The Romanian is about $50 cheaper. I am just throwing this out for discussion .......I don't care much about the $50 difference, I am just looking for which is a better buy/ weapon. Thanks. Update: 12-28 - original furniture and it's a conversion. Question: this has a third flat rivet. Is that compliant? And is there anything to look for specifically on the Norinco that would indicate a problem or issue with the gun?