Help identify AK??
This is kinda hard do picture. but here goes.
I know of a fella. he is into his firearms and loves AK's
Now he was showing me one of said 10 idetical AK's he has. I did not take any pics but can tell you everything I remember ..
He brings out a brown box, has a UPS shipping label from the early 80's date on it. On the end of the box in red is printed (not hand written) AK 47S. No name brand nothing.
He opens the box, inside there is a rifle In plastic bag, with all the standard goodies, 3 mags, bayo, sling, cleaning kit/tube etc. I did see a manual but did not catch any manufacturer name. So he proceeds to tell me this is NIB and he has 10 more in box unopened. He does ask that I do not touch any metal surface with bare hands. So Being the good sport I am I obide by his wishes.
gun is a 7.62x39 cal. and is also stamped AK-47S has a importers stamp and made in china. NO other manufacturer stamping, He says it is a "pre-norinco" gun. I dont know if this makes any sense.
This AK was 100% MINT
Any idea as to who made this AK, and maybe with the limited details a value of such a creature???
Thanks and sorry for such limited details, But I am curious and am just looking for clarification and some education.
the reciever was a milled one right? if not possibly a clayco chinese stamped
maybe even a b-west import.
Sorry been away for a short spell.
This is a stamped reciever, not milled. If I remember correctly he said it was made by the same company/facility that built the AK's for the chinease military.. Dont know if this helps any.
on edit..had to use another post for this.
In the link below, on the box it says 56S-1 in black. The one this fella had was in Red and said ak 47S
If you also look at the inset picture of the barrel trunion. The one listed says 56S-1, On the one I am asking about it says AK-47S. And where you see the reciever stamped "made by norinco". This one has NO stamping of manufacturer but made in china.
Sounds like a pre '89 Armco import. Can you look on the receiver in front of the magwell and see if there is a stamp there?
On the very early Norincos the importer & Norinco was stamped on the barrel and is hard to see. Check the barrel closely for markings.Sounds like it has Bakelite furniture also which is a semi rare varient worth $1500- $2200 in todays market