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    Default 7.62x39 Israeli AK variant?

    local rumor has a 7.62x39 semi-auto Israeli AK variant for sale, with 5 and 30-rd mags

    That's the only details I've got and I have not seen it myself.

    google revealed a possible match in model called an "Ace"

    Is there such an animal ? quality ? pricing?

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    something ABOUT to be imported? Is this for civilian sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruskiegunlover View Post
    something ABOUT to be imported? Is this for civilian sale?
    No, this is something that's already here, purchased 18-24 months ago, or longer. The only details I've got are what I stated above. It's supposed to be Israeli-made, calber 7.62x39, pistol grip, 5 and 30-rd mags. I'm thinking it might have been a short-lived, low-number import, like the Israeli BUL 1911 clones. The other option is that the description I got is factually wrong on at least 1 count. That is to say, not made in Israel, not caliber 7.62x39, or not 30-rd mags.

    Has Israel ever exported semi-auto AK clones or variants in 7.62x39 to the US, even on a test/eval basis?

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    They make the "Magal" a bullpup 7.62x33 (30 Carbine) AK variant

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    The Magal I tried, in Israel, was a "shorty" Galil in 7.62x33 Carbine, but it was not a bull-pup.
    The only Israeli "AK" I know of is the Galil, and that's in 5.56, and sometimes in .308.

    I just Googled it. That is a Magal, in 7.62x39. I haven't seen or heard of any in the US.
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    There are people converting Galil's to 762x39, there are Israeli PLO kit rifles, my guess is it's one of these since I have never heard of a Israeli import.
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    Thanks to all who responded. I will post again when I have further info.

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    There have also been people who've converted Norinco Hunter AK-47 type sporters into 7.62x39 Galil look-alikes.

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