SOLD FOR: $3600
Make: Poly Technologies
Model: AK-47/S Legend
Serial Number: P47-10534
Year of Manufacture: 1988-1989 (Only imported for two years).
Caliber: 7.62 x 39
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with an ovaled “386”, “P47-10534”, “AK-47S / 7.62x39mm / SEMI-AUTO”, “KFS / ATLANTA, GA / MADE IN CHINA”, “POLY TECHNOLOGIES”. The right side of the receiver is marked “S” and “F” near the safety lever. The left side of the bolt carrier has a matching serial number “10534” to the receiver.
Barrel Length: 16.5” threaded with muzzle protector.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post with protective ears and the rear sight is a “U” tangent notch leaf marked from “1 – 8” and “n” for the battle position.
Stock Configuration & Condition: This is a milled receiver. There is a sling swivel on the left side of the receiver. The left side of the gas block has a sling loop. The furniture set features its iconic checkered pistol grip, steel buttplate with trap door for storage compartment (Cleaning Kit Included), and matching 2 piece handguard. There are some small nicks, scratches, and scuffs on the pistol grip but the checkering is still well defined. There is a deep nick in the front of the pistol grip. The buttstock and handguards have some nicks, compression marks, scratches and scuffs as well but they remain sparse. Please see our photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s stock condition.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: One Chinese Factory 36 75rd Drum Magazine in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, turning a nice plum color (typical of old chinese imports).
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% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches on the dust cover and receiver but remain faint and few. The right side of the receiver has a bit more scratches near the rear. There are some small scuffs on the piston tube. The markings are clear and screwheads sharp with unmarred pins. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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 its Drum magazine, original canvas sling, buttstock cleaning kit, and its original bayonet with scabbard in Very Good condition. The blade has some light sheathing wear but there is no corrosion. The spring catch is very strong.
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. This means the quality is still the same quality produced and needed to fight in war. If you didn’t know why Chinese AK’s are the most sought after AK platform on the AK market, now you know. Coming from a company where you can auction fine art on the 3rd floor and buy missiles on the 27th floor, PolyTechnologies is one of those Chinese icons you can’t get enough of. The AK-47S also known as the “Legend” was among the first wave of AKs ever imported into the US. The Norinco and Poly Tech 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. This particular AK-47S is a very rare variant only having been imported for two years, 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 AK-47S is built with a milled receiver. Of all the rare and few milled receiver variants of AK, this Legend makes the top of the desirables list. There were only about a few thousand of these rifles ever imported into the U.S. (and that’s being generous) and this particular one based on the condition of the barrel and internals has been fired not much at all. The 386 in the serial number means this comes to you straight from the Fujian Province of China imported to Kings Firearms Specialty. Win this rifle and make her the safe queen that all safes in the world need and deserve. From deep within the AK world of enthusiasts, this ChiCom is arguably the best AK variant ever imported. Please see our photos and good luck!