Like New Rare PreBan Norinco 84S AK-47 5.56×45/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle w/Box

SOLD FOR: $2875

WOA#: WY230215DK001

Make: Norinco, Factory Arsenal 66

Model:  AK-47

Serial Number: 310049

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1989, 1985-1988

Caliber: 5.56×45/.223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “84S 3100495.56×45 MADE IN CHINA BY NORINCO CSI LA CA”. The left side of the receiver cover is marked “0049”. Right side of the receiver is marked “S” and “F” near the safety lever.  The rear of the front sight is marked, “2”.  There is an Arsenal 66 Triangle Logo next to the serial number.   There is a “B” proof mark on the right side of the receiver trunnion.

Barrel Length: 16.5” threaded.  17.25” with original birdcage flash hider.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable hooded post. The rear sight is a “U” tangent notch leaf sight marked from “1 – 8” and “D”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The original 3 Piece furniture set is wood with a wooden pistol grip and metal buttplate with trap door for cleaning kit (Full Cleaning Kit is inside).  The forestock is a classic wood two piece vented handguard.  The muzzle device is a removable “BirdCage” style flash hider. It has the cleaning rod underneath the barrel along with the bayonet lug.  The LOP measures about 12.35” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There are no noticeable scratches on the stock.  The grip has a couple minor impression marks.  Otherwise, the wood is in near mint condition.

Magazine Quantity and Condition:  Three 30rd Original Chinese Magazines in Excellent condition still wrapped in their original packaging.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear except for typical import storage wear.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred.  The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Like New condition. This rifle appears to have never been fired outside of factory testing.  It has been stored in its original packaging for the duration of its lifetime along with all of its accessories.  There are some light scratches on the sides of the receiver. The tip of the charging handle has some spotted corrosion.

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

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Factory Box with Styrofoam inserts, 3 Mags, Original Bayonet, Factory 84S Owners Manual, Cleaning Kit, Canvas Sling, Oiler, Allen Wrench.  Everything is unopened and in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment:  If you look at the tag on a Chinese import from the retail store you might think, “chintzy, cheap, junk.”  As true as that can be said about furniture and electronics, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Chinese firearm imports. What’s the difference? Well, I am glad you asked.  At heart, Chinese import made weapons were produced on the same manufacturing lines as their military – simply modified to meet the semi-auto requirement to be sold in the U.S.  These same factories, particularly Norinco – a conglomerate of about 150 factories, produced everything from military rifles and small arms to artillery, tanks and missiles.    This means the quality of Chinese imports are still the same quality produced and needed to fight and win wars.  If you didn’t know why Chinese AK’s are the most sought after AK platform on the AK market, now you know.  The Norinco 84S was among the first wave of AKs ever imported into the US.  The Norinco and PolyTech surge of imports rode upon the shoulders of the first Valmet and Maadi AK’s.  Valmet came first because it was coming from our Finnish buddies, a Non-Soviet-Good-For-Nothin-Commie country.  Maadi then came to us from exotic Egypt but were way too expensive.  Unsatisfied with the Valmet AK that didn’t fit the classic look and the Egyptian AK as expensive as a car back then when gas prices were desirable, the US firearms market was hungry for an AK that truly fit the bill for the famous Kalashnikov Rifle.  Like Manna from heaven given to the Israelites, Chinese imports hit the shores of the U.S. and the market boomed and gun loving citizens of the United States were satisfied. The 84S came a little bit later in the import craze because Chinese markets saw how well and loved their initial batch of AK type rifles were received and they decided that they were going to create an AK chambered in a more U.S. friendly caliber, the 5.56 through reverse engineering.  It was such a huge success that even the Nigerian Police adopted this rifle as their standard rifle for a time.   This particular 84S was made in Factory 66 and is still in its factory box, bought new, never fired, and still shining in all its Preban glory making it all the more Rare.  Has it risen to Ultra-Rare status, perhaps.  This is like the First Edition Holographic Charizard of all pokemon cards.  Ok, maybe that’s a tad too far.  But this really is a rare opportunity that shouldn’t be missed by no means.   This 84S was built on the military spec type 56 receiver from stamped sheet metal.  Win this rifle and make her the safe queen that all safes in the world need but only a very few have. Please see specs below and good luck!

Like New Rare PreBan Norinco 84S AK-47 5.56x45/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle w/Box
Like New Rare PreBan Norinco 84S AK-47 5.56×45/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle w/Box