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    Posted: 06 June 2018 at 10:20
20 years ago AK rifles were everywhere, and low cost.

Today I seldom see an AK at the range or for sale.

Did the mil surplus/used market dry up?

Is the fad over?
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A fad that was quickly discovered to be over rated.
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There were a lot of surplus SKS's at reasonable prices, those have dried up. You could, at one time get decent SKS, under $100, they bring triple that now. They could be more accurate than AK and were always semi-auto, though if left dirty, were prone to slamfiring. Some used modified 30rd mags for them, they were designed to be fed with 10rd stripper clips.

Since mil-spec AKs, have always been autos, there never was surplus/used supply. The import AKs, you're likely referring too, were mfg as semi-auto and couldn't be readily converted to auto and were addressed, before the Clinton bann, even now they have to meet US made parts count. Just like the AR15, isn't a surplus M16 or M4 and can't be readily converted to one.

You can still find "AKs", mostly newly "made in US" by Century or a few others. Very few are sold used and since cheap surplus 7.62X39 ammo has been long gone, demand is way down.

Cheap ARs and cheap ammo for them, has replaced most demand for AKs, which were never very accurate.
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During the Klinton ban they converted many AK's to MAK-90's. I think all they did was put a thumbhole stock on them to make them legal to import. 

I had one. It wasn't very accurate at all. I later traded it off and got an AR. The AR is a lot more accurate and I haven't had trouble with it jamming. 

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Section 922 (r) parts count is what matters, no more than 10 import parts are allowed.
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