Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jasper Mcgee, Jun 1, 2021.
Egyptian Maadi ARM co/acc int intrac with folding stock.
Just picked it up this weekend.
But relative to the 75 million AK-47s, and its 100 million Kalashnikov-family brethren...
By my appreciation of the word.... no, it is not.
It will go up in value, it HAS skyrocketed in value since imported but as far as starting or building a collection around? Not so much unless one had an extensive collection of semi-auto AKs or perhaps a generally legal-version collection of Egyptian or Arab-Israeli war firearms.
Buy them a nice dinner, that's pretty significantly under market value currently.
Before you get too *fair* - find out what magazines cost as a part of your end of the equation.
Folding stock Maadi are not exactly common; and there's some scarcity in AK variants out there.
But Maadi have been in the US for close to three decades now. So, off a gunshow table, I'd really eyeball that folding stock as it could have been added by a previous owner. What with many Maadi arriving to these shores with "thumbhole" stocks. I'm forgetting right now, but the side folder might be Bulgarian, rather than Egyptian. I could be wrong in this, though.
Low end AK are around $700, upper end are $800 and up. It certainly looks good, without seeing the bore. This that's a tick up; a tick down for the (probably added on) stock and grip. Which will just about balance out.
He gave me three 30 round magazines with it.
Great. That's a good break-even starter for magazines.
Regional pricing being what it can be and getting it from a family member I wouldn't be ashamed to take it for the $500, especially if you weren't already in the market for one.
You're still ahead but if this or the magazines were suddenly deemed illegal with the current administration - how would you feel?
I wouldn't over think it but there is certainly a couple-few hundred to your credit in the situation as the market now stands.
While i agree, compared to really highend stuff they wont, or likely wont, be super collectibles....but still.....
I haven't seen any AK's much under 1k for a little while. Even WASR10's are hovering around that number. Arsenal's and the like, are ~1500 or so.
That is my reasoning for the 1K figure, nothing local is under that for six months or longer, even the built kits. CapnMac may be thinking of the EG folders, the match for the front end and PG on that rifle now.Bill
I started collecting them when ARs cost 1K & up now ARs are $300 to $400 starter guns & AKs are $700 to $3K+ for rare ones. For some reason I think that's funny. LOL
The variations were so many, and the mix-n-match once they got here was blinding.
I know my preference was just plain wood. But, that's me.
East German folder prior to going to the 72 Crutch top. They were notorious for being uncomfortable like the AMD 65 Hungarian only worse. Personally I think the under folder is worst !
Here is all three East german variants
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