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Posted: 2/9/2006 5:05:12 AM EDT
I see that, consistantly, about 40 to 50% or more of the MAK's are listed as
NIB/NIW on the auction sites. Is this a sham or were a LOT bought and stuck back. It seems a little odd to me.

And I am not trying to be a flamer, it's a legitimate question.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:30:01 PM EDT
Bump for the night crew.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:27:00 PM EDT
I believe you answered it--bought in bulk and stuck back, stacked in the closet. Around Thanksgiving, a local store got 10 in, all NIB, from the same "estate". Sold them at $300 each.
I dragged ass in getting over there, and of course they were all gone. Back around 91'-92' (maybe later), a local store that was owned by the same people that owned B-West, a Norinco importer (and half ass AK builder), would have sales constantly on them, and if I remember correctly prices were around $160ish---and I remember people leaving with 3 or 4 boxes at a time. I was busy doing the same thing with new  Russian Makarov's at $90-100 each--wish I would have been doing it with the Mak 90's to.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:18:08 PM EDT
I bought 2 the day of or after the AWB at a local store to "set back", kept one of them sold the other, wish I kept it. Was thinking of doing the same with some Romanian AK's before the AWB expired.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:32:27 PM EDT
That's what I was thinking, I wasn't in to "real" guns then. I was all into hunting and the rifles for it. What a waste of time--and money.

Learned about the Romanians right after they all sold out from importers.

Trying to make up for lost time, but have to get the $$$ first.

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:40:51 AM EDT
The best part of my town is that they dont know, i bought a NHM-90 for 85.00 at an auction,cant wait till the next auction.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 4:21:04 AM EDT
Forgot to ad, the irony is the MAK 90 wasn't affected by the AWB since it wasn't domestic production, it was ultimately killed by Clinton's ban on Norinco imports.    They all sold out anyway.  One of my local gun shops jacked Colt blue label HBAR prices up to $2500 each and sold them all during the first month after the AWB
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:48:08 PM EDT
It isn't too ironic to see NIB on a MAK-90.  After all, it was imported in the greatest numbers compared to some of the other AKs out there.  My guess would be that many of those you see selling them NIB purchased them for investment purposes.  Just think, they probably paid about $160 for them in the early 90s, now they can unload a NIB gun for $350 plus.  

With one strike of the pen, this "could" all go away.  I have seen articles where Norinco has been claiming that the US is hurting their business by NOT allowing them to export to the US.  They have claimed that they are losing billions in lost revenues due to this unfair ban.  
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:16:40 PM EDT

Just think, they probably paid about $160 for them in the early 90s, now they can unload a NIB gun for $350 plus.  

I paid $201 including tax in August 1993 and $211 including tax in November 1993 for MAK 90's, just checked my records
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:47:39 AM EDT
Picked one up at a local pawnshop last month, paid 250.00 with tax for it.  A Norinco, made in '93, never had a round thru it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:33:08 AM EDT
I can bet you right now that in some distributor's warehouse. There's probably tons of MAK 90 sitting there and one day they will put on clearance sale for $450-$500 ea!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:32:47 AM EDT
I know a couple of people who have 2 or 3 NIB tucked away at home.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:44:36 PM EDT
I bought a pair of them a long time ago for $149 ea.; one is a shooter, one is still in the plastic.  Wish that I could have afforded more.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:04:19 PM EDT
I wish I could find one for 149.  I love my Mak.  Especially since the kvar stock and tapco parts.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:37:51 AM EDT

I wish I could find one for 149.  I love my Mak.  Especially since the kvar stock and tapco parts.

*sigh* Why did I have to be 8 back in the day of stupidly cheap guns?
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