a us bbl on my AK, might as well make the muzzle threads 1/2x28 do I have more muzzle device / silencer mounting options...
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