Pricing is as good as I have seen since panic. Don't know how long these will last. Apex said any AK part sets are being grabbed up fast.Good looking kit though. I'm starting the fight to demill the M70B1 I got from them, I'd still like to get one of these down the road.
I remember reading a discussion before about the colors of the PG's. I believe it said the Romanians switched from the maroon color later in production to the orangish like the Poles, but the inverted checkering on the grips didn't change, that's how you can tell the difference between them. The diamonds pattern on the Romanians are sunk, Poles aren't.
Looks like an arsenal revamping took place after '89 when the new administration came into power. New looks and a few deletes..
Later Romanian AKM's like the model Md86., Md90 and Md97 were all the amber colored pistol grip and lighter wood furniture. Md90 had no arsenal marked trunnion.
I thought the S, A, R selector marks were export vs the S, FA, FF for domestic military until the Md97 with burst., 1, 3 infinity ????.
I think it is pretty safe to say that most every Md90 Romanian kit in the US was sourced from the Balkans and of those I bet most were specifically from Croatia. They were made in Romanian and ended up in Croatia during their Homeland War.I was looking closer at the pistol grip from my kit today and found that "Dominko" was carved upside down near the top. I searched the name and found it to be a Croatian male's first name...so these must have been exported right?
I have an M70 kit that was in the middle of it for sure. Rough with lots of trench art and 90210 stickers. Those war veteran kits are some of the coolest! These Md90 kits seem to be in pretty good shape though...I'm very pleased with mineI think it is pretty safe to say that most every Md90 Romanian kit in the US was sourced from the Balkans and of those I bet most were specifically from Croatia. They were made in Romanian and ended up in Croatia during their Homeland War.
A LOT of the AK kits in the US are from that conflict.