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Old 08-09-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default New Ironwood stock set on my old MAK-90 Milled

Well I finally got off my duff and started with the stock conversion for the nice MAK-90 I bought a few years back. The MAK is one of the '93 models with the milled receiver and thumbhole stock, and built in the "386" plant along with the PolyTech Legend.

All along I'd wanted to convert the thumbhole stocdk back to the original "AK-47" look. The more I researched, the more I found that nobody had the stock set with pistol grip, handguards, etc for the milled version. I finally found Ironwood Designs and was able to order a custom stock set in Walnut. The bare natural stock was delivered over a year and a half ago. And there it sat until a couple of days ago. :

I guess laying down the smokes made me want to fill the idol time with something, so I decided to get cracking. Here's what the stock looked like after some sanding and a wet wipe down to raise the grain.






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Old 08-09-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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After the wood dried I went over it all with some 0000 steel wool to get the last wisps and clean the sanding dust off. The wood was so good to start with I wanted to use something to let the natural beauty show. I decided to go with an oil finish instead of stain. I opted for WATCO Danish Oil finish as recommended by Matt at Ironwood.



Here are the stock pieces after a few coats of the Danish "Natural" Oil. I opted for the "Fatboy" grip with checkered sides.





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The new stock set had a different design on the lower handguard, so I had to do some minor fitting with a utility knife. It was worth it to have the contoured grip instead of the standard straight side design.



Here's the "before":




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Here are a few of the "AFTER". 8-)










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Now the only thing left is the sling swivel. *:



Anybody got an extra one of these lying around? *:-?





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8-) 8-) 8-)

I NEVER thought of the AK as a good looking gun until today. That is VERY well done my friend!

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I NEVER thought of the AK as a good looking gun until today. *That is VERY well done my friend!
Thanks NAS. I'll take that as a compliment.

It took me several years to see the aesthetic "beauty" of the AK-47 as well.

This is the most accurate AK-47 I have ever fired, and the trigger is very nice!

So I felt better about dressing up a little. 8-)
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Very nice looking wood.

Good job on kicking the smokes.

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I may have a spare sling swivel from an old cracked stock I took off a while back. *I can't remember if it had it on the stock or not, but I'll dig it out this evening and see. *If it's there, we'll swap PM's for address info for mailing.

Also... Looks GREAT!

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Thanks for the kind words RAT and Cy!

That'd be great Cy.

I saw one for $4.90 on KVAR, but the shipping was over $11!

Also I have some extra old bakelite pistol grips and pistons if anyone has a need. 8-)

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