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NEOH212 01-19-2012 03:14

Mac 90???
 
I was offered a unfired new in the box Norinco Mac 90 for $600. Is it worth it? Is there anything I need to know about this rifle either good or bad before I would buy it?

Thanks. :wavey:

sns3guppy 01-19-2012 03:21

The MAK 90's are great AK-pattern rifles. Seems a bit high to me, but I bought mine some time ago for a hundred fifty bucks when they were dirt cheap and plentiful.

I got rid of the thumbhole stock some time back. It's been a very reliable rifle, as one expects; zero malfunctions, no problems of any kind. I did change out the trigger and compliance parts, but otherwise everything is stock.

I've never heard anyone complain about the MAK 90's. In my opinion, especially for the money back then, one of the better buys in an AK pattern rifle.

Glockdude1 01-19-2012 03:54

I would not pay any more than $450, and it would have to be in very nice shape. The last Mak-90 I bought was $175, in 2000.

:cool:

PlasticGuy 01-19-2012 04:49

That's a pretty good deal if it has a milled receiver, but is about $100 high if it is stamped.

They are good rifles. The receivers are top quality, and so are the barrels. Fit and finish is quite good on most of them. They are also easy to convert to 922 compliance with the desireable evil features.

The only downside is that some can have brittle parts in them. While it is rare, you do see occasional broken bolts and chipped front trunions in MAK-90 rifles. Again though, this is rare. It also usually shows up immediately if it does show up at all. I would not let it keep me from buying a nice MAK-90 at the right price.

Tailhunter 01-19-2012 10:21

I'm in one of my moods so bare with me ...

I think it is so stupid when guys come on the web and say, "I'd never give more then 400 bucks for that gun and it better be pristine. Why back in '83 I bought mine for 57 dollars and I thought that was too much"

Give me a freakin' break.

The Mak-90, for the money is one of the best buys in the AK world. I've owned 7 or 8 of them, all great shooters. Mak-90's due to their popularity have gone up. They are getting harder to find all the time, especially new in the box.
Gun broker continually gets bids of 600 plus for Mak's that are used. Stuff goes up, it's the way of the world.

If the gun is "pristine" in the box 600 is not that far from reality. Offer him 550. and you'll have a great gun at a fair price. (in today's market, that is)

Check and see who the importer was, be careful of B-West. Take the stock off and make sure (at that price anyway) that the receiver was cut straight and not slanted. Way easier to find butt stocks for it. IronWood makes one for the slant but the original wood needs the straight. Other things, like any gun, look for rust or damage. Other then that you will be good to go

Enjoy the gun, remember if you take the thumbhole stock off and replace it with a butt stock and pistol grip, you need to be 922r compliant.

zzdroptop 01-19-2012 17:04

Tailhunter is right....the mak 90 is a top notch shooter.....I bought mine new back in 86 and its still one of my favorites. Oh .....it was $219 back then. Used ones in excellent shape go for $450 in the box. Ild offer $500.

NEOH212 01-20-2012 03:12

Thanks everyone. I'll let you know how it goes. :wavey:

Tailhunter 01-20-2012 07:22

We must have pics ....

Glockdude1 01-20-2012 13:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tailhunter (Post 18459283)
We must have pics ....

Sure, no problem. Here is my milled Mak 90, after the Thumbhole stock went into the dumpster.
http://i33.tinypic.com/30ibbi8.jpg

:supergrin:

NEOH212 01-23-2012 02:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glockdude1 (Post 18460883)
Sure, no problem. Here is my milled Mak 90, after the Thumbhole stock went into the dumpster.
http://i33.tinypic.com/30ibbi8.jpg

:supergrin:

That turned out well. I do believe that I'm going to buy it. Mine will be getting a ACE folding stock and a muzzle brake too. I guess I can say by by to the rear tang!

Nice rifle by the way! I can't blame you for loosing the thumb hole stock.

Glockdude1 01-23-2012 05:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEOH212 (Post 18473245)
That turned out well. I do believe that I'm going to buy it. Mine will be getting a ACE folding stock and a muzzle brake too. I guess I can say by by to the rear tang!

Nice rifle by the way! I can't blame you for loosing the thumb hole stock.

www.ironwooddesigns.com

:thumbsup:

Tailhunter 01-23-2012 11:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEOH212 (Post 18473245)
That turned out well. I do believe that I'm going to buy it. Mine will be getting a ACE folding stock and a muzzle brake too. I guess I can say by by to the rear tang!

Did you get the gun?

Consider this ... http://store.carolinashooterssupply....7-STOCK/Detail

They work great!

NEOH212 01-23-2012 18:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tailhunter (Post 18474519)
Did you get the gun?

Consider this ... http://store.carolinashooterssupply....7-STOCK/Detail

They work great!

The gun should be in my hands by the end of next month if all goes well. I have a buyer for a AK that I'm selling. When he comes up with the rest of the money, I'm buying the Mac 90.

I like that stock option as well as well as the Ironwood stocks. I have a lot to think about now! Thanks!

:wavey:

NEOH212 02-04-2012 17:45

Well, I ended up passing on the Mac 90. I'm now looking at a alternative. I currently have a older Bulgarian AK (5.45mm) and also a WASR-10 from CAI (unfortunately.)

I'm opened for suggestions. The budget is $1k.

1. It has to have a folding stock preferably side folding, but a under folder is ok too. The stock MUST be made of metal. No plastic.

2. It must be in the pre ban configuration.

3. It must NOT be a CAI gun.

4. It must be as short as possible without NFA paper work and not a bull pup.

5. It MUST be chambered in 7.62X39mm.

Help me find my next AK!

Thanks! :wavey:

Glockdude1 02-04-2012 17:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEOH212 (Post 18531444)
Well, I ended up passing on the Mac 90. I'm now looking at a alternative. I currently have a older Bulgarian AK and also a WASR-10 from CAI (unfortunately.)

I'm opened for suggestions. The budget is $1k.

1. It has to have a folding stock preferably side folding, but a under folder is ok too. The stock MUST be made of metal. No plastic.

2. It must be in the pre ban configuration.

3. It must NOT be a CAI gun.

4. It must be as short as possible without NFA paper work and not a bull pup.

Help me find my next AK!

Thanks! :wavey:

Best of both worlds. Norinco and a de-banned Mak-90

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=272235170

$875

:cool:

Tailhunter 02-04-2012 19:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glockdude1 (Post 18531474)
Best of both worlds. Norinco and a de-banned Mak-90

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=272235170

$875

:cool:

I couldn't agree more ......

CJStudent 02-05-2012 04:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEOH212 (Post 18531444)
Well, I ended up passing on the Mac 90. I'm now looking at a alternative. I currently have a older Bulgarian AK (5.45mm) and also a WASR-10 from CAI (unfortunately.)

I'm opened for suggestions. The budget is $1k.

1. It has to have a folding stock preferably side folding, but a under folder is ok too. The stock MUST be made of metal. No plastic.

2. It must be in the pre ban configuration.

3. It must NOT be a CAI gun.

4. It must be as short as possible without NFA paper work and not a bull pup.

5. It MUST be chambered in 7.62X39mm.

Help me find my next AK!

Thanks! :wavey:

What about this one?

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct981.aspx

NEOH212 02-05-2012 16:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJStudent (Post 18533013)

I like it! It's a little more than what I want to spend but I'll tell you what, that one is built! The only thing that concerns me is the stock. It looks like it's plastic. If it is, it's a no go. Being that it's built on a RPK receiver, it will be hard to find the stock I want.

Otherwise, that's a good contender.

TalkToTheGlock 02-05-2012 16:48

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct933.aspx

Check out the polish underfolder. I love mine. Shoots great and not a hiccup after 500+ rounds.

Just saw you don't want a CAI.


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PlasticGuy 02-06-2012 10:20

Sell the Century POS, and add the money to your $1000. You then have two options:

1) Use the money to buy an Arsenal SGL21 with a folding metal stock. Then you can send the rifle and extra money to Rifle Dynamics to have their front end conversion done.

2) Buy a Krebs 103k. Use the left over money (and probably some more) to put a folding stock on it.

NEOH212 02-06-2012 18:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by PlasticGuy (Post 18538163)
Sell the Century POS, and add the money to your $1000. You then have two options:

1) Use the money to buy an Arsenal SGL21 with a folding metal stock. Then you can send the rifle and extra money to Rifle Dynamics to have their front end conversion done.

2) Buy a Krebs 103k. Use the left over money (and probably some more) to put a folding stock on it.

I'm liking this idea! More to think about! :supergrin:

NEOH212 02-16-2012 02:31

Well, the guy that I was orginally talking to came through with the Mac-90 after all! He sold me the gun (it's mint) and five 30 round steel mags for $500!

I'm picking the gun up in the morning. So, all I have to add are the parts for 922r, the ACE folding stock with the internal receiver block (I do have to chop the rear tang for installation), Hogue pistol grip, Midwest Industries aluminum railed hand guard, Krebs custom offset front pistol grip mount/tango down vertical grip combo, Surefire G2 LED light and mount, Blackhawk sling, Rear sight from Tech Sight, Krebs oversize selector lever, Krebs trigger pin retaining plate and the AK-47 Battle Comp.

That will be my combo! What do you think?

:wavey:

twag4 02-16-2012 05:21

Might as well get an AR with all the ninja wear already installed rather than altering an excellent norinco.

adamg01 02-16-2012 05:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by twag4 (Post 18586685)
Might as well get an AR with all the ninja wear already installed rather than altering an excellent norinco.

I prefer a Mak90 with Ironwood myself but, it is his AK.

zzdroptop 02-16-2012 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamg01 (Post 18586737)
I prefer a Mak90 with Ironwood myself but, it is his AK.

+1...prefer the traditional look. Mine has Chi-com wood. Thats the beauty of this hobby....lots of different directions to go in with these guns.


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