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Posted: 11/25/2014 11:51:48 AM EDT
A friend of mine is looking at these and asked me what I knew about them. The answer is that I know NOTHING about them. I was hoping maybe you guys had some insight I could pass along...
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:53:14 AM EDT
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:53:24 AM EDT
Haven't shot one, but the norinco AKs have a very good reputation. Many AK enthusiasts pay a premium for them.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:54:22 AM EDT
MAK90, milled or stamped?
Either is good, just different.
I like mini 14's for the right price.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:56:18 AM EDT
I don't know these answers, but I'll ask... ;)
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:57:10 AM EDT
Get the MAK-90...Mini-14's are teh SuxXor...
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:04:22 PM EDT
I have two Mini's..... get the MAK
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:07:33 PM EDT
AK over Mini anyday.

Heavy? Prolly a milled reciever...
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:07:52 PM EDT
I've owned several MAK'S they are very fine rifles in the AK line.
if it was me I would take the MAK.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:08:05 PM EDT
I'd get the mini. At lest you can get spare parts to get her going.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:11:16 PM EDT
The Norinco rifles are good stuff.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:12:14 PM EDT
+1 to grabbing the MAK if it is at all reasonably priced.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:12:40 PM EDT
There are plenty of MAK90 rifles out there that are junk and beat to hell. Know how to inspect the barrel.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:13:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
I'd get the mini. At lest you can get spare parts to get her going.
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And AK variant parts are rare?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:14:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!
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Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:15:28 PM EDT
The Norinco for sure.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:15:51 PM EDT
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Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!

Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled


Umm no.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:16:52 PM EDT
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Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled
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Originally Posted By visualoddity:
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!

Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled


This is a stamped receiver. All Chinese guns are 1.6 mm thick. And get the AK if the price is right.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:17:00 PM EDT
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Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!

Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled

Milled? Get it.
Is the back of the receiver square or angled?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:17:28 PM EDT
Norinco yes, the Mini 14, absolutely not.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:23:44 PM EDT
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And AK variant parts are rare?
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
I'd get the mini. At lest you can get spare parts to get her going.


And AK variant parts are rare?


No but like my FN I could never get the right part. Way to may variants. That's why I have AR's & Mini's
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:24:20 PM EDT
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Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled
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Originally Posted By visualoddity:
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!

Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled

Can't be both.
It's either milled or stamped 1.6mm.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:24:27 PM EDT
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This is a stamped receiver. All Chinese guns are 1.6 mm thick. And get the AK if the price is right.

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Originally Posted By visualoddity:
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Heavy receiver??

Milled????

If anything close to reasonable, grab it!

Per my friend: 1.6mm heavy receiver. Milled


This is a stamped receiver. All Chinese guns are 1.6 mm thick. And get the AK if the price is right.

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As he said, all Norinco AK's had a heavier receiver than the originals. 1.6mm is a stamped, nothing wrong with it.

That being said, there are two variants: straight cut (Just like a regular AK) and slant cut (MAK specific) that may make replacing the ugly thumbhole plank stock more challenging. I have one of each, the straight accepted original Russian wood, the slant needed some custom stuff from Ironwood Designs. Other than that, virtually identical and quite possibly the nicest non-boutique AK you can buy. Polished bolt, blued instead of painted, chrome barrels, nothing to not like.

Mini's are typically shit.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:25:41 PM EDT
AK > anything else.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:35:16 PM EDT
Get the MAK.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 12:58:17 PM EDT
Ask him if it has an oval mag well dimple or a machined, rectangular one.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:08:03 PM EDT
It's machined retangular
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:13:17 PM EDT
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Wrong account there chief??
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:18:37 PM EDT
Norinco 100%

You will read quite a few disparaging things here and elsewhere about the Mini. They are all true.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:19:11 PM EDT
Nope, just created this one. I am the guy he was asking the question for.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:24:43 PM EDT
Ah, welcome then! It looked like he created a second account, a big no-no.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:27:13 PM EDT
I LOVE my Mak 90 and I have a stamped reveiver, the milled are highly sought after (except for the fact they have a slant cut receiver and you stock options ARE limited) If you can pick one up for $750-$850 that's a good deal!
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:42:36 PM EDT
Then it's not 1.6mm.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:45:02 PM EDT
AK.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 2:46:36 PM EDT
There is an AK section where you can ask questions but not do price checks
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