Finally got my mak90 project done!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan
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    So I traded a Ruger 10/22 for this mak90 about 8 months ago. It was NIB unfired, very nice, but I absolutely hated that thumbhole stock. Just ugly as sin to me. Anyway, I replaced the rear sight with a Mojo peep, the front post sight with a circle with crosshairs, put on a red Timbersmith stock set, and a 75 round drum mag. All I have left is the flash suppressor, it was supposed to arrive yesterday, but hoping it will show up today.

    The stock set was a real pain in the *** to install! Had to do an awful lot of sanding to get it to fit right. Came out pretty though.

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
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    Nice!
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid
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    Nice looking gun. Even nicer if you traded a 10/22 straight for it.

    I am sure you did but have you read about 922r compliance on these?????
     
  4. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan
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    Yeah, the stock set counts as three parts, flash suppressor will be one. If I use U.S. made magazines I am good, but will have to change out the trigger group otherwise. That will probably be the next thing I do. Hate to, though. The trigger on it is actually really nice.
     
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  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy
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    Whoa! The factory trigger on a MAK-90 is far better than any aftermarket trigger you could get your hands on. I have always laughed out loud at those that replace MAK-90 triggers without looking into the fact that they are paying good money to downgrade their rifle.

    I very much like the way the MAK-90 sporter stock fits to my shoulder. I do not like the actual thumbhole and I can't stand how heavy the stock is. Your furniture set is beautiful and somewhat reminiscent of the Ironwood stocks. I have always used Tapco collapsible stocks simply for how light they are(that they are $50-75 doesn't hurt, either.). I put an underfolder on one and it can actually be carried with a 30 round mag underneath my coat, with the barrel barely sticking up out of the collar. My concealed carry AK(that's a joke, of course.)!

    My fightin' rifles are MAK-90's and Bulgarian AK74's. The Mrs. is very fond of her Saiga in 5.45x39. The MAK-90 is by far better than any AK I have ever come across(civilian AK's. The ones you come across in Afghanistan are an entirely different thing, good and bad.), regardless of price. Thicker metals in the barrel and receiver are a great thing.

    Nice job with your MAK. I am going to look into that Timbersmith stock set. I had never heard of it prior to this.
     
  6. unklekippy

    unklekippy
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    ??? You traded a 10/22 straight across for that MAK? Wow. I have a 4-digit serial 10/22 from 1965. It is so sweet and a very early one. My point is, even as great as that 10/22 is, I'd gladly give it up for a MAK-90! Great trade!
     
  7. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan
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    Well the 10/22 was a one of one Oregon edition tribute rifle. It was made for the Field & Stream article written years ago for the "top 50 guns ever made." So it wasn't just a plain Jane. Still, I think it was a good trade.

    Here is the website for the stock set. I don't think you can buy direct, but I got mine through Cheaper Than Dirt.com

    TimberSmith - Premium Wooden Rifle Stocks (Powered by CubeCart)

    I agree with you on the trigger, but don't really have a choice if I want to use my foreign mags.
     
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  8. Pirogue

    Pirogue
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    Very Nice
     
  9. Benny503

    Benny503
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    I remember that 10/22. I always want to buy it and save it for my son. Some day I might run into it and I will snatch it :)
     
  10. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN
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    Yep.
     
  11. Modeler

    Modeler
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    What moron took a 10/22 for a mak90? Must've been a pretty raced-out 10/22.
     
  12. Brutus57

    Brutus57
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    My son had a MAK 90. he loved it. Too bad I lived too far away to go shoot it at the time.

    Brutus Out
     
  13. Simonsez

    Simonsez
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    Nice job. Looks like a keeper!
     
  14. 206thsense

    206thsense
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    Excellent looking rifle...
     

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