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I have a NIB 1986 Norinco Ak47. The left side of the reciever is stamped 3-1986 Norinco AKS 47. I am assuming the "S" is for semi auto only...which the weapon is. I hear people talk about the Norinco type 56 being a pre -ban. Talking with some gun show people this weapon is "pre-ban" as well. What is the difference? Any ideas what my Ak would be worth? Thanks in advance. TP
 

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the diffirence is it was imported before the 1994 AWB thats all pre-ban means as for what it's worth, chinese preban Ak's seem to always be marked up beyound the competition $1000+, for one new in the box i would say $1200 is the starting price, however right now there is some quite excellent Kalashnikovs coming on the market namely the MOLOT vepr series and ofcorse the russian saiga and romainian varients are all competeing for market share which in turn drives prices down.
 

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I have a NIB 1986 Norinco Ak47. The left side of the reciever is stamped 3-1986 Norinco AKS 47. I am assuming the "S" is for semi auto only...which the weapon is. I hear people talk about the Norinco type 56 being a pre -ban. Talking with some gun show people this weapon is "pre-ban" as well. What is the difference? Any ideas what my Ak would be worth? Thanks in advance. TP
The Norincos are the Great AKs!! If its new in the Box, I figure at least a grand!!
 
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or close to a grand!!!
 
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The AK-47S moniker from Norinco means that it is a Pre-1989 Ban AK. Norinco went with the NHM 90/91 and MAK-90 designations (thumb hole grip)after the ban commenced to get around the legislative language in the Act.

Average price $1000-1200 nowadays.

Good rifles, hold on to it.
 

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I have a NIB 1986 Norinco Ak47. The left side of the reciever is stamped 3-1986 Norinco AKS 47. I am assuming the "S" is for semi auto only...which the weapon is. I hear people talk about the Norinco type 56 being a pre -ban. Talking with some gun show people this weapon is "pre-ban" as well. What is the difference? Any ideas what my Ak would be worth? Thanks in advance. TP
Being Pre-Ban grandfathered it from the restrictions of the ban. The ban was allowed to sunset when George W. Bush came to office. There are import restrictions and Norinco cannot import military style weapons any more (What disappoints me is the $500.00 M-1A clones they can buy in Canada but we can't get here any more).

Pre-Ban in your case just basically says the piece was imported before both bans (the Clinton era ban and the import ban that followed)
 

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Quick search found that the 'S' stands for sporter, designating it as semi only basically for the US market. I have a norinco that's stamped as a type 56, bought it in 91 sounds right. At some point they stopped stamping type 56 and started with MAK-90. Friend has a MAK-90 his was bought after 94 when the ban took effect.

Isn't there some rule about the MAK-90 being post ban you can't change the stock from thumb hole to regular style. And I'm pretty sure my friends the end of the barrel isnt threaded, where mine is. His doesn't look like it ever had a bayonet lug, mine its pretty clear where they ground it off.
 

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Thanks guys, that helped a lot! I'm not interested in selling , but I was curious to how much it was worth. I am keeping it as my shtf go to gun or as a family heirloom. It has a threaded muzzle with that slant shaped " thingy" on the end. Would it be legal to add a AK74 muzzle brake/ flash hider? TP
 

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Thanks guys, that helped a lot! I'm not interested in selling , but I was curious to how much it was worth. I am keeping it as my shtf go to gun or as a family heirloom. It has a threaded muzzle with that slant shaped " thingy" on the end. Would it be legal to add a AK74 muzzle brake/ flash hider? TP
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If it has one on it a different one wouldn't be an issue. I had one of the 74 style on mine but couple issues before you buy one. First makes it pretty loud, 2nd it adds length over the slant brake, which works fine, and 3 you can't get the cleaning rod out with it on.
 

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Keep it original

Thanks guys, that helped a lot! I'm not interested in selling , but I was curious to how much it was worth. I am keeping it as my shtf go to gun or as a family heirloom. It has a threaded muzzle with that slant shaped " thingy" on the end. Would it be legal to add a AK74 muzzle brake/ flash hider? TP
You decrease the value of the gun by adding on stuff that is not original. Leave on the slant brake. A different muzzle brake does little for the gun's performance. GB
 
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