View Full Version : Whats a good price for a used MAK-90?
02-02-2004, 01:30 PM
A guy I work with has been trying to trade me his MAK-90 and a Marlin .30-30 levergun for my Springfield 1911A1. I've told him I dont want to trade, but I may be interested in buying the AK from him, and that will give him some $ toward getting a 1911.
The MAK has the butthole stock, so I'd have to sink more money into it so that I could put a real stock on it. To my way of thinking, that drives the price down a bit. But I dont know what would be a fair price where neither of us gets screwed over.
So what say you all?
02-02-2004, 08:01 PM
@$350 seems to be the going rate and a fair price.
02-03-2004, 08:16 AM
I concur, really "mint" examples bring between $350 and $375 while VG examples bring $300 to $325 - at least here in Atlanta.
02-03-2004, 08:12 PM
Well its a shooter, so I dont figure its probably anywhere near mint. Guess I'll offer him about 300, maybe 325, and see what he has to say. I dont know what the going rate is for them here in Ohio, cuz I dont usually look at Chinese firearms, but since theres no paperwork and I can pay him off over time, I cant let this deal go by.
02-04-2004, 06:36 PM
If you want a gun to shoot and aren't going to succumb to peer pressure, the Norinco thumbhole stocks are well designed and have plenty of wood it them so they can be shaped to fit your hand and feel really good. I have 3; one is a milled receiver gun, NIB, so it's pristine. The others I have worked over the the thumbholes so they're really comfortable. The only disadvantage, and it's slight, is quick magazine changes. A PG is slightly faster.
02-05-2004, 06:53 PM
Bought my first AK, a Norinco MAK-90, a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely hated the "butthole" stock. Never thought about carving it down - which is probably a good idea - so I just replaced it. Anyway, your question was about price - I got mine for $275 with a 75-round Chinese drum & accessories, unfired since new. A Norinco checkered-wood pistol grip cost me $25, the Chinese buttstock assembly cost me $30 with shipping from eBay. The US parts are in the mail. Soon as the snow & ice clears off, I'll be at the range to see how she shoots. BTW, I'm in Ohio, also.
02-05-2004, 08:35 PM
I got mine for - $275
Norinco checkered-wood pistol grip cost me - $25
Chinese buttstock assembly cost me - $30
Admitting to manufacturing an illegal Assault Weapon on a public forum - Priceless
02-05-2004, 10:04 PM
C'mon, we know he was just fooling. No one is going to admit that, so he was just pulling our leg, weren't upi, Mac? We all know that we can't put a folding stock on an AK. He probably means he put a WELDED-OPEN folding stock on. And he didn't really put a pistol grip on it without also replacing enough parts to get the import parts count to 10 or less.
And if you don't know what we're talking about, it means learn before you convert an AK, and even so, be careful about what you talk about in front of BATFE, who have been known to surf these pages.
02-06-2004, 12:29 AM
He didnt say a Chinese FOLDING stock, unless thats what got edited out? Even then, theres more work to it than just slapping it on there. I was considering that very same thing come Sept. when the Cosmetic Features Ban had BETTER expire without getting replaced.
02-06-2004, 05:02 AM
Truth be told, I paid $175 for the rifle; the guy had actually kept it in the BOX the whole time he had it, and just wanted what he had in it. Pitched that box in a hurry. I found out later it was a Model "56S" MAK-90, whatever that means. Yeah, the "butthole" stock that came with it used to fold up under it, and I absolutely hated it. That cheap plastic grip had to go, too.
02-06-2004, 08:25 AM
Huh? A folding butthole stock? WTF?
02-06-2004, 11:44 AM
Just drop it. They had him on the right path when they got him to edit the original post. Was that enough? Nooo. He just had to say something else.
Folding butthole, pistol grip on a NIB MAK-90, humph.
Quick! Everybody throw their boxes away! That'll fix everything.
Just let this one go the way of the bit-bucket and he can login under another user name after he lurks for a while and learns a rope or two.
02-06-2004, 01:10 PM
Moaks, you have something against the 1st Amendment, too? And let's see, you've been a member here for 2 and a half months, made two posts (both of them in this thread) and that makes you an "old soldier"? Give me a break. I'd guess you're 20 years old and still know everything.
02-06-2004, 08:00 PM
OK, I've tried to be nice and clean things up, but it's gotten out of hand. the thread is locked.
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