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    I have a chance to buy a still in the box unfired MAK 90 from the 1990's. The seller wants $900. What do you think ? Too much ?

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    No, that a good buy. If you want one buy it.

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    yep, good buy considering that foreign factory made AKs are running 1K+

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    There are several different types of MAK90s. It might be close to a reasonable price if it's one of the milled variety. If the straight cut stamped receiver in 7.62x39, I'd say $700 might be the top end for a NIB example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjjxlr8 View Post
    I'd say $700 might be the top end for a NIB example.
    please point out a NIB MAK being sold for 700 bucks

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    Be careful it is not a Century put together. The used MAK 90 parts and Egyptian receivers.

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    Any high capacity semi-auto has taken an upturn in value in the past few months. I think that the $1,000 mark is pretty close to current market trend.

    In the past two years after the Hillary scare and before Covid panic, I have bought a couple of straight back Mak-90 guns for $700. And then sold them for profit.

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    You only live once OP...if it's a genuine MAK 90 straight cut receiver NIB covered in cosmoline...I'd do it for 9 bills. You didn't specify, is it a Norinco or PolyTech? The price is a little high considering they originally cost less than 300$ in the early 90s...but that was then, this is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudoven View Post
    You only live once OP...if it's a genuine MAK 90 straight cut receiver NIB covered in cosmoline...I'd do it for 9 bills. You didn't specify, is it a Norinco or PolyTech? The price is a little high considering they originally cost less than 300$ in the early 90s...but that was then, this is now.
    300??? I paid 190 for mine in 93 OTD, and that was at a gun show. it was 20 dollars more then what I bought my MAADI ARM

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    +1 an ARM was $179 all day long around 1994. Prices go up and so does values.... How much was my first Vette in 67? Around 4k, and what is it worth today??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITWORKEDOUT View Post
    +1 an ARM was $179 all day long around 1994. Prices go up and so does values.... How much was my first Vette in 67? Around 4k, and what is it worth today??
    I still have my MAADI, took off the stupid thumbhole stock and dressed it up with Soviet laminated furniture, when I bought it .



    I sold off the MAK, for more then I bought it for, mostly because it had the folding bayonet "ears" cut off and it looked hokey with the what was left on the barrel

    my dad bought a 1969 BUICK WILDCAT, new. now, that thing was built like a T34 tank, powerful and reliable

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    shortly after I retired in 95, I came access a guy walking through a gun show wanting to sell his pre-89 ban POLYTECH LEGEND, in just about new condition , that came with a Chinese drum, 2 NORINCO bakelite mag sling and bayonet for 700 bucks. nearly broke my hand reaching for my wallet , he stated dealers were offering him 300-400 for a rifle that was worth at the time 1K

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    It's a Norinco, stamped receiver. I was with my friend when he bought it at 8 mile show for $179. He never fired it. Im going to pick it up tonight. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe MaComb View Post
    It's a Norinco, stamped receiver. I was with my friend when he bought it at 8 mile show for $179. He never fired it. Im going to pick it up tonight. Thanks!

    8 Mile show ?
    8 Mile rd ? Detroit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SfcRet View Post
    please point out a NIB MAK being sold for 700 bucks
    I bought a milled example, as new, never fired last year for $650 out the door. The same store had a Hungarian postban also new in box for $750. I passed on the Hungarian and it sat at the local gun store for months with no buyers. By the time you replace the furniture, etc. your looking at another $300+. For me, any more than $700 or $800 and it's too close to just buying a preban example....except for the milled variety. Legends are substantially more so I think the milled MAKs are still a good buy for considerably more.

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    The 8 Mile Show in Detroit. Bill Goodman. The rifle is beautiful. My friend threw in 2 Chinese 30 rd mags and one East German, a 5rd Chinese and 3 boxes of Norinco ammo. Im happy.

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    Goodman still does the gun shows here in Dayton, Ohio, though it's call C&E enterprises or something like that

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    At the light Guard Armory....I used to go to those shows all the time.
    I can't remember what killed them , maybe Gibraltar opening up ?

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    Gibralter Trade Center did kill it. I remember going to the Armory right after GTC opened and it was dead. If you are really a gun show groupie you would also remember the show at the West 8 Mile Armory. That was the S_ _ _ !!!! My boss picked up about 50 Springfield M 19-03's going to that show. He never paid more then $200 for them. Some were from 1918. All looked mint .One was never issued.

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    OP:

    Excellent decision. Congratulations.

    Just make sure that if you decide to add a wooden furniture, it should be from an AKM.
    The buttstock on my MAK 90 (square-cut receiver) is from an AK -74...and there is a tiny gap between the wood and the receiver.

    creeks: You were discussing the MISR 90?
    * Make sure that people do not confuse the MISR with the MAK.....
    According to many builders and other seasoned AK people on "AKfiles", >>>> the "90" is the MISR which people should probably avoid. <<<<

    A Century subcontractor checked for correct headspace on the MISR 90, but then sometimes Swapped barrels in these guns--but did Not Recheck headspace After the barrel swap!
    About four years ago on Ft. Campbell Blvd in Clarkesville TN, a gun shop owner located there told me that several Maadi rifles suffered "bad blowouts" (his words) and were returned to his store! They must have been MISR 90s.
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    I sold a stamped Norinco MAK-90 a few months ago still in the sealed factory bag, and with its styrofoam box, for $1100. It went fast. Buyer immediately removed it from the bag, in my presence, to check that it had a squared off rear receiver. It did.
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    $800/900 If you buying to keep for a while..ado able price..
    if keeping it for a while..shooting..
    you’ll get your money back most any time, Protecting the finish..
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    If anyone has one of the Century MISR-90 still New-In-Box - I would love pictures of the Original Contents of the box. It is for a follow-up article I have been working on for some time.
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