Indiana, a state that is trying to remain free. Posts 10, Welcome to the group!!! Generally only the and had the 93 and 94 as the first two digits of the serial number, but as I have said here to others, with the Chinese the only rule was there were no rules.
What are the differences in MAK 90s. AK gurus?
You may notice that most Chinese AK magazines do not have the welded ridge on the “outside curve,” but are smooth.
There were some made with ribs long ago, but they are rare. Buy them here. The later MAKs imported after had the threads on the muzzle actually turned off, and a 2 digit year of import stamped in front of or in back of the serial number for example 91, 92, 93, Some have a space or dash between the serial number and 2 digit year of import stamping. No MAKs were exported to the USA after , however some Poly Tech rifles that were sitting in warehouses were finally released to their importers in The logo “Choate Tool” can be seen in a circle on the flat end of the recoil pad.
Also, the bayonet lugs were ground off, and muzzle nuts welded to the barrels. The initials SP were stamped on the left side of the receiver. Hazmat posted this on the Gunsnet. Here’s a pic of a ‘de-banned and re-fanged’ version: You’ll note the collar behind the front site base.
This was ground smooth on the MAK 90 to make it compliant with import restrictions. She was bought NIB 4 yrs ago and converted by fellow board member Surly. If you would like to use the photo on your site, no prob. Just give me credit. The importers company name, city and state are stamped on one side or the bottom of the receiver.
Some their name stamped on the barrel between the gas block and front sight. China Sports Inc. This MAK was imported by C. If you are buying a MAK, beware of getting one with the “third hole.
The rivet will go right through the receiver, and be riveted on both sides. If there are two rivets right next to each other above the mag release, don’t buy it. Do not confuse the third hole with the hammer stop, which is a convex rivet. The auto-sear rivet is flat. When a ruling by the Teasury Dept. The importers petitioned the Treasury Department to release these rifles for sale, since they were already in the USA when the import ban went into effect.
They were allowed to sell the rifles as parts kits if the receivers were cut up. These receivers were manufactured by Chinese State Factory They were all designed for the typical AK 7. The stamped and milled receivers can be easily distinguished from one another because the stamped receiver has rivets holding it together and the milled receiver has only one rivet at the front of the receiver, and is obviously milled instead of dimpled.
MAK barrels are not threaded into the receiver, merely pressed in, and pinned. A milled MAK receiver, showing the cut-out, instead of the “dimple. An AKM has a sight protector that is open on the top, and a ribbed receiver cover.
The bore is chrome-lined, and the rifling is good. If you keep your barrel clean, it will shine. Note the smooth receiver cover; it has no “ribs” stamped in it. The MAK rifles were imported in cardboard boxes nestled in styrofoam inserts that had cut-outs for the rifle and accessories. Each rifle came with three 5-round magazines, a buttstock cleaning kit, a gas port cleaning tool, a cleaning rod, a sling and a manual.
Click here to see the manual in PDF format. Some of the earlier MAKs came with three round magazines and a bayonet. Most of these rifles had the round magazines and bayonets removed from the boxes by the importer or dealers.
Some of the MAKs were sold with Chinese “drum” magazines. These are easier to load than the cheaper Romanian drums. The fit and finish on the MAK is comparatively good and the trigger pull is smoother than other models of AK rifles from other countries. If you do that, you must then make your MAK r compliant by replacing a number of other parts with US made parts.
Please remember that the MAK receiver is 1. So, if you decide to “remodel” your MAK, keep this in mind. The Ironwood Designs stock is considered to be the best choice for replacing a thumbhole stock on a MAK with a slant-cut reciever. MAKs feature smooth “double-hook” fire-control-groups, rather than the more common modern “single-hook” mechanism.
Just a word about replacing the thumb-hole stock: Remove the stock and look at the rear of the receiver. It may actually be straight cut.
It would be good to be sure about this before you spend money on a specialized stock set. You can probably buy these at Amazon. I have
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I DO NOT want to know what your serial number is What I need to know is how many digits are in your Mak 90 serial number x39 Milled. The letters/numbers MAK stand for Modified AK I have owned three Some had 90 added to the serial number that denoted the year of import (). Why is that..?? oh and my serial number starts with QH 41**** then MAK sporter is engraved right below (looks like a child did it lol) also it.
Dec 5, 7 The later MAKs imported after had the threads on the muzzle actually turned off, and a 2 digit year of import stamped in front of or in back of the serial number for example 91, 92, 93, Some have a space or dash between the serial number and 2 digit year of import stamping. No MAKs were exported to the USA after , however some Poly Tech rifles that were sitting in warehouses were finally released to their importers in The court forced the importers to re-fit these rifles with Choate thumbhole stocks.
What kind of MAK-90 do I have??
You may notice that most Chinese AK magazines do not have the welded ridge on the “outside curve,” but are smooth. There were some made with ribs long ago, but they are rare. Buy them here.
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so i just pick up a mak 90 and im having a hard time finding a detailed date stamped the rifle, with the 93 or 94 in front of the serial number. What type of gun, what is the serial number? norinco mak and the first two numbers of the serial number are ronkonkoma ny is stamped. What type of gun, what is the serial number? norinco mak and the first two numbers of the serial number are ronkonkoma ny is stamped.