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I recently purchased a MAK 90. I stripped and inspected it before purchase. There was little or no wear to the parts etc.. One thing I hadn't noticed that I found while cleaning, The piston has very slight play. It is side to side play , not in and out and slight. It will not screw in tighter (I tried). My son's Saiga is not like that. Is this normal on the Chinese gun? It fired well with no malfunctions.
Question #2 The barrel is not threaded , but I would like to put a muzzle break on it(74 style if possible). Are there any good pin on breaks for the MAK 90?
 

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Yes play in your gas piston is normal, the reason you cant tighten it down is because there is a pin in it.

You can thread the barrel your self i you can get ahold of a 14mm left hand die. That will only fit standard AK breaks, if you want a functional 74 break you will need an AK 100 series FSB attached to your rifle and I have no clue if the dimensions are the same. The true AK 74 break uses a 24mm RH thread.

Tapco makes a 74 style break but its kinda useless and does not have the expansion chamber, and you will need to have the barrel threaded with the 14mm LH threads. Aside from threading or having the barrel threaded the breaks are kinda limited to "cheap" after market upgrades.

If you have money to spare you might look into getting a chinese AK spiker FSB and having the barrel threaded with 14mm LH threads and just going the slant break route.
 

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I recently purchased a MAK 90. I stripped and inspected it before purchase. There was little or no wear to the parts etc.. One thing I hadn't noticed that I found while cleaning, The piston has very slight play. It is side to side play , not in and out and slight. It will not screw in tighter (I tried). My son's Saiga is not like that. Is this normal on the Chinese gun? It fired well with no malfunctions.
Question #2 The barrel is not threaded , but I would like to put a muzzle break on it(74 style if possible). Are there any good pin on breaks for the MAK 90?

C'mon now, you aren't a n00b. Pics or didn't happen!










please, please, please post some gun-porn :)
 

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Thanks for the reply. Yep, it's pinned. It is polished well enough I didn't see the pin. Slanted at the rear where the stock attaches . At least it appears so. Someone put a dragunov style stock on it. No rust at all though, and it appears to have been fired very little. Not as nicely finished as my son's saiga, but very functional. True, I'm not a Nooby poster, but I am barely functional with a computer. Forgive me , I grew up with slide rules and computers the size of a gym. I need instruction on how to post pictures.
 

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Those are not my guns :)

A Mak90 is blued while the Saiga is parkerized with a sprayed finish over that. Any blued gun is prone to rust.

Use photbucket to host your pictures its pretty easy. www.photobucket.com you will need to create an account though.
 

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You know, I said the receiver was slanted where the stock attaches. I'm not so sure now. The Dragunov stock slants. Is it possible to tell without taking the stock off? The stock is O.K., but I would prefer a regular pistol grip and adjustable stock.
 

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it would be hard to tell with out seeing pictures, you could take the dust cover off and look below the rear trunion.
 
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