Norinco AK-47


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eastsunshine
May 21, 2009, 06:01 PM
does anyone know how good these guns are? as in reliability, and accuracy?

do they hold up?

internals stay strong?

and do most aftermarket parts fit good?

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61chalk
May 21, 2009, 06:16 PM
I'm guessing your talking about the Norinco MAK-90...if so, they are very excellent an one of the best...try a search here at THR on them, there are many positives on them, very strong, an are now a collectors item since they are no longer imported into the U.S.
Aftermarket stocks may need to be trimmed to fit perfect, because the reciever on these are thicker than other brands. If there is a new Norinco AK-47 on the market then I'm out of the loop...?

barnetmill
May 21, 2009, 11:20 PM
Mine was reliable, but not accurate. 5-6 inch groups at 100 yards on a good day, still a good close range rifle. If I had recrowned the barrel it might have shot better.

Check and if the receiver is machined (milled from bar stock) and not stamped sheet metal it is a collectors item. Mine was stamped.

nwilliams
May 22, 2009, 12:52 AM
Norinco AK's are some of the best AK variants out there. The Chinese have always been known for making cheap junk, their AK's are the one true exception.

I have a Norinco 84s-1 and I couldn't be happier with it, it has an exceptional trigger and very high quality fit and finish.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Norinco-AK4.jpg

buttrap
May 22, 2009, 01:01 AM
They also have a RPK receiver vs the thinner AK receiver so are probably about the most tough stamped AK type receiver you can find.

Seattle206
May 22, 2009, 02:25 AM
Anything Norinco/Polytech= VERY GOOD. heck even the chinese 1911's are made of tougher and harder materials than many american 1911's.

I would take a Mak-90 over other ak variant except a bulgarian ak, so i'm saying i'd take a mak over a wasr(duh), yugo, maadi, sar, etc...

all the chinese rifles have thick 1.5mm receivers opposed to the standard 1mm on the other rifles.

smooth triggers and nice finish.

one day i'll get my 56 spiker!

the chinese definitely took their time making their weapons, only if the same can be said about their other products.

H2O MAN
May 22, 2009, 08:39 AM
eastsunshine
does anyone know how good these guns are? as in reliability, and accuracy?

do they hold up?

internals stay strong?

and do most aftermarket parts fit good?

YES

Norinco T56SHTF (http://www.athenswater.com/Type_56SHTF_AK47.htm)

http://www.athenswater.com/images/T56SHTF-COPPER-WASHED.jpg

griffudd
July 13, 2010, 01:39 AM
Does anyone know where you can get the buttstocks used on either of these rifles (Norinco/Type 56)?

The buttstock slants downward a lot more than any other AK stocks, and I'd really like to get hold of one.

Sam1911
July 13, 2010, 08:20 AM
Ironwood Designs makes very nice replacement stock sets including the correct one for the Chinese guns.

http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWD4pcstamp.html

griffudd
July 14, 2010, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the information. They didn't answer when I called. I'll try to email them.

They look like the kind of place that could make one if there wasn't anything available.

stinger 327
July 15, 2010, 02:09 AM
One problem with the Norinco I'm trying to work with. The front sight windage part will not budge. I used a AK sight tool, a mallet and brass pin. This is after letting the WD-40 soak in both sides of the sight for a few days.
Guess I will have to try the Liquid Wrench if that don't work maybe a sledge hammer will.

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