New Century Warsaw Stock for Yugo AK-47s

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As a long time AR-15 shooter I never jumped onto the AK train back when they were really cheap. I finally purchased my first AK variant rifle around two years ago and it was a Yugo M70 NPAP. Overall I love the rifle, the fit and finish are great and it’s very accurate, surprisingly accurate actually. One of the downfalls of the Yugo PAP AK rifles is all their proprietary parts, because of this AK factory and aftermarket stocks and handguards won’t fit on the Yugo AKs. I did see the new Archangel Yugo AK47 Furniture at the 2016 SHOT Show and there is the Magpul Yugo Zhukov-S Stock available as well so there are parts coming out for the Yugo.

The other major drawback to the M70 NPAP was the factory wood stocks, they caused the dreaded “Yugo Cheek Slap”. Check out the photo below from an old akfiles.com thread about the Yugo stocks. The top stock is a standard AK stock, the bottom is the Yugo NPAP stock. It has a much higher comb, which is nice if you have a scope or optics mounted to your rifle but if not it can make you feel like you’ve been jabbed in the face all day after a range session. A few things I did to try and remedy this was to add a muzzle brake which helped to reduce recoil and thus the slap. I also moved my face closer to the rifle receiver which also helped with the issue but it still was a pain to shoot. I ended up just using an aftermarket mount and added an AR15 buffer tube and stock which elimitated the issue and made my Yugo much easier to shoot.

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While at the 2016 SHOT Show I noticed something very interesting at Century’s booth, they made a new stock for the Yugo rifles that’s shaped more like the standard AK stocks. They’re calling these new stocks the “Warsaw Stock” and they appear to be already included on newer Yugo AKs they’re selling. They’re made in the USA and are US 922r complaint with an overall length of 9.5″. It looks like Century saw all the complaints on the various gun forums and came up with their own solution, they currently go for $59.99 over at centuryarms.biz.

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Ray I.

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  • 2hotel9

    My only complaint with the M70 buttstock is the rubber sissy pad. Can’t put a standard AK butt plate on it. CAI told me they were going to come out with alternate buttstock, and now they have.

    • You’re right, the buttstock does suck. I might try out their new buttstock on my M70. I did like the look of the wood stock.

      • 2hotel9

        Not so much sucks as just not as comfortable as regular AK stock. It does make using a side mounted scope nicer, with regular your head does tend to “float”, especially since I have the sight under height mount that I switch between RPK and M70. THAT is $169 that has paid for itself over the last 22 years! 😉

    • BrandonAKsALot

      The rubber pads are there because the M70’s were originally built with the ability to launch grenades. Zastava does not change designs much once they put something into production. They didn’t even change the front end once they went from milled receivers to stamped.

  • Vhyrus

    If the Zhukov didn’t come out I would say this is awesome, but it since it did, just buy that.

  • Kivaari

    Good thing. As nicely made as they are, the stocks were horrible.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    The original military stocks were not that high. Once the optics rail was added, it seems they changed the stock.