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Posted: 11/26/2003 11:07:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2003 12:57:50 PM EDT by Hydguy]
Are the Egytian Maddi AK's any good?

I can pick up one for $165, and was wondering if it's worth it.

Post ban, of course.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:25:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2003 11:26:08 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:00:31 PM EDT
What's the difference?

It will accept the ChiCom 30 rounders that we have at the shop..
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 1:56:57 PM EDT
The low cap's take 10 rd single stack mags. IF you're fitting Chinese 30 rd mags in it then you have a "high cap" model. Good score.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 3:24:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 4:15:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jeepcreep:
is it an ARM or MISR gun?



What does that mean? I know nothing about AK's.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 5:03:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 5:31:59 PM EDT
I'll have to get back to you on that one...

I haven't bought it yet.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:36:21 AM EDT
Buy it if it takes the 30's. They are ugly, they are crude, and mine ( that I don't have a case for and leave in the back of my truck ) is the most accurate AK I have.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:06:48 AM EDT
Is it a standard barrel version, or one of the
long barrel versions??

The long barrel versions make a good, cheap
RPK clone. Mine runs like a raped ape, bumps like a maniac, and looks real tough sitting on
the coffee table with the bipod and 75rnd.
Chineese drum in it.

If you don't buy it, I'll take it sight un-seen.

MADDI fever, Catch it!!

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:40:23 AM EDT
Standard barrel version.
The manager put it out on the floor for $399!!!

But I will put it in back Friday!

Now I have to think about accessories for it...
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 12:57:16 PM EDT
Okay, here are some pics: DIAL-UP WARNING: PICS ARE KINDA BIG!!!!!













In the pic above, you can see where it looks like the spot weld broke. I might be able to remove the cap and maybe put on a break.

So, what do you guys think?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:13:13 PM EDT
It's a good deal.

Snag it.

Blast it.

Parkerize/Gun Kote it.

RSA Trigger Group.

Ironwood Wood Stock Kit.


And you will finally have a nice looking AK.

Red Faction
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:20:57 PM EDT
What a wonderfully ugly gun. I wish I could find a Maadi, especially one at that price.

That thing should bring you a lifetime of entertainment. Congratulations!
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 6:27:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 7:58:54 PM EDT
Do like I've done with my SAR-1. Send it to Inrange for a commie-spec refinish, tune-up and the attachment of a brake of your choice for $100.

I'd go parts compliance and do the Soviet AKM clone route with a slant brake.

Link Posted: 12/9/2003 10:01:48 PM EDT
The Styer imported Maadi's are considered the "best" preban AK's you can buy. I've seen them go for $1,200-$1,400 and up. They are so pricey becuase they were manufactured in a Russian factory. The Russians/Egyptians simply moved the entire factory to build them in Egypt. I'm talking about only the early Styer imported models. Some later "Maadi" AK's came with Chinese receivers and far lower quality.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 10:25:06 PM EDT
Yea...those welds on the barrel nut are usually cracked. The nut then comes right off...hehehe

Do as you will with it when it comes to brakes.

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 1:53:24 AM EDT
You did REAL GOOD,thats an ARM.As far as post ban Maadi's go,thats the best one.If you can find one,they bring around 450.00 in my area.Add the 5 US parts and you can put it in Original Military configuration.
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