GUN Yar's AK

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by yar1182, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    [​IMG]

    I bet you were expecting something mad ill like my AR, but it's a fairly stock Norico Mak 90. I did get some new furniture for it and did a test fit. Had to really go at it with a file to get the upper handguard on, weak sauce.

    Not that you can tell in the shitty pics but it's raw walnut or at least it is suppose to be. I'm going to clean it up with some really fine sand paper and then finish it. I got some semi gloss clear polyurethane or something like that. I kind of like the color it is now, don't really want to go much darker.

    Any suggestions.

    Anyone notice my bolt holds open?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    :cool:
    MAK made 922 compliant?
    You need a cleaning rod unless its just removed for fitting.
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Walnut? Might look good with a little bit of cherry stain and then a nice and then several coats of semi-gloss worked with really fine steel wool. :coold:
     
  4. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    The rifle has the required number of parts to be 922 compliant. This was done before I bought the rifle. When I bought it included in the compliant parts were the Dragunov stock, and handguard. I replaced them with these american made ironwood designs stocks. Thus the rifle is still 922 compliant. The magazine followers, piston, and bunch of little parts are all 922 compliant. To be honest not sure how anyone would tell. How do you tell where a spring or screw is manufactured.

    More important since I'm in California this is a registered AW.
     
  5. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    I love tru-oil, great finish if the wood is decent looking although poly does seem to be in the spirit of an ak...
     
  6. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Some of the 922 compliant kits they sell include parts stamped with USA on them, which doesn't really mean much I could stamp USA on the original parts if I wanted to. Never heard of anyone ever being busted for not being 922 compliant anyway.

    Nice looking rifle though I'd go with a nice cherry stain. You thread the barrel or was it one of the ones that just had a nut tack welded on? I'd throw on one of the checkered wood chinese grips to keep it looking proper. :cool:
     
  7. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    I think the muzzle brake is just bolted on. I never took it off. That's one of the parts that's stamped US made.

    I'm really not into the red. I'm thinking I'll just try to keep the color as close to what it is. It's light a light brown and the grain looks pretty good.
     
  8. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Messages:
    27,465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    I went with Minwax mahogany stain and semi-gloss poly with my WASR. Although the poly is starting to wear off the lower handguard. Part of me wants to just rattle can the whole thing camo. :mamoru:
     
  9. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    I'm sticking with tru-oil then, its good enough that a lot of people even like finishing their guitars with it.
     
  10. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    OK I think I'll try the tru-oil. I've seen it at the gun shop. Do I add the polyurethane afterwards, or is it just good to go.
     
  11. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    With a darker wood like walnut it will hardly be red at all. It'll be mostly dark brown with some hint of red. :dunno: Even on my WASR it mostly looks brown unless you look at it in the sunlight.
     
  12. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    I don't think you'll feel the need for it, its a decent sealant. Not as good as poly but better than shellacs and traditional oil treatments. I like to do about 6 coats, 24 hours between coats, light buffing with 0000 steel wool between coats. I do a very light sanding first with a sanding block and pretty fine sandpaper. It leaves a nice very mild gloss finish that I think looks right on military guns. If you want more gloss add a couple more coats without the steel wool between them. Let dry completely and hit it with johnson's wax or something to really make it sing.

    The air compressor and a blow gun makes quick work of the mess during sanding, failing that though you might want to use a tack cloth or something.

    This should give you a rough idea of the look you wind up with, although the glare from the sun doesn't help.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  13. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    17,946
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    -Tick tock, tick tock til Ragnarök-
    fuck you for reminding me my Ishapore is still in pieces in the shop, Soy :mad:
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "world-class" to the brim Dallas
    Yugo magazine?
     
  15. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CT
    You have the chrome pony. No complaining.
     
  16. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I can't tell from his picture, but the easiest thing to do is dremel out a notch in the safety lever and hold the bolt back while you slide the safety up into it. Viola.
     
  17. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "world-class" to the brim Dallas
    Yugoslavian magazines have a follower that holds the bolt open.

    Can't tell from the photo if it's a Yugo magazine. The pattern doesn't look quite right on the magazine body, but you can obviously drop the followers into any magazine body.
     
  18. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    [​IMG]

    Finished the stock with the tru-oil. Looks pretty decent. I can't get over the fit of these AK's. When you shake them all kinds of stuff rattles. Definately nowhere close to a AR
     
  19. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    16,466
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    LA. State, not City.
    dropping off my AKs to get duracoated tomorrow am. :x:
     
  20. imperial

    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra, MN
    I'm diggin the stock. Looks good.
     
  21. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    Looking good, when its all done put a little furniture wax on it and it'll be great.

    There's a joke in here somewhere, I just can't come up with it.
     
  22. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Messages:
    27,465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    When I shake your mom's vagina all kinds of stuff rattles.
     

Share This Page