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Posted: 10/25/2013 11:37:14 AM EST
Any tips to safely remove the upper foregrip on a norinco mak 90
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:44:24 AM EST
Are you asking about taking off the top handguard and gas tube? If so, all you need to do is open the lever all the way and pull it off.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 12:56:45 PM EST
I asking how to remove the wood upper to refinish it also what would be the best way to polish up the reciever
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 1:01:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 1:02:45 PM EST by bushmaster069]
Channel locks or vice grips on end of gas tube and twist. I forget which way to twist, don't crack the wood.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 1:28:06 PM EST
One more question how to polish the reciever to make it black and sinny
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 1:48:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aclark17:
One more question how to polish the reciever to make it black and sinny
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Black, and shiny? Unpossible.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 2:43:11 PM EST
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Black, and shiny? Unpossible.
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Originally Posted By Aclark17:
One more question how to polish the reciever to make it black and sinny


Black, and shiny? Unpossible.


No, black and "sinny".



But seriously, if you want your receiver polished and darker you're going to have to send it to a gunsmith and have it refinished. Depending on how shiny you want it could cost up to $400 for a high gloss.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 3:02:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 3:05:58 PM EST by Aclark17]
Well here's where it's at I would like to refinish the reciver my self alsohttp://s23.postimg.org/uxzxdmy8r/image.jpg
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 3:32:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aclark17:
Well here's where it's at I would like to refinish the reciver my self alsohttp://s23.postimg.org/uxzxdmy8r/image.jpg
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Refinish?

Why? That is a very nice factory finish.

Chinese rifles have a nice patina and blued finish.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 3:45:45 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:02:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 6:14:28 PM EST by Aclark17]
The guy says the one in the previous photo is new and safe kept
Check this one outhttp://s24.postimg.org/yz52jm05x/image.jpg

Others seem to have a better finish like this one there must be somthing i can do to polish it up shinny
http://s7.postimg.org/oqm2eba2j/image.jpg
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:10:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aclark17:
The guy says the one in the previous photo is new and safe kept
Check this one outhttp://s24.postimg.org/yz52jm05x/image.jpg

Others seem to have a better finish like this one there must be somthing i can do to polish it up shinny
http://s7.postimg.org/oqm2eba2j/image.jpg
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Honestly, it's probably just oil. Wiping your finish down with oil makes it shiny. For blued rifles, it's important to keep them oiled in storage as they are sometimes prone to rust.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:29:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 7:35:10 PM EST by Aclark17]
The finish on this stamped reciever defianlty looks nicer the first photo i posted seems a bit raw.Does anyone know where to buy bakelite furniture.
http://s23.postimg.org/6auxc4m3f/image.jpg
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:57:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dalesimpson:


I always use an adjustable wrench so I don't tear stuff up.
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Originally Posted By bushmaster069:
Channel locks or vice grips on end of gas tube and twist. I forget which way to twist, don't crack the wood.


I always use an adjustable wrench so I don't tear stuff up.

Same idea though.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:33:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 10:36:47 PM EST by 56type]
OP ...Your rifle is a milled receiver gun which means that the receiver was made from a solid block of metal instead of a folded piece of sheet steel. It was primarily intended as a military style rifle made in the same factory as the actual military version. It was never intended to be a showpiece, therefore it was not given the corresponding high polish you see on commercial rifles before it was sent to have the bluing applied. The only thing you are going to wind up with if you screw around with it is a devalued rifle.

If there are bare metal spots or light rust issues use a brass brush and remove the rust and apply just enough cold blue to cover the bare metal spot. As far as removing the upper handguard goes...Get an adjustable wrench and set the jaws so that they fit the two flat sections on either side at the rear of the gas tube and while holding the wood with one hand turn the wrench with the other. It will go back together the same way just be careful and watch out for binding or else you might crack and/or split the wood.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:55:13 PM EST
I see.. The show piece on the granite table has bake light furniture i have googled around but can't seem to find anything
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:04:23 AM EST
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I see.. The show piece on the granite table has bake light furniture i have googled around but can't seem to find anything
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Chinese bakelite furniture is rare(er), and can be pretty expensive. They aren't easy to find, and no retailers carry them because Chinese rifles can't be imported anymore.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:16:37 PM EST
Does anyone have tips to refinish the wood furniture in black
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:41:47 PM EST
I don't know about anybody else, but I'm not going to help you with any tips or information unless you promise to not screw up your rifle by doing stupid shit like painting the wood black.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:57:40 PM EST
As far as the finish goes, I've seen the best finishes on PolyTech Legend or NM-47s, but my stamped AKS 762s have a very nice bluing, not a polished shine, but not flat or matte in appearance. If you want black furniture for your AK, go buy black synthetic furniture and sell the wood stock set if you really don't want it; someone else will be glad to take it and re-finish it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 7:56:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 9:13:45 PM EST
Ok I am new to firearms i just picked up the rifle today and i must say that the finish on both the receiver and the wood is pretty darn nice to say the least although I wouldn't mind refinishing to make it look closer to that show piece i posted a few threads ago. I have a few more questions... The guy i bought the rifle from told me he could remove the flash hider by taking out a pin. However after taking the pin out it would budge be tried tapping it and i think it might have tilted up the slightest bit so now i either need to straighten it or remove it. Also this is the only mak I have see. With a scope mount which doesn't look like its ever coming off but if possible i would like to know how to remove that also. And lastly there is a sling ring on the front of the rifle. A lot of you have criticized refinishing ext .. But there are a few of them out there that are fine show pieces like the photo i posted earlier. Here are some closer photos.
http://s18.postimg.org/5y4hwfoi1/image.jpg
http://s24.postimg.org/d04q1evbp/image.jpg
http://s16.postimg.org/paufc9qud/image.jpg
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 9:54:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2013 9:57:56 PM EST by 56type]
If you want to remove the muzzle brake then first remove the roll pin holding it on and find a piece of wood which will fit into the ports of the brake. After sliding the wood thru the brake take a small hammer and hit the wood with it alternating from side to side so it doesn't bind. After a few whacks it should come right off. As others' have said it would be best to save your original Chinese wood and just pick up a polymer stock set for it. You may have to hand fit the polymer stock set though..

The scope mount is probably permanently attached to the topcover which means you'll need to buy a replacement topcover.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:56:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 9:14:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 9:14:38 AM EST by MAC21500]
Originally Posted By Aclark17:
The finish on this stamped reciever defianlty looks nicer the first photo i posted seems a bit raw.Does anyone know where to buy bakelite furniture.
http://s23.postimg.org/6auxc4m3f/image.jpg
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Here is a Bulgarian Bakelite stockset:
http://www.northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1431
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 10:47:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MAC21500:
Originally Posted By Aclark17:
The finish on this stamped reciever defianlty looks nicer the first photo i posted seems a bit raw.Does anyone know where to buy bakelite furniture.
http://s23.postimg.org/6auxc4m3f/image.jpg



Here is a Bulgarian Bakelite stockset:
http://www.northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1431
http://www.northridgeinc.com/productImages/resizedItemImages/plastic_ak_001.JPG

In case the OP doesn't know, that stock won't fit in a milled MAK. The hole in the receiver is a different shape than all the other milled receivers. But the grip and handguards will fit.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 9:37:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dskeet:

In case the OP doesn't know, that stock won't fit in a milled MAK. The hole in the receiver is a different shape than all the other milled receivers. But the grip and handguards will fit.
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Originally Posted By dskeet:
Originally Posted By MAC21500:
Originally Posted By Aclark17:
The finish on this stamped reciever defianlty looks nicer the first photo i posted seems a bit raw.Does anyone know where to buy bakelite furniture.
http://s23.postimg.org/6auxc4m3f/image.jpg



Here is a Bulgarian Bakelite stockset:
http://www.northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c168/i1431
http://www.northridgeinc.com/productImages/resizedItemImages/plastic_ak_001.JPG

In case the OP doesn't know, that stock won't fit in a milled MAK. The hole in the receiver is a different shape than all the other milled receivers. But the grip and handguards will fit.


Very true. Odds are that it's a slant cut receiver too, so there's that to deal with. Best option might be to go with an Ironwood set.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:35:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 9:35:59 PM EST by CaseOfPride85]
I've only used this method with my polymer furniture, but I can only assume that this would be just as simple with wood. Give it a try, once it works for you you'll feel real stupid for not thinking of it.

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