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Old September 5, 2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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ak opinion, serbian vs chinese

Im getting an ak that i want to last a lifetime & mu budget is around 700
Im down to Two one is http://www.armslist.com/posts/203265...a-serbian-ak47
The other is a polytech .marked 386 circled serial cw-1207X can anyone help me on pros and cons, which one is the better buy sinch there both about the same price?
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Old September 5, 2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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The Chinese AK's were among the finest AK's ever imported into this country. I have owned and still do own many Norinco & Polytech AK's and if you can get a Polytech for $700 you are getting a good deal even if it's a Mak90. Milled would be worth alittle more but stamped is OK.
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Old September 5, 2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Any advice on the egyptian?
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Old September 5, 2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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Any advice on the egyptian? Or serbian
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Old September 5, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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Egyptian Maadi's are supposed to be made on Russian tooling. I've heard they are of good quality. If it were me I would look Russian or Bulgarian. Specifically Arsenal in the SLR, sgl lineup. These rifles are made of brand new Saiga Rifles or brand new Bulgarian parts kits. That being said a Polytech for 700$ is a good deal.
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Old September 5, 2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Any advice on the egyptian? Or serbian
Need more info on what Egyptian rifle you're considering. Assume it's a Maadi, but quality depends on who built it. Also, that Armslist listing for the Serbian doesn't give much info at all. Is it a PAP conversion with a single-stack bolt? If so, you don't want it. Is it a well-built M70 or NPAP? I'm no expert, but I can't tell from the photo.

Keep in mind also that brand-new Serbian Zastava NPAPs and OPAPs (which have the heavier PRK-style receiver) are selling for $600-650. The new OPAPs in particular are building a very good reputation and are a great value for the money.
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Old September 7, 2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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jehu The Chinese AK's were among the finest AK's ever imported into this country. I have owned and still do own many Norinco & Polytech AK's and if you can get a Polytech for $700 you are getting a good deal even if it's a Mak90. Milled would be worth alittle more but stamped is OK.
I agree, and $700 is a steal of a deal.
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Old September 7, 2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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+1 Chinese Polytech or Norinco
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