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Posted: 3/7/2010 5:20:25 PM EDT
I just do not uderstand why people want purple rifles?

Why was the color used for AK's? What was the reason?
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:27:46 PM EDT
'Cause it's sexy!


Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:31:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 5:36:30 PM EDT by jayhanfosho]
Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
I just do not uderstand why people want purple rifles?

Why was the color used for AK's? What was the reason?


Russians switched to black polyamide stocks and mags, but due to some technical issue, the early runs turned out with a plum tint.

They were never after "plum" plastic.

They've solved their technical issues and today issue "true black" furniture and mags.


Why are they popular? I dont know. I prefer black; I'm boring.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:32:05 PM EDT
The Russians decided to use a material called polyamide for their handguards and stocks. They dyed it black, and it became very brittle and would break easily. Back off on the dye and it turns out plum.

Also it looks awesome. How can you NOT like plum? I think you're the weird one.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:34:17 PM EDT
Plum is awesome!

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:34:54 PM EDT
Ummmmm... because it's plum?.. Duh!


It's a history-purist thing that I dig about all-things-plum As stated above..
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:35:31 PM EDT
plum is decent. but doesn't compare to wood. black is cool but i'am tired of black. ar-15 boreing
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:36:13 PM EDT
People want plum rifles to match their Russian plum bayonets.

http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c3/i5

These are brand spanking new; no numbers etched or engraved anywhere; scabbard has original ink; arrow in triangle Izhmash
logo on scabbard only.
They look rather black, but when compared with Bulgy black bayonet, I can see that there's some plum hue in it.
I would describe them as very, every dark plum.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:36:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CajunX39:
Plum is awesome!

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/gg329/AKshooter_photo/100_2696.jpg


now that thing is fine as wine.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:38:02 PM EDT
Just love my plum AK.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:46:23 PM EDT
DAMN YOU PEOPLE!! Now there is something ELSE I have to have!
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:53:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
I just do not uderstand why people want purple rifles?





I just don't understand why anyone would feel obligated to explain to you what they choose to buy with their own money.



Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:00:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ATC:
'Cause it's sexy!


Exactly!



Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:04:32 PM EDT




Originally Posted By 1_Snipes:



Originally Posted By ATC:

'Cause it's sexy!




Exactly!




http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/CoSnipe/IMG_0392.jpg







What kind of case is that, and what did you use to wrap the stock with? I like that!
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:05:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FLATFOOT762:

Originally Posted By 1_Snipes:
Originally Posted By ATC:
'Cause it's sexy!


Exactly!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/CoSnipe/IMG_0392.jpg



What kind of case is that, and what did you use to wrap the stock with? I like that!


Looks like the Larue Covert case.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:09:07 PM EDT
Here is my other plum rifle.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:09:14 PM EDT
Larue covert case, and wrapped with coyote paracord.


Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:12:29 PM EDT
'cause even a rommie G looks good in plum...

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:55:55 PM EDT
I dig the red furniture with Bakelite mags.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 7:08:47 PM EDT
I prefer black myself.  After all, "Evil Plum Rifle" just doesn't inspire the fear in the anti-gunners as "Evil Black Rifle" does.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 7:09:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 7:11:14 PM EDT by Tyrvidar]
It's good stuff...

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 7:47:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 7:53:41 PM EDT by Hootbro]
Never mind

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 7:56:06 PM EDT
it rounds out the collection.



Bulgy plum








and shaky hands....




better pic





Link Posted: 3/7/2010 7:58:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Richard257:
People want plum rifles to match their Russian plum bayonets.

http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c3/i5

These are brand spanking new; no numbers etched or engraved anywhere; scabbard has original ink; arrow in triangle Izhmash
logo on scabbard only.
They look rather black, but when compared with Bulgy black bayonet, I can see that there's some plum hue in it.
I would describe them as very, every dark plum.

http://northridgeinc.com/productImages/2007-06-14/Bay-5__300.jpg


I bought one of these from them. They are the real deal, and are definitely Plum and have the black spray paint on the ends of the sheath and bayo handle just like the AK74 plum mags have. I bought it to use with my Plum stocked SGL-21.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 10:53:29 PM EDT


PlUm CrAzY









Link Posted: 3/7/2010 11:00:10 PM EDT
Plum is good.  That is all.

Link Posted: 3/8/2010 2:19:46 AM EDT
I'm in
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 6:30:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Seraph:
Plum is good.  That is all.


Wow, are those PSLs? Or .308 AKs?
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 6:47:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2010 6:51:29 AM EDT by Seraph]
They're built from Category 1 PSL kits, and special NoDak Spud receivers (originally meant for TGI).  We call them AK-54R, for obvious reasons.  They're incredible fun.



OP, you really should have just titled your thread, "Another Plum Pic Thread."
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 6:57:35 AM EDT
Since nobody here actually answered the op's question I will.

When Russia first made a poly stock set for their AK's they wanted them to be black, but when too much much black dye was used it cause some sort of problem like the plastic being too brittle or something.  They used less black dye and the plumb color was the result.  It was the original color they were before they figured out the right way to make black.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 7:57:50 AM EDT
James Ronnie Dio in the manger!

I love that gun!!! I love the whole set up, the bag, the drum mag, para cord.



Link Posted: 3/8/2010 8:47:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wespe:
Since nobody here actually answered the op's question I will.

When Russia first made a poly stock set for their AK's they wanted them to be black, but when too much much black dye was used it cause some sort of problem like the plastic being too brittle or something.  They used less black dye and the plumb color was the result.  It was the original color they were before they figured out the right way to make black.


I thought the third post answered the question.

In with my Bulgarian Plum



Link Posted: 3/8/2010 7:47:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Seraph:
They're built from Category 1 PSL kits, and special NoDak Spud receivers (originally meant for TGI).  We call them AK-54R, for obvious reasons.  They're incredible fun.


Does anyone have these for sale? Or do I just have to keep my eyes peeled on the gun sales sites? I'd be interested in one of these if they weren't priced crazy. I've always toyed with the idea of getting a PSL and converting it to pistol grip/regular shoulder stock.

I'd like to get one of these and put on a AK104 gas block/sight and SBR it
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 9:29:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PHO3N1X:
Originally Posted By Seraph:
They're built from Category 1 PSL kits, and special NoDak Spud receivers (originally meant for TGI).  We call them AK-54R, for obvious reasons.  They're incredible fun.


Does anyone have these for sale? Or do I just have to keep my eyes peeled on the gun sales sites? I'd be interested in one of these if they weren't priced crazy. I've always toyed with the idea of getting a PSL and converting it to pistol grip/regular shoulder stock.

I'd like to get one of these and put on a AK104 gas block/sight and SBR it


+1 on how to get one.  I'm plum crazy for it...
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 4:01:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lithgow303:
Originally Posted By PHO3N1X:
Originally Posted By Seraph:
They're built from Category 1 PSL kits, and special NoDak Spud receivers (originally meant for TGI).  We call them AK-54R, for obvious reasons.  They're incredible fun.


Does anyone have these for sale? Or do I just have to keep my eyes peeled on the gun sales sites? I'd be interested in one of these if they weren't priced crazy. I've always toyed with the idea of getting a PSL and converting it to pistol grip/regular shoulder stock.

I'd like to get one of these and put on a AK104 gas block/sight and SBR it


+1 on how to get one.  I'm plum crazy for it...


http://www.theakforum.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=122923

http://www.waffenwerks.com/
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:17:12 AM EDT
Some people just like the plum furniture. I wouldn't go out of my way to own it. I prefer wood, but some people just like purple on their AK.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:12:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 9:25:52 AM EDT
... Not my bag either, but people seem to LOVE it.  Good for them I suppose.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:59:13 PM EDT
Plum furniture was specific to a particular era in Russian history.  Collectors wanting a clone of a plum AK-74/AKS-74 are no different than the collector of a "Retro" style AR.   There are some that are happy with just triangle handguards and then there are serious collectors who go all out with era-correct parts and markings.


Russian White House, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Russian_constitutional_crisis
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