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 Yugo Gas Block Swap-out?
JRBL1A1  [Team Member]
9/13/2007 9:46:55 PM
I am buying a Yugo M70 underfolder and I am curious if I can have the front gas block swapped out for a normal gas block, one without the grenade launcher sight and gas port shut off valve (internal)?

I'm not experienced enough with the AK to know the differences well enough... yet.
walt-oxie1  [Member]
9/13/2007 10:05:53 PM
If I am not mistaken I think a Chinese gas block is the same diameter. You can check on pookie's site. He has a chart on there.
mountain_guy  [Member]
9/13/2007 11:08:36 PM
Yes the Chinese will fit. The Yugo barrel has larger dimensions than the standard akm.

You can find a Chinese gas block here

These are unvented so you will need to correct that. Also there is no bayonet lug.
JRBL1A1  [Team Member]
9/13/2007 11:50:23 PM
Ew. The more I research this project the less I want to do it myself for lack of tools, etc.

Is there anyone who would perform this type of work?

EDIT: I found a few up in the FAQ. but DAMN... the prices oh the prices.
Sidecarnutz  [Member]
9/14/2007 5:59:48 PM
I've used Chinese blocks on them twice now for my Tabuk builds. They fit fine.