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Posted: 5/23/2005 9:21:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 7:36:49 PM EDT by jugrunner]


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:28:24 AM EDT
Polish?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:28:55 AM EDT
Not 100% sure, but looks to be Chinese.

Its not Russian for sure.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:32:00 AM EDT
I got this off ebay before they stopped selling the evil shit ....

Bought as Russian ... Could never ID the thing !!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:57:50 AM EDT
Thanks Guys ... If Rob says not Russian then I know it's not ...

Chinese I'm thinking also ....

I've got to work on that stain job tho ....

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 12:17:58 PM EDT
Polish would be my guess. I had one very similar and it had a diamond stamp on it like yours. Mine was a much lighter color though.....
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 12:51:22 PM EDT
Appears Polish. Never seen a laminated chinese before and the chinese are a different shape.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:21:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 1:27:47 PM EDT by jugrunner]


Bought this one as Polish ... No markings ...

I haven't screwed it up with stain yet ... Soon tho ...

I've not seen a laminate Chinese either come to think about it ...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:33:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jugrunner:
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Bought this one as Polish ... No markings ...

I haven't screwed it up with stain yet ... Soon tho ...

I've not seen a laminate Chinese either come to think about it ...




That one's polish.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:50:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 2:57:14 PM EDT by BlitzGR10]
The first grip looks like a Chinese. I haven't seen any others that have the checkering other than Chinese and a Bulgarian in blonde wood with thicker grip.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:19:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlitzGR10:
The first grip looks like a Chinese. I haven't seen any others that have the checkering other than Chinese and a Bulgarian in blonde wood with thicker grip.



I have a Hungarian set with a checkered grip.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:06:31 PM EDT
The checkerd grip was covered with gunk when I got it ... I think the seller (and me) could see half of the diamond mark and thought it was a Russian stamp ...

Anyway ... Thanks for the opinions guys ...

It feels good in my hand !!! ... That's really all that matters ...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:28:06 PM EDT
Seen a grip exactly like it on a Chinese underfolder pre ban AK-47, it was just a lighter colored wood.
Chinese for sure.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:40:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:53:44 PM EDT
its 100% polish....my 1961 made KBK AKS (AK-47S) has the same pistol grip on it......I'll post pics so you can compare if you like
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:57:57 PM EDT
CDNgunplumber ... Please post some pics ... Right now I have ChinesepolishhungarianwannebeRussian Pistol grip ...


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:00:37 PM EDT
I have seen a Russian grip with the cut checkering ... Maybe on Tantal's site or thru one of his links ...

I'm almost sure I have ... I'm not saying this is one tho ....
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:01:47 PM EDT
I'm not sure it will shoot now !!!

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:20:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:24:18 PM EDT
here are the pics




sorry for the bad lighting....your pistol grip is polish..the same as mine.....
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:02:45 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics CDNgunplumber ... Is that grip laminate ??
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:21:07 AM EDT
Its Polish. The wood is not laminate.

Brick
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:25:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 8:59:42 AM EDT by CDNgunplumber]
nope its not ..its a solid peice of wood, from theheavy grain of the wood it almost looks like its a laminate..but its solid wood
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:37:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 6:40:16 AM EDT by MPi-K]
Some early Russian type II & III AK-47's had wood checkered grips. Look closely at the Type II Russian underfolder in Masami's AK book.

It seems that Russian laminated grips were not checkered, while the solid wood ones were.

Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, and of course China also made the checkered type wood grips.



Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:39:39 PM EDT






I know this one's Russian ... I ordered 2 from a guy in Russia when ebay was cool ...

This one is nice and fat ... the other one was skinny ???

I sold the skinny one ... wish I hadn't done that !!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:12:05 PM EDT
The deeper cuts on it make me think it is chinese. I constantly see a chink underfolder hanging on the wall of my local gun store and the cuts on the grip are deep enough to see from the other side of the store no problem.
I still think it's chinese.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:15:43 PM EDT
I may toss it !! ... It's a redheadedstepchild ...
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 10:30:13 PM EDT
i vote chinese
look at the metal it looks blued
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:41:31 AM EDT
I would have said Hungarian until I saw the diamond stamp and learned it was laminated,its Polish.If you feel the need to toss it,toss it my way,I always have room for one more
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:49:13 AM EDT
Thanks JOHNO ... I'm afraid I can't throw it all the way to Tenn. .....
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:11:26 AM EDT
If you can't toss it all the way to Chattanooga,you better hang onto it then.Do you still need a Russian laminated grip,early AKM type?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:31:45 AM EDT
Possibly ... And a set of Russian handguards .... Got any ? ... IM or email clayton264@charter.net
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:20:49 AM EDT
I still know that its 100% polish
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