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Nice rifle, but you can take it to the next level by cleaning the black paint off like said previously. Give the rifle a good wiping down and you could easily get $2750-$3000 for it. Put it on GB and you could possibly get more, but fees are gonna get you. Used good condition Chinese flatback mags are $35 and Polytech chrome followers are $150 thereabout. Just my opinion, hope this helps.
 

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Nice rifle, but you can take it to the next level by cleaning the black paint off like said previously. Give the rifle a good wiping down and you could easily get $2750-$3000 for it. Put it on GB and you could possibly get more, but fees are gonna get you. Used good condition Chinese flatback mags are $35 and Polytech chrome followers are $150 thereabout. Just my opinion, hope this helps.
What makes the chrome follower mags so expensive? I double checked what I have, 4 of the non chrome follower Chinese flat backs (with the made in China sticker) and 3 of the chrome follower magazines (7 total instead of 8 I thought I had)
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Now you went and did it! The package just increased with the mags not being plain jane flatbacks. The chrome follower polys are going anywhere from 80-120 eack with some asking more. The "made in china" flats 40 each-people pay extra for the stickes though I dont know why. The blueing looks very good on the weapon too.Its a highly desirable Kengs Import 56S-2!!! If you can clean off the black paint off, you got nothing to lose, it will bring $3K to $3.5K easily . You might try taking the panels/ grip and handguards off off and experimenting with diffrent methods too. Maybe soda blasting or just power washing the paint off. People put AK's, see ROBSKI, on youtube through some brutal torture tests. Thrown in mud puddles, water, sand. I dont think a power wash then a very, very thorough cleaning would hurt it much!!! Id remove the bolt/carrier first.GLWS
 

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What makes chrome follower mags so expensive? I bought them for like $10/ea a couple of years ago as part of the bulk sale with the rifle + other stuff
I'll do a bit more research into how to cleanly remove the paint. The $3k figure does seem enticing, but somehow seems a bit high just by a gut feeling (again I have close to zero knowledge about the chinese AK market, so maybe it really can fetch that number but I'm just used to buying WASRs and other low/mid tier AKs for like $1000 lol)
 

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What makes chrome follower mags so expensive? I bought them for like $10/ea a couple of years ago as part of the bulk sale with the rifle + other stuff
I'll do a bit more research into how to cleanly remove the paint. The $3k figure does seem enticing, but somehow seems a bit high just by a gut feeling (again I have close to zero knowledge about the chinese AK market, so maybe it really can fetch that number but I'm just used to buying WASRs and other low/mid tier AKs for like $1000 lol)
Chrome follower mags are Polytech mags. Just brings more of a premium as they came only w/ Polytech rifles. You could buy them separately though.
 

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I bought this Polytech DF many years off GB from a guy who was did private contact work in down in Columbia. While it was cool being painted, my OCD kicked in and I took about a week stripping it down back to its original finish….metal, wood and mags. I was shocked to see the condition of the bluing on the receiver, but it did have about 7 layers of paint, so I guess it was well protected. Overall, it turned out beautiful, but part of me wishes I would have left it like it was. Here’s a few before & after pics. Serial #0577 can be seen on the receiver cover of both.

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What makes chrome follower mags so expensive? I bought them for like $10/ea a couple of years ago as part of the bulk sale with the rifle + other stuff
I'll do a bit more research into how to cleanly remove the paint. The $3k figure does seem enticing, but somehow seems a bit high just by a gut feeling (again I have close to zero knowledge about the chinese AK market, so maybe it really can fetch that number but I'm just used to buying WASRs and other low/mid tier AKs for like $1000 lol)
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I bought this Pokytech DF many years off GB from a guy who was did private contact work in down in Columbia. While it was cool being painted, my OCD kicked in and I took about a week stripping it down back to its original finish….metal, wood and mags. I was shocked to see the condition of the bluing on the receiver, but it did have about 7 layers of paint, so I guess it was well protected. Overall, it turned out beautiful, but part of me wishes I would have left it like it was. Here’s a few before & after pics.

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That looks beautiful, both. BUT ORIGINAL YES
 

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Don’t remember seeing this in this thread, but Poly Tech mags have three witness holes in the spine, Norinco had one. Yes, chrome followers bring a premium even though Poly Tech (three hole) mags with black followers were more rare.
 

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Chromed followers have a following no pun intended. Why? Who the hell knows. KFS offered them, the followers, in the catalog way back when 1985. Anyone can have these chromed for a lot less. It’s just not a premium to those knowing. No big deal. I swapped out since they were just laying in a bag for years no make that decades. Never used go figure.
 

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Chromed followers have a following no pun intended. Why? Who the hell knows. KFS offered them, the followers, in the catalog way back when 1985. Anyone can have these chromed for a lot less. It’s just not a premium to those knowing. No big deal. I swapped out since they were just laying in a bag for years no make that decades. Never used go figure.
No No No, but they drilled 3 holes too! These are ultra valuable!!! JK!!!
 

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The Poly mags are also missing the cutout at the top to make room for for the full auto sear to sweep by. The Poly mags are non-military and were made for Keng's contract only so much rarer than the millions of Chinese military surplus out there..

The black paint can be forgiven because these rifles were an affordable novelty when they came out so customization was a given. Someone thought the red/orange looked gaudy so they fixed the issue with a rattle can. Who knew the salad days would end so soon and these things would skyrocket in value?

I would remove the stock set and start with the mildest paint remover (70% or 90% rubbing alcohol) and go from there. Use a small section to experiment on to see how the resin reacts so you don't ruin the whole stock. True Bakelite is very chemical resistant but Lord only knows what the "woven cloth reinforced phenolic resin" on your particular rifle really is or what it can tolerate. China is known to cut corners to save money, especially on exports. Don't use sandpaper or abrasives or you will dull the finish.
 

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The Poly mags are also missing the cutout at the top to make room for for the full auto sear to sweep by. The Poly mags are non-military and were made for Keng's contract only so much rarer than the millions of Chinese military surplus out there..

The black paint can be forgiven because these rifles were an affordable novelty when they came out so customization was a given. Someone thought the red/orange looked gaudy so they fixed the issue with a rattle can. Who knew the salad days would end so soon and these things would skyrocket in value?

I would remove the stock set and start with the mildest paint remover (70% or 90% rubbing alcohol) and go from there. Use a small section to experiment on to see how the resin reacts so you don't ruin the whole stock. True Bakelite is very chemical resistant but Lord only knows what the "woven cloth reinforced phenolic resin" on your particular rifle really is or what it can tolerate. China is known to cut corners to save money, especially on exports. Don't use sandpaper or abrasives or you will dull the finish.
Great point on abrasive material being used on the Bakelite. It will definitely dull it.
 

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Hi all,



I took suggestions from comments and DMs as to how to remove the paint. I used some Mineral Spirits paint thinner and it seemed to work fairly well.



Now I suppose to wrap up the discussion, I've included pics of what it looks like now as well as the mags I have with it (7 total instead of the 8 I thought I had). What's the general consensus on the value of the package as is for the rifle + 3 chrome follower flatbacks + 4 regular Chinese flatbacks (with the made in China stickers)? Also have 2 spam cans of corrosive Chinese ammo if that's even worth a damn (1 open and 1 sealed).
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