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poly tech ak ?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by harleyfx69, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. harleyfx69

    harleyfx69

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    im not real familiar with the higher end ak's ,

    but the pawn shop near me has a poly tech ak in stock,

    i haven't looked at it, just read the tag,

    its a straight wood stock, wood hand guards ,etc,

    they want 900 and change for it,

    and generally will whack 20% off of that if you ask them ..

    is that a good deal or what ?

    also is it something that's easy to flip ?
     
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    I don't know what current market price is but the AKS 762 is a very well made rifle if that is the one you are looking at. I think Poly also made the AK 47S but I am not sure.
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    Check gunbroker.com (do a search on "polytech legend"), and see what prices people are asking and willing to pay. I use it as a quick reference. There is also a AK website somewhere, I think it's ak47.com. There maybe a "for sale" forum on that site, which you can use for a price check.

    I am pretty certain that it's a great deal if it has a milled receiver.
     
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    This is my NORINCO Type 56S that cost me $350 in 1988. It is now worth about $1200.
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    The Polytechs are SLIGHTY better than the NORINCOs, so if you have a chance to buy one for $900, and it's in good condition.....GET IT TODAY!!!!!!:wow:


    They are highly sought after for their incredible reliability. I have thousands of rounds through mine and only ONE FTE, but that's because mine doesn't like SP ammo - FMJ is all I feed her and she runs 100%!!!!!!!!!!!


    TGG

    PS - I also have one in .223
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    hmm

    i might have to go take a closer look at it ..

    how do you tell if it has a milled receiver,

    also is it the poly tech legend that is valuable ?

    are there are other forms out there that arent ?
     
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    A milled reciever will tend to have a larger groove above the mag
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    A stamped reciever will have a smaller dimple
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    The original ak-47 was milled, significantly heavier and more accurate. Milled being carved out of a piece of metal, while stamped is a flate bent and reshaped into its final form.

    Most AKs as we see them or manufacture them now are stamped recievers, making them lighter, but slightly less accurate than thier heavier counterparts.

    I myself really like my mak-90 which is milled, I would speculate that the majority of what you'll find now are stamped.

    You should look into Aks more I'm just touching the surface, their are a lot of variations out there, polytech makes some good Aks.

    Carlos on this forum is very informative and helpful, I would think if you provided him a couple photos he could appraise it for you accurately.

    p.s. Both rifles pictured are allegedly polys
     
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    Milled receiver is heavier than stamped. The AKS 7.62 is stamped and weighs 8 lbs w/o magazine. It has a chrome lined bore and is a fine rifle.
     
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    If it's a milled receiver and you can get it for $800 or less, it's probably a good buy. I think Poly Techs are overrated and milled receivers are overkill, but you could probably sell it for more than you bought it for. If you're just looking for a shooter I think that converted Saigas are just as nice as most other options. New, Russian manufactured and a chrome-lined hammer-forged barrel. You may want to look into rifles offered by Arsenal Inc. if you decide not to buy the Poly Tech. JMHO
     
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    thanks for those links,

    that is quite informative
     
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    I'd get it. I personally think they are the nicest looking and higher quality than the majority of the semi-auto ak varients we have.
     
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    The milled Polytechs are nice.
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