So the Century M92 PAP pistol arrived from via my friend and FFL, Scott Igert, of Modern Antique Firearms. The cool thing about this pistol is that it is actually made in the Zastava factory and is imported here. Zastava originally designed the M92 to be a 7.62x39mm short barreled rifle (SBR) based on the proven Kalashnikov design that could pack a lot of firepower in a small package. To do this, they gave it a short barrel and an underfolder stock.
To make it legal for importation, Zastava opted to go the pistol designation route with the ATF and thus did not install the underfolder plus they spot welded a muzzle nut over the large 26×1.5mm threaded muzzle. Because the muzzle nut was spot welded, they didn’t bother installing the detent pin either.
After getting mine out of the box, I have to tell you that I am very impressed by the quality. This is my second Zastava AK – my first was a Yugo M77 – and both are very well made.
This pistol has received a lot of good attention over the last few years because of its reliability and heritage but it also got negative marks for its weight and being unweildy. Really? I always found those comments funny because of course you are trying to hold a stripped down SBR that weighs about 5.7 pounds empty with one hand!
Now the fun part. The whole reason I am writing this blog post is because these pistols are still available at a reasonable price and there is a very active aftermarket including the grips, handguards and dust cover pin that we make. We’ll have a series of blog posts to step you through how to install the various parts we selected including some wicked parts from CNC Warrior.
Time permitting you will see a few blog posts each week that step you through what I bought, tools and installation.