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Will this work for an M-70 milled receiver? (Hoping to catch CarlosC's eye)

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by Nicoroshi, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Nicoroshi

    Nicoroshi Avid Shooter

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    Just like the title says I am interested in replacing the barrel on my milled Yugo M-70. I know that the Yugo is kind of a beast unto itself for many of it's parts so I need to know if this barrel is the correct size(s) to fit the receiver, rear sight base, gas block, and front sight base.

    New Manufactured AK47 1970 Barrel

    Also curious what has been done (or not done) on Green mountain barrels (from those of you who have personally worked one).
    Like:
    cut out on chamber end
    Gas port hole
    etc.

    Thanks in advance for your knowledge on these,
    Nico
     
  2. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    I can't help you, but I know Carlos can!:supergrin:

    Good luck.
     

  3. CarlosC

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    I honestly don't know, but I don't think so. It would be nice if they provided dimensions at the critical points however and then you could be sure. I think it is a mistake in the ad because they say it's an AK-47 barrel, but it's a 1970 pattern (AKM). As you know, the AK-47 is thicker than an AKM barrel. Also, as you have noted, the Yugos are very different than any other AK.

    Here's milled M-70 Yugo data:
    Rear Sight Base: .723"
    Handguard retainer: .684
    Gas Block: .628"
    Front Sight Base: .587"

    M-64 data:
    Rear Sight Base: .722"
    Handguard retainer: .682"
    Gas Block: .624"
    Front Sight Base: .586"

    Yugo AKM data:
    Rear Sight Base: .730"
    Handguard Retainer: .687"
    Gas Block: .630"
    Front Sight Base: .593"

    Here is some standard AK-47 data:
    Rear sight base: .723"
    Handguard retainer: .682"
    Gas block: .624"
    FSB: .585"

    And some AKM data (not including Chinese):
    Rear sight base: .692"
    Handguard retainer: .670"
    Gas Block: .593"
    FSB: .574"


    If the barrel comes predrilled for the gas port, you'd also have to see what the distance is from a given reference point to the hole and compare that to the Yugo barrel.

    I'm sorry I could not give you a definitive answer.
     
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  4. Nicoroshi

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    Thanks for the the reply CarlosC.

    I guess I am stuck waiting until they are in the office (Monday), and calling them to find out what the dimensions of that barrel is.

    Hmmm,
    Looking at your data, and the measurements I took off the barrel I pulled......My old barrel is really close to the dimensions you provided for an Yugo AKM (not your milled Yugo Data).

    Here are my measurements from the barrel I pulled.
    Receiver= .910
    Rear Sight= .730
    Handguard retainer= .688
    Gas Block= .631
    Front Sight= .591

    Compared to your Yugo AKM data:
    So I am guessing that I have a milled AKM Yugoslavian rifle.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  5. Nicoroshi

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    Talked with Dennis from Green Mountain barrels today about the AK47 (1970s model) that they have for sale.
    He was nice enough to pull one from the assembly line, take profile dimensions of it, and call me back.
    Great news is it's the correct size for my Yugo M70 [​IMG]

    I ordered one on the spot, and it should be on it's way soon.
     
  6. Nicoroshi

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    I have received my new barrel from Green Mountain barrels today.
    It is an EXACT match for the barrel I pulled from my milled receiver Yugo M70.
    Here's the dimensions as I measured them from both barrels:
    Receiver= .906
    RSB=.728
    Handguard retainer=.688
    Gas Block=.631
    FSB=.591

    Some pictures of the new (chrome lined) GM barrel next to the pulled barrel from my rifle>>>
    (the end of the old barrel has been cut shorter for re-crowning, and the new still has a protective cap on the threads)
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    I recommend talking with Dennis at Green Mountain Barrels as his customer service is fantastic.
     
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  7. CarlosC

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    Excellent news. I am glad it worked out.
     
  8. Nicoroshi

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    I am happy as well.
    I'll post some pics, and give a range report when I get it all together.
     
  9. Nicoroshi

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    Range report:

    Impressions of Green mountain barrel during installation:

    Gas block, and RSB were tight press fits.
    Both receiver, and FSB were press fit but more loose than I would have liked.
    I had to clamp the barrel/receiver six ways from Tuesday to keep the barrel from being moved (we're talking .001 of an inch here now) while drilling the barrel pin hole through the barrel. FSB could almost be twisted on (with a cheater through it).
    All was close enough to make work though.
    I took it out for a test fire, and to sight in today.
    Ran like a champ. No issues at all through about 100 rounds.
    It was windy but I gave it a go at 100 yards with some Wolf Black Box, and using a 5MOA cheapo red dot. It covered almost all of the 6" shoot'n'c targets at 100.
    Here's the rifle, and results (11 shots at 6" shoot'n'c' 100 yards, and rested on my range bag):
    [​IMG]

    Not bad at all IMHO.
     
  10. CarlosC

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    Wow. Very exacting work and, by all accounts, professionally done. There's nothing like giving new life to and old AK, so I am definitely glad it worked out.

    Those Green Mountain barrels really are something else. Not only are they affordable, but accuracy is very good. I have one of them on my G-3 clone and the accuracy is exceptional.
     
  11. Nicoroshi

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    Agreed.
    I was most impressed with accuracy out of the Green Mountain barrel.
    A windless day, and some better ammo, and I am sure the groups would tighten up more.
    Best $155 I ever spent. After the time, and effort to re-weld that milled receiver it's nice to have a new barrel on that rifle.

    Now to touch up the cold blue on the receiver (had to scotch brite the front of it because of some marks I put on it while working on it), and I can move on to the next project, and just enjoy shooting this one.
     
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