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Posted: 7/23/2003 11:24:00 PM EDT
Anybody have an opinion of the Norinco 56S. I am considering the purchase of one. It was offered to me NIB with box, instruction manual, three magazines, bayonet, with wood furniture for $850.00. Good deal or not?
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 2:08:29 AM EDT
Out of about 20 different AK's I have fired, the 56s my friend owns has the smoothest, most beautiful trigger and action I have ever cycled on an AK. Chinese AK's have spring loaded firing pins, and this may have helped the wonderful feel of the trigger. He may have just gotten lucky though. But I can say for sure that they are nice rifles, nothing to be worried about.

That is a good price, they can be found a little cheaper...but not often. Offer $800 and see what happens.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 3:59:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 4:39:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 6:48:27 PM EDT
My 56s is a great shooter. A NIB for $850 is a good price.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 10:37:26 PM EDT
Thanks for the advice-I have made the deal for $850-eight was a no go but I gave it a try-I will now have a new rifle waiting for me when I return home. What do you guys think about putting an RSA trigger in the rifle? Worth the effort or stick with the stock trigger?
Thanks again
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 1:19:27 AM EDT
Campy: I thought all the Chinese rifes had spring-loaded pins? This one in particular was just a Norinco BTW...

Do not change ytour trigger until after you have tried it. You might get a really nice smooth one like my friends. And I assure you, you wouldn't change that trigger if you had it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 4:57:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 11:37:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RotDorn:
Only the Polytechs had the spring loaded pin. Also I could be mistaken, but even that didn't start until 87~88. This is one of their claims to fame. They claim it is a saftey issue for using the commercial(non military) ammo with softer primers. The Norincos had the std floating pins.

What about the Norincos made in the Polytech factory? The ones NOT marked Polytech? Could be one of those...
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 1:52:32 AM EDT
Back when the Chineese started importing the 5.56 and we tried shooting reloads,there were alot of cases of primer puncture.As a result,alot of current owners installed spring loaded firing pins in all of their AKs.I remember fixing several myself.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 3:42:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2003 3:48:06 AM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 3:43:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2003 3:44:21 AM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 12:27:14 PM EDT
This is definately a pre-'89. I guess I should track down my friend and check again to see if it is a Poly afterall. I knew a lot less back when I saw it then I do now.

One thing for sure, it was nice!
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