Originally Posted by zkovach
My buddy is looking at an egyptian ak-47 maadi. It is the sporterized version with a thumbhole stock. he asked me how they stack up to wasr or the regular russia ak-47. Is this a decent gun? any reviews would be great. what should it cost in very good conditition.
I would rate the old Maadi's way above a WASR. They were available in the debanned thumbhole configuration along with the MAK's back in the day. They are far below an Ismash AK. There were issues with loose FSB's back in the day, but overall they are functional rifles. I would buy a MAK-90 before I would buy a Maadi. If the price is right, go ahead and get one.