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    Default Norinco NHM91 quality

    Where does the Norinco NHM91 fall in the AK quality spectrum?

    What's it worth in todays jazzed-up market? Thanks.

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    I paid $725 for mine about 2 months ago and it came with a spare russian RPK stock set, 3 mags, a bipod, and uhhh... I don't remember what else. They're excellent rifles, but a little on the heavy side when compared to other AKs since they're somewhere between AK and RPK. Mine was a tack driver at the range, but I still don't care for the price tag.
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    I paid $265 for my 1st one in 1992 and less than that last year for my 2nd one at a pawn shop before the prices skyrocketed. These are some of the most accurate tools with nice heavy barrels. The 2nd one was from a pawnshop I like to go to where I act as I don't know anything about guns and neither does the shop owner. To him their just pawn that was never picked up and he just wanted his $$s back. Never educate pawn shop owners is a no.1 rule of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Elk View Post
    I paid $265 for my 1st one in 1992 and less than that last year for my 2nd one at a pawn shop before the prices skyrocketed. These are some of the most accurate tools with nice heavy barrels. The 2nd one was from a pawnshop I like to go to where I act as I don't know anything about guns and neither does the shop owner. To him their just pawn that was never picked up and he just wanted his $$s back. Never educate pawn shop owners is a no.1 rule of mine.
    Truth be told you're right elk. I've never yet imparted to the pawn shop owner down south of me that he's selling guns about $100-$400 short of market value. Makes life worth living eh?
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    Thanks fellas for your comments. I enjoy target shooting and the NHM91 is tempting.

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    Hey Viking52, FWIW one of my NHM91s is the most accurate AK I have, consistently shooting 1-1/2 moa at 100 yards. And the price you paid may sound high, but there are not any more coming to these shores. Its a great rifle, shoot and enjoy it. :D

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    I got my NHM91 just after the AW ban Feb 1996 for $240 at the same time I got my Daewoo DR-200 with a butthole stock too for $385.
    The Chine 91 came with a crappy butthole blond wood stock, welded nut over the barrel threads, ground off bayo lug, 2 Hi-cap mags and a bipod. Also got some orgional blond Chine replacement furnature at that time for only $45. Put on a scope and side rail. Picked up a 100 rd drum for $39.
    It shot OK but i never tried to put a bullet into another bullet.
    Thing about the Chine they had a nice blue on the metal marts. From gun to gun they were kinda different as these were hand made back them. Much better than the neutered rough finished E-Euro stuff at the time as the Berlin wall did not fall until 89 and it took a long time for their firearms to filter over. Expecially with the AW ban in session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogertc2 View Post
    I got my NHM91 just after the AW ban Feb 1996 for $240 at the same time I got my Daewoo DR-200 with a butthole stock too for $385.
    The Chine 91 came with a crappy butthole blond wood stock, welded nut over the barrel threads, ground off bayo lug, 2 Hi-cap mags and a bipod. Also got some orgional blond Chine replacement furnature at that time for only $45. Put on a scope and side rail. Picked up a 100 rd drum for $39.
    It shot OK but i never tried to put a bullet into another bullet.
    Thing about the Chine they had a nice blue on the metal marts. From gun to gun they were kinda different as these were hand made back them. Much better than the neutered rough finished E-Euro stuff at the time as the Berlin wall did not fall until 89 and it took a long time for their firearms to filter over. Expecially with the AW ban in session.

    Roger
    NHM91s never had bayo lugs son... they're an RPK variant, so a bayo would be counterproductive. They DID, however, have a bipod that came with them which makes 'em much more accurate and easy to handle. I personally like 'em a hell of a lot better than those romak RPK AES10's that are being pushed on the market right now.
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    Post On the Bipods

    You know how those bipods seem to always slip? Well I sat there one day and took the bipod rods out. the slots that had the tighten up screws on them I turned them around and faced them to the outside. I was amazed that the bipods never slipped on me again and I've kept them that way since. Figure that one out.

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    The guys are right about a good HEAVY gun. Mine is around 13 pounds w/scope. I does shoot well.

    Ron

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    Hey GrassLakeRon, Top of the Morning to You, from Irish Hills Ray
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    Good Morning

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    Come on now Old Man the Chine NHM91s are just an AK with a 21" barrel. And yes the bayonet mount was ground off mine. They were never sniper rifles. You should have known that with all your experiance.
    Last edited by rogertc2; 03-25-2009 at 06:47 PM.
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