Korean Daewoo K1A1 MAX-1 Semi Auto Rifle In 5.56 NATO 16.5” Barrel

SOLD FOR: $3,076.00

WOA#: WY240327DC006

Make: Daewoo Precision Industries LTD.

Model: MAX-1

Serial Number: 028611

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56 /.223 / (Multi)

Action Type:  Semi-automatic gas operated rotating bolt system.

Markings: The left side of the upper is marked, “DAEWOO PRECISION INDUSTRIES LTD.” The right side of the lower is marked, “IMPORTED BY STOEGER IND SHACKENSACK . N.J.” The left side is marked, “MADE IN KOREA / 556MM MAXI / 028611 / SAFE / SEMI” There are various proof marks throughout.

Barrel Length: 16.5” Fixed Muzzle Device.

Sights / Optics: The rear sight is an adjustable 2 position flip up peep hole sight. The front sight is an adjustable post.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has an adjustable 3 position wire buttstock with a checkered polymer pistol grip and polymer fluted handguard. The buttstock has a rubberized buttplate with marks from handling. The pistol grip has a few nicks and scratches throughout. The checkering is sharp. The forend has minor nicks, scratches, and handling wear throughout. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stock set rates in at a Very Good condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 5 round magazine in Good condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized.

Finish Originality: Original

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is handling marks, light nicks, and scratches throughout. The screw heads are sharp/pins are undamaged. and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in at about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Magazine.

Our Assessment: The Korean Daewoo MAX-1 semi-automatic rifle, also known as the K1A1, was developed by Daewoo Precision Industries (now part of S&T Motiv) in South Korea during the 1980s. It represents a modernized firearm designed to meet the needs of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. Derived from the Daewoo K1 series, which drew influence from the AR-15 platform, the MAX-1 incorporates unique design elements tailored specifically to Korean military requirements. Operating on a gas-operated, rotating bolt system, similar to the AR-15, the MAX-1 is designed for semi-automatic fire, allowing for rapid follow-up shots while maintaining accuracy. Initially adopted by the South Korean military as the K1A1, the MAX-1 has been deployed in various roles, including standard infantry use and special operations. Continued production and variants, tailored for law enforcement or civilian markets, underscore the MAX-1’s enduring significance in South Korea’s firearms industry and its role in military history. -R.E.

Korean Daewoo K1A1 MAX-1 Semi Auto Rifle In 5.56 NATO 16.5” Barrel
Korean Daewoo K1A1 MAX-1 Semi Auto Rifle In 5.56 NATO 16.5” Barrel