i am guessing that the reason the night sights are not in the box is due to the fact that they are radioactive=that is what makes them glow in the dark,
i had the same thing happen to a deuce and a half i bought from a govenment sales auction
i went to pick it up and the instrument cluster was missing due to this same fact
There is also a brand of South African made pistols that are delivered with tritium sights.
Being that these boxes have been sealed for a long time I don't believe anything was removed to make them importable.
Got two more being delivered tomorrow, so if anybody has spare sealing wires & seals; I will check to see if the elusive #47 is inside! I did get two sets with my Tantal kit years ago, so it is not a big deal to me if they are just standard sights in the boxes. The rest of the parts, since I have a pile of parts kits to rebuild, is the thing I am after, except for storage of some of the best armours kits for future use!
Two more boxes from APEX :
481 sealed 12-1990
490 sealed 12-1990
I just got mine last night #521 sealed 6/30/1989r no number 47. All of the parts looked brand new, I did recive a few with rust on them though.
For a few days last week we were receiving semi-truck loads of more parts, magazines, kits, mounts, etc. During all the moving around of existing product we noted a box on a pallet that had what appeared to be Polish AKMS Armorers kits. The Warehouse Manager was consulted and it was discovered that these were kits that were not sold previously due to one of two problems. Most exhibit obvious signs of water exposure/damage and a few had shattered wooden boxes. These Armorers kits were awaiting a time when the warehouse crew could break them down, examine the components and sort them into the parts bins to be sold as individual AK parts.
I have persuaded Jeff to let me offer the water damaged Polish Armorers kits to the forum members who may have missed the chance to buy one of these when we had them in stock.
These water damaged kits still have the wire seal intact and have never been opened, so we have no idea as to the condition of the parts contained inside.
These water damaged Polish Armorers kits are sold "AS IS" with no returns or exchanges.
We now have less than 30 of these kits available.
Price is $125 for each kit plus the shipping.
These will not be listed on the web site and can only be purchased by calling the office/Order Line during business hours.
Do you still have any of the Polish AKMS New Armorers Kits left?