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

SOLD FOR: $4551

WOA#: WY230112OL001

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 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 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 416 before the serial number means this comes to you straight from the Shan Dong Province in Eastern China imported to Kings Firearms Specialty.   Win this rifle and make her the safe queen that all safes in the world need and deserve.

Make: Poly Technologies

Model: AKS-762

Serial Number: PS87-762-2078

Year of Manufacture: Pre 1989, (1987)

Caliber: 7.62 x 39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver marked with the Polytech Factory 416 proof mark and “PS87-762-2078 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.”  The bottom left of the bakelite magazine is marked, “NORINCO” and “66” within a triangle on the right for Factory 66.  The rear of the front sight is marked, “3”.

Barrel Length: 16.25” Threaded. Approximately 18” with muzzle brake.

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 side 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 Fine overall condition with minor surface wear on the bakelite surface.  The bakelite of the buttstock has a few small nicks in the serrations.  There is a light scratch on the right side of the pistol grip.  There are sparse light scratches throughout the bakelite.  There are no chips or cracks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Factory 66 Norinco Bakelite 30rd magazine in Fine Condition.  The spring is strong and the leading edges are sharp.

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 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very little wear. The top cover and receiver have some very light thinning and light scratches in the blued surface.  The markings are clear and screwheads sharp with unmarred pins. Overall, this pre ban rifle rates in about Fine+ condition.  Please view our photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s 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: Total of one magazine and a gray rubber charging handle cap.

RARE PreBan Chinese PolyTech AKS-762 7.62x39 AK-47 AKM Bakelite Side Folder
RARE PreBan Chinese PolyTech AKS-762 7.62×39 AK-47 AKM Bakelite Side Folder