Norinco Factory 66 MAK-90 5.56×45 16.25” Rifle Chinese AKM AK47 w/ 6 Mags

SOLD FOR: $1,103.00

WOA#: WY240403EG001

Make: Norinco / Factory 66, K-Sports Import

Model: MAK-90 Sporter

Serial Number: 90 2221

Year of Manufacture: 1990, Pre-Ban (Very Early Serial Number)

Caliber: 7.62×39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas Operated Long Stroke Piston

Markings: The left side of the trunnion is marked with a factory 66 stamp, MAK90 902221”. The left side of the receiver is marked “5.56x45mm / NORINCO CHINA / KSI POMONA CA”.   The right side of the trunnion is marked “B”.  The left side of the bolt carrier is marked “2221”.  The left side of the recoil lug is marked “02221”.  The bolt head is marked “2221”.

Barrel Length: 16.25”. With AK74 Style flash hider.

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

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a left side folding, steel tube, skeletonized stock with hard rubber buttplate, Marked “ASM Santa Ana California”  The two piece handguard is black polymer with textured grip. The fit is loose.  The LOP measures about 14.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates in about fine overall condition. It does need to be tightened to help with fit. There are no chips or cracks. There are no notable handling wear.  The stocks are nearly pristine. This is a stamped, desirable straight cut receiver.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Six Promag 30 Round 5.56×45 AK magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The chrome lined bore is mirror bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore. There is some carbon build up in the first quarter of the rifling. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10. This rifle appears to just need a cleaning.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear consistent with a Norinco import that has been used through the years. MAK 90’s especially the early batches were modified on the spot due to import regulations so there are variations in finish quality, modification processes, and quality control. That given, this rifle appears to have been done just that, given its folding stock. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very good to fine condition.

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

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This rifle comes with 6 Promag Magazines

Our Assessment:  The Norinco MAK90 stands as a fascinating chapter in the long history of AK-47 variants. Manufactured by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), this semi-automatic rifle was specifically designed for export to the United States. The MAK90, or “Modified AK 1990,” emerged as a response to the 1989 U.S. import ban on “assault-style” firearms, which included previous Norinco models like the Type 56. As a workaround, the MAK90 comes with features that allow it to bypass import restrictions, such as a thumbhole stock and the absence of a bayonet lug or threaded muzzle, making it a unique artifact of international gun legislation.

The Norinco MAK90 serves as an intriguing blend of geopolitics and firearm design. While it is shaped by the regulatory landscape, it in no way compromises on the performance and reliability that one would expect from an AK-47 variant. Whether you’re interested in the firearm’s backstory, its functionality, or both, the MAK90 offers a compelling package. It stands as a testament to the adaptability and enduring appeal of the AK platform, capturing a unique moment in time while providing a versatile and reliable shooting experience.

This MAK 90 is an early import in 5.56×45 which is a bit more uncommon for the MAK 90 imports.  This rifle has a strong bore and shows the “ban” in progress. Letting us almost look back in time. It has been shot and deserves some more range time..  Please see our high quality photos and good luck on your bid. -K.F.

Norinco Factory 66 MAK-90 5.56x45 16.25” Rifle Chinese AKM AK47 w/ 6 Mags
Norinco Factory 66 MAK-90 5.56×45 16.25” Rifle Chinese AKM AK47 w/ 6 Mags