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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/10/2005 10:02:53 PM EDT
There is probably a simple explanation but I have never heard it.Anyone know?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:18:08 PM EDT
As I understand it, when the Russkies switched from wooden stocks to polymer, they couldn't get the color perfectly black.

In reality, the color is supposed to be a very deep plum, almost black but not quite.

Whatever the reason, I think they look fruity. "Evil Purple Rifle" just doesn't roll off the tongue as does "Evil BLACK Rifle" (but better than 'evil dark cherry rifle')
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:46:52 AM EDT
I only see them connected with the AK 74 and not the AK47 I wonder if it helps ID them from each other. I have a brown plastic butt stock with rows of raised bumps on both sides of it that also has me wondering .
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 10:24:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sic_ness:
As I understand it, when the Russkies switched from wooden stocks to polymer, they couldn't get the color perfectly black.

In reality, the color is supposed to be a very deep plum, almost black but not quite.

Whatever the reason, I think they look fruity. "Evil Purple Rifle" just doesn't roll off the tongue as does "Evil BLACK Rifle" (but better than 'evil dark cherry rifle')





Link Posted: 9/11/2005 11:50:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By anyshorty:
I only see them connected with the AK 74 and not the AK47 I wonder if it helps ID them from each other. I have a brown plastic butt stock with rows of raised bumps on both sides of it that also has me wondering .

The brown plastic with pimples is East German from the MPIKM,East German version of the AKM.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:51:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:50:56 PM EDT
Plum looks good. Thats why!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:13:03 PM EDT
Yes, I agree Plum looks good !!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:11:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sic_ness:
... I think they look fruity. "Evil Purple Rifle" just doesn't roll off the tongue...



I don't know about that. Bushmaster made purple rifles for several years
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:18:23 AM EDT
Yeah, somehow black seems to be very hard to make...turned out to be too brittle. Like Templar said.

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:47:19 AM EDT
Took me a while to realize there was even a rifle in that picture!I think plum looks awesome.
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