i have a norinco mak 90..

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by macon17, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    How good are they compared to other aks
     
  2. Alchemist

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    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

    http://www.*********.com/images/rifles.html

    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."
     
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  3. macon17

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    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...
     
  4. Alchemist

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    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...

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  5. macon17

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    Here's mine with a drum

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  6. Alchemist

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    Cool... Does that drum function pretty smoothly?
     
  7. macon17

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    Yeah never had a problem out of it ....my dad got it years ago for like $30 now there close to 100
     
  8. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    How much do you think this rifles are worth?
     
  9. Alchemist

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

    http://www.gunbroker.com/
     
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  10. Alchemist

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    I'm thinkin' yours is valued around $750-$800 (w/drum) assuming it's in very good condition... Anyone else?...
     
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  11. macon17

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    Yeah its in great condition....I wanted to put and underfolder on it but now I ma leave it alone and just but me another ak ....and suggestions on what type to get?
     
  12. Alchemist

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    Not really... I'm not an expert on the subject... more into handguns.
     
  13. macon17

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    What do you think about that 50 gi round? I have a glock 21 and all I have to do is buy the upper for it
     
  14. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    I would ask he glock section about the 50 GI all i can say is you pay $$$$$ for ammo and is a stupid round. If you want something you can do anything to and not feel bad about it buy a Saiga for 300 bucks and do anything you want to it. I have 3 and all in different configurations and calibers. It makes me sick that a Mak is now worth that much you could get one for 300 8 years ago.
     
  15. Alchemist

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    Not worth the trouble IMHO... Just more expensive ammo with a slight power gain... Kinda like a pricey conversation starter... Not my cup o' tea...
     
  16. macon17

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    That's what I wanted to know I love my 45