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Posted: 9/20/2009 11:08:38 AM EST
It's my WASR-10 GP

Some days I think the wood is a little rough, some days I like it as it is.

Would you guys replace this wood?

If so, what would you replace it with?

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:12:05 AM EST
maybe get an ironwood stock set?

looks pretty good to me. Since I'm cheap, I'd probably just sand and refinish.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:13:49 AM EST
just keep it feed

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:37:26 AM EST
the only i'd do is find a romanian laminated palmswell lower hg, then finish the stock set. oh, put a krebs peep sight on it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:41:36 AM EST
+1 for refinishing the stock
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:43:46 AM EST
I think it looks fine. AK's aren't required to have museum quality wood. They just work. Enjoy it as it is. GARY N4KVE
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:29:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By lambo:
find a ... snip ... palmswell lower hg,


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:49:43 PM EST
I have a WASR side folder just about like it and decided to do a little refinishing on it. The laminate was soaked with cosmoline (I guess) so I tried the old baking in the oven at about 150 deg. trick. The hand guards sweated out a ton whatever in a couple of hours. I cleaned them with break cleaner and sanded them down nice and smooth and stained them with Minwax red mahogany. They turned out looking better than I expected so I let that dry for a day or so and went to seal them with some satin poly. I applied a couple of light coats like the can said and left them to dry overnight. The next morning I went running like a 6 year old at Christmas to see what I had and the poly was still real tackey. I went to work, came home and still tackey...Shit! I gave it another day and still tacky so I stripped the hand guards down with denatured alcohol and baked them again without much result but the stain still looked good. I tried the poly again and with the same results as before...Shit! Aw hell, it's just my beater gun anyway so I took some 0000 steel wool and kinda buffed them nice and smooth after cleaning them with alcohol (the stain still looks good) and wiped a coat of olive oil on them. They look freakin awsome!!! I figure a little touch up on them now and again will keep them looking good and they sort of smell like a greak salad. I have used tung oil before but not olive oil!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:03:09 PM EST
Aim's WASR? For $399 you can't go wrong.

Shoot it a while and then think about what additions might enhance it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:08:19 PM EST
Put a set of plum polymer furniture on it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:31:50 PM EST
sand it down, stain it red. makes a world of difference.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:43:21 PM EST
Shoot the crap out of it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:01:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jonny_Flashbang:
Shoot the crap out of it.

Did that

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:15:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:15:32 PM EST by halo45121]
I would maybe stain it a deeper red, but I like the kinda scratched up look.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:26:22 PM EST
soak it in tung oil, get a finish on it. me personally I would darken it a tad, but I like dark wood ak stocks
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:46:19 PM EST
Stock Refinishing FTW! I have done an SKS stock and a Romy furniture set. It is very rewarding.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:47:21 PM EST
All that wood needs is some 0000 steel wool, some elbow grease, and either tung oil or boiled linseed oil. 0000 steel wool will get it slick as a baby's butt.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:26:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 6:26:39 PM EST by briansmithwins]
My Romy RPK suffered from dry. listless wood too.

Tung oil and steel wool was the answer. BSW

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:04:15 PM EST

That stock has a nice sheen

What brand tung oil and how many coats?
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 1:28:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2009 1:33:33 AM EST by netofficer3710]
yes I would, and I did.

I bought the same gun in december of 06 for 300 bucks

this is what it looks like now

that's a Nato length Kvar stock with a 1" long picitanny rail mounted to the bottom of the forend for mounting my TLR-1

I also have a 3 point Specter Gear sling with a clip on each end for quick attachment/detachment and an emergency release buckle.

i'm going to try a hogue grip as well when I have some spare play money next month
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 3:05:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Molive:

That stock has a nice sheen

What brand tung oil and how many coats?

100% pure tung oil, not that crap that gets pawned off as tung oil but is actually 5% tung oil and 95% petroleum. As I recall it took about 6 coats before the tung oil stopped being sucked into the wood. I waited about 12 hours between coats. BSW

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