I saw, handled the very same model ( but i do not recall the importer) 1n 1986 at a gunshop near my house. I got the akm/47s underfolder made by norinco, and imported by sile in new jersey.
I rember all the ads in sgn. som many varieties,makes, and models. at one time, just before the 89 halt on impotation, i could name at least 17 different versions from 5 countries. in 1989 just as i got my FFL bush 41 issued a ban on most ebws. that dick move forced me to cancel my first choice of the hungarian ak. ( i can't recall if i wanted the folder or the fixed).
but i had agreat issue od Soldier of Fortune listing the top ak's. number one was the poly tech legemd, as it was the closest thing to the russian original. by the time i got my order in prices had jumped 200 bucks. i paid 605 shipped . still the most i ever paid for any gun i own.
( back in 85-89 most chinese ak's were around 275 w/3 mags and bayonet and sling, not to rub it in.) still have both the norinco and the poly. i never shot the poly. i have it put awaywith the mags baynet manual, and warrenty card. where the poly is worth to much to shhot now, i still use the norinco. it is a very good gun. i have never had a problem with the stock.
thanks for the pics. and the trip down memmory lane.
i to like the slabside mags. but reallly wanted the 30 rd orange maggs. back the they were 12.95. but i figured i coould get them anytime. well, the last ione i saw at a gun show was 10 years ago, they wanted 125 bucks. i was buying east german mags for 4 dollars each.... 6 bucks each for niw...
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