Bit by the AK bug


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halfacop
January 22, 2008, 01:35 PM
Well - here she is. I picked her up last weekend looking like this......

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/halfacop/DSC_0018.jpg

Obviously - I couldn't stand it. So I quickly did a strip job and threw a quick stain on it. Now at least its not an eyesore.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/halfacop/100_2403.jpg

I'm new to the AK platform - So I have some learning to do. Figured this little number would do the trick. I traded it for a shotgun that I had next to nothing into ($100.00), and it came with 180 rounds of ammo. Figure that was deal I could not pass up.

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aka108
January 22, 2008, 01:39 PM
More betta now.

strat81
January 22, 2008, 02:15 PM
Nice! All you need now is a pile of mags and a case of ammo.

AKs just look right with wood grain furniture.

Hoppy590
January 22, 2008, 02:21 PM
very nice. dimple mag well so its not a WASR10. i will guess Hungarian?

wdlsguy
January 22, 2008, 03:01 PM
That's a heck of a deal! Have you identified your rifle's 922(r) compliance parts?

http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=80

elmerfudd
January 22, 2008, 04:58 PM
Man, I can't believe you Bubbafied a genuine Crapastani stock set. Those were only intended as parade weapons for elite urban militias and tactical retail center protection teams and they are considered very rare. The collector value just went right down the drain.

jad0110
January 22, 2008, 05:08 PM
Man, I can't believe you Bubbafied a genuine Crapastani stock set. Those were only intended as parade weapons for elite urban militias and tactical retail center protection teams and they are considered very rare. The collector value just went right down the drain.

:D

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halfacop,

Nice find, and I like what you did with the furniture. I just joined the AK club myself, so welcome to the club!

Bones11b
January 22, 2008, 06:48 PM
Nice find, and nice job on the finish.

hank327
January 22, 2008, 07:15 PM
That blonde furniture with that funky pistol grip is definately Hungarian. That may be a pre-ban SA-85M made by FEG in Hungary. If so, it's one of the best AKM style variants ever brought into the country.

jdc1244
January 22, 2008, 07:31 PM
Looks great! Excellent deal, too.

Slvr Surfr
January 22, 2008, 07:56 PM
Good luck on that being your last! They are just too much fun! Before you know it you'll have a folder, and then a milled! They just keep breeding!

Nice Buy! :cool:

MIL-DOT
January 22, 2008, 08:13 PM
(quote) "More betta now."

True dat,YO !!! :D

smullen
January 22, 2008, 08:28 PM
Nice Score.... Looks a lot better now....

I don't think you can ever have enough AK, Ammo or Mags for said AKs...

ARs either...

Man, this stuff is addicting...

DANGERRUSS
January 22, 2008, 08:31 PM
Wow, Great find and welcome to Ak-Land, Your gonna like it here.

ohioarmedneutrality
January 22, 2008, 09:46 PM
What a terrible trade on your part! I feel so badly for you.

Tell you what, I'll send you a $100 shotgun and you can send that to me.

:)

No, you did real, real good. Sickening good.

stubbicatt
January 22, 2008, 10:22 PM
I think you will enjoy the rifle for what it is, so long as you don't try to make it something it ain't. By that I mean the sights are "good enough" but not excellent, accuracy isn't stellar, but I'll bet you wouldn't poke your head up for very long at 300 meters if someone were shooting one of these at you.

You can develop great riflery skills with one of these rifles, same as you can any other.

Have fun.

USPfan03
January 23, 2008, 12:23 AM
that is an amazing deal! I wish I could find myself a deal like that here. I want one sooooo bad.

halfacop
January 23, 2008, 08:38 AM
Thanks guys - Yeah - I was pretty happy with the deal for sure.

A great rifle to compliment my AR and the rest of the family.

I have alot to learn of the AK platform - but it will be fun doing so. Expect me to pop in here with questions regarding this platform.

okiewita40
January 23, 2008, 10:06 AM
You lucky bastage. I can never run into deals like this one. The rifle looks great. Go out and have a lot of fun.

possum
January 23, 2008, 11:33 AM
very nice congrats. and i like the refinished stock much better.

MRIman
January 23, 2008, 05:57 PM
I have a tear in my eye right now after looking at the pic's of the
stock.
She was SWEET when you got her??

MRI

The Deer Hunter
January 23, 2008, 06:16 PM
Halfacop, did you use polyurethane over the stain?

gunjunky
January 23, 2008, 06:30 PM
You will be selling AR's soon:)

Nice rifle, enjoy.

halfacop
January 23, 2008, 08:16 PM
Halfacop, did you use polyurethane over the stain?

No - I have not completely finished it yet. I am thinking about going over it with a few coats of tungoil now.


I have a tear in my eye right now after looking at the pic's of the
stock.
She was SWEET when you got her??

MRI

You can't be serious. Plus - the paint looked alot better in the pics than FTF. Trust me, this thing was a mess. Plus, I am not even sure he took the wood off when he painted it. There was "over paint" on the metal parts. The paint was chipping etc etc.


You will be selling AR's soon

As fun as this rifle has been to shoot so far - I will never sell Ole' Blacky!

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