NHM 91 in 5.56x45 Nato


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Tigerclaw_x
April 25, 2007, 02:13 PM
basically, after thinking long and hard about what rifle I want in 5.56, I decided to go with NHM with 20" barrel. Vepr Ks are unvailable. And expensive. Saiga, while cheap and can be converted to hi cap mode, is lightly built and has a slim barrel (heats up fast). NHM 91 has a heavy long barrel. This should give an advantage in ballistics over both, MAC 90 and M16/AR15. The question is this: while I can find NHM 91 in 7.62x39, I can NOT find them in 5.56NATO. Anyone knows where I should look?
Thanx

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JWarren
April 25, 2007, 02:31 PM
Saiga, while cheap and can be converted to hi cap mode, is lightly built and has a slim barrel (heats up fast).

While the 223 may be another animal, I don't find either of those conditions in my Saiga 308. The thing is built very solid and the barrel is very thick.

Of course, I understand different barrel diameters on different calibers, but I'd think the receivers are very similar.


-- John

WoofersInc
April 25, 2007, 04:04 PM
I don't believe that the NHM was ever made in 5.56.

Tigerclaw_x
April 25, 2007, 04:32 PM
They were imported in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm(223) calibers. The 223 caliber rifles are pretty rare as very small numbers were imported. All had stamped receivers and 20" heavy barrels with a short muzzle nut tack welded on.
The early imported rifles had the folding bipod with adjustable legs attached but later imports had it unattached in the box. The bipod has a thumbscrew on each leg that allow the legs to be adjusted for length. The only problem with them is that you just can't tighten the thumbscrew up enough with hand to keep it from loosing up and the leg collapsing during firing.
NHM-91 rifles came with a rivet where the rear tang of the magazine hits the receiver when the mag catch holds it in the rifle. I had to hold the mag catch lever back to get the picture. In the picture the arrow shows where I ground down the head of the rivet, it is the shiny spot.
The magazines that came with these rifles had the tang milled out to clear the rivet when it was inserted into the rifle. Here is a picture of a 5rd and 10rd mag that came with one of my rifles. Modified 30rd magazines also came with these rifles but most were removed from the box by dealers sorry bastards) for sale separate at a higher price than standard 30rd magazines.

The rivet was not required by law or any import rules it was just something that was done by the mfg. or importer. Removal of it breaks no laws or anything else. I have seen NHM-91 rifles new in the box with the rivet in tight, loose, installed but not riveted, and missing. This rivet has no function other than to prevent the use of regular AK magazines that are not milled out to clear it.

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