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Posted: 6/8/2009 4:31:11 PM EST
Hi guys, I have a WASR 2 inbound, I was curious as to the type of wood the stock is made of on these...any idea?...Tom
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 5:38:27 PM EST
I don't think there is really any specific species. Its ground up and glued together like any other laminate. Its pretty much glorified plywood. It does make for some nice patterns when stained though.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:26:28 AM EST
Just a guess, But I think the wood on my WASR-10 is laminated beech. Basicaly just plywood.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 2:18:25 PM EST
My WASR-2 came today, it is a bit different than my other AK's wood wise, but seems nice overall, feels "hairy" to the touch. Thanks for the replies.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:15:17 PM EST
Guys, I noticed also that my WASR-2 has the upturned charging handle, like my Intrac MK II...is that common on these? It is a #'s match rifle from what I can see...Tom
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:54:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By TJRoush:
Guys, I noticed also that my WASR-2 has the upturned charging handle, like my Intrac MK II...is that common on these? It is a #'s match rifle from what I can see...Tom


Thats a newer bolt it for the side folder to help pull it back with the stock folded.
I heard that the stocks are made from the wood the parts are shipped in. What ever right !!
Just shoot the hell out of it and have fun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:45:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By TJRoush:
Guys, I noticed also that my WASR-2 has the upturned charging handle, like my Intrac MK II...is that common on these? It is a #'s match rifle from what I can see...Tom


That is a feature specific to the AK 74 pattern. Russian designers decided that a charging handle turned upward would facilitate easier charging with the off hand. Simply cant the rifle to the left, reach over the top, and give the handle a whack to the rear. The same concept is evident in the Israeli Galil with its upturned charging handle.

I have two of the Intrac MK II's. They are sweet shooting rifles!

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