Re: egyptian ak-47 maadi
The Egyptian MAADI AK47 pre'98 imports are second only to the PolyTech Legend in durability and pattern. They were made on Russian tooling to AK standard pattern (meaning all surplus parts interchange) by military personnel in military arsenals.
The MAADI is the AKM version of the Russian AK47.
The PolyTech Legend is the AKS version of the Russian AK47
PolyTechs are king of all AK's one step below a genuine 1950 Russian original AK47.
The Chinese MAK90's of pre-'98 import are also quality AK's like the Egyptian MAADI of same era. Don't mistake the Misr10 (takes only single stack mags) or Misr90 (Chinese&Maadi put together Frankenstein rifles) for the complete Chinese MAK90's. Only problem with the MAK90's is the slanted receiver.
The three rifles mentioned above were manufactured by military personnel in military arsenals of said countries.
All, and I mean ALL current imports today are INFERIOR to the rifles mentioned above. The either have some or all of these problems below:
NON Standard AK pattern- meaning surplus parts are not interchangeable
Made by civilians
Rifles are from kits that are put together by weekend garage armorers
Inferior magazine lock-up due to missing dimples in receiver
Modified to appear AK pattern from a completely different design such as single stack mags or trigger placement.
Downright dangerous workmanship-risk to safety when shooting
You want an AK47? Then pay the bucks for a PolyTech, MAADI, or MAK90 from pre-'98.
Last edited by Jim88; 06-12-2012 at 11:10 AM..