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Finished my AK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jeff Burgess, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jeff Burgess

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    C5F88A24-E445-462C-BA00-FC2BA7008B39.png stocks done and all back together. Think it turned out good and the color I wanted.
     
  2. jak67429

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    Looks good, what did you do to it?
     
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  3. Hokie_PhD

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    I’m not a fan of AKs but you’re right the color of the wood is beautiful. As far as AKs go it’s one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.
     
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  4. Choctaw

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    To me AKs are inherently useful if not kind of ugly in a tough-gun sort of way. However, your rifle is outstanding. Well done, sir.
     
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  5. Jeff Burgess

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    What didn’t I do lol. First thing I did was to replace the grip with a Romanian bakalite that I put on a buffer to really clean it up. Second I polished the bolt carrier to nice shine on the same buffer.
    The wood was first stripped with paint stripper.
    Then put it a cooler with 50/50 water and Clorox for about a day to bleach the wood. Sanded it down smooth and put one one coat of mahogany red stain. Didn’t wipe the stain off cause I wanted it to be the dark color it is. Mixed Scarlet red Rit dye and acetone and semi gloss polyurethane. 3 coats buffed out with steel wool each time. And there ya have it Lol
     
  6. Olon

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    That's a mighty fine piece you got there, sir. Nice work.
     
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  7. Odd Job

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    That's a nice colour, well done!
     
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    Beautiful work, AK's will always be a no nonsense tough as nails firearm to me, they have their definite place in the history of firearms. I love the Russian Red look you gave it.
     
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    Nice ! I have a Bulgarian A.K. that I picked up back in the clinton era still haven't shot it yet ,and it has the plastic thumb hole stock that is ugly as sin in my opinion I think that I will have to find some wood furnature and try for that look . Maybe that will get me to take "Ivan" out to the range .
     
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    If you are happy with it that's all that counts. Enjoy.
     
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  11. Jeff Burgess

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    Ironwood designs makes a stock for the Bulgarian, other then that you will have to weld or rivet a tang on the receiver for other stocks to fit.
     
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  12. Beach Bum

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    Nice job Jeff ......hope it shoots as good as it looks.......BB....
     
  13. gsbuickman

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    Looks good, I like it :) ..
     
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    An AK a Kremlin guard would be proud to carry. Looks great!
     
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  15. If1HitU

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    It really looks good to me,congrats!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  16. Ignition Override

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    Jeff Burgess: Excellent job with the wood. It looks much better than my guns' furniture, which only have some red mahogany Minwax stain but little shine.

    Four imported AKs are my only semi-auto rifles: SAR-1, AMD-65 (TGI), Maadi (Intrac) and straight-cut MAK 90. This bug's infection has no cure.
     
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  17. saiga308

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    sad why dont you like them :(they are more accurite then you think
    my mac 90
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    Cant have them in NJ but very nice:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  19. JDGray

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    Nice WASR brother! Love my 4 AKs!!
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    Best fudd rifle ever!!!
     
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  20. nhcruffler

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    Great looking AK! Nothing like doing the work yourself . It really makes the rifle "yours". Makes me want to get on a couple of projects that have been sitting around.
     
  21. nhcruffler

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    So how does that MAK 90 shoot ? I scoped mine out but haven't got around to zero it in.
     
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  23. bannockburn

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    Jeff Burgess

    Very nice job of refinishing your AK! I especially like the dark red color of the wood! Well done sir!
     
  24. saiga308

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    well with side mount i can hit a soda can at 100 yards every other shot sure beats open sites:barf: red dot works almost as well but its hard to see a soda canat 100 yards with a red dot:uhoh:
     
  25. JDGray

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    Perfect job of matching the grip! What did you use?
     
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