Zastava arms are one of those diamond in the roughs type of deals. Zastava is factory of arms in Serbia that has been producing firearms for decades. All their barrels are cold forged and of good quality. (after all that country has been thought 5 wars in past 20 years) Serbia is rich in steel and other minerals however not in chrome so don't count on having any chrome lined barrels. For their guns you can expect top notch quality and accuracy for that price. I know their AK's and SKS's are some of the best in the world. Serbia and Zastava arms was I believe 2nd country that adapted and produced mouser systems. I know that they bought all the German machinery after WWII and fall of Nazi Germany.