RARE PreBan Chinese PolyTech AKS-762 7.62×39 16” AK-47 Bakelite Side Folder

SOLD FOR: $4001

WOA#: WY220916KL002

Make: Poly Technologies

Model: AKS-762

Serial Number: CS-03433

Year of Manufacture: Pre1989

Caliber: 7.62 x 39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “386CS-03433 MODEL AKS-762 CAL. 7.62X39MM SEMI AUTO POLY TECH BEIJING CHINA” The right side of the receiver is marked “S” and “F” by the safety lever. The bottom of the receiver is marked “IMPORTED BY: KFS ATLANTA GA. MADE IN CHINA”  The 3 magazines are marked “POLY CHINA” on the bottom.  The rear of the front sight is marked, “2”.

Barrel Length: 16.25” threaded with muzzle protector.

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 stock is an original bakelite folding stock and a bakelite serrated pistol grip. The forestock is a two piece bakelite handguard with two vent ports on each side.  The LOP measures 12.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unfolded stock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition with minor surface wear on the bakelite surface.  .

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Factory 3x 30rd 7.62×39 Polytech Steel Magazines in Excellent condition.  The followers are aluminum and not polymer which identifies these as original preban mags.

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 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very little wear.  The left rear of the receiver shows the most amount of wear to the finish.  There are other very light scratches and loose storage marks on the receiver and the left side of the trunnion.   The markings are clear and screwheads sharp with unmarred pines. Overall, this rifle rates in about 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: Original Sling and a total of 3 magazines.

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 AKS-762 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 Mana 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 AKS is a very rare variant with a unique side folding stock and composed of Bakelite furniture, 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 AKS762 (Skaldnoy – side folding stock) was built on the military spec type 56 receiver from stamped sheet metal at 1.6mm thickness.  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.