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    Default New Maadi to me

    Picked up a Maadi MISR S/A, came with no mag and the correct pistol grip color. $700 bones. Got it delivered and home and the first thing I notice is that it was dirty, looks like it has been fired but just not really cleaned. I took the furniture off and set to work. It cleaned up beautifully. All numbers match and the only thing that is wrong is the spring in the butt for the cleaning kit wont set all the way down, but not a big deal. Runs fine and really don't get trigger slap with it.

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    I had one, sold it during the 2003 "panic buy" to a guy in ohio, for I believe 600 or 700 bucks. sent to a FFL in Milford, Ohio.

    they aren't pretty, but they work. but you can make it pretty if so choice, if you want to spend more money in it.

    be interest to see if that is the one I sold, SN CM18483
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    Photos?
    Would love to see it.
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    I bought one new when they came out. Although the most poorly finished new firearm that I have ever owned, it shoots great and I love it!

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    Mines got some wear on it, but as far as the finish goes it seems to be in pretty good shape.

    I can get photos up sooner or later, its been a while since I have been active back on here and I doubt if my photobucket account is still active.

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    register on this site: https://imgur.com/ it's free and unlike PUKEBUCKET you can post your photos everywhere without paying for that "privilege"

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    I am curious as to how many of these are out in the wild. I understand these came in without triggers and what not and then 922R parts got installed. Mine has a bayonet lug and threaded barrel on it along with the normal laminate stock and hand guards.

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    Mine. ordered from Century as I vaguely recall came with the muzzle threads mostly and poorly turned off (could still almost grab a muzzle brake), muzzle brake retainer pin either missing or jammed in the hole (don't remember), the bayonet lug ground off (pretty irritating...), a really crappy paint finish that I could scrape off with my fingernail in spots (!)and a slightly longer LOP non-military buttstock with no trap which appeared to be of original Egyptian manufacture. I don't recall anything much about the interior parts. I do recall that the rifles were cheap and a friend ordered a number of them to save for a rainy day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc35fst View Post
    I am curious as to how many of these are out in the wild. I understand these came in without triggers and what not and then 922R parts got installed. Mine has a bayonet lug and threaded barrel on it along with the normal laminate stock and hand guards.
    I have seen the following:

    MISR S/A (AKM) at CM00177-CM04090
    MISR S/A at CM047XX-CM06329
    MISR-10 at CM06540-CM07670
    MISR S/A at CM07915-CM21117

    Earlier models had threaded barrels, with spot-welded barrel nuts, ground bayonet lugs and rods; later models had non-threaded barrels, ground bayonet lugs and rods.

    Tony

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    My Maadi is an underfolder, it's one of my favorites.
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    Maadis have been some of the best shooting AKs ive owned
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    I had one years and years ago, the RML with the longer barrel and thumbhole stock. Sold that to get funds for a 1903A3, two Russian SKS's and a TT-33 from a lot sale. This one just kinda came my way from a friend of a friend of a friend. I sent him the Money order and he sent it to my dealer, so I actually only paid $650.00 and the rest was I assume shipping and maybe a Arbys dinner. I am going to swap back to the other pistol grip sometime the red one looks weird on it fits the hand better but looks weird on it. I have the OG brown/greeninsh one that came on it but I didn't wanna ruin it as I hear that the Egyptian ones are kinda hard to come by??

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    Looks to be in good shape. Nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc35fst View Post
    I had one years and years ago, the RML with the longer barrel and thumbhole stock.

    I have the RPM, with the folding bipod............…bipod is actually a RPD bipod the Egyptians cut down so it would fold up against the shorter barrel.

    at the time there were no RPKs either parts kit or already built, except for Chinese NHM, those were expensive. rifle was something like 200 or so bucks, I decided this will be a close copy to a RPK. went and order a brand new in wrapper laminated Soviet RPK Soviet stock set and a E. German drum

    had to do some hand fitting on the lower handguard so the lower handguard retainer would fit over.

    after all is said and done...……………………………


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    Nice looking rig!!

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    Get a copy of July 2020 FIREARMS NEWS and read the story about the MAADI AKM lots of good information..

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    Quote Originally Posted by packrat1 View Post
    Get a copy of July 2020 FIREARMS NEWS and read the story about the MAADI AKM lots of good information..
    will it have anything new in the article that you can't find on the internet?

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    "will it have anything new in the article that you can't find on the internet?"

    I Do not know what is on the internet as of now...

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    I had new on stolen.two 75 rounds Chinese crumbs, 5# 30, 4# 20, two 5# round. (1,200 of the nasty Chinese in yellow boxes, black writing?) All in a fitted case.
    .Serial numbers turned on police report,..it’s registered stolen.
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    I just spent the coin and got a Egyptian blue grip for it. The brown one actually now appears to be messed up after I looked at it.

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    The salmon grip is Bulgarian and the sling is Polish.

    Nice looking Maadi rifle.

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    Very nice, here's mine. It's a matching build with a Romanian barrel, the "battlefield wear" has been retained on all original components. All correct Egyptian accessories. It's my favorite AK to fire.

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    Nice. Yup grip and sling are off. I threw away a bunch of those Bulgarian grips .LOL. used to be able to find the purple looking grips.But that's been a while ago.
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    Took it out today along with my AK-74 that was a parts build, just to get out and make some noise. Both ran flawless, I ended up putting the stock trigger out of my AK-V which just got a KLG and now no trigger slap.

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    My Maadi S/A is a solid rifle. I would put it up against any other AK. I have heard the 1990s imports do not have the same quality as the early Steyr imports...but I don’t mind...it looks nice and runs flawlessly. I wish it had the bayonet lug and threaded muzzle. I would like to see a 1980s Steyr in person so I can compare the two. The other bonus about your new Maadi is that it is the AK used in Red Dawn. Wolverines!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7th1st View Post
    My Maadi S/A is a solid rifle. I would put it up against any other AK. I have heard the 1990s imports do not have the same quality as the early Steyr imports...but I don’t mind...it looks nice and runs flawlessly. I wish it had the bayonet lug and threaded muzzle. I would like to see a 1980s Steyr in person so I can compare the two. The other bonus about your new Maadi is that it is the AK used in Red Dawn. Wolverines!!
    I've seen three in total, one was a Semi auto that had Red dawn paperwork, the gent wanted $7500, that was at Knob creek back in 2008 I believe, it was beat up and definalty was riding the coat tails of being a movie gun. The other two I saw was a pair at a gun show and both was NOS stock back in 1995 at a gun show in Dayton. Same guy had a bunch of Poly-Tech and Yugo AK's that also was NOS. I really wish I had talked my grandfather to have spent the coin to have bought at least one of each cause he was selling them at fair prices even after the ban had already been in force for a year. Those things today would be a very good investment.

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