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urquidez 08-29-2012 04:59 PM

Chinese ak or egyptian ak which is better
I have a friend that wants a revolver and I have one he want to trade me one of aks for it wanted know if anyone have any exp with one of these aks and which is better or are they about the same and also about how much are they worth both am are In like. New condition

PanBaccha 08-29-2012 08:25 PM

Maadi Egypt AK-47
Maddi is a good AK varient. The orginals (pre-ban in 1982) were imported by Styer-Daimler-Puch of New Jersey and had the full auto bolt carriers in them. The ATF quickly stopped that, but an estimated 1500 made it in. They were later imported with semi auto carriers both by Steyr and later by another importer who didn't use the same high standards. They are stamped receivers and it is said, they are as close to a Russian AKM as you can get. They are made in Cairo on actual Russian equipment. The correct finish should be black enamel with reddish laminated furniture & either a black or red plastic grip.

Chinese AK47 Legend

AK47 Legend series made in China are true AK47's in which the receiver is forged/milled. The barrel lengths remain 16" in standard barrel weights. The rifle is chambered in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm. The 5.56x45mm variant is extremely rare.

urquidez 08-29-2012 10:50 PM

The Chinese AK is a Chinese MAK 90 chambered in 7.62x39 any idea how much those go for and he said he Egyptian on is unfired also chambered the same.

GaryGlock 08-30-2012 05:28 AM

I don't know much about the Egyptians except some are junk and some can be real nice, I do know those mak90s are very well made and would deffinitally go with that.

Nihilist88 09-06-2012 07:01 PM

The Egyptian AK is awesome to have. I do not know too much about them for the fact that they are rather rare sometimes. Chinese make a great AK. I say either one but the Maadi AKs are pretty rad I think. I would actually like to have one.

KG7IL 09-07-2012 02:22 AM

There were several variations of the Chinese MAK 90 (Modfiied AK). Some of the variations are angle cut/ straight cut receiver and in the design of the stocks I was just reading that some of the early ones were imported with a threaded barrel.

Most did have the 1.5 mm stamped reciever, stronger than the average 1.0 mm

Two that I have fired have EXCELLENT triggers.

Some info at and

nfafan 09-07-2012 03:19 AM

Supposedly the "MISRs" were "Egypto-Sino-parts-AKMs" from the famous Century Arms Arsenal - they can be very hit or miss. Basically, Egyptians are much like Romys in the classic Soviet AKM mold of the 60's.

The CHICOMs were long ago completely banned from import in ANY config, so right from the get-go they have greater potential for collectibility in the future.
On that note, I snagged a CHICOM "just because" - given that there will be no more - and it doesn't shoot any different than any of my other 7.62 AKMs.

Gh0zt36 09-07-2012 04:13 AM

MAK90 have horizontal gas ports instead of forward. Double hook trigger. U wire to U steel recoil spring assembly as opposed to most other akms u wire to u wire , heavier barrel , chrome lined , stamped receiver is 1.5mm steel as opposed to others 1.0mm steel. and the best thing imho they are sporterized so if there is another assault weapon ban they wont be included.

Yes , I did my homework before I bought one ..... again imho is the best AK out there . the only better I can think is a milled arsenal saiga. stamped arsenal/saiga have the 1.0mm steel so not as good imo

Priced near me between 500 < the I got a baby due in a day and still dont have anything for him/her > price and 7-750 <average everyday price >

But you may get lucky in a gun shop and get one for 450.00 but thats a once in a blue moon price. I paid 700 for mine and I think it was worth every penny. But be sure to check if it's a straight cut receiver or slant cut if you plan on tacti coolin it out Many options if its straight cut not so many if its slant.

But most will need modifying unless its custom made for a mak90 like ironwood designs wood stocks.

The reason being is on alot of the adjustable butt stocks and similar set ups the piece that inserts into the receiver needs to be filed to account for the 1.5mm thicker steel norinco uses . but its no big deal 20 mins and a bastard file will be all ya need for most stocks.

But the 1.5mm steel is worth it because you rarely get the egged out trigger pin holes like you do on most other akms.

For under 800 I assume your looking for a shooter. id go with the mak90 if you want a collectors piece id wait till ya find a good deal on a polytech mak90 or a type 56s underfolder or something regardless Norinco or chicom in a heartbeat over a maadi

urquidez 09-07-2012 05:49 AM

What about Romanian Aks anyone know if ther any good

nfafan 09-07-2012 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by urquidez (Post 931469)
What about Romanian Aks anyone know if ther any good

WASRs and SARs and M-10s are all good to go; depending on which AK forum you visit they are reviled or revered. The SARs have dimples, the WASRs and M10s do not.

All Romy - all the time:

A Romy at the same price as a MAK90? - the MAK90, will be collectible, so would an Egyptian.

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