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Posted: 1/21/2006 2:33:14 PM EDT
Wife and I went to a gun show today.

I had been keeping eyes open for a MAK-90 Sporter.
(sacrilege, I know. But for some reason I really like them)

Only two guys had them for sale, and their tables were right next to each other.

One guy had a price of $475. Typical.

The other had a price of $335 Okay, I'm interested.

Literally, the first thing I'm thinking is "what is wrong with it".

I'm looking it over, and strike up a conversation with the owner.
He says "There's another in the box over there, still sealed up. Take your pick, $335"

So I pull the magazine, work the action, look it over really good.
Clean as a whistle. Obviously never been fired. Wood is not beat up like so many
gun show rifles I've seen. The price tag said "new in box".
I can't see anything wrong with it.

I ask him why he wants $335 when the guy next to him is asking $475 for his.

He said "Cuz his is a Norinco and mine are Polytechnic".

He grabs the other guy's MAK-90 and shows me the Norinco star on the receiver.
Sure enough, the $335 gun didn't have the star.

I was sure that all MAK-90s were made by Norinco. Guess that shows what I know.

Then he pulls out the box from under the table.
He opened the box, and pulled out the typical styrofoam box you see with MAK-90s.

It is still sealed in it's original plastic bag.

He was just showing me that it had all of it's accessories.
But I noticed that it DID have the Norinco star on the receiver.

Okay, this guy is an idiot.

I look closer at the one that was on the table, and noticed that under the receiver
it was stamped "made by Norinco".

I thank him, and tell him I would think about it.

(I'm scared of buying guns from idiots)

As I'm walking away, my wife asks "was that a good price?"

I explained to her that I bought one in 1993 for $425. That was 13 years ago.
I have seen them recently as low as $400, but never any less than that.
And since I was willing to pay $400, YES, it was a good price.

So she said "so get both".

I walked around a bit more to think about it, and went back and asked him if
he would take $600 for both of them. He seemed surprised.

He thought for a minute, and said he would take $625.

I came home with two NIB MAK-90s, $312.50 each.

He was a private owner, so no paperwork to fill out. (woo hoo!)

Not sure how "good" of a deal it was, but it seemed great at the time.

How do I nominate my wife for "best wife of the year"?

(she let me buy a Colt Delta Elite last Sunday)
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=427892

OH, and after I paid the man, he said that those were the last two that he had.
He said he bought 15 of them from a dealer that was closing his business "a while back".
(makes me wonder if he was tired of not selling them, so he lowered the price)
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:36:00 PM EDT
You need to take your wife out to a nice dinner.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:37:19 PM EDT
does your wife have a single sister?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:39:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:
You need to take your wife out to a nice dinner.



+1 to that.

MAKs are great shooters. Let the wife shoot it too.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:41:15 PM EDT
I have dibs on any young, single sisters your wife may have and heartily recommend that you take her out for a nice dinner and romantic evening. She rocks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:41:50 PM EDT
Sounds like his and hers guns to me.

Take her out to dinner.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:46:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 2:47:42 PM EDT by The_Reaper]
Maybe it's because her dad and oldest brother were both Marines as to why she is so cool about guns.

She called me at work on Thursday.

Sun was shining.

The temperature reached 58 degrees, which broke the record for that date.

She was calling to see if I wanted to go to the outdoor range after work.
Usually she doesn't want to go, because she brings so much work home with her.
But it was just too nice outside to pass up.

My fellow gun-nut co-worker got pretty jealous.

Sorry guys, she doesn't have any sisters.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:52:05 AM EDT
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:58:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.




My wife shot a .22lr the other day for the first time. She now wants a 1/022 and 10,000 rounds of ammo.


I am thinking of borrowing a friends MAK-90 to let her shoot it.

GR

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:13:41 AM EDT
Taking my old lady to the range today, I gave her a 59/66 yugo sks she loves and she wants a .22 . She got me a .22 bolt action for X-mas, so I am thinking I will get her something when I get my Christmas bonus this February
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:15:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 7:16:00 AM EDT by sprayandpray]
double tap
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:50:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.





2 pairs is what she told you about.........
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:57:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.





2 pairs is what she told you about.........



So THAT is why her car was dragging the rear bumper.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:00:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

<snip>

Sorry guys, she doesn't have any sisters.




So what are her feelings on cloning?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:02:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.





2 pairs is what she told you about.........



So THAT is why her car was dragging the rear bumper.



Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:07:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

<snip>

Sorry guys, she doesn't have any sisters.




So what are her feelings on cloning?



She is scared of clowns.

Oh, CLONING...

No physician would clone her.

She isn't into designer clothes, she doesn't take Prozac,
she isn't a whiny bitch, and she enjoys all of my hobbies.
She cooks, cleans, loves sex, and makes more money than I do.

She is obviously defective, and therefore not a candidate for cloning.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:20:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 8:20:47 AM EDT by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.




Whatever nice stuff you get in marriage must be paid for again, and in spades, eventually.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I knew it would come back and bite me in the ass.

Wife came home with two new pairs of shoes yesterday.

I had to bite my tongue, and tell her they both looked great on her, even though one was pretty fugly.

I guess it is a fair trade.
I'll be happy if every new gun I get only costs an extra new pair of shoes to keep her happy.




Whatever nice stuff you get in marriage must be paid for again, and in spades, eventually.



Lets see... AR-50, Colt Delta Elite, two MAK-90s, S&W 500......

I think I'm just about even with the diamond I bought for her.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:37:45 PM EDT
+1 for the good Wife
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