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Norinco MAK-90--New Purchase

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Drakejake, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Drakejake

    Drakejake Active Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    This MAK-90 has the milled receiver, appears to be new, although there are a few minor scratches, and has the black nylon Dragunov-style stock. The numbers 386 are stamped on the left side. It came with one 30 round mag, no box or papers. This was an impulse buy. It looked good to me and the price seemed attractive. I paid $309, complete, out the door. Was this a good buy? What should I know about this 7.62 by 39 rifle? What is your evaluation of the quality of these guns? Any range of dates when it would have been produced? (Imported by CAI, St.albans, VT.)


  2. wally

    wally Elder

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx
    Sounds like a good price, these were $190 to $225 new ten years ago, before all Norinco imports were banned by executive fiat.

    A lot depends on the stock, some incredibly ugly and and hard to hold thumbholes were used to get the guns in dealer's hands. Many of the plastic Dragunov stocks are very nice, but some are a bit heavy.

    Expect 4-8" 10 shot groups at 100 yrds and unbelievable reliability. I've one I got ten years ago and replaced the awful wood stock with a "Fiberforce" Dragunov style stocks (one of the too heavy ones :)) that's blown thru several cases of Norinco, S&B and Wolf 7.62x39 ammo and has never had a stoppage. I still haven't cleaned it.

  3. Roadkill

    Roadkill Participating Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I picked up a Mak 90 last year for a kayak/canoe gun after having a real bad experience with what appeared to be two guys fishing but most likely were covering up for something else on the bank in the woods, made up my mind I didn't have enough firepower in a pistol. Got it for $275, found seven 30 round magazines real cheap, took a bandsaw and made a one piece pistol grip stock, painted it flat green then striped it brown and black with krylon paint. It looks absoultely threatening with a 30 round magazine, sits in a small duffel bag between my legs in the bottom of the boat. I ordered two cases of ammo, have fired about 100 rounds through it, trigger is smooth, recoil minimal, accurate as I can shoot, flawless in function, it gets wet, muddy, stepped on, and I keep it out of sight but it is right where I want it and can get it out very quickly. Vietnam taught me whoever puts out the most fire first usually wins. I won't forget that again.

  4. Coltdriver

    Coltdriver Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I'd say for a milled receiver ya did real well.

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