Original Russian AK-47 stocksets? Is this a good deal?


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RX-178
January 8, 2010, 12:48 AM
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They're asking for $180 shipped for stock, lower handguard, and upper handguard (no pistol grip).

A friend and neighbor of mine that I trust about AK related parts says they look legit, as far as authenticity goes but he didn't know if that was a good price for them. I mentioned him in a previous thread, where he had actually made his own AK handguard from scratch, right down to laminating the plywood himself with gorilla glue.

I already have K-Var AK that I plan to do a mall-ninja tacticool build on, but there's something appealing about getting a real classic-AK look sometime in the near future as well, and apparently authentic furniture like that is drying up.

Should I jump on it?

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nalioth
January 8, 2010, 01:10 AM
Buy raw furniture (http://texasaktriggers.com/#new-stock-sets)
Finish it how you like.

RX-178
January 8, 2010, 01:12 AM
Don't know how to finish wood. I never learned anything about woodworking. And my friend that can finish it for me is in flight school now. No time for him to finish it for me.

Avenger29
January 8, 2010, 01:24 AM
Don't know how to finish wood. I never learned anything about woodworking. And my friend that can finish it for me is in flight school now. No time for him to finish it for me.

It's real simple. You don't have to get fancy. Just takes patience and some diligent prep work.

Look up some basic wood finishing guides online.

They're asking for $180 shipped for stock, lower handguard, and upper handguard (no pistol grip).

Personally, I think that paying $180 for cheap wood, even if it is from Russia, is a total crock, but that's just me...

Maverick223
January 8, 2010, 02:52 AM
Personally, I think that paying $180 for cheap wood, even if it is from Russia, is a total crock, but that's just me...I agree, if you are going to drop that kind of cash on a wood stock/forearm set then make it a well figured hunk of walnut, not a pine tree from Siberia. Honestly, it looks like a dolled up set from a WASR to me (I realize the forearm is shaped a little different...but no big deal to me). I would take your standard stock set to a woodworker (furniture/cabinet maker, handyman, et cetera) and have him stain it for you at much less cost...or learn to DIY it with a small investment of time and cash. Nobody but you will know the difference.

:)

RX-178
January 8, 2010, 03:49 PM
Speak of the devil...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=6173016#post6173016

Different images but I'm positive it's the same guy. The written description is almost a perfect match.

Maverick223
January 8, 2010, 05:30 PM
When you are ready to do it, you can send me your furniture, and pay for return shipping and I will stain and finish it for FREE (unless you are picky about the color/type/brand of stain, in which case you're buying ;) ). It isn't hard, and I have all that is necessary to get it done (stain, polyurethane, sandpaper, and steel wool), and it will save you a chunk-o-change.

:)

RX-178
January 8, 2010, 06:16 PM
Might be difficult, since my current furniture is polymer. :D


Appreciate the offer though.

Maverick223
January 8, 2010, 08:19 PM
Might be difficult, since my current furniture is polymer.Well...that might be a problem. ;)

dfariswheel
January 8, 2010, 08:26 PM
Possibly a better buy is to get a stock set from Rusmilitary.com.

They sell genuine new Soviet wood and have a great reputation for good customer service and there's no questions about the wood being legit.

http://www.rusmilitary.com/

MIL-DOT
January 8, 2010, 09:39 PM
I agree with avenger29, $180 is a total crock. I've refinished laminated WASR crap-wood myself, and made it look FANTASTIC !! And it ain't even that difficult or time consuming. Sand and steel wool for a little while, some Min-wax stain from Lowes applied with a cloth, then a couple coats of Polycrilic gloss finsih applied with a decent brush. A couple days later, your freinds won't believe it's the same wood.;)

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