CAI Yugo AKM-47 O-PAP OPAP M70 rifle, 7.62x39 (RPK heavy duty receiver) - $549.95

  • This product is out of stock
  • This post is more than 30 days old and may contain inaccurate information. Please report any inaccuracies to Slickguns community using the "report a problem" form
Description:

These are Yugo Zastava AK-47 O-PAP OPAP rifles by CAI. They have a 16" barrel, with a Yugo pattern RPK heavy duty receiver, and a standard washed wood buttstock with engraved crest on side and rubber buttpad, a black synthetic pistol grip, and a slant cut muzzle brake. They also come with a side mounted scope rail on the receiver and one hi-cap mag. CIA # RI2090N. This firearm was assembled by Century Arms International using both new US made parts and original used surplus parts. Accepts all standard AK mags for 7.62x39 caliber.
ATTENTION: Firearms ONLY ship to an FFL holder. If you do not have an FFL (Federal Firearms License) then you must find one in your area to do the transfer for you, and you must enter their address as the shipping address on your order.
SKU#: 1-1686xq

Go To Store
122 votes
63 votes
Vote
Share:
Comments (50) Views (52596) Report
UPC: 787450220843
SKU: RI2090N

Today's popular deals:


Compare PricesPriceAvailabilityShipping rate
Slickguns Deal - Aim Surplus$529.95Out of stockAdditional
Slickguns Deal - Classic City Firearms$535.00Out of stock
Slickguns Deal - Firearms for Sale$543.76Out of stock$12 Flat Rate
Slickguns Deal - Firearms for Sale$544.94Out of stock$12 Flat Rate
Slickguns Deal - Firearms for Sale$556.95Out of stock$12 Flat Rate
Slickguns Deal - Republic of Texas Arms$545.99Out of stock
Slickguns Deal - Republic of Texas Arms$575.99Out of stock
Slickguns Deal - J&G Sales $549.95Out of stockAdditional, based on weight and ZIP
Slickguns Deal - J&G Sales $549.95Out of stockAdditional, based on weight and ZIP
Tombstone Tactical$559.93Out of stockFree Shipping on all firearms
Slickguns Deal - Cheaper Than Dirt$559.94Out of stockFree
Buds Gun Shop$563.00Out of stockFree
Slickguns Deal - Widener's$579.00Out of stock
GrabAGun.com$587.25Out of stock$5.99 on Firearms
Locked & Loaded$598.19Out of StockFREE for FIREARMS, $9 Flat Rate
[No canvas support]

Comments

Does the number on the stock

Does the number on the stock match the serial number?

0 votes
0 votes

I own this rifle and through

I own this rifle and through 800 rounds it has only failed to eject one spent case.

This is what I would call a project gun. It is something that you buy to work on and make the way you want it. If you don't enjoy that type of thing this may not be your gun. I got it so my 12 year old and I could have a project to do together. Some good father son time and it was perfect.

The rifle ,works great shoots strait, eats every ammo that I throw at it, looks great once we finished it, makes a cool noise when fired and people are constantly commenting on how clean it looks and offering to buy it for 2x the cost I purchased it. I will never sell it because it was Mine and my sons project.

I would buy another in a heartbeat if I was not working on a new project already.

9 votes
0 votes

Jim Fuller said to stay away

Jim Fuller said to stay away from the M70. The front trunions from Zastava are not meant for the feeding of double stack mags. They will usually misfeed a couple times per mag. They also do not have the proper bullet guide. Century needs to get their head out of their arse. These rifles are shipped with single stack mags, if they want to modify them-DO IT RIGHT! Buy an Arsenal if you don't know how to correct these flaws yourself, it will save you money in the long run. If your front trunion has Zastava markings on it, you have one of the bad ones.

5 votes
13 votes

You don't know what your

You don't know what your talking about. The ones with the single stack bolt and trunnion were the early ones called just PAP, they were identifiable by the rail on the receiver cover. Next came the NPAP which some of the early ones had single stack bolt and trunion but the majority have the standard thickness receiver with side mount rail with double stack trunnion and bolt. These OPAP are the latest generation 3, All of them have the double stack bolt, bulged rpk style trunnion, 1.6mm thick receiver with side mount. These are great rifles built like a tank and will not have any of the feeding issues associated with the early PAP.

As for the people below ,these are not raped by century, they come mostly as they are sold from zastava. Century merely mills out the mag well to accept double stack mags and changes a few minor parts for 922r compliance. Most of which are mundane task a monkey could do. You basically buying a new production akm-47 which is imported through a loop hole. Quit your bitching lol

16 votes
1 vote

The Zastava M70 was

The Zastava M70 was engineered and built by people who are far more qualified than Jim Fuller in the AK department. At its peak, this rifle was used by over 20 different countries and has served in countless wars over the years. "The front trunnions from Zastava are not meant for the feeding of double stack mags" what does that even mean? The bolt that Century was using in the Gen 1 PAPs was the single stack that came with the gun but Gen 2 and 3 PAPs all have the double stack bolt, so that issue is taken care of. I bought this gun, I gave it a bad review earlier because the bolt was sticking on the hammer, I sent it to century and the issue has been dealt with. I own 2 Arsenals and this PAP is in line with the Arsenals as far as accuracy and reliability are concerned at half the price. I've put about 2000 rounds of surplus 7.62 and it's performed without a hiccup. It sounds to me like Jim Fuller is giving you bad information because he wants you to buy one of his $2000 AKs that perform essentially the same thing as this $550 Zastava.

10 votes
0 votes
mechanic's picture

Saying so you just admitted

Saying so you just admitted that you sent it already once to century to fix issue with the hummer. Does not look like a good product just because of that. This rifle went at least twice trough a total rebuild first in Serbia than here. This rifle was raped when converted to comply with us import restrictions, than again somebody messed with it to make it presentable for sale.

1 vote
12 votes

They polished the hammer down

They polished the hammer down and there's no issue. If this is enough for you to not want to buy the rifle, then that's your opinion but most people would disagree.

"This rifle went at least twice trough a total rebuild"

That's incorrect.

The rifle is imported here as a single stack sporter and the only thing that century does is open up the mag well, put an American muzzle brake, gas pistol, trigger group, and bolt to make it 922r compliant. Century did not build this gun, Zastava built it and Century did a few minor tweaks to it to make it accept 30 round mags and 922r compliant. This is NOT a parts kit build like a Wasr where the barrel and stock assembly is done by Century. All of the essential things were done at Zastava and this is as close as you'll get to an original Eastern European AK short of a $2000+ preban or $1200 Arsenal. If the price holds a month from now, I'll probably get a second one.

9 votes
1 vote
mechanic's picture

I don't want to send anything

I don't want to send anything back to get it fixed. It is a shock that someone would call a gun a great buy after sending it back for a repair. If it does not work out of the box - it is crap. You lucky - they helped you. Tomorrow some Manager at century decides to not accept guns for repairs and all cost is on me. No thank you - I am leaving these deals to the dude with son and father projects. I have a daughter anyway and she has better things to do than fix guns made in factory where her grandfather was working.

0 votes
10 votes

Okay then, don't buy the

Okay then, don't buy the gun.

Several years ago I had an issue with a Gen 2 Glock 19 failing to go into battery every 20-30 rounds. Does this mean that Glock 19s are crap? Nope... I had a Glock armorer look at it, the issue was taken care of and I've probably put in excess of 10,000 rounds through it since without a single issue.

But let's forget about its flawless performance after the issue, let's just use your logic and avoid buying all Glock 19s. Let's forget about the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Glock 19s and M70s have been built and used by people all around the world, because that one single issue is enough to discredit it. But please do inform me of a handgun or rifle manufacturer that has a 100% success rate with every single firearm that comes off of their production line...I want to hear this.

12 votes
0 votes
weezeremo's picture

I have owned a few century

I have owned a few century guns... the problems with the AK at least in the past i haven't owned a new one... when they would rivet the front trunnions on at least the one one i had they didnt use a proper bucking bar/ rivet crusher .. they used the barrel as a bucking bar.. which saves time but gives an inferior rivet. Who knows now it could be better. I also own a "sold by" Century Wise light sterling.. which is a good build especially when they were 350$ they were a steal. At least the one i have is a very nice build, could not be happier. Just my 2cents

1 vote
1 vote

This is only a good deal at

This is only a good deal at $350 because anything you buy from Century is a risk. Century Arms is THE WORST major arms manufacturer. I made the mistake of buying a new CETME from CAI and that was the last time I ever purchased one of their products. They are a shameful company.

8 votes
12 votes

Century Arms is definitely

Century Arms is definitely junk but I wouldn't say Century Arms is THE WORST. I would say it is an even tie with I.O. Which is another company that puts out worthless junk. There are a handful of people that wind up with Century or I.O. built guns that work but consider yourself one of the lucky few because they are both synonymous with crappy POS builds.

No matter how much you polish a turd, it will always be a turd!

6 votes
4 votes

While I do agree with your

While I do agree with your sentiment, the O-PAP is built in Serbia, it is not a parts kit build like your CETME was or the Tantals that were notoriously flawed. However, Green Mountain made the barrels for the Tantals, so while Century did build them using those barrels and should have checked them, Green Mountain was truly to blame. Back to the O-PAP, it is on a factory receiver with a factory (non chrome lined barrel, the Yugoslavians were cheap), imported in as a sporterized rifle and converted to 922r compliance and modded to accept hi cap mags.

9 votes
1 vote

That's all nice and dandy and

That's all nice and dandy and you would be right if this was a pre-ban rifle. The parts are manufactured in Zastava but the rifle comes in the 10 round configuration. Then the folks at Century dremel the mag well to accept 30 round magazines + build the rifle to be 922r compliant. The receiver work, the trunnion work, the actual putting together of the rifle is done by Century and that's where the problems start. This is why no one complains about Century's imported pistols (b/c pistols are imported and then sold in their original arsenal configurations) yet there's all kinds of complaints about their rifles.

4 votes
2 votes

What you are describing is

What you are describing is the construction of a surplus parts kit. This is not a parts kit, the receiver is a Zastava receiver and so is the barrel, bolt and bolt carrier. It is imported like the DRACOs and WASRs. It is imported in as sporterized rifle and then, yes, as I stated before, made 922r compliant and modded for hi cap, double stack mags. If it was from a surplus parts kit it would have the bayo lug and the grenade launcher sight, a Century receiver (like the M64s they build) and a US barrel (no more surplus parts kits with barrels). If you don't believe me, jump onto AKfiles and check out the extensive thread about the new O-PAPs.

I am not a Century fanboy and I am very skeptical about their firearms, that is why I have looked into it and confirmed with the dealer I purchased mine from. My Cugir DRACO is an excellent firearm, for reasons as you stated, and I'm looking forward to checking this Zastava out too.

7 votes
0 votes

Thank you, I will look into

Thank you, I will look into that. So the installation of the receiver, buttstock, the trunnion work and the major building is all done by Zastava? So what parts did they install/remove to make the rifle 922r compliant?

2 votes
0 votes

Ah yeah, btw, JGs description

Ah yeah, btw, JGs description is completely flawed, makes it sound like a parts kit build, that's why I did a lot of reading and asking. Atlantic confirmed what I wanted to hear.

All new FCG, Tapco G2, new gas piston, US slant break, not sure what else actually as I believe the furniture is factory as well.

16 parts apply under 922r for the AK-47:

1. Barrel
2. Receiver
3. Front and Rear Trunions (Applies to stamped receivers only)
4. Bolt Carrier
5. Bolt
6. Gas Piston (US)
7. Buttstock
8. Pistol Grip (Might be US, easy to switch out)
9. Upper and Lower Handguards (Both count as 1 part)
10. Muzzle Device (US)
11. Hammer (US)
12. Trigger (US)
13. Disconnector (US)
(14. Magazine Body)
(15. Magazine Follower)
(16. Magazine Floorplate)

More than 10 of the imported parts is prohibited. Hope that info helps.

4 votes
0 votes

That's good news then, maybe

That's good news then, maybe I just got a bad sample. Will find out what Century does about it when I get it back from repair.

2 votes
0 votes

Whatever the reviews might be

Whatever the reviews might be good or bad, does this rifle have a bayonet lug?

1 vote
0 votes

There is no bayonet lug. Buy

There is no bayonet lug. Buy a surplus front sight with a bayo lug. Don't forget the 2 pins and use the punch in your cleaning kit.

3 votes
0 votes

No

No

4 votes
0 votes

Care to elaborate or are you

Care to elaborate or are you an expert? If you are an expert, please elaborate.

1 vote
8 votes

It is imported in as a

It is imported in as a sporterized rifle, like a Saiga, therefore bayo lugs are removed. These are built in the Zastava Arsenal, imported, and converted & modded by Century in accordance with our laws.

5 votes
0 votes

An expert on what? You asked

An expert on what? You asked if it comes with a bayonet lug and it does not.

32 votes
1 vote
Bonus Joe's picture

But do you have a masters in

But do you have a masters in Luggery?

20 votes
4 votes

Looks like the bayonet lug on

Looks like the bayonet lug on the rifle barrel is also the small metal piece which holds in the cleaning rod... so yes.

1 vote
3 votes

It could have the wings on

It could have the wings on the sides shaved off, so the bayonet wouldn't stick. I have no idea if it does, but the majority of the WASRs that I had in the past had that part, but the wings were shaved so bayonets wouldn't stay.

3 votes
0 votes

Garbage. I will never buy

Garbage. I will never buy any product that century has had its hands on again.

6 votes
2 votes

I bought one and I'm going to

I bought one and I'm going to send it back to CAI for a couple reasons...

1) Fails to cycle at least once per 30 round mag. The bolt gets locked in the rear position

2) After shooting about 1000 rounds through it over a 3 hours period, a rear rivet deformed and IDK how they're going to fix that

If it can't handle 1000 rounds then it's not a worthy AK. If Century doesn't resolve this issue, I'm going to end up with a very expensive parts kit that I'll probably send to Rifle Dynamics to get rebuilt or I may just have to buy a blank receiver and do it myself.

DO NOT BUY

I know it looks like a good deal and Century is riding the M70s good reputation on this but the build quality is very poor.

11 votes
0 votes

One more thing... Century

One more thing...

Century Arms sells this rifle with 2 brand new Yugo bolt open magazines. The rifle I received from JG Sales came with ONE old Romanian magazine that was thoroughly used. My guess is JG Sales takes the 2 Yugo magazines, sells them separately for $30/piece and gives the buyer an old magazine. Not a major deal but just something to keep in mind.

13 votes
0 votes

It seems the more I hear

It seems the more I hear about JG, the less I like them. I don't even consider most of their stock, as it can usually be found elsewhere for less or better shape.

5 votes
0 votes

I bought one of the CIA AK

I bought one of the CIA AK 47's a couple of years ago from Cabella's for $450. The gun was a piece of garbage. When you opened the bolt all the way back it would fall out of the rails that hold it in. I took it back to the store and they sent it back to CIA for repair (this was a brand new gun). It took about six weeks to get it back and when we looked at it on the counter at Cabella's it still did the same thing. They just shook there head and sent it back again. After it got there I called CIA and talked to the "armoror" that was working on it and he couldn't seem to understand what the problem was. So to make a very long story short I just got the gun back and sold it to someone that new how to fix the problem themselves, but I did take a heavy loss on it. I will never buy anything assembled by CIA again.

15 votes
5 votes

Great Deal, excellent price

Great Deal, excellent price and rifle. Very solid and well made. Highly recommend!

Update: Hey guys, I don't get all these negative comments.

First of all, J&G seems like a pretty good company to deal with. Secondly, my rifle came from the Zastava plant in Serbia which over the years has had an excellent reputation for turning out first rate products. A friend of mine is also a dealer and looked it over when I got it in. He thought it was a good deal.

If I have any problems with it I will update this summary in the future. I mean for $599 I wasn't expecting a gold-plated Barrett.

12 votes
9 votes

Nice! Love mine, you will to

Nice! Love mine, you will to !

8 votes
2 votes

Maybe you got one without the

Maybe you got one without the Zastava front trunions. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket.

2 votes
2 votes

I just got this one from J&G

I just got this one from J&G sales.

Here are my thoughts...

I screwed up and put my address instead of my FFL. I contacted J&G and they fixed my mistake right away and the rifle was sent the same day and they emailed me the tracking number as soon as it was shipped. I received the rifle in 3 days. Out of the box the rifle was in good shape. It did need to be cleaned really well. once I broke the rifle down and cleaned it really well the gun was ready for the range.
I ran 150 rounds through the rifle with no issues at all. It was a blast. Break down and cleaning was easy.

Some thoughts...

1.The rifles wood is pretty raw. I am currently in the process of staining the wood. It requires very little sanding so if you want to you can stain it any color you like with very little work. I will post some pics in the next couple of days so you can see the results.
2. The barrel is not chromed. I don't really care. Non Chromed barrels are more accurate over distances. As long as I don't put 300 rounds down it as fast as I can pull the trigger it will be great.
3. Both the steal mag and the cheap 30 rounder I picked up at the Bass Pro shop work great ad seat tight. Like i said no misfires
4. Yes I know I could have waited a few months and got this for 400.00, but i didn't have to and it makes a great project for me to work on.

Over all ...

I am very impressed with J&G and will order form them again without any reservations. The rifle is a great project rifle and I am very pleased. If your looking for a cheap option ( today's prices ) This is a great way to go, and if you don't like it ... it will be easy to get your money back on this rifle if you decide to sell it.

I will post pics once I am done with wood.

15 votes
0 votes

So I said I would post picks

So I said I would post picks and these are not the greatest..
Here is the before...
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/8905/cmsr.jpg

Here is the after....
$12.00 = Wood refinish from Academy,
$13.63 = 1 Point sling and sling adapter from Amazon.
$19.40 = Aim Sports Ak Double Side Rail Mount/Picatinny with Quick Release Lever
$24.49 = Aim Sports 4X32 Compact Rangfinder Scope with Rings.

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/5677/73l9.jpg

Here is a close up of the gold work my wife did while staining the wood.
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/1213/qa78.jpg

So far I have put about 400 rounds through it and it shoots great at 100 yards. Lots of fun. Makes a very cool sound and people always are trying to get me to sell it to them. Really fun.

23 votes
0 votes

How did you get the crest to

How did you get the crest to remain unstained? Looks GREAT!

1 vote
0 votes

Sand all the wood. Get a gold

Sand all the wood. Get a gold paint pen from Hobby Lobby. Use the paint from the pen and a needle to fill in the thin lines The bigger lines you can just use the pen to fill in the gold. Then when you do the dark stain you if you get it in the lines just use a rag to wipe it away. Then clear coat it all and it is done. It is not to hard and it looks great.

3 votes
0 votes

Thanks!

Thanks!

0 votes
0 votes

Wow! The finish looks great

Wow! The finish looks great and your wife did an awesome job on the Crest! Fine job folks...now I gotta do something with mine!

7 votes
0 votes

In a few more months the

In a few more months the price will drop even more.

11 votes
2 votes

I only paid $670 for my

I only paid $670 for my Palmetto State Armory M4 with an FN barrel and full auto BCG.

1 vote
0 votes

Still $200 too much but at

Still $200 too much but at least they are starting to come down

11 votes
0 votes

The first few pictures shown

The first few pictures shown here are wrong btw. The OPAP doesn't have the sight rail on the top

2 votes
0 votes

thnx, updated

thnx, updated

2 votes
0 votes

I'll pass, at least prices

I'll pass, at least prices are coming back down to sane levels, this would have been a 900$ gun in January/February

5 votes
1 vote

Meh

Meh

4 votes
3 votes

Why meh?

Why meh?

4 votes
1 vote

$620 shipped isn't bad, but

$620 shipped isn't bad, but it isn't really a deal. I think they're worth less than $600 shipped.... so $550 shipped: I am in. More than that is meh, no thanks.

6 votes
4 votes

Bottom Left 300x250

Bottom block ads

Bar Code Reader
Discount: 25%
Coupon: SK1999
Discount: Buyer's Club Members receive additional 20% off the non member price
Coupon: SH1115
Discount: FREE SHIPPING on Clothing and Footwear
Store: USATAC
Coupon: APEX-100-024
Discount: 19.95 Off Apex M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear Kit $110
Store: EGOZ Tactical
Coupon: 10off
Discount: SAVE 10% OFF
Store: EGOZ Tactical
Coupon: MESA
Discount: 25% OFF Mesa Tactical
Store: Brownells
Coupon: G2H
Discount: 7.5% Off Everything
Store: Cabela's
Coupon: 74FREE
Discount: FREE SHIPPING on Clothing or Footwear over $49
Coupon: SW25
Discount: $25 OFF Select Smith & Wesson Revolvers + FREE Shipping
Coupon: 99FREE
Discount: FREE shipping on orders over $99

Bottom Right Column (AddChoices block)

NRA Ad