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    Team Guns Network Silver 04/2015 mrkalashnikov's Avatar

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    Lightbulb What Say Ye?

    Just came across this on Gunbroker: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/740835169

    I would love to have one of these but I'll have to pass on the price tag. I recall seeing one of these about 10 yrs ago in a shop by me. I think they were asking about $1300 then & I thought that was crazy. Supply & demand I guess.
    Nietzsche: From life's school of war: what does not kill me makes me stronger.

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    I had a Full stock PolyTech like that I bought used in the late 90's. I stripped it down and had a company convert it to a Krinkov (even changed the caliber to 5.45.
    Later I took the rest of the parts and built my own with folding stock just like what you see.

    The reason for taking a whole rifle and not just a new receiver was because it was during the ban and I wanted to keep it preban.

    I wouldn't spend that much on a semi auto AK.
    Think of the high-end rifle that you could buy for that money


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    Quote Originally Posted by BISHOP View Post
    Think of the high-end rifle that you could buy for that money
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    Yep. At this point in time if I was going to spend $$$ like that I would probably opt for a nice M14/M1A1 clone.
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    It is mind blowing what a federal ban on an constitutionally legal device has drive prices into crazy-land. With a fixed supply and a wildly growing hobby, what sat on the dealer's shelves in the late 1980s and early 1990s at a price of $250 plus or minus a couple are now into the "yougoddabekidding" range. Who would have predicted a near $1000 MAK-90? Now I wish I bought every $500 one I laughed at way back when not too long ago.

    Double folders both Poly Tech and non, and Poly Tech Legends have gotten really crazy lately and if a few years will we be kicking ourselves at not buying them at these crazy prices?

    Funny, just last night I was discussing this with a friend and I wondered if one day the bubble will burst, but figure with a fixed number in the land of shall not be infringed, and the freeze on Chinese AK imports not likely to go away, how high can these go???

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    The PolyTech Legend came out when I was 16-17 and I wanted one so bad as it was top of the line in looks and quality. But like most things couldn't afford it. Now at 47 and have the money, I still can't afford that price unless It was to be just an investment. This one specifically. Unfired.
    I have 5 other AKs to shoot including a milled variety, I could afford $550. back in 2000 for a SLR100.


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    "This item has SOLD."
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    WOW!


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    A fool and his money are soon parted. If somebody paid that price they truly are a fool. You could build two to three AR rifles or get a Match grade M1A.

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    If you're a collector with enough money than go for it. Otherwise build a facsimile using a Mak 90 and Chinese surplus parts.
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