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Posted: 9/16/2006 4:12:22 PM
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THE IMAGE ABOVE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT
They are still out there I just saw one of these third hole rifles at the Little Rock fun show. A guy who said he was a licensed FFL dealer had it on his table but I guess he didn’t know what it was. I looked at it just to make sure. It had there third hole with a long rivet all the way trough the receiver. I didn’t tell him what it was. He was your typical gun dealer. He pretended to know all there was about Chicom guns and was telling me he really wanted to put an under folder stock on the rifle but he couldn’t find one for under $100. I just set the weapon down and moved away. I really hope nobody ends up getting stuck with this rifle. If you’re buying a MAK-90 always check. I figure I would rather be safe than sorry.

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Posted: 9/19/2006 4:16:40 PM
It is kind of funny I just found one of these for sale in a shop today. $300.00 with an underfolder. I passed on it.

I had one of these back in 95, and it was recalled by BATF, and the shop replaced it. I really hated to lose that one.
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Posted: 9/21/2006 2:03:54 PM
Is there anyway someone can please copy and edit the photo to clearly indicate the "extra hole".

Also If anyone knows the serial number range that would be geat info too.

Was this an issue with this ONE importer or were there others??

Feel free to email me.
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Posted: 9/21/2006 8:16:18 PM
A lot of people have asked so here it is. I tried to make it as clear as possible. I hope this answers any questions.



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Posted: 9/22/2006 10:23:21 AM
Thank you WOLFMAN !!!!!!!!

I was sweating bullets because I just bought a MAK90 last weekend and the guy was a little toooo easy to come off the price he wanted. I can breathe a sigh of relief now, no 3rd hole... PHEW!





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Posted: 10/13/2006 12:47:51 PM
Hrrm, I'm an ak47 newbie. I'm looking to buy a armco sporter mak90, from early 80s? Think it has the third hole? Guy is asking $500 for it. Wow this is scary
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Posted: 11/29/2006 11:50:38 AM
krinkfreak, do you have an update on bringing the rifle back to life?
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Posted: 12/25/2006 1:29:44 PM
I just checked my MAKs and I'm OK . Phew.

If someone had one what would their options be? Is cutting it the only way to deal with it?

That's just a sad sight

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Posted: 12/27/2006 7:04:15 PM
Strange that it's so strict overthere (USA as I'm in Holland). On the other hand, laws changed last year August overhere and no guns are allowed anymore to be imported that were changed from full auto to semi auto. However, everything that was already on a personal license or shop license are still available to be sold and bought. Just as long as the disconnector is shortened so the gun can't be switched to full auto. The full auto disconnector is considered a machine gun overhere so owning only the full auto disconnector can already get you in deep you know what ;)
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Posted: 12/27/2006 8:57:49 PM

The full auto disconnector is considered a machine gun overhere so owning only the full auto disconnector can already get you in deep you know what ;)

That's funny. In most places over here there's nothing illegal about owning them. I guess the thought process is that since the receivers that would be required to make them functional are illegal, the full auto disconnectors don't really matter.
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Posted: 2/10/2007 6:34:48 PM
I guess I'm one of the lucky one's......my underfolder was plugged and it was imported by the very same importer.....I almost pissed myself when I saw they where the same importer
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Posted: 3/17/2007 11:51:04 PM
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oh teh noes....i might have some bad news for my buddy....he's got a MAK-90 and it MIGHT have a 3rd hole. I came over here to look at pics and found this as a fluke.

based on this pic



where would it be located in this pic


please tell me it's not the one right over the mag release at the bottom....
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Posted: 3/18/2007 12:46:47 AM
yes it is the one right above the mag release on the bottom
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Posted: 3/18/2007 9:32:42 AM
It's interesting how the selector mark for full auto is there too. I wonder if all the 3rd pin receivers have this selector mark.
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Posted: 4/5/2007 12:28:59 AM

Originally Posted By K1rodeoboater:
oh teh noes....i might have some bad news for my buddy....he's got a MAK-90 and it MIGHT have a 3rd hole. I came over here to look at pics and found this as a fluke.

based on this pic
i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/SignWolfman/TrirdPin.jpg


where would it be located in this pic
www.inrangec2.com/kf/contra-1.jpg

please tell me it's not the one right over the mag release at the bottom....


Contraband sadly...
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Posted: 4/20/2007 2:06:36 AM

Originally Posted By Bret:
It's interesting how the selector mark for full auto is there too. I wonder if all the 3rd pin receivers have this selector mark.


All the ones I remember seeing for sale at gunshows during that time period had the two receiver notches and were marked "L and D" as well. They stood out like a sore thumb as being made from m.g. receivers. Also notice the "notched" bolt carrier guide rail with the little spot-welded tab filling the slot!
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Posted: 4/20/2007 2:16:50 AM
You did good; just torch cut the receiver and be done with it.

That receiver, as much fun as it would be to own it, is not worth 25 years in prison. Chop it, then remove the useable parts and discard the receiver and you are in the clear.
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Posted: 6/3/2007 5:04:30 PM
The pics from the original post no longer appear and no link is supplies. Can anyone supply a link to the pics showing the 3 pin contraband weapons? I have an older MAK90 and would like to be sure I don't have something that could get me a new roomate.

Thanks very much.

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Posted: 6/3/2007 5:11:10 PM
Error on last post. I see that on page 2 there is a pic of the three hole receiver.

Mine is a forged receiver and the model and serial numbers are not laser engraved. Rather they look like they were scribed with one of those electirc pencil markers. So my receiver does not look like the stamped receiver in the pic, but there are 3 distinct holes/bumps.

I'm gettin nervous.
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Posted: 6/3/2007 5:17:18 PM
Okay, final entry. Checked other pics and compared mine to all the pics. I think I am in the clear. I have 3 holes but not in the locations identified as "wicked". I do not have the offending 3rd hole in front. No more worries about meeting Bubba.

Thanks for the alert and refernce to verify that I can sleep well at night.

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Posted: 7/11/2007 9:48:11 AM

Originally Posted By Bret:
It's interesting how the selector mark for full auto is there too. I wonder if all the 3rd pin receivers have this selector mark.


Where is the selector mark for full auto? I thought that was on the other side of the receiver.
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Posted: 7/11/2007 10:14:24 AM
My comment was in reference to a picture that was in the first post of this thread. You're correct. The F/A selector mark is on the other side of the receiver. It's between safe and S/A fire, but closer to S/A fire.
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Posted: 9/6/2007 10:35:17 PM

Originally Posted By HoosierFIRE:
Hrrm, I'm an ak47 newbie. I'm looking to buy a armco sporter mak90, from early 80s? Think it has the third hole? Guy is asking $500 for it. Wow this is scary


Mak90's weren't imported until 1990 through 1994. So I'm confused how the guy has a Mak90 from the early 80's for sale...
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Posted: 3/5/2008 2:10:47 PM

Originally Posted By DoctorCheney223:
Did you get in any trouble because of one of these rifles? If so, what defense did you use? I couldn't imagine ATF trying to send somebody to prison for something he didn't know was contraband. If they kept it posted on their website or posted it in gun mags, then I MIGHT understand.

thanks,
Ron

You dont have to imagine that scenario, it has been a reel life nightmare for many people, and there is no defense. If you are guilty of breaking one of their many technical violations your pretty much screwed, better luck in your next life.
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Posted: 3/5/2008 7:47:40 PM

Originally Posted By sniper69:

Originally Posted By HoosierFIRE:
Hrrm, I'm an ak47 newbie. I'm looking to buy a armco sporter mak90, from early 80s? Think it has the third hole? Guy is asking $500 for it. Wow this is scary


Mak90's weren't imported until 1990 through 1994. So I'm confused how the guy has a Mak90 from the early 80's for sale...


A lot of Mak90 (Even though they are Mak90 93/94) are just the AK47-56. They were manufactured the same or even before a lot of the Pre-Ban AK47s (56s, 56s-1 56s-2).

Man, just look at the Receivers, Barrels & Wood. It all looks like they came from the same period.

Some weapons were denoted PreBan do to where they Where. Some got redone!

I have severals Mak90s (93s, 94s). I have several PreBan 56s 56s-1. Except for Threaded Barrels & Receiver Description, they look like they were made the same day.

I have seen Mak90s that came with Threaded Barrel, Cleaning Rod/Hole in the Forearm. All kinds of weapons were being converted, utilized for export by Norinco & Polytech.

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