Originally Posted by a1fa
My understanding is, Yugo (Zastava) used better steel and built better AK-type guns than any other nation. I may be partial to it, but if you put similar guns built on the same platform from several nations, you will see the difference for yourself... CZ (Czech), and CZ (Crvena Zastava - Yugo) are probably amongst highest quality.
Not sure it applies, but when I was reading up on SKS's, Yugoslavia did not have access to Chromium, therefore no chrome lined barrells. They had to make their firearms more robust than the other countries that made the same weapons. The down side was that they require more frequent cleaning than chrome lined weapons.
But I may be wrong, as this information was learned on the inter webz.