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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:16:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2013 8:06:15 AM EDT by JDennis]
Looking to purchase my first ak. There are two local that are not priced to the moon. One is a Romanian 10/63 and the other is a Norinco Mak-90. The Mak90 is the stamped version but noticeably thick and more solid. The Barrel also seems more heavy duty. Which one would be the better to go with?
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 4:26:04 AM EDT
The MAK is definitely a few steps better than a Romanian. If they are priced similar, go with the MAK for sure.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 5:36:54 AM EDT
Get the mak.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 7:07:15 AM EDT
I would go MAK...but any factory build over a kit build if possible!
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 12:01:00 PM EDT
as someone who is about to pull my hair out over feeding issues with my wasr, i would buy anything else.

if joebob down the street built one out of spare tractor parts and scrap metal, i would buy that over the pos wasr.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 1:46:27 PM EDT
I am picking up the Mak tonight after work. It was actually cheaper than the wasr. Only thing the owner is unsure of if it is a straight or slant cut receiver. I am hoping it is a straight.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 2:19:20 PM EDT
mak
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 2:22:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 10gage:
mak


Link Posted: 2/11/2013 2:43:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JDennis:
I am picking up the Mak tonight after work. It was actually cheaper than the wasr. Only thing the owner is unsure of if it is a straight or slant cut receiver. I am hoping it is a straight.


If it is slant cut just replace the stock with one from Ironwood Designs, problem solved.

Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:36:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JDennis:
I am picking up the Mak tonight after work. It was actually cheaper than the wasr. Only thing the owner is unsure of if it is a straight or slant cut receiver. I am hoping it is a straight.


Just have him take the stock off and look lol
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:39:09 PM EDT
between the two,,,

MAK
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 9:18:13 PM EDT
Got the AK picked up and it was in great shape. Only thing I didn't like is that the safety was notched for bolt hold open. I found a NOS norinco safety lever and got it on the way. How difficult are those levers to switch out?
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 10:00:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JDennis:
Got the AK picked up and it was in great shape. Only thing I didn't like is that the safety was notched for bolt hold open. I found a NOS norinco safety lever and got it on the way. How difficult are those levers to switch out?


This simple:

1. Safety check weapon

2. Field strip by removing recoil spring and bolt/bolt carrier

3. Place rifle on safe.

4. Now, rotate safety/selector further up to almost vertical. It will dis-engage itself.

5. Pull safety/selector out.

6. Install new safety/selector in reverse order, being sure to put the loop end of the shepherd's hook wire over the stud on the end of the safety/selector

3:25 Youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JpQPC18hU8
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 10:14:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 12:45:36 AM EDT




Straight or slant cut receiver?
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 3:48:42 AM EDT



Straight cut!
Link Posted: 2/16/2013 12:47:19 PM EDT
Both !!
Link Posted: 2/16/2013 3:09:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2013 4:47:00 PM EDT
The MAK is superior, although there is really noting wrong with the WASR. The only real advantage to the WASR is it has the "evil" features, bayonet lug, threaded barrel, and standard stock. I would definitely un-ban the MAK, but it will cost a little bit of cash.
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