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Traditional wood/color on Bulgarian Milled AK47 / 7.62?
zpat  [Member]
I'd like to swap out my polymer furniture for a wood set. I've yet to see a milled Bulgarian 7.62 with original Bulgarian issued/made wood furniture, only the bakelite sets. The AK74 sets are everywhere and range from the beechwood stock/beechwood upper HG and european walnut lower to the bakelite phase to the modern polymer phase.

ideally I'd like to stay authentic, if possible, and choose a wood type and color that matched what the Bulgarians issued their milled 7.62s with, but I can't seem to find any official examples. If this was never done that's fine, but if it was I'd sure like to know. I've given up on trying to find an original set to install--seeing as I can't even find a picture or reference to what was actually original, so I'll be purchasing an Ironwood set and doing the finish myself.

Appreciate any and all tips and info.
Jobe  [Member]
http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1430

Want the real deal? There you go!
Spaxspore  [Member]
Originally Posted By zpat:
I'd like to swap out my polymer furniture for a wood set. I've yet to see a milled Bulgarian 7.62 with original Bulgarian issued/made wood furniture, only the bakelite sets. The AK74 sets are everywhere and range from the beechwood stock/beechwood upper HG and european walnut lower to the bakelite phase to the modern polymer phase.

ideally I'd like to stay authentic, if possible, and choose a wood type and color that matched what the Bulgarians issued their milled 7.62s with, but I can't seem to find any official examples. If this was never done that's fine, but if it was I'd sure like to know. I've given up on trying to find an original set to install--seeing as I can't even find a picture or reference to what was actually original, so I'll be purchasing an Ironwood set and doing the finish myself.

Appreciate any and all tips and info.


I got that set, but be warned they are a mix of different types of woods

As you can see-


After some color matching and staining i got it down to this-







Here is my WIP thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_4_64/150268_.html&page=1&anc=1252558#i1252558

If you want to obsolutly get the classic Bulgarian Blond look - get a set from http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDHome.html select bulgrian milled tang 2 and european beechwood.
hansellhd  [Member]
Dam nice job on that wood Spax, now I am going to have to put wood on my SLR101. Think I wll go with Ironwood.

HDH.
Jobe  [Member]
Make sure you post pics!
hansellhd  [Member]
Originally Posted By Jobe:
Make sure you post pics!


You don't have to worry about that. LOL

HDH.
Joe_Sakic  [Member]
I don't believe this would be traditional per say but, blonde sure does look nice

Spaxspore  [Member]
not my pictures; bulgarian troops on parade.









zpat  [Member]
Originally Posted By Jobe:
http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1430

Want the real deal? There you go!

Thanks! I was more interested in finding out exactly what type of wood they traditionally used, but I think the answer is looking to be very complicated :)

zpat  [Member]
Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
Originally Posted By zpat:
I'd like to swap out my polymer furniture for a wood set. I've yet to see a milled Bulgarian 7.62 with original Bulgarian issued/made wood furniture, only the bakelite sets. The AK74 sets are everywhere and range from the beechwood stock/beechwood upper HG and european walnut lower to the bakelite phase to the modern polymer phase.

ideally I'd like to stay authentic, if possible, and choose a wood type and color that matched what the Bulgarians issued their milled 7.62s with, but I can't seem to find any official examples. If this was never done that's fine, but if it was I'd sure like to know. I've given up on trying to find an original set to install--seeing as I can't even find a picture or reference to what was actually original, so I'll be purchasing an Ironwood set and doing the finish myself.

Appreciate any and all tips and info.


I got that set, but be warned they are a mix of different types of woods

Here is my WIP thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_4_64/150268_.html&page=1&anc=1252558#i1252558

If you want to obsolutly get the classic Bulgarian Blond look - get a set from http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDHome.html select bulgrian milled tang 2 and european beechwood.


I gotta say, that is one awesome job and one of the most real looking, while pristine, ive ever come across.
Spaxspore  [Member]
Originally Posted By zpat:
Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
Originally Posted By zpat:
I'd like to swap out my polymer furniture for a wood set. I've yet to see a milled Bulgarian 7.62 with original Bulgarian issued/made wood furniture, only the bakelite sets. The AK74 sets are everywhere and range from the beechwood stock/beechwood upper HG and european walnut lower to the bakelite phase to the modern polymer phase.

ideally I'd like to stay authentic, if possible, and choose a wood type and color that matched what the Bulgarians issued their milled 7.62s with, but I can't seem to find any official examples. If this was never done that's fine, but if it was I'd sure like to know. I've given up on trying to find an original set to install--seeing as I can't even find a picture or reference to what was actually original, so I'll be purchasing an Ironwood set and doing the finish myself.

Appreciate any and all tips and info.


I got that set, but be warned they are a mix of different types of woods

Here is my WIP thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_4_64/150268_.html&page=1&anc=1252558#i1252558

If you want to obsolutly get the classic Bulgarian Blond look - get a set from http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDHome.html select bulgrian milled tang 2 and european beechwood.


I gotta say, that is one awesome job and one of the most real looking, while pristine, ive ever come across.


Thanks :)
crusherdestroyer  [Member]
Originally Posted By Jobe:
http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1430

Want the real deal? There you go!
Awww crap! I waited too long.

Sigh. Back to IWD.