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Old 12-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Zastava PAP M77 .308 NATO

I was just given a .308 Zastava PAP M77 .308 NATO for Christmas. It was imported by Century. It is a Zastava factory made rifle. I hope to get to take it to the range this weekend. It has a low serial number and came with 2 10 round mags. It is angle cut. I cannot find much info on it. I would love to replace the furniture with wood.




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Old 12-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Nice rifle!

If I were you, the first thing I'd do is locate some more mags for it. Replacement furniture is bound to be more plentiful and easier to get.
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It is a PAP M70 single stack 10 round capacity mags.. Early model with slant cut receiver. Not many options for wood replacememt but it has been done. Try a search etc.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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It is a M70 single stack 10 round capacity mags.. Early model with slant cut receiver. Not many options for wood replacememt but it has been done. Try a search etc.
Isn't the M70 7.62 x 39? This is .308 Win.
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Oops my bad. I forgot those were here from back in the day..
Nice.
Wood about the same if you Google or search M70 PAP however.

Like to hear how it shoots etc,
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nice, but M77 is way different imo. Still happy for you looks like a good time!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #7
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When did this come in!!! I have never seen one for sale anywhere.
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When did this come in!!! I have never seen one for sale anywhere.
I am not sure. From what I know a small number came through recently. I just bought a 20 rd Vepr mag that looks like it should work.

The stock actually feels nice, but i am no fan of thumbholes. I wonder if an Iron Wood angle cut stock for a MAK90 would work?


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Old 12-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #9
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I cut an IWD m70 stock to fit angle , however it would probably be easier to weld in a metal piece to remove slant.
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I cut an IWD m70 stock to fit angle , however it would probably be easier to weld in a metal piece to remove slant.
I am going to try the IWD route cut/sand to fit (hopefully). Ordering tonight. Do you have any pics/advice?
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Anyone know yet if those 10 rd mags interchange with the Mitchell .308's?
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I went with an ACE yugo mounting block, folding mechanism and stock. I am going to have the mounting block welded to fill the gap caused by the slant cut receiver. Also added for 922r compliance, Tapco G2 fcg and pistol grip, and a US made muzzle nut. I am still going to order an IWD set and tweak the butt stock.








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Update: RS Products mount with Aimpoint T-1 Micro 2 MOA. Still searching for a 1- 4x scope.



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Anyone know yet if those 10 rd mags interchange with the Mitchell .308's?
The Mitchell .308 20 rd mags work in these.
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Am I deceived? Is that an adjustable gas block?
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Am I deceived? Is that an adjustable gas block?
Correct- the M77 is .308 Win with an adjustable gas block.
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Congratulatons, very nice rifle and your upgrades look great!
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ACE stock looks a lot better than the thumbhole stock. nice rifle
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Yes it is! Amazing, I know...
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i would love this rifle
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Hi,

here is what I did to restore the back of the receiver to the original design shape. Filler piece:

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Welded and smoother receiver:

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This rifle is not the M77 PAP, it is the 7.62x39 "original" PAP with single-stack mag, trunnion, and bolt.

The M77 conversion is next in line ... unless I decide to go with the ACE folding stock adapter.

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This is my plan as well. I have M76 stock sets to drop into the rifle as I reconfigure it. The mags are steel?
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Yes, the mags are steel. Have not measured the sheet gauge, but looks thin, 20 ga. or thinner.

Feed lips are not reinforced unlike the x39 AK mags. Follower likes to tilt, not very stable.
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Yes, the mags are steel. Have not measured the sheet gauge, but looks thin, 20 ga. or thinner.

Feed lips are not reinforced unlike the x39 AK mags. Follower likes to tilt, not very stable.
Thanks., I fixed the M76 follower nose dive by spot welding a "skirt" on the rear of the follower. I'd have to look at the M77 mags to see what the issue is.
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DFerg10, where did you get your muzzle brake?? I have the same rifle that you have butt cannot seem to find a muzzle brake that will fit over the nut that is welded on there. I tried a .308 brake for an AR but it was too small and was threaded. Help?!?!?!
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DFerg10, where did you get your muzzle brake?? I have the same rifle that you have butt cannot seem to find a muzzle brake that will fit over the nut that is welded on there. I tried a .308 brake for an AR but it was too small and was threaded. Help?!?!?!
You need to cut the muzzle nut off. Use a small hacksaw or dremel to cut the small weld holding the nut on. Be careful and do not hit the fsb, ruin the nut if you have to and use a small/hobby file and gun blue to fix an marks on the fsb. Once you cut the small weld, the nut comes off and you have standard 14MX1 LH threads. You will then have many options. That particular lash hidder was a bit hard to find, but they are out there. It is a US made M90 from a group buy years ago. I got it from a WTB add in the Marketplace in here, I think.
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Well., I ordered one today from Buds.
I plan to weld up the slant receiver. I have a M76 wood furniture set that I think will fit vs the sporter stock set.
For the muzzle I may use one of the Nodak Spud Tabuk devices or mount an extra M76 front sight block which includes the muzzle device and suppressor threads.

I hope/think a M76 scope will fit.

We shall see., I'm getting ahead of myself already.
I was going to build a .308 on a M76 kit I have., but this seems easier than sourcing and profiling a barrel etc.
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Well., I ordered one today from Buds.
I plan to weld up the slant receiver. I have a M76 wood furniture set that I think will fit vs the sporter stock set.
For the muzzle I may use one of the Nodak Spud Tabuk devices or mount an extra M76 front sight block which includes the muzzle device and suppressor threads.

I hope/think a M76 scope will fit.

We shall see., I'm getting ahead of myself already.
I was going to build a .308 on a M76 kit I have., but this seems easier than sourcing and profiling a barrel etc.
You are going to love it. Is there any way to make a collar/ filler piece that attaches to the wood stock or is held on by the stock bolt in order to avoid having to alter/weld and refinish the reciever?
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You are going to love it. Is there any way to make a collar/ filler piece that attaches to the wood stock or is held on by the stock bolt in order to avoid having to alter/weld and refinish the reciever?
Probably another option and I have thought about that. I'll evaluate it when I get the rifle.
I have rear receiver stubs from Yugo fixed stock rifles so they could be cut & fit to the stock or welded to the receiver, I may pull the rear trunnion and weld up the filler and weld over some of the scribble on the receiver at the same time. Dunno till I get it in hand.
Be nice if there were Md91 buttstocks around. The M91 FSB looks like a M76and the existing handguards are M91.
I think it will be a fun rifle to mess with.
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Are the handguards standard M70 or different?
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The magazines that ship with the M77 PAP are double-stack, 10 round capacity but poor quality, mainly the follower as seen in the pictures below:

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The follower tilts left/right as rounds are inserted because of absence of skirts on the long sides. Also has a tendency to nosedive. Compared to the M76 follower that AKBLUE has posted (and his mods) this follower design is way inferior.

The mag body has a lousy design too -- the indentations that retain the follower (circled) are too shallow and allow the follower to jump out as it tilts in the body, pic below.


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Anyone know if there are M76 rifles chambered in 7.62x51? The JNA chambering was in 8mm which is a longer cartridge. So I think M76 mags will not fit the M77 PAP.
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Nice rifle......I think I found my .308
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US Promag .308 Galil mags can be modified to work in the M77 and cost $25 for a decent quality steel mag. I have modified 2 to work in mine and they have been reliable after being fitted to the rifle.
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combat engineer, how did you modify them? I bought three from longmountain outfitters at $85 a pop...ouch..
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I bought the Galil .308 mags from MidwayUSA for $25 / pc.

I took a file and tried to match the front lug as seen in the picture. Don't take too much off and you are filing more to reduce length of mag area that gets inserted into the mag well.



I filed the rear lug to match the rear lug of the M77 mag and then filed the rear corners on the end of mag below feed lips on a diagonal to fit in the mag well as it is rocked into place. Take the follower plate out before filing. I then bent the feed lips .020" down in so bullets were more retained preventing stove pipes.



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