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Mak 90s: matching #s, polished triggers?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ignition Override, Jun 17, 2016.

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  1. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

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    Giving a cash heap plus a surplus P-83 handgun today for a Mak 90. Already own three other 'AK deriv' rifles.

    A friend let me try his a few months ago. The trigger was (factory) polished and really nice.

    Were Mak 90s--both stamped and milled--sold in the US with matching numbers? Being produced as sporters for US regulations, they should Not have required US parts to be installed under ATF reg. 922r.
    The seller said that nothing was replaced.

    Are all original triggers on all 90s known to be smoother than on most AK derivatives?
     
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    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as they are stock you don't need USA parts. If you convert them they will.

    I don't remember if they have matching numbers, but can check later.

    The trigger was pretty good, but I don't have much AK experience and cannot compare it to others. I replaced mine with USA (Older Red Star Arms) parts as I converted my Mak 90.
     
  3. Ignition Override

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    Everything matches, stamped receiver, nothing x'd out.
    Light, crisp trigger ( a little better than Tapcos on WASRs)--not as silky as a friend's 90 which has the milled receiver.

    Curious why the front post is offset a bit to the left, headed out to possibly find out why.
     
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    If the MAK-90 has the wood thumbhole stock, it would have come from the factory with a nice double hook trigger. If it has an after market trigger like the Tapco it will usually be marked USA.
     
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    The drum is windage adjustment. Not too many AK's are spot on when populating the barrel.
     
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    "Roger" all of the previous.

    Gotmine: The Tapco sight tool only did lateral adjustments on both Saiga rifles (both were "nib" in February), along with the Maddi AK after the barrels heated up after 10-20 rds.

    It's a bit of a surprise that even all-matching parts result in the need for post alignment.
    There was one jam (stovepipe) in sixty rds., but it was Russian ammo and the recoil spring feels weaker than both Saigas.
     
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