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Tillers_Rule
04-11-2009, 6:43 PM
After browsing some of the forums here, I see there's quite a few people with rifles that are just slightly modified to be legal here in this state. Well, got me to thinking about the Mak 90. My dad picked one of these up back in 1990 right before the Clinton ban, and apparently before California ban as well. He doesn't live here anymore so I can't just go shoot his. But how hard is it to get these rifle here, maybe with a "bullet button" or some other slight modification to make them legal here?

I found this picture on Google, but this is exactly what my dads looks like, I really like these guns:thumbsup:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/Tillers_Rule/mak90_a.jpg

thedrickel
04-11-2009, 6:44 PM
Follow the flow chart and you'll see why a MAK90 cannot be legal in CA. It's a listed AW.

BlackReef
04-11-2009, 6:57 PM
My buddy has a Cal. Registered Norinco MAK-90. BEAUTIFUL rifle, always a joy to shoot.

BTW - Are the receivers stamped or milled with Norinco MAK-90s?

Q
04-11-2009, 7:06 PM
You'll need a bb or lock if you want to keep a grip on it.

You can look for a GSAD movie gun usually around $2000 or less.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/gsad/pix2864881000.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/gsad/pix2864881156.jpg

Or a National Match Mak-91 milled receiver...(not to be confused with nhm91 stamped receiver AW)
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/gsad/mr.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/gsad/mm.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/91.jpg

Another would be a norinco BWK-92. 5.56. Some are angle cut and some straight cut in the rear.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/DSC09686.jpg

Q
04-11-2009, 7:07 PM
My buddy has a Cal. Registered Norinco MAK-90. BEAUTIFUL rifle, always a joy to shoot.

BTW - Are the receivers stamped or milled with Norinco MAK-90s?

milled mak 90's are more rare..

bohoki
04-11-2009, 7:11 PM
milled mak 90's are more rare..

yea most of them got the nhm-90 name

there are even mak 90s with the underfolder trunions but came in with the thubhole

gunsmithcats
04-12-2009, 9:14 AM
if its a straight up mak 90, no dice sir, one of the few banned by name
Yes they are great rifles, but holy crap the trigger sucks. I need to change out the trigger on mine.

hawaii five-0
04-12-2009, 9:59 AM
Can't he just change the receiver and add a few U.S parts to make it compliant?

Amacias805
04-12-2009, 12:34 PM
Can't he just change the receiver and add a few U.S parts to make it compliant?

i guess he can. but he could probably buy one of the listed legal clones easier

bwiese
04-12-2009, 2:26 PM
Looks like we're getting spurts of incorrect info above.

1. Norinco MAK-90 rifles are banned in the Kasler list (11 CCR 5499).

2. Generally speaking, no characteristic features can be tweaked on a 'named AW' to make it a CA-legal non-AW.

Tillers_Rule
04-12-2009, 4:00 PM
OK, thanks for the replies guys. Guess what I should be asking now is, what can I to get a rifle that closely resembles a Mak 90? AK with a pistol grip stock? Can I get a stock like that for AR's? Guess the stock is what I like so much about those guns.

socomIInato
04-12-2009, 4:36 PM
it`s all in the name on reciever! check AW list. if it listed you can`t have it.

Gator Monroe
04-12-2009, 4:41 PM
If I had only one gun for the rest of my life it would be a MAK 90 !:thumbsup:

hawaii five-0
04-12-2009, 5:11 PM
I'm not talking about"tweaking a few characteristic features".If he installs a new receiver and the 922 parts,he is good to go,right?New receiver = not on list.It's a few hundred bucks,but if he has the gun and can't use it,why not.

dmckean44
04-12-2009, 5:33 PM
I'm not sure that the MAK-90/91s were built to the same specs as other AKs. I seem to remember that they're machined out of thicker sheet metal.

But theres plenty of other AK options for you in this state. Unfortunately, shops in San Diego seem to still be a little AK phobic. I would check out cold war shooters at the next gun show in Del Mar.

AJAX22
04-12-2009, 6:26 PM
PRKarms had a gorgeous MAK91 up for sale a little while ago, it may still be available (not cheap, but in truly immaculate condition)

Here's a link to the sale thread.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=166063