Zastava PAP series

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PAP series of sporting rifles and pistols
M96A.jpg
Early version of Zastava PAP M77 known as M96A
TypeSemi-automatic rifles/pistols
Place of originFR Yugoslavia/Serbia
Production history
Designedlate 1990s
ManufacturerZastava Arms (formerly Crvena Zastava)
Produced1990s–present
Variants
Specifications
Mass3.6 kg (7.9 lb) (PAP M70[1])
Length940 mm (37 in) (PAP M70[1])
Barrel length415 mm (16.3 in) (PAP M70[1])

ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed systemDetachable box magazine
SightsIron sights

The Zastava PAP[1] (Serbian: Полу-аутоматска пушка/пиштољ / Polu-automatska puška/pištolj, "Semi-automatic rifle/pistol") are a series of sporting rifles designed to comply with US firearms import laws. The PAP M70 and M77 rifles are imported in the sporting configuration with thumbhole buttstock, without bayonet lugs, and grenade-launching sight/gas cut-off. The PAP M85 and M92 are imported as pistols.

PAP M70[edit]

Based on the Zastava M70

EAA PAP[edit]

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)[edit]

Straight cut 1.5mm 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 single stack bolt (originally intended for single stack 10 round magazines) it caused some rifles to malfunction.

N-PAP M70 (Gen 2)[edit]

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.[2]

N-PAP DF[edit]

Under-folder version of the N-PAP with no side rail.

O-PAP M70 (Gen 3)[edit]

1.5mm receiver, uses double stack magazine, bulged "RPK" trunnion, M-21 side rail, comes with oiled surplus furniture.[3]

PAP M77 PS[edit]

Civilian version of Zastava M77B1, chambered in .308/7.62×51mm, using 10-round magazine. [4]

PAP M85[edit]

PAP M85 PV[5][edit]

The semi-automatic only version of Zastava M85 imported as a pistol to the United States.

PAP M85 NP[6][edit]

The semi-automatic only model with a standard AR-15 magazine adapter.

PAP M92 PV[7][edit]

The semi-automatic only version of Zastava M92 imported as a pistol to the United States.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Semiautomatic Sporting Rifle PAP - Zastava-arms". www.zastava-arms.rs. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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