I have a Polytech AK-47S pre-ban model I bought brand new in 1987 or so. It is the fixed stock, dark furniture milled receiver model with the short barrel as opposed to the National Match long barrel version. IIRC I paid under $500 for it, again, brand new. The model I have was designed to replicate the Vietnam era AK-47 in terms of the furniture, bayonet, flash hider, etc. It has been an excellent AK and I still really enjoy shooting it. It has NEVER had any malfunction of any kind.Of all the AK's I've shot, the most consistent and accurate is the Chinese Polytech Legend AK-47S. It has a match grade barrel and milled receiver with excellent finish work. Of course, it also has a match grade price: 50 new and 00 used. Part of the huge price is the fact that they were banned by import by Bill Clinton after the Chinese tried to smuggle 2000 full auto guns into California and were busted by the ATF. After that, the price skyrocketed.