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Posted: 10/20/2001 9:45:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2001 10:56:47 PM EDT by Imbroglio]
Well it is finally done. I took a Chinese POS $10 fiberglass stock and after LOTS of filing and epoxy work, fit it to a Russian SKS. Here is raw stock, which took 4 hours just to the gun to seat in the stock followed. by close to 10 hours of epoxy fitting. Then came another 4 hours of smoothing out the whole thing with sandpaper. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/037/BW/Uo/u6/HC73470.jpg[/img] Stock after 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of premium Rustoleum matte black paint. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/001/S0/Q4/rf/ss94049.jpg[/img] Stock hardware after refinishing with Brownells baking lacquer. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/008/hR/3V/DE/sr44598.jpg[/img] And finally after everything was put back together. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/006/Jm/tq/XU/sr55558.jpg[/img] I figure close to 20 hours on this thing. According to the Brownells recommended price guide for gunsmithing (fitting semi-inletted stock, stock finishing, bedding, and metal refinishing) I should be charging AT LEAST $300, but all they want to give me is $10 and a McDonalds Supersize Quaterpounder combo meal. Makes me want to kick someone's ass.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 10:06:35 PM EDT
It looks nice. I was wondering does the stock feel strange with an exposed coat of matte black paint on it? I would have sealed it somehow..... John
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 10:07:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 10:08:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 10:32:07 PM EDT
OK, so now you have a .38, 10/22, Russian SKS, and a preban M1A? Something fishy is going on here...
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 11:02:22 PM EDT
The SKS and the M1A ain't mine. I was told "switching the SKS stocks would be easy! I'll give you $10 to do it". Ya right. I SHOULD keep the thing out of spite. The M1A pic was wrongly named SKS and I accidently posted it. It was another one of those "it will be easy" jobs.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 11:08:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2001 11:02:49 PM EDT by Imbroglio]
Originally Posted By Beagles747: It looks nice. I was wondering does the stock feel strange with an exposed coat of matte black paint on it? I would have sealed it somehow..... John
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It feels soft and nice. I think it would be something like a womenz skin if I ever get me some so I can make a comparison. One valuable lesson I learned is that 4 coats of paint is thick enough to mess up pre-paint measurements. I almost didn't get the receiver past the crossbolt even though it fit nicely before, but on a plus note, the fit is damn tight.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 11:11:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 11:13:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 12:22:36 AM EDT
Lookin good.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 12:49:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2001 12:48:21 AM EDT by raf]
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