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Opinion needed on Norinco AK-47 56S-1 Pre-Ban

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by nilva, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. nilva

    nilva Pacific NW Member

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    Hello, wanted some opinion on a recent purchase. I am fairly new to AK's and want to see if I can find more info about these. And what an approximate value of it is. Thanks.

    Norinco AK-47 56S-1 under folder, 3 mags, sling, and possibly the bayonet. It has been shot very little, would guess less then 100 rounds. I was actually in my early 20's when I went to purchase this with the original owner in the late 80's to early 90's .

    Any info would appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. nilva

    nilva Pacific NW Member

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    Thanks for the feedback tits, I still am in the petting stage with the gun, like you said it is really well made and feels like it. Unfortunately I do not have the original box, and paperwork.
     
  3. nilva

    nilva Pacific NW Member

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    Yeah, oh it also came with 250 rounds of Norinco Steel core. Thanks.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Because of their status as pre ban rifles, they hold a greater value to the collector than the usual post ban frankenrifles out there. They cost more, but generally retain a higher resale value as well. I would not hesitate to shoot it, but I would definitely care well for it.

    Keith
     
  5. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dang... never thought these would be valuable. I bought mine in the late 80's for like $300 and proceeded to beat the tar out of it. Mine's not pretty anymore but has functioned perfectly over the years.
     
  6. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    During the build-up to the last presidential election I sold a NIB Norinco AK-47 56S-1 for $1875.00, are they still bring this much?
     
  7. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Prices have dropped some, but if willing to ship and be patient you can find some people in other states willing to pay.
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have one just like that and the only downside is that you can't extend or close the stock with a drum installed, and the stock does not lock open. I prefer the same gun with the rare but oh so rugged side folder, which I also have

    Value from $800 for a shooter to at least $1500 in some locations. I am never selling mine!

    Save the steel core, it is no longer imported