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I have a friend who is selling a Mak-90 in the $700ish ball park. I know it is a Norinco, but what do I need to look for in terms of it being legal and what would dictate it's age and any other helpful facts. Thanks for any help
 

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MAK 90 came in aft5er the '89 ban,and stopped before the 94 ban.
If she is all stock(T-hole stock) ,your good to go. If she is "dressed" with a pistol grip,you
need to have 5 US parts,6 if the barrel is threaded.

That all said,she is a pre-ban and can have all the nasty stuff.

I'm in Otsego also if you ever needed a helping hand on her. (Otego)
 

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For 700 get it and don't worry about the details. Straight or slant cut receiver doesn't matter at that price.
Make sure it doesn't have a 3rd rivet above the mag releAse as those are illegal(and extremely rare). Pics of what I mean are available thru a google search. If its stock and you want to de-ban it in the future check out Ironwood Designs for stock sets. Only prob w de-banning is that the Norinco's are the only AK's with a good trigger. A shame to change it out for a crapco G2
 

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You pull the stock, one is a normal flat AK receiver, one is notched at the bottom to clear the stock.

Ironwood Designs has wood to fit both. I wouldn't worry much.

Of course it might be milled too.
 

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Pics or ban

sorry to yell, caps are stuck.
 

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Pics or ban
if I get it, I'll post a video....apparently there is 5-600 rounds with this also I am told....worth looking into....particularly so as I have someone wanting to take my WASR 10/63 off me for what I paid for it
 

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Wow i bought a mak90 in august came w 30 round mag, 150 rounds and nice tactical bag paid $450...... I'm really feeling good about that gun the more and more i read about them!
 

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You pull the stock, one is a normal flat AK receiver, one is notched at the bottom to clear the stock.
Ironwood Designs has wood to fit both. I wouldn't worry much.
Of course it might be milled too.
Straight cut

MAKstd.jpg

Angled cut

MAKangleSTMP.jpg

Far as I know, it only matters for the type of stock you order when replacing the thumbhole.

Ironwood Designs...good stuff: IWDHome

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Did one of mine like this - except for the bayonet (but I understand no one uses them anymore). :)

MAK90T56.023.jpg

 

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I have two Norinco Mak-90's. One with slant cut and one with straight cut.

I like the straight cut a lot more, slant cut is just a PITA for finding stocks for it. I think only ATI and Ironwood make stocks for it, not too many options.

Here is one of them with a Timber Smith stock. It was for a Romanian AK, but 2-3 hours of wood work and I got it to fit perfect, no wobble, very snug fit.
 

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If you go with Ironwood, consider Combloc Customs to do the finishing work on it. My MAK was finished in Russian Red by those guys. Came out very nice.

 
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