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Old April 30, 2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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MAK*90 vs AK-47

Just inherited a Mak, but need mags (didn't come with any) same as AK right?
what about Bear ammo until I get dies and make my own.
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Old April 30, 2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes and Yes..
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Old April 30, 2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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thanks Tater

any other ammo suggestions?
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:57 AM   #4
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dies

Not to many folks reload for AK's I'd be willing to bet. I load 7.62x39, but the ctgs go in a Ruger 77-mkII or a Mini-30. In both instances, I want a different slug for hunting. (deer)

The import steel case ammo is all most folks run in AK's. Good luck finding any right now.
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Old May 1, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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any other ammo suggestions?
Whatever you can find. AKs aren't real picky.
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Old May 1, 2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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The rifle was originally built around a steel cased intermediate round. Brown bear, silver bear, wolf, bring them on.
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:49 PM   #7
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So we shot the Mak yesterday! what great fun ! A surprisingly light trigger pull, I need to get a front sight tool (shooting 3" wide right @ 50 yds), and take down tool kit. Front sight post is pretty thick it covers the target @ 100 yds, sight tool will let me set for six o'clock hold.
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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I have that EXACT same paratroopers MAK 90. Same stock color and all.

Mine ha a milled receiver and cost e 179.00 in 1992 I believe. 1200 rounds of steel core ammo for another 179.00. Chinese crate ammo

I want to get it cerakoted and I would love to find a different stock/furniture for it but cant find anything that will fit and I hate ordering things I dont kow will fit.
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Old May 6, 2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Hey Plumb

Yup! Milled receiver, shoots pretty decent, trying to find mags for it. Borrowed my bud's mags for the shoot yesterday.
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Old May 7, 2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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Just like mine as well. But, I refuse to swap parts just for furniture.
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Old May 7, 2013, 07:18 PM   #11
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paratroopers MAK 90
Why did you call it that? This stock was never used by any military, anywhere.

The under-folder, and later the side-folder stocks were made for soldiers like paratroopers.

And Plumbnut, you bring up something I have wondered about. Is the receiver different for those thumbhole stock AKs, such that you can't put regular butt-stocks and pistol grips on them?

Then there is the question of legality of the above modification......

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Old May 7, 2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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I was told its a paratroopers model because of the thumbhole and is shorter.

But I dont know for sure really.......thats just what I was told.

I know all AK variants can be different in some way about the way the stock goes onto the gun.

Hopefully a guy who knows what their talking about will jump in.

My MAK 90 was purchased before the 1993 crime bill.....I think its refered to as Pre-ban.

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Old May 7, 2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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A long time ago I had a Chinese MAK-90 with a milled receiver, and when I tried to put standard AK furniture on it I discovered that the bottom rear of the receiver was milled away and had no mounting tang. I eventually made my own stock and used a bolt/washer and nut that went through into the receiver at the rear, but it was a pretty hokey setup and I sold the rifle a short time later. I believe there may be companies out there that make a replacement stock set that will actually fit a MAK-90 receiver.
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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Brakes, bayonet, evil pistol grips…Norinco and PolyTec had to modify to continue import.
Finally all China guns were stopped. If it were Pre it would be AKM not MAK.
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Old May 25, 2013, 01:43 AM   #15
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Midway has mags; I just received 2-20 rnd and 2-30 rnd "Tapco" mags.
Polymer follower & body with metal bottom plate & spring, a good tight fit,
and they feel "rock solid". Can't wait to try them, and they are priced right!
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Old May 25, 2013, 07:11 AM   #16
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Brakes, bayonet, evil pistol grips…Norinco and PolyTec had to modify to continue import.
Finally all China guns were stopped. If it were Pre it would be AKM not MAK.
The receipt for my MAK90 says I bought it in October of 1993, $239.

I'm not sure it's ever been cleaned. Lol
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Shoot whatever commie ammo you can find in it.
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