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Post by rdinak on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:14 pm

Ok I see Polytech Legends on Gunbroker from 1700-2500+. No one is bidding on them...

What is a real world price for the original milled receiver Polytech Legend? 7.62x39

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Caleb C on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:19 pm

Two grand for an AK? Am I missing something here? Why spend that much on an AK?

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by §ºµ†hè®ñ_ߺý on Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:39 pm

Man, even at the shows, I've seen'em running $1,500 and up. Most of the ones I've seen in past years at the shows are not in good condition. Never saw a PolyTech Legend for any cheaper, because if I did, I'd own it! I've been looking for one for some time now.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Stonewall on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:38 pm

Legit, these days, $1100 - $1500.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by teirst on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:09 am

1200-1500

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by captain-03 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:40 am

These are some might fine AKs -- as I have heard and read about. Seems that $1100 - $1500 is about normal if you want one ...

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Xd357 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:43 am

Ouch!! For an ak??

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Stonewall on Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:55 pm

Xd357 wrote:Ouch!! For an ak??

They were as close to a "real" AK as you could get, lacking only the "happy hole".

It's a collectors thing ................

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Rbelote on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:37 pm

they got customs that go way higher. THey are that high because they are true aks not century junk.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by 1985 4runner on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:14 pm

Stonewall wrote:
Xd357 wrote:Ouch!! For an ak??

They were as close to a "real" AK as you could get, lacking only the "happy hole".

It's a collectors thing ................


I understand, but I see it like someone who collects a Lexus versus a "real" Luxury car, (Mercedes).


I own two Chinese Maks (Norinco), and for the price I'd take a safe full of them over a Polytech or two...


It's not just a Polytech thing, I'd love to have a Polytech M14. I also own Chinese optics, I love my Primary Arms red dot...

I just see Chinese goods for what they are, cheap copies of the real thing.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by Stonewall on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:56 pm

1985 4runner wrote:
Stonewall wrote:
Xd357 wrote:Ouch!! For an ak??

They were as close to a "real" AK as you could get, lacking only the "happy hole".

It's a collectors thing ................


I understand, but I see it like someone who collects a Lexus versus a "real" Luxury car, (Mercedes).


I own two Chinese Maks (Norinco), and for the price I'd take a safe full of them over a Polytech or two...


It's not just a Polytech thing, I'd love to have a Polytech M14. I also own Chinese optics, I love my Primary Arms red dot...

I just see Chinese goods for what they are, cheap copies of the real thing.

Right. A Chinese MAK90 or Polytech is no more a "cheap copy of the real thing" than is a Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, East German, Yugoslavian, or Hungarian variant of an AKM or AK47. So, what is your point?

Both the variants marketed here as "Norinco's" and those marketed as "Polytech's" are higher quality firearms than just about any other AKM/AK47 variant we in this country have access to, including the overpriced ones offered by Arsenal USA. How does that make them cheap copies?

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by 1985 4runner on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:05 am

My point is my $80 Chinese Primary Arms micro dot is a Chinese copy of a $600 Aimpoint micro dot.
Similarly, a Polytech AK-47/S is a Chinese copy, (version, variant, or whatever term you choose to use) of a Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle, 1947 Model.

Beyond that, I honestly don't know how to make it any simpler than that. I'm I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected.

My first post may have gotten a bit off topic, but I think the "real world price" on a polytech is inflated, (but this includes lots of other firearms as well).
The Kalashnikov is a soldiers weapon. A peasant's weapon, a working man's weapon. It should be in the realm of affordability, which the Polytech (at least here & now) is not.





Yes, I'd love to own one, but at $1200-$1500+ that isn't going to happen.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by teirst on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:41 am

I believe the biggest factor that effects their price is the fact that they can no long be imported. Anything that can attach "pre-ban" normally pulls a premium.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by usssaump on Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:34 am

The last two I seen come thru the gun shows people were wanting $2500.00 for them, and they left with them.

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Polytech value

Post by polytech67 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:15 pm

I normally do not chime in on these strings, but I feel compelled. Seems like many of the Polytech posters are either a) misinformed or b) too young to have lived through the AK ban years. I bought my first AK in 1987. A Norinco stamper that was a decent weapon. I have owned Norincos, Maadi's, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polytech, Polytech Legends, several Norinco clones, and various oddities (Valmet, Galil). I have fired several other AKs and have studied these weapons for years (ballistics, reliability, accuracy, value, and ergonomics). The Polytech Legends are hands down the best, for several reasons:

1) Milled construction
2) 'Most' wear components are chromed
3) Forged components were needed
4) stamped parts where weight reduction will not sacrifice reliability
5) 'length of pull' fits most US shooters (big farm boys)
6) reliability / dependability
7) accuracy
Cool Polytech mags have chromed followers (big plus in wet environments)

Some experience I have gained over the years:
1) NEVER buy a parts guy - avoid frankenstein guns built from a mix-match of parts (they are unreliable with questionable safety)
2) Older guns are better - period. They are better quality - period.
3) You will not be able to carry a 'safe full' of MAK90's in hopes that you can borrow parts from one to keep another functional (by the way, youngsters, an MAK90 is not a pre-ban). The day I put an MAK90 in my collection will be the day I trade my dog in for a cat.

I have jammed Norincos in field tests, in fact, I have jammed every AK with the exception of the Polytechs, Hungarian Pre-ban, and the Polytech Legends. I have tested the receivers and bolts after being dropped in sand, mud, snow and ice, and various debris. The Polytechs and Hungarians (pre-bans) will continue to eat a steady diet of any ammo with the debris mentioned above. I really like the Norinco 84S (in 223) because it is fun to shoot, but it has proven unreliable. Keep in mind, that Mr. Kalashnikov designed the rifle around the M43 round (7.62x39). I have owned AKs in 223 and 308, but if you want reliability, stick to 7.62x39.

If you can get a Polytech or Polytech Legend for $1500-$2000, buy it -- it will be the last AK you will ever need (only after having it examined by a reputable gun smith ). I would not trade one Polytech Legend for 20 parts guns. If you have doubts after you buy a Polytech, start purchasing springs and other parts that may fail. That way, in the field, you will have spare parts in the event that something should fail.

My thoughts -- take it or leave it.

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Re: Real World price check on Polytech Legend

Post by surehuntsalot on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:56 am

Polytech is the only AK worth owning

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