Norinco MAK 90

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  1. Chuckman

    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    I got a trade offer for a Norinco MAK 90, but I know precisely zero about AKs. Pros and cons, please. The guy said it is new/never fired and "straight cut" receiver.
    I am not against the trade, but have never been into a case so I don't know if it's worth it or not.
     
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    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    First, contrary to what most people think, they're not worth $1000.

    Good shooting rifles with a nice blued finish. Not threaded. Straight cut means more stock options, but most European stocks and handguards will have to be dremel fitted.

    Great factory triggers.
     
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    Case Mouth Happy to be here Benefactor

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    Straight cut is the best to have, great AKS but lack a couple of features (bayo lug and muzzle threads mainly)
    Sounds like it has about $700- $800 value but will defer to @Majicmike
     
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    Right now 700 at best,, everyone still on the Arsenal and 7n6 bandwagon.
    What are you trading and what do you have in it.
     
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    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    Every Norinco firearm I’ve owned (a 1911, a MAK 90, a couple SKS’s and a 1897 Trench gun) has functioned great and actually gained in value thanks to their import ban. At the right price or favorable trade (Mike’s value or less) do it ‘cause I doubt seriously they ever are going to be imported again.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    Thanks, fellas. Something to think about.
     
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    I'll add that if it's really new and never fired, market value is probably closer to $800. Very robust rifles, and almost a guarantee it will only go up in value.
     
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    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    In this market can you get 800$ for any gun?
     
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    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Certain AK's have skyrocketed as AR's have tanked.
     
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    IUHoosier429 Bull(et) City Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    If you find an Arsenal SLR-104FR or 107FR for $800 or less, let me know and I'll pay you a handsome cash finder's fee if I can get it home for that. Used condition is fine.
     
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    AK market is climbing due to ever decreasing availability (sanctions). Most any comblock AK that is no longer available on the new market (along with magazines) has been and will continue to increase in value. When the WASR ceases to be imported then it's game on for some ridiculous prices. Realistically, the price point of most of them isn't worth what they are. This is the golden era of buying AR's, or perhaps any military/tactical style rifle for that matter. Our time is likely limited.
     
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