MAK-90...to keep or to sell


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Beren
September 29, 2006, 02:34 PM
Heya folks. I just picked up my MAK-90 today off of layaway and took her to the range. She was new in the box, or so says the salesman. Shoots fine, trigger is like butter, compact, hate the magazines, but now I'm wondering if I /really/ want to have to stock 7.62x39. Part of me says I should just focus on my AR-15s and not start walking down the AK path.

Ever buy a gun, and even though the gun was a fine example of its type, it just didn't float your boat? I think I'll put her up in the closet for a few weeks and see how I feel at that time.

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1 old 0311
September 29, 2006, 03:01 PM
They are climbing in price. GREAT rilfes. If nothing else save it for a few years and make some money from it. If not they are very easy to sell.

possum
September 29, 2006, 04:07 PM
Ever buy a gun, and even though the gun was a fine example of its type, it just didn't float your boat?

yes this happened to me when i bought my glock 19.

i am all about getting rid of stuff that i am not absolutly in love with. if i had the money i would be more than happy to take it off your hands, i love my mak-90 and would like to get another. maybe put a different stock, or bi-pod, you know soup it up a little, make it different from my stock mak.

Beren
September 29, 2006, 04:10 PM
maybe put a different stock

I am thinking maybe one of those different import-compliant stocks. I'm leery of making more radical changes to it like a pistol-grip conversion. The trigger is nice enough that I don't want to go mucking about replacing internal parts. Surefire has a rail system I'm worried I might end up buying, too. Dolls are no fun unless you play dress up with them. Er, I mean, guns.

MAKster
September 29, 2006, 04:25 PM
The depreciated resale value of your rifle is going to be the same whether you've put a 100 rounds or 1000 rounds through it. You might as well keep it for a while and have fun because the resale price will not change much. Also, the Choate dragunov stocks are nice.

clange
September 29, 2006, 07:45 PM
Ever buy a gun, and even though the gun was a fine example of its type, it just didn't float your boat?
Yes, my MAK-90.

I sold it for $420 and bought a SAR-1 for $325 the same day and havent looked back. I got another SAR-1, a SAR-3 (since sold), a bulgarian AKS-74, a saiga-12 fixed by tromix, drums, kobra sights, kits, tins of ammo, etc etc. The AK road as you call it can be an expensive addiction. I like pistol grips and/or authentic features, but I have to give that mak-90 credit for getting me started on AKs..or rather, blame the bastard for making me spend all that money since. :D

If you keep it the ATI stock I had on the mak was very nice. As comfortable, if not more comfortable then a normal stock.

Edit: Here's my old one with the ATI. Looked good with a polish polymer mag.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/clange/MAK.jpg

marshall3
October 3, 2006, 06:06 PM
It's a great gun:

http://www.mouseguns.com/mak90.jpg

Gewehr98
October 3, 2006, 07:33 PM
Have I got a treat for you!

http://mauser98.com/newstock.jpg

Honestly, since they're legal these days under the "10-of-20" rule, why not do a proper pistol grip conversion? I seriously doubt it would lessen the resale value, and probably make it more attractive to a potential buyer.

SigfanUSAF
October 3, 2006, 07:41 PM
That toilet seat better not be made in China:D

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