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Old 11-25-2017, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hi all. Just became a part of this forum about a week? ago. I've had an AK hunter for a few years now(386). Other than a very small stamped "Made I'm China" and the circle 386 along with the 7.62x39 , there are not any names of the maker. I'm trying to find out exactly what type i have. So far the reading in this forum is very interesting and the amount of information regarding the engine of these firearms are Very informative to say the least. Is there any places for descriptive elements of these to find out what one I have?. I only have a couple of this platform of rifle, but they ARE pretty had ass. Not sure where a lot of the negative things I've heard over the decades came from? mine are unreasonably accurate and this hunter is better than one of my 308's semi's. I love my hunter and my Saiga as well. Any info on the hunters in here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:06 PM   #2
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It was made in factory number 386, China. We call it Poly Technologies or Polytech.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/historica...-ak47-factory/
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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I found a AK-Hunter by Polytech at a gun show about ten years ago. No pistol grip. It has a wooden buttstock like a hunting rifle. I think it has a 21"barrel.
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It’s basically a sporterized Galil. They’re expensive to convert and require extensive modifications including welding up the rear of the receiver.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:18 AM   #5
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It’s basically a sporterized Galil. They’re expensive to convert and require extensive modifications including welding up the rear of the receiver.
Well, I guess you could call it that . .

It's actually a Chinese copy of the Valmet Hunter ( which was Valmet's answer to "politically correct Kalashnikov" decades back )

( The "Galil" connection is that the Israelis based the Galil on the Valmet, with many early Galils being built with Valmet receivers )
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:22 PM   #6
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Well, I guess you could call it that . .

It's actually a Chinese copy of the Valmet Hunter ( which was Valmet's answer to "politically correct Kalashnikov" decades back )

( The "Galil" connection is that the Israelis based the Galil on the Valmet, with many early Galils being built with Valmet receivers )
As much as it pains me to be nice to you, the above is interesting information. 😉
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:40 PM   #7
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I used to have one. IIRC, there are three types, all distinguished by their sight type, but there's no way I could remember what was labeled what, or what the sight types are called, etc since it's been about 5 years since I owned one.

They are nice rifles, and I regret selling mine. Nice milled receivers and (mine at least) was as accurate as 7.62x39 could ever allow me to be. On par with sks accuracy which in my experience tends to be a tad better than your average AK, though obviously each gun and individual shooter comes into play there.

Personally, if I still owned mine, I would never do the galil conversion. It's a cool gun the way it is. But that's all based on opinion and intent I guess.

All in all, you have yourself a pretty solid little rifle there. Congrats
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:08 PM   #8
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It's actually a Chinese copy of the Valmet Hunter ( which was Valmet's answer to "politically correct Kalashnikov" decades back )...
Not exactly sure what you mean by that "politically correct Kalashnikov" but Valmet Petra (also Valmet Hunter or Valmet Hunter M88 Hunter), to you guys in USA I think mostly known as M88 Hunter, was designed to be a hunting rifle. Valmet took the basic design from RK62 but it was modified quite a lot. It was not any attempt to push AK type rifles to the market etc it was just done to give Finnish hunters an semiautomatic option, although it was also exported a lot to USA.

In Finland hunting has been historically very popular(the fact which helped us a lot against Soviet Union during WW2)so Valmet saw an opportunity to compete on semiauto rifle segment with foreign brands by using RK62 as an "easily redesigned" base for design.

Valmet Petra was in production from 1983 to early 90s, around 1993.

There is still quite a lot of these for sale in Finland, have seen these go for around $600 and up.

Sorry OP for the OT...
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:54 PM   #9
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I found a short cut to the different variants. I have a type one as far as what the site explaind. I don't think I'll do a conversion on it as I have a Saiga that has gone through that. I'm in a pro 2nd state, the kind that wants everyone disarmed(WTF?) It keeps the rifle safe from some of the socialist a-holes. It's actually fairly accurate and I'm going to say that with decent ammo, a sub MOA shooter if I do my part with good ammo. Trigger slap is an issue for real but other than that, it is by far more accurate than my Win 100 in 308! Milled receiver and just put a vintage Weaver 3x9 scope and what I believe to be an after market cover with Picatinny scope rail. The wood is alright with a three year old doing the checkefing.. LMAO. It's real shotty but ..... Still LMAO I'm gonna a keep it for a long time....at least at my age long time! Thank you for everyones input. I'd like a nice trigger to ease up on my trigger finger though. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:56 PM   #10
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I absolutely love the trigger on my Saiga. Ok g pull but when it breaks and the hammer drops.....no freaking clue when it's gonna happen. That to me is sweet!
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM   #11
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I'm in a pro 2nd state, the kind that wants everyone disarmed(WTF?)
"WTF", indeed.

A "pro 2nd state" would be for firearms freedom and would not want be taking anyone's guns away.

New Yuck is an "anti 2d state"
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:16 PM   #12
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Nalioth.... I Was being a super wise ass! This is why I say I live in New yurkistan. LOL. We have as far as I can see, the worst state to live in for having any rights at all. Trying to make light of it be wise ....well.......it pisses me off having to sell all of my so called assault rifles. All semi, but now considered assault ...... I have less than five years and I'm outa hete! LOL. This is the reason for the hunter, it's for stupid people to think it's safe as a rifle. lMAO. Any and all can be bad in the wrong hands right! what a freaking joke.!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:59 PM   #13
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Type 1 = Peep sight mounted on the rear of the receiver cover

Type 2 = Two leaf folding notch sight mounted on the rear sight block

Type 3 = Standard type AK rear sight

I had a Type 1. Not real fond of the rear stock design and the awkward reach to the trigger. Wouldn't eat hollow points either. The flat tip of the hollow point would get caught on the bullet guide and jam.
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