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Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by Balog, Jan 5, 2013.
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This is not a Pre ban rifle. Mak-90, means modified AK. Hence the thumb hole stock, no flash hider or bayonet lug. They removed all that stuff in order to import them to the USA because of the Clinton ban.
Its pre 94 awb not pre clinton executive order import ban.
You might have your dates incorrect. The modifications of MAK-90 from the original AK-47 were made to be able to import after the Clinton ban went into effect. Why would any company import a rifle with all the "bad" features removed if they did not have to? Does not make sense. Those modification were made so they could be imported to the USA. HK did the very same thing as well as the FAL's that came into the country at the very same time. Pre ban means pistol grip, bayonet lug, flash hider, etc.
More MAK-90 rifles were imported from China than any other model of semi automatic AK type rifle from any other country. The model name MAK-90 stands for Modified AK-1990.This was because AK rifles with pistol grips, folding stocks, threaded muzzles and bayonets were banned from importation to the USA in 1989. The first AK rifles imported in 1990 after the ban were modified by replacing the the pistol grip and stock with a one piece wooden thumbhole stock. The threaded end of the barrel had a muzzle nut screwed on to cover the threads and some were tack welded on. The bayonet lug was ground down so a bayonet wouldn't lock on.
The model name was ground off and the modified rifle had the new model name MAK-90 stamped on them. Some had 90 added to the serial number that denoted the year of import. The MAK-90 rifles imported after 1990 had the threads on the muzzle turned off and a 2 digit year of import stamped in front of or in back of the serial number. Some have a space or dash between the serial number and 2 digit year of import stamping. There were a half dozen or so companies that imported MAK-90 rifles. The importers company name, city and state will be stamped on one side or the bottom of the receiver. Some had it stamped on the barrel between the gas block and front sight.
All MAK-90 rifles have stamped sheet metal receivers except for one lot of rifles imported in 1993 that had receivers milled from a solid block of steel. The two types of receivers can be distinguished from each other easily because the stamped receiver has rivets holding it together and the milled receiver has no rivets.
AK-47.net: Norinco MAK-90
There really is no such thing as a pre-ban MAK90
I have a very similar mak90... it is a ban era rifle. very common, although a very nice rifle.