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Posted: 12/1/2019 11:58:04 PM EST
I wanted my first post to be a real contribution to this site.  I received a call from a good friend of mine a few months ago about a gun collection he was purchasing. The original owner was now deceased and the daughter was selling the entire collection. The house was full of 80s and 90s guns, most of which were untouched time capsules. I helped my friend price many of the guns and for that I was able to cherry pick most of the collection. Well it took a few months to pay everything off but in return I received one of the nicest untouched Chicom AKS lots I've ever seen. I bought every AK item from the collection. Amazing to think that the three AKs the guy purchased back in the 80s would turn out to be three of the rarest Chinese AK variants. All three AKs have the original box, manual, contents, and receipt of purchase from the 80s. All the mags (including the drums) are still in their original plastic bags.  The mags without the stickers are flat back Chinese marked on the bottom.  The others are Polytechs with their stickers still on the bags.  I'm going to post several photos of the entire lot. I hope you guys enjoy the grouping as much as I do. There are still two crates of Chinese 7.62x39 steel core ammo and one Russian 7.62x39 ammo crate that I need to pick up. Along with that is a beautiful DP marked Chinese SKS with a pre ban 20 round star mag. I haven't had time to go over and pick them up yetAttachment Attached File
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Well, sit back and enjoy the pics.....

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thats really cool! I dont know much about the chinese AKs, but that looks like a sweet find. Its a bit of a shame no one in the family was interested in shooting, but its good youre giving a good home
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Now for the ultra rare NIB Polytech double folder.Attachment Attached File
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Holy hell! What a find! Some of the best AKs ever made. From a collector standpoint, have them insured, put them over the fireplace mounted.

From a shooter standpoint, shoot em.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:09:40 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 12/2/2019 12:12:08 AM EST by HALFNATTYGAINZ]
God damn those look awesome. I really like the under folding spike bayonets and those folding stocks. Bluing looks solid. Great finds!! That 1911 box looks like an airsoft box from the outside, lol.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:12:34 AM EST
Along with the grouping is this NIB Norinco 1911.  Yes, even the old Chinese flag (probably from the 70s) came from the same estate.  I had to snag it.  Makes a great backdrop for these.  The guy even kept the original drum mag instructions and bill of sale from Keng's.  Just unbelievable !Attachment Attached File
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Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:13:38 AM EST
Love the side folder Polytec.

Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:14:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/2/2019 12:14:31 AM EST by mseagle]
Well, last picture for now.  Hope you guys enjoy the grouping.  Amazing to find such rare AKs in this kind of condition with original paperwork.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:15:45 AM EST
The bakelite side folder is even more rare than the Polytech side folder.  This is a 66 marked Norinco.  Very few were ever imported as compared to the bakelite side folder Polytech.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:18:12 AM EST
Super nice OP, I don't think I've seen those variants before.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:19:12 AM EST
Impressive!  Congrats on giving them a new home and thanks for sharing the pics
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:45:34 AM EST
We got a gif of the O face from Office Space?

Cuz that's all I got.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:50:05 AM EST
Jesus Christ the beauty here - speechless
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 1:14:33 AM EST
Best first post ever OP.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 1:23:49 AM EST
Thanks guys much appreciated!  It was not easy keeping all three together but my friend worked with me.  I'm still amazed to see three super rare variants with all their contents and original bill of sales to the same guy.  Something you don't find everyday.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 1:39:37 AM EST
all from CA back before it got REALLY stupid.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 1:43:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/2/2019 1:44:07 AM EST by Nacho-Man]

Holy shit talk about going back in a time machine.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 8:05:20 AM EST
Incredible trash can guns!! Thanks for sharing, OP. Good score.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 8:53:38 AM EST
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Best first post ever OP.
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Link Posted: 12/2/2019 9:00:53 AM EST
Welcome to the site.
Four star 1st post.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:31:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/2/2019 3:37:26 PM EST by Stitches1974]
Great find!
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:50:18 PM EST
The two early bakelite  Norincos were imported by IACO Sac CA out of California. The Polytech was imported by Kengs Firearms out of Atlanta, Georgia. The fixed stock bakelite 56 is very early and only a few were ever imported.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:56:45 PM EST
Beautiful rifles!
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 9:02:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/2/2019 9:03:00 PM EST by mseagle]
Thanks guys for the positive comments!  Did anyone notice how early the Polytech double folder is?  It has a 1985 serial number which is one of the first years they were imported, but notice how low the serial number is.  Does anyone out there know if the Chinese started at 1000 on these Polytech serial numbers?
Link Posted: 12/3/2019 8:09:47 PM EST
I'm so jelly my head is about to explode
Link Posted: 12/3/2019 8:13:21 PM EST
Wow
Link Posted: 12/3/2019 8:14:09 PM EST
Were those prices high for the late 80's? I expected them to be a little less....
Link Posted: 12/3/2019 10:07:17 PM EST
I actually thought the Polytech would have been more than the Norincos.
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[Last Edit: 12/3/2019 10:14:11 PM EST by mseagle]
Here are a couple of original adds from the 80s.

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Link Posted: 12/3/2019 10:32:18 PM EST
Really great
Link Posted: 12/4/2019 8:06:53 AM EST
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I wish I would have known to buy more back then.
Link Posted: 12/4/2019 10:20:37 AM EST
Amazing.

What kind of other stuff did the guy have?
Link Posted: 12/4/2019 10:41:32 AM EST
Lots of nice stuff...NIB HK 91, Daewoo, and a great Valmet that I couldn't snag.  Lots of other stuff too.  The house was packed full!
Link Posted: 12/4/2019 12:40:49 PM EST
Wow!
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Awesome.
Link Posted: 12/11/2019 1:13:50 AM EST
Holy Shit!
Link Posted: 12/22/2019 6:54:03 PM EST
And this my friends is why i shoot every firearm i own!

Nice find guy but what a shame that man died never really enjoying his collection.  I cant imagine having them all those years and never shooting them.

I own a few very nice very expensive no longer importable or replaceable anymore rifles and i shoot them regularly.  Life is too short and i work too hard for my money not to enjoy them for what they are.

Thanks for sharing the pics.  Amazing find.
Link Posted: 12/24/2019 4:07:28 PM EST
mseagle, let it henceforth be known that I hate you.

Incredible. These are awesome! It reminds me of my teenage years in the 1980's, seeing these on the shelves of the local gun stores in Southern California.

Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/26/2019 12:22:45 PM EST
Haha..thanks man!  Killer lot for sure.
Link Posted: 1/8/2020 11:48:05 PM EST
Fantastic post!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2020 8:14:44 AM EST
Great pictures. I have that same 87 catalog. Kengs is still in business but no longer in Riverdale. I went to the estate sale of the former Kengs gunsmith.
Link Posted: 1/10/2020 10:50:24 PM EST
You helped price the guns so you priced these cheap, right? I mean with the invoices, you offered to pay double that? LOL
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I wish I would have known to buy more back then.
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Originally Posted By madmathew:
I wish I would have known to buy more back then.
Wish I had the money back then. McDonald's wages. graduated high school in 1986 just in time for my eyes to open and me want to stomp George senior's junk in to pulp. Hated him as much as clinton's ever sense
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 12:10:03 AM EST
Amazeballs. What a second act for those toys. Shoot the crap out of them. I won't get to. Grin like a fool while doing it
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