North Korean Type 58 Machine Gun – Estimate: $35,000-$45,000
North Korean Type 58 Machine Gun (Morphy Auctions) This AK-style machine gun is a bit of a unicorn. There are very few examples in the US that are able to be owned legally. How, then, did this one come to be stateside? Well, it was originally a cut gun. Someone took great care to reweld, refinish, and register this machine gun. The job is so well done that you can really only notice it from the outside if you’re looking for it.
Among collectors, the North Korean folding stock Type 58 is among the rarest and most sought after of all the AK variants. Adding to its appeal, the gun has visible matching numbers on the forend, receiver, bolt, and mainspring guide rod. The Korean star within circle proof, model markings, serial number, and selector markings are all there, too, and in excellent condition. This is the only one I’ve handled.
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