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MAK-90 good buy?

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by twinster, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. twinster

    twinster

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    I have a guy that has a used MAK-90 that looks to be in good condition, with a straight cut receiver. He's asking $600 for it, with 3 mags. What do you guys think?

    Thanks!
     
  2. adamg01

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    That isn't a bad price. With the price of Wasr's these days, I would do it if the condition is good. I am not a big Chicom guy but it is worth that.
     

  3. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I have one that has a milled receiver, shoots like a champ.
     
  4. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Get that Mak-90. You will only regret it, if you pass on buying it.

    :cool:
     
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  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    At least you'd know that your AK was made and assembled by the commies who know how to put a proper AK together.
     
  6. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    As fnfalman said, I would not pass up on it. That is a genuine, 100%, commie-built AK. You can return it back to its glory easily too, for the most part, while still complying with 922r.
     
  7. twinster

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    Alright, thanks guys. Does anyone else have any thoughts about it?
     
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Yes. Send me all the info on where he weapon is. I will be glad to personally inspect/fire the weapon for say..........6 months/ish......

    :supergrin:
     
  9. WASRfan

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    As long as you know that $600.00 could just be the beginning depending on what you want it to look like in the long-run.

    "De-banning" to make the MAK-90 cosmetics look like any other AK is going to mean spending on proper wood - and usually removing the CHICOM double-hook trigger-group to replace with USA parts as well.
    And an FSB with the "holder" for the cleaning rod needs to be swapped on. All just cosmetics.
     
  10. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    I thought all Mak90s were alike. What are the differences?
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Some of straight cut receivers, some have angle cut receivers, some have really light color wood and some have darker cooler wood.
     
  12. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Is there a specific reason for the different receivers or where they just made in different locations?
     
  13. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    Ok i just read this same exact post on another board.... So I will say again, yeah buy it.
     
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  14. zeme05

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    Bought one about 6 mos ago for $575 shipped. I needed at least one Chicom for my collection. I am impresssed with it, built like a tank.
     
  15. twinster

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    Another man contacted me, he has a Mak-90, brand new for $500. It has slant cut receiver though. Thoughts on that?
     
  16. adamg01

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    Buy it? It is cheaper than most Wasr's now so it would be silly not to.
     
  17. WASRfan

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    IMHO... your wallet; you'll need to spend on Ironwood stocks that are specifically made for the slant-cut recvr - but you'll want USA wood anyway so as to have that "AK" look.

    Or pay to have the recvr re-built for square cut - then just look for real CHICOM wood or buy non-slant-cut Ironwood.

    And you'll ditch that sweet CHICOM double-hook trigger for a TAPCO G2 - the kind in any WASR.

    And maybe the piston too, for another US part if you choose to add the muzzle-threads.

    So at the end of the day, you'll have a franken-CHICOM that you spent money on - to make it look like a WASR.

    Or - just leave it as-is, thumbhole and all so as to enjoy its full-Chinese-ness. At that point, a MAK90 becomes a good buy.
     
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  18. ggarciatx

    ggarciatx Cold War Sailor

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    Read this and make sure it does not have the "3rd" hole mentioned. That is for the Auto Sear. Some MAK-90's have them and they are considered Machine guns. Some have even been spotted on Gunbroker. My guess is the people do not really know about this. Like I said, Inspect it first. If it is good to go, then get ready to do the 922r two step if you want to modify it to original looks.

    MAK-90s are solid. They are definitely the best AK clones out there in my opinion.
    http://www.mouseguns.com/mak90web/mak90.htm
     
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  19. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO 10-42

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    I'm going to be the odd man out here, and say that I never was all that impressed with the MAK-90 in their original condition. The only one I ever owned was a PolyTech (a true PolyTech as it said "PolyTechnologies" on the receiver), and it was for the most part... A neat rifle. What it lacked, was the configuration of a true AK that simply couldn't be made up for with all of its' Chinese "awesomeness".

    If you can live with the thumbhole stock, and lack of threaded muzzle then I think the MAK-90 is a decent rifle. If you're just going to de-ban it anyway, then I think a $600.00 entry fee is too much to pay, and I'd steer you toward spending your bucks on an Arsenal of some variety or another.
     
  20. WASRfan

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    Agree 1000%