Could anyone tell me what the difference is between an AK-47 and a MAK-90?
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March 31, 2006, 12:21 AM
The AK-47 is a full auto assault rifle. The Mak-90 is a semi-automatic version of the AK-47 made by the Chinese.
March 31, 2006, 12:36 AM
Generally the semi automatic versions are known as ak47 also. If you want to get technical you can refer to the above post.
The Mak90 is a Chinese AK and they normally come with a thumbhole stock. Most others come with a pistol grip stock. This is really the main difference. If you change a magic number of parts in the mak90 then it becomes legal to change over to a pistol grip stock.
They are normally really high quality.
http://www.ak-47.net/ak47/index.html - this might be a good source of information
March 31, 2006, 12:44 AM
So, just the thumbhole stock and receiver are the only differences?
March 31, 2006, 12:50 AM
imas, I checked out the web site that you recommended. It answered my questions. Thanks alot!
March 31, 2006, 01:14 AM
my mak-90 just got cleaned and a good wipe down with g-96 and is sitting on the couch time now. I love it, have had zero problems out of it approx. 1000rds of various surlpus ammo, with wolf 154gr sp it will knock the x-ring out at 100 meters, I know i know i couldn't believe it either, that is why i kept firing 5 to ten rd groups to make sure it wasn't luck.
March 31, 2006, 09:11 AM
MAK-90s are great. I thought the thumbhole stock would be a negative, but since i've had it, i'd rather shoot an AK with a thumbhole than a pistol grip (looks, though....). The quality is excellent - if it didn't look like an AK it would be hard to tell it is one.
IMHO, it basically has the worksmanship of a target rifle with the benefits of being an AK.