Value of an arabic kit on NDS receiver?
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    Value of an arabic kit on NDS receiver?

    I have the opportunity to pick up an Arabic Egyptian AK that was built (unknown by whom) on a NDS receiver. Numbers do not match, overall the rifle looks good. I'll try to get some pics. What's the range of these these days? They used to be on the lower end, I remember, but now with people paying $800 for WASRs, I'm just not sure.

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    Thanks.

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    Waiting on detailed pics.

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    Sum of it's parts if you want to be safe.. so if it's original barrel add whatever that is plus the cost of a mismatched kit and an economy NDS receiver. its worth less if it's a US barrel.

    Without doing any research I'd put it at around 500 to 600. Non century blasters can still be had for around that at Atlantic or PSA. Sure they're not the best but it's an entry level baseline.
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    I'm not sure why the pics aren't working right, but I tried it again.
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    500 on that receiver. 1000+ on a ReCreator receiver.

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    What is Arabic marked. Not the sight leaf. Is the RSB, front trunion, or the cover can't get the pictures to work. Furniture sets are pretty expensive these days though. Kind of looks like a pulled Romanian barrel maybe?

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    I would put it at $640-$665.
    Barrel appears milspec but likely is Romanian vs Egyptian.
    Mismatched numbers a bit of a devalue.
    NDS receiver is durable but there are more authentically marked Childers and others.

    I see it is offered currently at a considerably higher price.

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    Yes, quite a bit higher than your estimate. I have a kit like this (but with the proper rear sight and I THINK the original barrel, if my memory serves me) and I know it's valuable so I wondered if this mismatched rifle would be. Apparently not.
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    The other options are a Maadi ARM etc., is maybe $700-$750.
    With an Egyptian receiver and matching parts

    Though an import most often takes more $$ for conversion it is still more desirable.
    A kit build seldom sells for an import price.

    Both being equal functionally in most cases.

    As noted a Childers receiver with Arabic selector Mark's and matching serial would bump the kit build price a good bit.

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    Curse of the kits. They are worth more as part kits and accompanying parts.
    selling a built kit you'll often lose the money you spent building it.

 

 

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