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Old 06-28-2012, 12:19   #51
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Interesting how perspective changes over the years. I bought a MAK90 in 1993 and it seemed pretty much a piece of junk compared to the Hungarian one I bought. Ok, not junk but let's face it, AKs are fairly crude. On the other hand it certainly was much nicer and better quality than the SAR1 (Romanian) I bought later. The Hungarian folder was sold off during the AWB for big bucks and the MAK was converted and remains in my safe. Pretty much the basic AK. The SAR1 is still kicking and is pretty much the beater rifle.

I bought a Saiga 7.62x39 cheap in '01. It is what the Arsenal is built on and is probably the best of what you can get these days. If you are going to mod it out anyway, may as well start with the Saiga in the first place.

Buy hey, if a MAK is considered the top of the line these days then ya done good!
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Old 06-28-2012, 15:55   #52
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Interesting how perspective changes over the years. I bought a MAK90 in 1993 and it seemed pretty much a piece of junk compared to the Hungarian one I bought. Ok, not junk but let's face it, AKs are fairly crude. On the other hand it certainly was much nicer and better quality than the SAR1 (Romanian) I bought later. The Hungarian folder was sold off during the AWB for big bucks and the MAK was converted and remains in my safe. Pretty much the basic AK. The SAR1 is still kicking and is pretty much the beater rifle.

I bought a Saiga 7.62x39 cheap in '01. It is what the Arsenal is built on and is probably the best of what you can get these days. If you are going to mod it out anyway, may as well start with the Saiga in the first place.

Buy hey, if a MAK is considered the top of the line these days then ya done good!
I bet you wish you would of kept the Hungarian. They are probably the highest quality stamped prebans. Chicoms are very nice and well built rifles but I don't think they are near the best.
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Old 07-02-2012, 13:19   #53
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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?


One thing to remember about the Norinco guns is that most do not like the European mags.

I have a Pre-Ban ( not Clinton's but Big George's AWB of '89) Norinco AK-47 underfolder and a Norinco SKS that takes AK mags and neither one likes the euro mags.

Congrats on the MAK-90. They are a lot better quality than the imported parts guns.
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Old 07-07-2012, 00:55   #54
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my mac 90 is a great gun, but the milled rcvr is a pain in the butt to find after market stocks and such to change out.....

im going to one day get a forestock that displaces heat and toss the wood which gets too hot to hold.

ive toyed with the idea of getting a 20 round chinese star stamped fixed mag for my yugo sks, but ive always put it off....
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:42   #55
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my mac 90 is a great gun, but the milled rcvr is a pain in the butt to find after market stocks and such to change out.....
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Glockdude1, i didnt see collapsible or folding nylon stocks and picanny rail forestocks on there. what did i miss?
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Old 07-07-2012, 13:06   #57
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Glockdude1, i didnt see collapsible or folding nylon stocks and picanny rail forestocks on there. what did i miss?
Sorry about that.

I was thinking about wood replacement.

Find what you want for a milled Mak-90, will be next to impossible. The rear receiver has a round hole and has the "reverse cut" on the lower end of the receiver.

The "straight cut" stamped receivers are much easier to put different stocks on.

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Sorry about that.

I was thinking about wood replacement.

Find what you want for a milled Mak-90, will be next to impossible. The rear receiver has a round hole and has the "reverse cut" on the lower end of the receiver.

The "straight cut" stamped receivers are much easier to put different stocks on.

so im finding out. im probably going to have to keep my thumb hole wood stock but im going to eventually get a picatinny nylon forestock to save my hand from the buring hot front end and give me flashlight/scope/laser options.
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Old 07-07-2012, 16:12   #59
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You don't have to keep the thumbhole stock.

This is my milled Mak 90 with a 4 piece Black Walnut Ironwood designs stock set.

In case you change your mind on the new wood set.

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Old 07-08-2012, 21:07   #60
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MAK 90s are one of the best examples of the AK vairant rifle. They were 399.00 plus tax "new" the 90's and considering that my $400 pistols from the 90's are now 799.00...I say $600 isnt a terrible deal for that rifle. Honestly, I would pay $600 for a NIB MAK if I were looking for a AK. (in a heartbeat)
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Just modified mine...turned out better than I thought since I am definitely no gunsmith!

I was considering trading in my MAK90 for a S&W MP15x but my brother talked me out of it...
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:47   #62
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:08   #63
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:37   #65
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Love my Norinco MAK-90!!

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:18   #66
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Here's another pic of what a MAK-90 can made to look like while being totally 922r compliant.

This one has Ironwood design walnut furniture and a Tapco G2 double hook FCG. Don't let anyone BS you...while the OEM trigger group is good on a MAK...the newer Tapco G2s are just as good and I don't believe you will ever tell the difference.

Believe me...I know....

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Old 01-27-2013, 14:25   #67
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Did both screws for your buffer tube fit in the long tang? I could only get the 1 screw inside the dust cover in...but it seems to hold well...
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:35   #68
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Just modified mine...turned out better than I thought since I am definitely no gunsmith!

I was considering trading in my MAK90 for a S&W MP15x but my brother talked me out of it...
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I like the mod, that is what I am considering doing to my MAK 90. I am the original owner.

Though, mine is a milled receiver.
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Nice mod. Stamped or milled?
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Nice mod. Stamped or milled?

Thanks! Stamped.
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Did both screws for your buffer tube fit in the long tang? I could only get the 1 screw inside the dust cover in...but it seems to hold well...
Just the one inside the dust cover... I was able to find a "smaller" screw to fit in the outside hole though... I too think that it's MORE than sturdy with just the one screw in though.
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I like the mod, that is what I am considering doing to my MAK 90. I am the original owner.

Though, mine is a milled receiver.
Now I just need to get out and shoot it!
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I like mine just the way it is. thumbhole and all.


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ive toyed with the idea of getting a 20 round chinese star stamped fixed mag for my yugo sks, but ive always put it off....
I just did this to my 1952 Russian SKS.

Those 20rd Chinese mags are hard to find around here.
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