Back up !This is available again, I have a rare very early 1985 import, one of the first to arrive in US before the 87 prefix serial #'s, this is a Norinco fixed stock w/ underfolding spike bayonet.
This AK is unmolested /super clean 98% imported by Golden state Arms and I believe unfired, it is as new as youll find, all matching #'s,original wood and finish, orig. cleaning kit, sling,
Serial #440x , this was imported before Kengs started importing them, and possibly before clayco,so you know thats early.
hate to let go but already have another very similar ,Looking for a colt LE6520,LE6721 other colt AR,
!I'm in NC
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Golden State Arms Distribution located in California. They had many locations including Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, and Santa Fe, CA. These guns are the most mysterious as they arrived in America about the same time as the Clayco guns, except they had less manufacturing markings. They simply state 7.62x39mm “Made in China” GSAD, in a usually faint roll stamping, that’s it…no factory codes and no exporter markings. Many argue these got here before the Claycos, thus the reason for the additional markings on the Claycos. The majority of these rifles were bought up by companies in Hollywood to be used in the production of movies and have come to be referred to as “movie guns.” In the late 1980s, production of movies showcasing the Vietnam War had tapered off and the movie guns were sold by the hundreds by the movie houses to distributors nationwide. GSAD however, had been in the firearms importation business for many years prior. Their claim to fame was being an importer of Enfield type rifles. They also imported weapons under the name Globco as early as 1957. GSAD is also to have been rumored as the source of firearms for the Bay of Pigs invasion, as well a clandestine asset of the Central Intelligence Agency.