So this last summer I mentioned my desire for a "Pack Carbine" something compact to carry hiking.
Well apparently Uncle Santa, was perusing a Spokane gun show and came across several AK variants for $199EA all needed cosmetic work or wood work (Read butt ugly wood stocks on 3 of um) or a tweak here or there as in mine.
So he bought all 5 of um on the spot.
My new Pack rifle.... A Yugo M70AB under folder. Complete with a Chinese Paratrooper drop case and a Bayonet. Along with 7 Yugo(at least they hold the bolt open) 30rnd mags and a 5rndr and 2 10rnders too.
Here I was thinking Thompson contender 30/30 for a pack carbine.
Went to the range before it closed. Shot to the right, WAY right. Adjusted adjusted adjusted. Finally really looked it over... Canted front sight.
Not a prob, stripped it down pulled the front sight pins, screwed on the Front sight blocks to give more purchaseand not damage or crush the front sight, and got out my B.F.W. (Big, "Fabulous" Wrench)
Heated front sight with candle, added Lots a torque and it popped right over. RePinned it, repainted it with Matte Black paint pen, and it is now good to go.
Uncle is bringing the rest over tomorow, so that while the inlaws are jawing about what the cousin I have never heard of before just did, we can disappear, refinish some wood stocks, and tinker.
My best group was 1.8" 5rnds at 100yds with the open sights, and Wolf Ammo. 4" high and 2" right of bullseye. Realise I started off 3 ft right off the paper, and 2 feet low.
Still once it is sighted in it will be an awesome mid range carbine.