If you’re looking for the best stocks for your Yugo ZPAP M70 AK then you’ve come to the right place! It’s no secret, unless you’re new to AKs, that Yugo AK-47 like the NPAP, OPAP, and, Zastava ZPAP M70 can’t use the standard AK-47 or AKM pattern furniture.
This makes the Serbian ZPAP M70 AKs (formally made in Yugoslavia) a bit trickier when looking for new replacement furniture such as handguards and buttstocks for your newly acquired Zastava AK-47 or the older NPAP and OPAP variants.
Fortunately for you, we’ve come to assist you in finding places to get a hold of the best stocks for Yugo AK and furniture for ZPAP M70 as well as handguards, grips, and gas tubes for your beloved battle tank of an AK!
Yugo Zastava M70 ZPAP Wood AK Furniture
One of the best places we’ve found to obtain that hard-to-find Yugo AK furniture and accessories is Apex Gun Parts.
Mind you, these are going to cost a pretty penny depending on whether you’re buying new-old-stock furniture, surplus stocks in various states of disrepair, or refinished wood handguards.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to put the beloved Dong handguard on Yogo AKs unless you make one yourself.
Are we worried, NYET!
You can have one made to order for a reasonable price at APS Firearms:
The AK Operators Union has a cool YouTube video showing the various furniture and optic upgrades available for the Yugo-pattern AKM rifles below:
Though the prices vary on the type of wood used and its condition, these prices are generally comparable to AKM pattern furniture- though nothing fetches quite as much money as original Russian surplus stocks, handguards, and grips.
If you’ve ever wanted a classic Romanian-style dong on your Zastava-made Yugo AK, Warsaw Wood Co. takes custom orders as well! Check them out above.
They also stock a ton of original Yugo surplus stocks with the optional butt pad at an additional cost, as seen in the image below.
Despite the silly name, the ELITE SPANKER tactical buttstock AK pouch is a cool accessory that quickly mounts to the wood stock of any Yugo AK giving it quite a bit of added storage for cleaning kits, extra ammo, or anything else you’d like to have on your AK for quick access.
These are selling for a really low price on Amazon in four different colors and get great reviews. Click on the images to check them out.
Those websites are great places if you want to go for a more traditional AK look but some of us like to add Picatinny rail to mount red dot sights, flashlights, and other accessories to our AKs, and for that, you’ll need to go with an UltiMAK.
Sure, there are cheaper railed gas tube replacements on the market but they require quite a bit of filing to make them fit properly.
Brownells sells the UltiMAK for Yugo AKs that you can buy while supplies last.
Of course, wood furniture may also require a bit of sanding to achieve a perfect fitment but it’s much easier to sand off a little wood than grind off metal.
Just remember, when making any adjustments to furniture, always remove material in small increments as a slightly tight fit is better than a loose one!
I put an UltiMAK on my new Zastava ZPAP M70 to mount a red dot optic and left the Hogue lower handguard, ergonomic grip (with internal storage compartment), and ProMag Archangel that it came with and it turned out great.
It was $107 well spent and I have no regrets.
Some people like to marry the old school with the new and have the best of both worlds. If that’s what you’re going for, you can purchase a Yugu AK with wood furniture and replace only certain parts to achieve a nice balance of classic looks and tactical prowess.
I like a cheesegrater upper handguard with a wooden lower and a triangle stock with a classic wooden grip like the one shown below.
Unfortunately, my budget in these crazy times wouldn’t allow for that but one can dream…
Midwest Industries makes tactical lower handguards with M-LOK slots that replace the stock wooden or polymer handgrip allowing you to mount a flashlight, laser, hand-stop, pressure switch, or anything you can think of.
Brownells has them in stock for a good price.
If you’re Yugo-style AK came with cheaper wood or polymer furniture, you can always upgrade to the full-furniture set that reputable companies like Pro Mag (not known for making the best AK mags but their furniture is pretty solid).
I only have the tactical stock in this group but I can attest to its durability and killer looks. This appears to be a well-made piece of kit and I don’t think you’d be disappointed if you decided to go with this budget-friendly set!
Another popular stock option is the Magpul Yugo Ak Zhukov-S Stock Folding – Yugo Ak which comes in several colors but most often black is what’s in stock.
You can buy it on Optics Planet in black.
The YUGO Zhukov-S hinge block for fixed-stock Yugoslavian pattern rifles allows the user to replace their factory buttstock with a high-quality folding polymer buttstock.
The hinge block mounts directly to the unique rear interface of Yugo pattern rifles with the included hardware providing a very robust fit.
The Zhukov-S Stock folds to the right, has adjustable comb height for optics use via optional cheek risers, is adjustable for length-of-pull without tools, and features an angled rubber butt pad for easy shoulder transition and slip-free performance.
An included one-point QD mount at the receiver, and optional QD mounting points at the rear of the stock provide multiple sling attachments.
Hogue is the ultimate choice for exceptional value in gun and weapon accessories. Their primary focus lies in crafting top-notch pistol grips and gun stocks.
This carries through with this awesome Yugo-version of the Hogue AK-47/AK-74 kit with OM grip and forend in Flat Dark Earth.
“I have always liked the Hogue grips but the forend is also great.Sarge
The forend was much better for heat mitigation that the wood that it replaced.
It was easy to install and fit without any issues.
Customer Service was also very helpful solving a minor issue with and item out of stock.“
Brief History Lesson on Yugo Stocks & Furniture:
EAA PAP: Model originally imported by EAA Corp Slant cut 1.5mm receiver single stack bolt and bulged single stack trunnion, thumb-hole buttstock. This model came in either wooden furniture and side optics rail or polymer furniture and dust cover Picatinny rail.
PAP M70 (Gen 1): Straight-cut 1.5 mm receiver, single-stack 10-round magazine, single-stack bolt and bulged single-stack trunnion, dust cover Picatinny rail. Century Arms International converted this model to look closer to the original M70.
Single-stack magazine wells and single-stack trunnions were widened to accept standard AK double-stack magazines together with a number of U.S.-made parts that were installed in order to make the rifle 922(r) compliant (muzzle brake, TAPCO G2 trigger group, new wooden furniture, and pistol grip).
However, because this model came with a single-stack bolt (originally intended for single-stack 10-round magazines) it caused some rifles to malfunction.
N-PAP M70 (Gen 2): Straight-cut 1mm receiver, double-stack bolt, and double-stack “AKM” trunnion, side rail instead of dust cover rail. Unlike the PAP (Gen 1), the N-PAP M70 (Gen 2) comes with a double-stack bolt and does not have the reliability problems of the Gen 1 model. This model is available in six different variants.
N-PAP DF: An under-folder version of the N-PAP with no side rail.
O-PAP M70 (Gen 3): 1.5mm receiver, uses double-stack magazine, bulged “RPK” trunnion, M-21 side rail, comes with oiled surplus furniture.
Z-PAP M70 (Gen 4): (Note: “This is the model we own that we think is the best variant to date!”) Straight-cut 1.5mm stamped receiver, double-stack bolt, forged barrel trunnion, comes with new walnut wood or polymer furniture. Imported solely through “Zastava USA”, a Zastava Arms-owned subsidiary.
In April 2020, it was announced that all future Z-PAP M70 rifles manufactured by Zastava Arms would now feature a 1.5mm receiver and bulged “RPK” trunnions, like the O-PAP M70. In addition, Zastava will now chrome-line the barrels of the Z-PAP M70, marking the first time the company used chrome in the lining of a barrel for any rifle chambered in the 7.62×39mm round.
PAP M77 PS: The civilian version of Zastava M77B1, chambered in .308/7.62×51mm, uses a 10-round magazine.
PAP M85/ PV: The semi-automatic-only version of the Zastava M85 was imported as a pistol to the United States.
PAP M85 NP: The semi-automatic only model with a standard AR-15 magazine adapter.
PAP M92 PV: The semi-automatic-only version of the Zastava M92 was imported as a pistol to the United States.Wikipedia
For those in the market for an upgrade, the Zastava M70 stock replacement options are plentiful, offering enhanced ergonomics and aesthetics.
You can still find good quality Yugo-pattern furniture at prices comparable to AKM-pattern furniture but the selection and options just aren’t quite as widespread as they are with the more traditional AKM-style AK-47 that you find on some ZPAP M70s, Serbian AK-47s, Yugo AKMs, Zastava M70s, or Yugo AK-47s.
For collectors and enthusiasts looking to restore or maintain authenticity, the Yugo M70 stock set is a perfect match, preserving the heritage of this storied firearm.
For a custom touch that stays true to the original design, Yugo pattern AK furniture provides that bespoke feel without compromising the rifle’s iconic lines.
Most current ZPAP M70 furniture is specially designed to complement the newer ZPAP models, giving you a modern edge with a nod to tradition.
The continued availability of M70 furniture allows for a broad range of customization options, ensuring that there’s something for every taste and requirement.
If you’re trying to build your dream rifle, adding the right M70 furniture set is the best place to start.