The Egyptian Maadi, specifically the Steyr imported ARM, has always been one of the better examples of imported AKM pattern rifles. These rifles are built on Russian-made tooling by Russian-trained technicians and workers. Back in the ’80s and ’90s, it was as close as you could get to an actual Russian-made AKM. Unfortunately, only a couple thousand of the fixed stock model ARM and even less (some say only 50) of the “Crutch” style folding stock models were imported.
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According to the Atlantic Firearms Website:
The Egyptian Maadi AKM Crutch is one of the most popular variants of the AK-47 ever produced. All components found in the Egyptian Maadi AKM parts kit were manufactured by the Maadi Company for Engineering Industries in Cairo, Egypt and are believed to be on par with those produced in Russia. Maadi Arsenal AKM Parts Kits are coveted AK 47 rifle parts kits by builders and collectors alike. These kits are the real deal and you are able to purchase these kits with no FFL license as they are not a complete firearm and can be sent directly to you. Great for collecting or your next semi auto home built rifle. Get yours while supplies last as all AK47 kits are becoming more expensive and hard to find, especially Egyptians. These kits are torch cut and include all the original parts. Years of manufacture will vary. Parts Kits are in Very Good mechanical condition / Good cosmetic condition and will show signs of storage, shipping and possible light surface rust. No special requests.
To finish the kit build you will need to purchase a receiver, barrel, rivets, and possibly other small parts to complete this kit build. We can ship this kit directly to you and no FFL is needed. Please make sure you comply with any Local, State or Federal laws with your project. All parts kits are sent Signature required to guarantee delivery. FFL not required, this is not a complete firearm.
Due to demilling and shipping the kit, the wood stock set and metal parts may show dings, gouges, wear and scratches.
Egyptian Maadi Kit Specs and Features:
- Original Egyptian Maadi Company AKM Parts Kit
- Main parts match, trunnion, bolt, carrier and top cover
- Caliber 7.62x39mm
- Military Surplus
- Rated NRA Good or Better
- Very Good mechanical condition / Good cosmetic condition and will show signs of storage, shipping and possible light surface rust. No special requests.
- May be missing a small part/pin(s) from demilling
- May come with replacement pistol grip due to missing or damaged original pistol grip
- FFL Not Required, this is not a complete firearm
The Egyptian Maadi AKM build kits are available now from the Atlantic Firearms website with the fixed stock kit going for $1,129 and the Crutch folder kit for $1,199.95. Honestly, if we could just import the full rifles again that’d be pretty awesome. But I don’t see that happening any time soon.
What are your thoughts? Are you thinking of building one? Let us know in the comments below!
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