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Reconinforce
August 11, 2016, 21:50
Still learning about the ak platform. I only got into it with my first purchase of a nice NPAP

Recently I got into an auction and ended up owning a MAK90. Don't know much about these.

Paid $656 for this one after fees. Came with a 20 (correction 5) round mag I believe.

I'm thinking she looks pretty clean. 386 model norinco.. Numbers look to match.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks all.

Pics here: http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/library/mak90

sharkey
August 11, 2016, 22:00
Looks clean. If it shoots straight, you did well.

Texgunner
August 11, 2016, 22:33
Are the Norinco 386 milled receivers like that the same used on the PolyTech Legends? When I bought my stamped Norinco Mak-90, I replaced the wood thumb-hole with one of these Choate stocks, except in a woodland pattern:

http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/product/DRG/18-03-08

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/mak-90ontablewithpaintedmags.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/mak-90ontablewithpaintedmags.jpg.html)

Your rifle looks really nice. :beer:

Reconinforce
August 11, 2016, 22:42
Nice looking rifle. This will be my first Chinese/milled rifle. Hope she checks out when I pick her up.

pre1989
August 12, 2016, 01:33
Milled ..Iron wood will be the only company that makes stocks for it as far as I know

I would not mess with the trigger it is pretty darn nice on the guns ..They as you know are pre the double stack import ban so they are mucked with

And you stole it for that ..The milled MAK90 hits 800-900 bucks easy esp in that shape .They are getting close to pre ban price now

Mag is the 5 rounders the post 1989 guns came with ..Though I think they can be modded to hold 10

very few china coms came with 20 rounders other then the type 86 bullpup

I have dealt with the gun that came before that the Legand Polytech ..Very well made guns http://chicom47.com/Pics/legendlt.jpg is what the org looked like pre ban

Bubacus
August 12, 2016, 06:25
I've had mine since 1994. The Norinco guns are great. Mine has shot thousands of rounds and only had a front sight post problem in the 22 years I've owned it. The front sight post cracked and it was easily replaced.

I was able to pick up a full furniture set in 94 for $39 from Classic Arms. Not sure if you could find a nice blonde Chi-Com set now adays, but they do make the gun look great:

http://www.illinoiscarry.com/forum/uploads/monthly_03_2010/post-517-12684219729.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/3813052114_2b8fd352b1_o.jpg

Reconinforce
August 12, 2016, 07:22
Wow beautiful!!

Reconinforce
August 12, 2016, 11:14
Picked her up over lunch. She is a beauty. Not a bit of rust to be found. Shiny bore. Everything looks solid. No rattles. Sight looks to be on square.

Looks hardly used.

I'll get some pics when I get home.

Nice trigger on this thing. :)


Less fees than expected so it was only $656. :))

pre1989
August 12, 2016, 14:06
Picked her up over lunch. She is a beauty. Not a bit of rust to be found. Shiny bore. Everything looks solid. No rattles. Sight looks to be on square.

Looks hardly used.

I'll get some pics when I get home.

Nice trigger on this thing. :)


Less fees than expected so it was only $656. :))

Buy a lotto tickety ..Getting a milled gun for less then 700 bucks now ..God almighty you stole that

It is a pre ban in some ways so no 922r as it is now ..So it should all be china com

Just remember you have a milled not a stamp gun so stock etc will be different then a run o mill stamped gun ..

But again man really nice job.. I have messed with a de ban stamped mak90 and they are great guns ..One of the beter deals with china coms right now

Reconinforce
August 12, 2016, 14:11
Think this girl is new...? Wow.


http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/gunner-8/mak90/6C1AA7CE-587F-4AEB-9D16-EE6A3D461909.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/media/mak90/6C1AA7CE-587F-4AEB-9D16-EE6A3D461909.jpg.html)

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/gunner-8/mak90/47B7F6A5-FFA9-49AD-AA9B-C7B919918972.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/media/mak90/47B7F6A5-FFA9-49AD-AA9B-C7B919918972.jpg.html)

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/gunner-8/mak90/284884ED-67C7-4C7C-A45C-F36CB0AE9EDC.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/media/mak90/284884ED-67C7-4C7C-A45C-F36CB0AE9EDC.jpg.html)

pre1989
August 12, 2016, 14:32
Wow nice man ..I assume all numbers match?

and yeah that is a china com mag

Reconinforce
August 12, 2016, 14:34
Not sure where all the numbered parts are but every place they have one it matches. Cover, bolt, carrier, receiver.. Anymore places to look?

Dry as a bone too.

jam762
August 12, 2016, 14:51
Gas tube:biggrin:

Not sure where all the numbered parts are but every place they have one it matches. Cover, bolt, carrier, receiver.. Anymore places to look?

Dry as a bone too.

Bubacus
August 12, 2016, 18:21
Some new wood from Ironwood might be a nice way to use the savings on your score:

http://ironwooddesigns.com/IWDNEWAKMM_2.html

Reconinforce
August 12, 2016, 19:18
Some new wood from Ironwood might be a nice way to use the savings on your score:

http://ironwooddesigns.com/IWDNEWAKMM_2.html


I think I might just have to order up a set. That thumb hole stock just ain't right.

Here are the pics from getting her back home. All the parts ended up numbers matching. The inside had no powder residue. Hardly even looks test fired.

Album: http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/library/mak90

rbgonoles
August 12, 2016, 21:19
Beautiful rifle. Here's my stamped Mak90 with IWD furniture. A few coats of Zinsser's Amber Shellac is all you need for the Chicom orange. Installed the polytech spiker.


http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag403/burker2525/DSC_0561_zpsc06c54a5.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/burker2525/media/DSC_0561_zpsc06c54a5.jpg.html)

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag403/burker2525/DSC_0528_zps17cbb3bd.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/burker2525/media/DSC_0528_zps17cbb3bd.jpg.html)

Texgunner
August 12, 2016, 21:49
I've had mine since 1994. The Norinco guns are great. Mine has shot thousands of rounds and only had a front sight post problem in the 22 years I've owned it. The front sight post cracked and it was easily replaced.


http://www.illinoiscarry.com/forum/uploads/monthly_03_2010/post-517-12684219729.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/3813052114_2b8fd352b1_o.jpg

Beautiful rifle. Here's my stamped Mak90 with IWD furniture. A few coats of Zinsser's Amber Shellac is all you need for the Chicom orange. Installed the polytech spiker.


http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag403/burker2525/DSC_0561_zpsc06c54a5.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/burker2525/media/DSC_0561_zpsc06c54a5.jpg.html)

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag403/burker2525/DSC_0528_zps17cbb3bd.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/burker2525/media/DSC_0528_zps17cbb3bd.jpg.html)

Man, that's a pair of sweet looking rifles right there! Recon, that should be more than enough inspiration for you. :bow::bow:

Reconinforce
August 13, 2016, 04:40
I agree. Looking real nice.

I'll pick up some of that new wood once I pay off the new purchases. Lol

Also got an old "snake charmer" 410 shotgun with a custom made discussed guitar case haha

Potshot
August 15, 2016, 05:00
Yeah I just bought one too, must be 100% with maybe 60 rounds through it.got it, an sks same round count 1000 rounds for $1k. I didn't need another ak, but couldn't pass it up.

Texgunner
August 15, 2016, 08:19
I bought mine from a dealer who had basically closed his shop. He still had 9 or 10 MAK-90s. They were all sealed in plastic, in original foam packaging. He allowed me to open each one, check out the front sight alignment, triggers, bluing, etc. Mine does have a very light trigger, almost too light really. He also had several 75 and 100 rd. Chinese drums. I picked up the rifle for $350 and the 75 rd. drum for $75, iirc. Currently mine carries a Bushnell TRS-25 red on an Ultimak handguard.

One thing I've noticed about that Choate stock. Folks, typically unfamiliar with Kalashnikovs, who pick it up after handling a regular-stocked AK, say something like, "Now that's more like it! I like this one!" I think the longer length of pull makes them feel more comfortable with the rifle. That said, seeing these beautifully "converted" MAKs makes me want to change mine up too.

Amstaff
August 15, 2016, 19:16
What auction site did you win that on? That's cheap for an auction site..

Reconinforce
August 15, 2016, 20:01
Local auction company with online bidding so more of a local market.. Won it for $550 and then their auction fees/taxes.

95t-100
August 17, 2016, 11:06
I think you got a great deal on a nice rifle, especially since its a milled receiver. Nice score!

Reconinforce
August 17, 2016, 21:06
Thanks. Im happy. Just need to get it to the range.

Near Sighted Sniper
August 17, 2016, 21:12
I bought mine from a dealer who had basically closed his shop. He still had 9 or 10 MAK-90s. They were all sealed in plastic, in original foam packaging. He allowed me to open each one, check out the front sight alignment, triggers, bluing, etc. Mine does have a very light trigger, almost too light really. He also had several 75 and 100 rd. Chinese drums. I picked up the rifle for $350 and the 75 rd. drum for $75, iirc. Currently mine carries a Bushnell TRS-25 red on an Ultimak handguard.

One thing I've noticed about that Choate stock. Folks, typically unfamiliar with Kalashnikovs, who pick it up after handling a regular-stocked AK, say something like, "Now that's more like it! I like this one!" I think the longer length of pull makes them feel more comfortable with the rifle. That said, seeing these beautifully "converted" MAKs makes me want to change mine up too.

Dam bro, do me a favor & head back to that shop & buy me one. I'll give you $500 for it. I LOVE the Chinese AK's

Story
August 18, 2016, 11:23
Still learning about the ak platform.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4007/4695583925_bda6df5a7b.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/10uioj.jpg

Clear these counter-revolutionary terms from your thoughts by listening to the Anthem of the Peoples Republics.

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Texgunner
August 18, 2016, 11:31
Yeah, and this too:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/keeptapcooffofus.png (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/keeptapcooffofus.png.html)

From the man himself:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Kalashnikov-quottacticalshitquot.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Kalashnikov-quottacticalshitquot.jpg.html)

:biggrin:

Reconinforce
August 18, 2016, 21:21
Well dang tell me how you really feel. :)


Side note. Is the green web sling the one that most belongs on a chinese model? Have a few of the surplus leather ones but I think those are european..

Stoned_Oli
August 19, 2016, 07:20
Well dang tell me how you really feel. :)


Side note. Is the green web sling the one that most belongs on a chinese model? Have a few of the surplus leather ones but I think those are european..

Yes the sling is correct, but is more in the SKS style with tabs at both ends.
Chinese AK slings usually just have the tab at the fore end, and attach in the normal fashion at the rear.

Texgunner
August 19, 2016, 07:30
Yes the sling is correct, but is more in the SKS style with tabs at both ends.
Chinese AK slings usually just have the tab at the fore end, and attach in the normal fashion at the rear.

The SKS-type sling with leather tabs on both ends are my favorite for AK rifles. The leather is easier on the finish than a hook. I did wrap the hook on my MAK-90 sling with the outer sleeve of a piece of para-cord to give it some cushion though.

Stoned_Oli
August 19, 2016, 07:34
The SKS-type sling with leather tabs on both ends are my favorite for AK rifles. The leather is easier on the finish than a hook. I did wrap the hook on my MAK-90 sling with the outer sleeve of a piece of para-cord to give it some cushion though.

I don't have the factory sling on mine, but it is the hook that is replaced with the tab; the other end is just sling webbing on the sling loop.
This also gets rid of that pesky little button on the tab where it would scratch the stock (on that end).

Texgunner
August 19, 2016, 07:36
I don't have the factory sling on mine, but it is the hook that is replaced with the tab; the other end is just sling webbing on the sling loop.
This also gets rid of that pesky little button on the tab where it would scratch the stock.

Good point sir! :beer:

Stoned_Oli
August 19, 2016, 07:44
I think I might just have to order up a set. That thumb hole stock just ain't right.

Here are the pics from getting her back home. All the parts ended up numbers matching. The inside had no powder residue. Hardly even looks test fired.

Album: http://s170.photobucket.com/user/gunner-8/library/mak90

They do have some purty birchwood!

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv305/Stoned_Oli/Mak/MAK%20010%2050.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv305/Stoned_Oli/Mak/MAK.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv305/Stoned_Oli/Mak/HG.jpg

The hand guards are from their wood-pile and the lower is beech, not birch.
I do have to say that if you are not going for historical accuracy, palm swell hand guards are the best!

ALL FAL
August 19, 2016, 13:25
Mak looks Good.

Oli, that is a superb looking butt on your AK.

djvdz66
August 21, 2016, 12:03
Sweet deal and nice rifle! Chinese AK's are among the best! Congrats!