Hi guys if you guys didn't see my post about me looking for my first AK i have been saving up for one. Miraculously i found a Polytech up for sale at a gun shop 60 miles away from me i was so happy. they had one for over $1500 and it got sold they have one for over $3000 given the rarity of these. Maybe it will get sold i am hoping maybe i could talk them down under a $1000 yeah i wish. So i can't seem to find any definite information regarding the ban on these i know it started in 1989. In then the Brady and Clinton gun act in like 1996 added more restrictions or something. So is the ban officially still on i know obviously if you had bought one of these chinese AK'S before '89. You could still keep it today. I wish i could just go up to Canada and buy one there and bring it back with me but the penalties i bet are steep. Too bad i really want lucky canadians can still get these. By the way why did the U.S. ban these i mean we get everything else from china??? Too bad that gun shop salesman knows what he has i was hoping he would just think it was just another ak.