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Posted: 8/18/2003 10:01:57 PM EST
Went to a local gunshop to pick up something today and saw a strange AK. It was a Norinco "hunter." Really odd looking. The furniture looked like a normal hunting rifle, and the receiver looked like any other AK. The trigger guard had a strange look to it also. Anyone own one of these????
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 11:15:09 PM EST
Chinese Saiga essentually. Bought one when I couldnt find a MAK 90...love the chrome bolts though, wish I had one for my AKMS....
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 2:40:13 AM EST
And once you get used to the upward trigger pull, it is very smooth. Some have side rails, and some don't. Very stealthy AK.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 2:21:04 PM EST

An image from the Krebs site.

How much were they asking for it?
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 8:39:24 PM EST
I don't recall how much $$$$$$. It was soo ugly, I didn't even notice. not my idea of what an AK should look like....
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 9:39:53 PM EST
I realy dont understand some folk's very narrow views on ugly and pretty. I dont care for the checkering on the wood but otherwise its no different from a Saiga or any other hunting AK. The cut of the reciever ahead of the mag well is sharper than most AKs and would be a good basis for a Galil look-a-like. They also benefit from the chrome MAK90 bolt and Norinco chrome bore. Dont get me wrong, it still isnt a hunting rifle, and needs to be put back into wolf's clothing, if you catch my ken, but it isnt ugly either.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 3:02:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2003 3:06:27 AM EST by WildWes]
I don't have one but if I ever find one for a reasonable price...

I like 'em. Conventional looks with the ability to take any 7.62x39 mag, something you can't legally do with a Saiga. I've read where the triggers actually make for a very "bump-o-matic" rifle.

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EDIT: link doesn't work but is the correct url, just type in http:// and what's displayed (no www)
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 5:13:50 AM EST
OK, I concede, ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Surely no one is going to confuse me with Brad Pitt either!!!
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 3:11:48 PM EST

Thats the one I want, its a copy of the Valmet hunter, and has the peep sight on the reciever cover. Very very cool. A great basis for customization there.
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