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Old March 28th, 2017, 04:29 AM   #16
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Yep that's a beauty. Nice set up too. I can see many a rifle being built there.
Thanks, yeah a few built there, just a few.



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This is a beauty. Looks like a bakelite handle though? I don't know if you could come up with a wood grip that could match the rest of your furniture but I think it would be worth a shot to try. It looks great anyway though, just being picky.

Either way - I've noticed the folks at the range always come over to appreciate some beautiful furniture. I look left and right and see black plastic AR's at every booth.

There is just something special about real, cared for wood. (just don't compare groupings on the targets with 'em , that's not what we're there for though with our AK-47.)

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Yeah it came with the government mandated black plastic grip so I changed it out with a somewhat color matched grip. Yes it would be nice to find a matching wood grip for sure.
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Pics are of my RAS47 (almost 1k rnds through it). After a disastrous first attempt at refinishing the furniture that came with it (looked like birdhouse pine from shop class when received) I ordered a set of polish surplus furniture from ebay. (top, bottom, and grip).

So I still have the original buttstock I messed up but with the motivation now to make it right.

Here's a couple pics with the pcs i messed up originally next to the polish surplus I finished and installed (holy **** fitting wood is no joke)

I'll update once I finish the buttstock to match. Love any criticism. I can give the basic steps I took if anyone is interested.

Firs pic - Sanded, obviously these are used. I cleaned up as much as possible but I like the character.



Pics when done. The light does not do em justice but they feel good. Thanks for watching.



Look like justice to me,looks great,congrats.
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