Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 3/22/2012 11:50:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2012 11:54:35 AM EDT by grizzly50cal]
I just sawed the "dong" off of a Romanian "G" style lower handguard and smoothed down the cut area to kinda hide the fact that the "dong" was ever there.. How should I go about re-finishing the wood to get it back to the way it should be??

Here's a "before" pic::



and an "after" pic:::



Underside pic::





What color would be appropriate for this Romanian AK??

Let me know..
Thank you
Link Posted: 3/22/2012 8:18:59 PM EDT
a total refinish? or trying to match the buttstock
Link Posted: 3/22/2012 8:22:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By caser:
a total refinish? or trying to match the buttstock


Basically just to make it match the buttstock..
Link Posted: 3/22/2012 8:23:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2012 8:28:16 PM EDT by caser]
that's a tough one, you have a laminated HG but a hardwood stock.

try the birchwood casey walnut stock stain, it is water based and a muddy brown. might be a good match, and it will be easy to find.

a hardwood HG would look better, but they are scarce.

is that buttstock beech? need better pics of the buttstock. looks like it might be yugo.

ETA looks like beech. man, you should have left the UHG alone, I have a hardwood LHG that would have been a perfect match.
Link Posted: 3/23/2012 3:56:15 AM EDT
The Romanians used shellac. The only way to match the finish is to use the same thing.
Link Posted: 3/23/2012 7:57:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2012 6:43:17 AM EDT by aperdue]
Originally Posted By caser:
that's a tough one, you have a laminated HG but a hardwood stock.

try the birchwood casey walnut stock stain, it is water based and a muddy brown. might be a good match, and it will be easy to find.

a hardwood HG would look better, but they are scarce.

is that buttstock beech? need better pics of the buttstock. looks like it might be yugo.

ETA looks like beech. man, you should have left the UHG alone, I have a hardwood LHG that would have been a perfect match.

please keep all deals to IM's or in the EE <aperdue>
Link Posted: 3/23/2012 8:16:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2012 2:51:14 PM EDT by caser]
please keep all deals to IM's or in the EE <aperdue>

refinished pic sent via IM. easy to do at home if you want.
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 5:07:34 AM EDT
Trying to match the grips to the butt stock will he hard to do at the best.

me personally I would go for a total refinish so I would be sure it matched.
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 8:00:57 AM EDT
Removed mine also...


I think it looks alot better.

1ST build.
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 1:45:38 PM EDT
It looks like a match to me.
Good Job!
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 9:12:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PDshooter:
Removed mine also...http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/PDshooter/AK47/pistolgrip002-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/PDshooter/AK47/AK47002-1.jpg

I think it looks alot better.

1ST build.


Great job
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 9:18:21 PM EDT
Update::
I got started tinkering around with some mahogany stain and came up with a good way to make the handguards look pretty much more natural after the "dong" was cut off.. Here's a few pics ...









You can barely tell that the "dong" was ever there in the first place after I got done tinkering with the finish
Link Posted: 3/31/2012 3:47:13 AM EDT
the profile of the handguard is still bulged at the bottom compared to an original dongless.

not that it matters either way, i just had to point that out. good stain work.
Link Posted: 3/31/2012 10:51:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By UncleJerr:
the profile of the handguard is still bulged at the bottom compared to an original dongless.

not that it matters either way, i just had to point that out. good stain work.


yeah... oops .. That was actually the first one I've ever done...

Thank you


Link Posted: 3/31/2012 10:52:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2012 10:56:51 AM EDT by grizzly50cal]
Oops... Double tap..

ETA:: Since this was a "double tap" I figured I'd make the most of it and mention that the AK I cut the "dong" off of is listed in the EE for sale if anyone might be interested.

As per the rules, keep any and all posts concerning price, questions, etc... to my post in the EE..
Link Posted: 3/31/2012 5:46:49 PM EDT
A couple pics in this thread make me wanna say, 922r compliant?
Top Top