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macon17 11-02-2011 03:15 PM

i have a norinco mak 90..
How good are they compared to other aks

Alchemist 11-02-2011 03:39 PM

That's a pretty big open-ended question so here's a link to a great AK article which includes a pretty big MAK90 section at the very end... you can scroll down to it if you want, but the whole article is a great read:

AK-47 Kalashnikov Information and Pictures

And more... "SEARCH" is my friend:

Firearms 1st- Review and Discussion The Semiautomatic AK-47 Shopper’s Guide

The SKS and AK Rifles


That last one contains the following quote:

"The Navy Seals and the Military Defense Council of Finland, both selected Norinco of China to supply Chinese type 56 AK-47 rifles, which are virtually identical (except for select-fire components) to the Norinco MAK-90, & without the MAK-90's thumbhole stock).

THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING, as the GALIL AK's, F.E.G.'s from Hungary, Arsenal of Bulgaria, and Russian AK's were all tested against the Chinese Norinco, and the Norinco came out on top as the most rugged, and best value, despite the fact that it would have been easier for Finland and the Navy Seals to buy AK-47 variants from other Eastern European, or Russian sources.

Finally, Norinco of China, Zastava of Yugoslavia, and Valmet/Sako of Finland all use at least 1.5mm steel for their stamped receivers on their AK variants, thus eliminating the need for a "mickey-mouse" anti-trip device (band-aid that does not solve the problem of too thin of receiver) found in the trigger groups of thinner 1mm steel receivers of Warsaw-Pact AKM's."

macon17 11-02-2011 04:50 PM

Thanks...that helped sounds like I have a decent ak just have to get this thumbhole stock off ...whick mine ain't that bad its not wood its some kind of composite...

Alchemist 11-02-2011 07:56 PM

Here's my (kinda rare) milled Norinco. I like the thumbhole (mine's got the original stock in excl. shape) so I'm not switching it out...

macon17 11-02-2011 08:58 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here's mine with a drum

Attachment 34506

Alchemist 11-03-2011 01:12 AM

Cool... Does that drum function pretty smoothly?

macon17 11-03-2011 01:58 AM

Yeah never had a problem out of it dad got it years ago for like $30 now there close to 100

macon17 11-03-2011 02:09 AM

How much do you think this rifles are worth?

Alchemist 11-03-2011 04:19 AM

If you do a search on Gunbroker 1st for MAK 90 and then AK47 you'll get plenty of hints... Link:

Alchemist 11-03-2011 04:18 PM

I'm thinkin' yours is valued around $750-$800 (w/drum) assuming it's in very good condition... Anyone else?...

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