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Posted: 10/26/2004 6:19:48 PM EST
I have a NIB Hungarian SA-85M (thumbhole stock) that I bought years ago. I am deciding if I should swap out the furniture and shoot it or keep it NIB and buy another to shoot? Will this rifle be worth anything years from now in NIB condition?
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:00:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:13:11 AM EST
Ditto Campy's comments, I put a walnut stock from these guys on mine: www.ironwooddesigns.com/2Aprodpage/1zAKproduct.html

A little sanding and a few (8-10) coats of Tongue Oil, she'll look quite sweet.....

Mike
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:10:35 AM EST
Right on, Campy!!!


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Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:59:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By clubster:
I have a NIB Hungarian SA-85M (thumbhole stock) that I bought years ago. I am deciding if I should swap out the furniture and shoot it or keep it NIB and buy another to shoot? Will this rifle be worth anything years from now in NIB condition?



Keep it as is, everyone is modifying theirs and killing the value. Yours will go up.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:12:49 PM EST
Listen to Campy.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:41:24 AM EST
Anymore opinions? Where can I get an original Hungarian stock set or do I need to keep a USA made stock set on it?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:57:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:06:13 AM EST
This is a fairly easy decision to make.

Put a US made stock set on it, with us FCG, and turn it into the gun it was MEANT to be.

Simply keep all the old furniture and extra parts stored someplace safe. That way if you do decide to sell it in the future, and the next owner wants it all original, you can simply put it all back on.

Problem solved.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:08:38 AM EST
Why would anyone want a thumbhole stock on their AK if it wasn't a law giving you no choice? Take it off!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:27:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 6:28:19 AM EST by Ripcode]

Originally Posted By clubster:
I have a NIB Hungarian SA-85M (thumbhole stock) that I bought years ago. I am deciding if I should swap out the furniture and shoot it or keep it NIB and buy another to shoot? Will this rifle be worth anything years from now in NIB condition?



The butthole stock must go!!! It will be worth more if you convert it as most people don't want post-ban style rifles.

Put on new Hungarian buttstock and pistol grip.

Keep it "Authentic to the Hungarian pattern".

Make it evil!
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