GUN ? about changing my MAK-90 stock

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  1. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I'm looking at changing it from the basic thumbhole wood stock to a synthetic pistol grip and stock. Will I have be able to replace it to factory later on? I don't want to ruin the thumbhole and would like to be able to change it later on.
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    Thumbhole stock is just held on with a couple screws pretty easy to change, but to make it into normal stock configuration you'll have to replace some other parts with made in the US parts to keep it legal. :greddy:
     
  3. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I have read about that but will I be able to go back to straight thumbhole?
    Will all the parts exchange?
     
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    Yep nothing will be damaged when you take off the thumbhole, just undo the screw in the grip area and 2 other screws at the rear of the receiver. the thumbhole might be on tight and take some work to work it out of the receiver.
     
  5. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Ok, I got it as a gift and would like to change it back if need be. Thanks.
    What is the deal with the 5 parts? I'm very confused about that.
     
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    Well if you buy a full stock set you can go with one made in the US that'll give you 3 parts, I'd do the trigger too, you can get the G2 trigger parts for $30.
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Thanks for all the help man.
     
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    make sure you get one for the right reciever type too, i nearly forgot the MAK receivers are sometimes cut.
     
  10. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    :squint:
    Now I can't decide.:squint:

    So with the 3 piece set and the trigger job, what other options do I have for the last piece?
     
  11. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    How do I know which I have?
    Sorry, I know I'm an AK noob.
     
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    the G2 trigger and 3 pc stock set will give you over 5 USA parts, G2 counts as 3 part also.
     
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    check out the ironwood stock page link I posted it shows the receiver types at the top of the page.
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I did, I will be able to tell once I take it off correct?
     
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    Yep, can probably tell w/o removing it if you pop the top cover and look inside the receiver.
     
  16. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Got it.
    Thanks a lot man.
    Now I got to decide if I should do this or order a stripped lower. :noes:
     
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    Better make sure you have a straight cut norinco receiver before you go buying any wood, lots of them out there are slant cut and need a special buttstock for them.
     
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    Removing the buttstock can be kind of tough. Take your time and wiggle it out or tap it with a hammer, you don't want to end up with a cracked receiver from bending it back and fourth and trying to yank it out...
     
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    I have a set of ironwood stocks on my Milled Receiver MAK90, and it's exactly what I was looking for. Required a little bit of prep work and sanding, but it came out great.
     

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