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Old 11-05-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Mak90 straight back receiver sporter: Sleeper variant or just nothing special?

Well I was quite taken by surprised by how low this one sold for http://www.gunbroker.com/item/713808232

That got me wondering if these were nothing really that special. I thought these were the bee's knees right above a SAR-1 and below a Polytech.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:40 PM   #2
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NR seller.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:45 PM   #3
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NR seller.
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Unrelated to that, the current price seems to be around $750 I'd say for a straight receiver and not angle. Would anyone disagree with that? With that being said in the current market I'd say that's pretty good. Or have AKs not really taken a hit in sell price/value like other stuff has?
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Par for the course.

Decent price for straight cut MAK is $700-800, IMO.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Well, grabbed another one tonight. Damn you guys
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:26 PM   #6
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MAK90 prices have been holding steady these past 4-5 months. As its been said already, one can score a decent MAK between $700--800.
Theres still shitloads of MAK-90s that are LNIB. Theres alot of guys who bought them back in the day fearing we would never see imports of AK's again and just put them away in the safe. I was even one of those guys up until a few years ago.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #7
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Well I just got EVERYTHING you see here (short of the carpet and floor) for $840. Even got the ammo can. 500rds of 9mm, ammo can, 120rds of Tula 762x39, Mak90 square receiver, and a Chinese mag.





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Well done. Reminds me of my stamped MAK90 when it had that stupid stock
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Now spend some dough on some proper furniture and make it ' right ' .
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Now spend some dough on some proper furniture and make it ' right ' .
I think I'm going to stain the furniture a dark walnut color
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I think I'm going to stain the furniture a dark walnut color
Na man, keep it Chicom
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I think I'm going to stain the furniture a dark walnut color
No. Stain it plum.
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No. Stain it plum.
I'd call this probably a dark walnut stain. This is the look I'd like. I already have a blonde Mak90.

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:54 PM   #14
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I just picked a milled Mak90 on gunbroker for $800 total.
I did this double folder milled Mak90 and wanted a rear converted spiker to go with it.
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Yea I need a milled one next
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Oh, you're serious!

Minwax "special walnut" might be the color you're looking for. It has a slightly redder hue than the "dark walnut" they offer. Best bet would be to get some beat Chu and experiment of course.
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Oh, you're serious!

Minwax "special walnut" might be the color you're looking for. It has a slightly redder hue than the "dark walnut" they offer. Best bet would be to get some beat Chu and experiment of course.
I plan to practice on the sporter stocks. I doubt those have much value at all....???

And thank you for the stain tips! I’m thinking a nice stain and then a 100% tung oil finish! I’d like something nice and different.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:06 AM   #18
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If you simply swap a normal butt stock for the thumbhole, at the range or club the vast majority of guys will still ignore any AK.

The majority only see it as a bunch of Commie junk.
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