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 Norinco MAK 90 conversion (Type 56)
Sinatra  [Team Member]
3/2/2013 6:21:36 PM EDT
I picked up a stamped Norinco MAK 90 with a thumbhole stock and decided to convert it back to its pre-ban glory. I lucked out with this rifle as I bought it from the owner of a local gun store and it appears as though it’s never been fired. There were literally cobwebs on it.

The conversion work was not difficult and consisted of swapping the original thumbhole buttstock and the handguards for a set of U.S. made furniture. I finished the furniture to match the factory finish. I also had to purchase the appropriate hardware to go with the furniture.

One of the things I did in order to keep this converted rifle 922r compliant, I swapped the Chicom fire control group for a U.S. made Tapco G2 double hook FCG.
Here are some photos of the rifle pre and post conversion. This is process is really quite simple and the results speak for themselves.



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nictra  [Team Member]
3/2/2013 6:30:13 PM EDT
nicely done. Now to find the gas block and FSB!
DSH1776  [Member]
3/2/2013 6:53:36 PM EDT
I cant remember if the sling mount goes on the side or bottom of buttstock to be "true blue" chinese...?
10gage  [Member]
3/2/2013 7:31:47 PM EDT
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dryflash3  [Moderator]
3/2/2013 7:58:52 PM EDT
Well done, that's some fine matching wood.
jerry223  [Member]
3/3/2013 6:59:01 AM EDT
Look's real nice, good luck on the gas block and the FSB.
ttman  [Team Member]
3/3/2013 2:06:29 PM EDT
can you push the stock in?
JohnnyA  [Member]
3/3/2013 2:32:22 PM EDT
Looks really good. Now get that barrel threaded.
Sinatra  [Team Member]
3/3/2013 3:07:59 PM EDT
Thanks for the compliments guys. There is a little bit of space between the buttstock and receiver. I know that hardwood furniture is supposed to have this gap as a buffer to prevent damage to the buttstock. However, that's as far as I was able to install the buttstock.
Finslayer83  [Team Member]
3/3/2013 3:09:02 PM EDT
That is an outstanding conversion.
Sinatra  [Team Member]
3/3/2013 3:38:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
That is an outstanding conversion.

Thanks Fin! I know it's missing some features (FSB, threading, etc.), but I thought I'd at least put some nice furniture on it.
nictra  [Team Member]
3/3/2013 6:26:57 PM EDT
you can borrow my tat and die when you're ready to thread that bad boy. Just let me know.
Sinatra  [Team Member]
3/4/2013 8:54:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By nictra:
you can borrow my tat and die when you're ready to thread that bad boy. Just let me know.

AccuracyThruVolume  [Member]
3/4/2013 1:36:42 PM EDT
They do deban quite well, don't they?

Enjoy your fine shooter OP
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