Evil furniture for Bulgarian AKs


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El Tejon
November 8, 2006, 07:05 PM
Cleaning out the armory at the Alcazar del Tejon and I came across three Bulgarian thumbholes AKs that come in circa '97. I bought them and kept them greased up in their boxes.

Where can I buy eeevil furniture to replace my Dodd-Kennedy stocks.?

TIA.:)

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GTSteve03
November 8, 2006, 07:16 PM
Ironwood (http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/index.html) for your traditional style AK furniture.

K-VAR (http://www.k-var.com/shop/) for your evil black polymer stocks.

I have the K-VAR buttstock and new pistol grip on my Saiga and I love it. High quality stuff. :cool:

Dave Markowitz
November 8, 2006, 08:44 PM
Ditto on K-Var. They have furniture for both stamped and milled guns, and it's very high quality. It's the same stuff that the Arsenal, Inc. guns come from the factory with now.

beerslurpy
November 8, 2006, 09:09 PM
Ace Ltd makes the most evil furniture IMO.

El Tejon
November 14, 2006, 07:59 PM
AAHHHH! Why doesn't K-VAR pick up their phone!?!?! No voice mail on a business line? A business line? AAAHHH! I e-mail them and no e-mail response, nothing. AAAAHHHH, the gun business just drives me insane!!!

This complete unwillingness to do business that is so common in the gun business just drives me batty. The same people who never pick up their phones whine about a lack of business. Puts me around the bend everytime.

In summary, AAAAAHHHHH!

Foxtrot427
November 14, 2006, 08:54 PM
This thing looks slick. Anyone have it?

http://www.k-var.com/shop/product.php?productid=16712&cat=251&page=1

KaceCoyote
November 14, 2006, 11:30 PM
they're like many other internet companies. Run by 2-3 guys at the most. They're polite, but not always there. Give them a little time dude chill the hell out.

db_tanker
November 15, 2006, 06:47 AM
Most AK's that I have seen with the K-var dressings look very tasty. :)


And El Tejon...you really shouldn't emulate DV like that, bro. :evil:


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El Tejon
November 15, 2006, 08:03 AM
DV? Who is DV?

In addition, AAAHHH, the gun business drives me insane. In conclusion, AAAAHHHH!:banghead:

El Tejon
November 15, 2006, 11:34 AM
HAH! I got through and placed an order. Huzzah! Rally, boys, rally.:D

Sending out a money order today for three stock sets. They were out of the funky red and green ones. Oh, well, I did order red pistol grips, just to be different.:D

KaceCoyote
November 15, 2006, 03:53 PM
Told you dude. Its a small business dont flip the hell out.

db_tanker
November 15, 2006, 03:56 PM
DV....

Darth Vader. :) lol


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El Tejon
November 15, 2006, 04:15 PM
db, your lack of faith in The Badger disturbs me.:evil:

Kace, but, but I flip out really well.:neener: :D Hah, just for that I will tempt you with photos of my re-furnitured Bulgarians. Double hah!:cool: :D

Will Learn
November 15, 2006, 05:44 PM
I have plum furniture from KVAR on my AK103 and couldn't be happier.

db_tanker
November 15, 2006, 07:20 PM
Good Lord lets not start movie quotes. :) lol

El Tejon IS here...his furniture is with him... :cool:



Back on subject, however...how much does the evil black furniture goes for?

And how much "fitting" is required? Friend has a few AK kits and I figured it might be a good Christmas present...

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MisterPX
November 16, 2006, 05:50 AM
Don't forget to purchase and install enough US made parts into your AK's so you can legally put the pistol grips furniture on.

Thin Black Line
November 16, 2006, 08:12 AM
Don't forget to purchase and install enough US made parts into your AK's so you can legally put the pistol grips furniture on.

A 3 piece fcg should take care of that.....

El Tejon
December 5, 2006, 12:51 PM
HOOZAH! My eeevil furniture came today from K-Var. Now I can rule the universe and make Sarah Brady cry by discarding my good, ATF-approved thumbholes for the cause of ALL EVIL known to man--an evil black carbine stock--BWWAAAHHH! Now my evil-clad Bulgarians can rise like a sleeping Dragon of Death from my armory floor to devastate the Midwest and beyond!

Gentlemen, to evil!:evil:

[Well, O.K., the carbine are just going to sit in one of my safes and do nothing but they will be eeevil while they are doing nothing!]

Gewehr98
December 5, 2006, 05:17 PM
My Bulgarian SLR-95 got an appropriate facelift, with proper internals to make the 10-of-20 rule. The AR-15 grip came from Ace, LTD - it fit my meathooks a bit better.

http://mauser98.com/aksmall.jpg

Mannlicher
December 5, 2006, 08:25 PM
I am down to just one AK now, a Bulgarian SA 93 with the blond wood thumbhole stock. The rifle sits in the back of a safe, and has not been out in probably three years. The crappy looking stock works ok, and I most likely will just leave it like that.

El Tejon
December 5, 2006, 09:15 PM
Nuts! They sent me the wrong stocks! Man, I didn't even see that in the office.:banghead:

Man, oh, well, price I pay for attempting to do business with the gun business. To repeat my earlier statement, AAAAAHHHHH!

Why don't they ever do things right, the first time, in the gun bidness? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

El Tejon
December 7, 2006, 06:02 PM
AAAAHHHH! Apparently it is the right stock, but I have the wrong receiver. El Tejon + working on guns = hours of entertainment for Internet gun nuts.

Apparently all of my SLR-95s need to be machined to accept the eeevil furniture (some bottom tang on the receiver itself). Leave it to El Tejon to buy all the guns that need more work at that gun show in Indianapolis back in '97 (or whenever I bought them). I am nothing short of an idiot.:o

I spoke with a very nice man in Wynadotte, Oklahoma who will be machining them for me. Off to UPS over lunch on Friday.

Yes, this is how it should work! Someone else does the tricky, sweaty stuff and I write the checks!:cool: :D

For your ejamakashun, see Mike at The Firing Line in Oklahoma: http://www.firinglineoklahoma.com/

I promise to post pics when he gets them done.:)

Gewehr98
December 8, 2006, 12:01 AM
And simply glassed-in the buttstock extension into the rear of the receiver, and the whole thing is perfectly solid. The top tang and screw kept it all located nicely until the glass/epoxy set. All there is showing now is a slight indentation in the bottom of the buttstock nearest the receiver where the additional lower tang could have been mounted. No big deal. ;)

El Tejon
December 8, 2006, 08:11 AM
G98, did your SLR-95 need machining of the receiver? (I know you just ignored it and glassed over, but just curious).

Gewehr98
December 8, 2006, 01:21 PM
So had I used the lower tang I would have had to drill the receiver bottom for the rivets, and probably relieve a smidgen for the thickness of the tang.

I'd already had a SoupBowl Enterprises walnut stock attached to the rifle, and it used a wood screw and washer assembly to tighten the buttstock into the receiver tail. So when I inserted the K-Var synthetic buttstock into the receiver and tightened the top tang screw, it dawned on me that I merely needed to fix the nose of the stock into the receiver via a similar method. There was a lot of room around the stock's nose as it fit into the receiver, so I pulled out my favorite bedding compound (Devcon Steel) and did my neatest bedding job between the buttstock nose and receiver walls.

Had I been thinking longer, I would've put a dollop of Devcon in the lower tang channel of the stock, then Scotch taped it flush to harden. Afterwards, all I would've had to do is remove the tape, smooth it a hair, and use a black magic marker to match the stock color. I may still do that, but the tang channel really doesn't bother me.

As for strength, it looks good and won't wobble - ever. Then again, I'll have a real fun time removing the darned thing now that it's bedded. ;)

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