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AK-47/Mak-90

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by possum's hubby, Mar 31, 2006.

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  1. possum's hubby

    possum's hubby Member

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    Could anyone tell me what the difference is between an AK-47 and a MAK-90?
     
  2. Sheldon

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    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.
     
  3. imas

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    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
     
  4. possum's hubby

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    ok

    So, just the thumbhole stock and receiver are the only differences?
     
  5. possum's hubby

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    good ifo imas

    imas, I checked out the web site that you recommended. It answered my questions. Thanks alot!
     
  6. possum

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    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.
     
  7. captain obvious

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    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.
     
  8. Kramer Krazy

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    My two MAK-90s came with these main differences:

    1) Thumbhole stock
    2) Shaved bayonet lug
    3) 5-round magazines
    4) No flash hider

    I can't think of any other major differences. Both mine are Norincos and one has a milled receiver and the other has a stamped one.
     
  9. Bart Noir

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    As I learn even more, showing I'm not yet an old dog, I notice the online names of the posters here.

    I am guessing that the new member "possum's hubby" is not related to the senior member "possum" since possum has a MAK-90 and could have answered directly. Then, I could be wrong.

    Bart Noir
     
  10. possum

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    Bart noir,

    You are correct my friend we are of no relation at all.
     
  11. Kamicosmos

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    Heh, Bart, I was thinking the same thing, re: their screen names. I was like :scrutiny:
     
  12. The_Shootist

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    Anybody Post some Pics....

    ...side by side of a MAK-90 vs say a run-of-the-mill WASR10 (which is what I have)? Make it easier to visualize.

    Interesting the notes on the quality of the Chinese firearm....whats the price like (I paid $ 279 for my NIB WASR10).

    By the way, home come all the communist regimes can't build a decent car or washing machine but make the best small arms in the world ??? :scrutiny:
     
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