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Posted: 1/4/2012 11:54:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 12:08:36 PM EDT by MEDIC-0372]
I just got finished converting my Bulgarian "Arsenal" SLR-95. I bought the gun new back when they were just coming into the county for about $260.00 OTD. I replaced the trigger group with a Tapco G2 Double Hook Trigger Group. Replaced the butt stock with an Ironwood Birch Stock. The front hand guards were Bulgarian painted hand guards from an SLR-96 that I traded someone for that I stripped and refinished. The pistol grip is a Hogue AK grip. The wood was all finished with "Old Masters" Dark Mohogany penetrating stain and about 4 coats of "Formby's Tung Oil Finish then rubbed lightly with "000" steel wool.






Heres the before picture...(the one on the top is my Arsenal SA M-7)
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 2:35:15 PM EDT
looks nice! for some reason, i do like the original stock more though.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 2:41:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 8:53:22 AM EDT by Tactical_T]
Nice conversion and refinish. I've never stained any stock sets, but have also used Fomby's Low Gloss Tung Oil with success on a Chicom stock set.

For some reason, I was never a big fan of the swelled lower handguards that came with the SLR-96 and SA-93. They don't necessarily look bad.....just different. I was always curious as to why Arsenal made them that way.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:54:40 PM EDT
That's some good lookin' wood furniture.

You did a great job.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 1:50:52 PM EDT
Looks great - your $260 investment is now worth about 4 times as much.
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