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Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« on: August 20, 2020, 03:13:35 PM »
Picked up a Norinco AK Hunter not to long ago, then managed to find one of the original mounts for it. Ironically it was US made! Also found scope that is pretty much exactly the same as the type 86 scope found on the Farmer's Friend rifle with just some different markings. Ended up looking pretty good I think!














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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 03:54:45 PM »
Good stuff! Teddy you were in military, correct? If so were you a sniper? You have an affection for scopes it seems. Just wondering. Or do you just live where you can shoot far? I think it's cool, no judgement, just curiosity.

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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2020, 04:00:35 PM »
No I am not former military, I live in Northeast WI (Hopefully to be up 15 minutes from lake Superior Soon!). Unless you are hunting farmland you can only shoot about 50 yards max before you loose visibility. Having a scope makes it easier to decipher fur from brush and branch though ;)

Im really just drawn to the flavor of obscure and retro scopes/guns from the 50s up till the early 2000s. Couldnt give anyone a good reason why, not even myself haha.
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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2020, 04:28:55 PM »
OK, wrong wrong and wrong!  chuckles1

OK, I think its great your into something different. I just thought military was the reason behind it. I know who to contact if I see some off the wall scopes.

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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 01:17:51 AM »
Hey Teddy,

Is the Hunter's receiver already drilled and tapped for the mount? I've never held one so, just curious.

Looks really good, btw! The trigger on the Hunter looks so different. Are the internals a lot different than a standard Kalashnikov?

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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 08:14:58 AM »
Sorry for the late reply. There were two types of Hunters imported back in the day. The ones with a more traditional AKM rear sight came drilled and tapped from the factory. There were two kinds of scope setups. Ironically the mount I have is an American made aftermarket one, while the original one is a cheaper chinsier version of a commercial m14 like scope setup. The other type of hunter imported had the rear sight on the back of the dust cover. The FCG is pretty similar to your standard AKM setup, its position just requires that goofy trigger (designed really to lift up instead of pull).
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Re: Norinco Hunter with type 86 (like Farmer's Friend) scope.
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 09:31:34 PM »
Here's a pic of my Hunter showing the scope mount holes. Picked this one up in 2016, $350. Even came with a cheesy Promag.