This Zastava M70 was a conventional infantry assault rifle born in during the Cold War with the line still seeing notable service today. Its design began in the late 1960s to which the Yugoslavian Zastava Arms plant was charged with its serial production. The weapon has since gone on to see combat actions in a variety of high-profile conflicts including the 1991 Gulf War, the Yugoslavian Wars, the Kosovo War and - more recently - in actions surrounding events of both the Afghanistan and Iraq .
This Rifle has a Milled Receiver (Type 3) and has been manufactured to a very high standard and cost
The weapon was also known to have been used in the bloody 2011 Libyan Civil War. Beyond its operational use by Yugoslavia (now including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia), the M70 has existed in its varied forms with armies and foreign fighters throughout Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia.
Ready for a Grenade launcher
Falling under the Soviet sphere of influence during the Cold War, Yugoslavia naturally stocked its military inventories with Soviet-inspired equipment of all sorts. Within time, local production of the famous Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle was arranged through state-run factories. The original AK-47 was produced as a near-exact copy of the Soviet design to become the Yugoslavian M64 (or "Rifle Model 64"). This included the M64A and M64B (featuring a folding metal stock) production models and were noted for their support of an underslung grenade launcher (with applicable sighting device fitted ahead of the gas cylinder). In 1968, design work began on a more modern version of this weapon and resulted in the "M70".
A very clean rifle and very well made