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Posted: 11/28/2007 8:43:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2007 9:16:39 PM EDT by dennysguns]
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 8:58:27 PM EDT
That's absolutely incredible.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 9:17:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 10:07:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 10:26:55 PM EDT
That looks awesome! I love those Yugo fixed stock AKs. I need to find a kit and build one up. I don't know the first damned thing about it, but it'd sure be a helluva lot of fun!
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 11:53:15 PM EDT
Wow, that looks great. Your guy was a lot better then mine.



Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:51:00 AM EDT
That is absoultly amazing! I'd make sure I held on to that one. Man if that wood could only talk.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 7:22:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2007 7:24:05 AM EDT by TheRealSundance]
Fan of T2



Link Posted: 11/29/2007 10:15:12 AM EDT
lol you can tell they're in The Peoples Republic of Kalifornia in that top pic...she had to crack the weapon open to reload

Thats a great looking rifle you've got there. There's just something really appealing about beat up and used looking rifles that I like, new just looks to clean and pretty and almost fake. Plus with that wood, you're giving it the respect it deserves.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 10:37:13 AM EDT
Looks really good. I'm not often a fan of the battlefield / distressed look but with the wood it just seems right. The only thing I would probably do if it were mine would be to take a chunk of metal / brick and hit the metal in a couple places to have some (minor) dents, dings, and scratches to make it look a little less polished. But that's me, ya know?

Regardless, REALLY nice job!
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 10:40:40 AM EDT
I've never seen wood that has been so personalized. It makes me wonder happened to the man who owned it. It looks like he took pride in his weapon, so I can't see him giving it up by choice!

I suppose he's probably

Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:14:14 AM EDT
That turned out great Denny!

Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:21:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2007 11:23:52 AM EDT by Sidecarnutz]
That looks great Man! Some of the "better" carved up Yugo's were well worth preserving. Don't ever get rid of that one. It has history to it!

Here's my own safe queen. "Sara" It started as a $99 kit from CFS back when they had them. Bore was great too. This soldier must have loved this rifle.
She's my resident safe queen now.






Edit to add. I finally got a dust cover release for her. And you can get the proper canvas Yugo slings from APEX. That one you have is a Romy leather one.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:27:49 AM EDT
Very cool.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:54:37 AM EDT
Beautiful Job Denny, its easy to get immersed in the History of a personalized weapon from a volitaile region. These Serb AKs were used by the Serb Militia's and saw use in some very dark times.

Here's a pic of the kit I started out with, matching numbers with a unique hand carved pistol grip. Built on a DCI reciever, distressed and fitted with a standard pistol grip.







Link Posted: 11/29/2007 12:04:46 PM EDT
well since we are posting pics..



Link Posted: 11/29/2007 1:55:51 PM EDT
Awesome pictures everyone!!!
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:05:47 PM EDT
This should be a sticky. Allowing everyone to post their artistic stocks and HG's. Great pics all and thanks Denny! BTW, love the new site!
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:26:44 PM EDT
Dale fan with the "3" above.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:28:08 PM EDT
great story...
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 3:24:22 PM EDT
Cool pics.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 3:47:43 PM EDT
those are kinda sad....very personal, those people (guy and girl) could be dead or separated by war. I would have a hard time keeping those, too emotional and personal for me.

end of gheyness
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 4:56:49 PM EDT
i got a stupid question:

is there a method for dating the carvings on the stocks? i'm just wondering.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 5:27:59 PM EDT
Well the one stock had 1995 carved in it. What I think is interesting is that it is a Serbian stock, but that the letters aren't cyrillic. As I understand, Serbia usually uses the cyrillic alphabet and the western part of former Yugoslavia (Croatia) uses the Roman aplhabet.

Overall everything is very interesting and a rare piece of history. All of you please hold onto these and pass on any knowledge that you have of them to future generations.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:10:00 PM EDT
This the reason I love the AK forum so much!!!
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:36:33 PM EDT
So cool. What are the chances of finding carved stocks like that? Anyway to seek them out?
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:53:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
So cool. What are the chances of finding carved stocks like that? Anyway to seek them out?


definetely cool. i'd like to know how you guys found them too.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 4:31:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djsmiles:

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
So cool. What are the chances of finding carved stocks like that? Anyway to seek them out?


definetely cool. i'd like to know how you guys found them too.


They were mixed in with the other Yugo kits, I paid extra for "Hand Picked" at Centerfire for mine.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:01:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djsmiles:

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
So cool. What are the chances of finding carved stocks like that? Anyway to seek them out?


definetely cool. i'd like to know how you guys found them too.


My gunstore had 10 crates of the rifles in stock. I was perusing the inventory when I noticed mine.,
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:13:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 7:14:27 AM EDT by Dieter122]
I lucked out when I got mine...paid $72 for my kit...from CFS....awhile ago though.

Sold one fixed stock kit for $265 shipped...build the other up..

oh and check out my UF one I got in...its pretty pimp

The word on the handguard means "Princess", derived from Russian

also has a very feint peace symbol on it which I pointed out.

whats approx value of this? All matching kit, but recoil rod isnt #'d, nor is top cover if I recall...





Link Posted: 11/30/2007 8:18:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djsmiles:

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
So cool. What are the chances of finding carved stocks like that? Anyway to seek them out?


definetely cool. i'd like to know how you guys found them too.



I called CFS during their $79 sale. They had just found "Sara" and were all looking at it and talking about it. I told them I'd love to rebuild it. I paid a $20 hand pick fee for it. $99 kit!
Just happened to call at just the right time. Kind of like hitting the lottery. Back then the kits were a real hit or miss thing. You never knew what you'd get. I got some OK ones, I got Sara and I got one really horrible one. It all worked out. They were cheap kits. I didn't mind rebarreling them if I had to.

Another way to get wood like this is to contact folks on boards who post pics of it. I've already had two folks offer me up to $400 just for the stock set from Sara! Nice tries, but I passed. I served over there in our Navy during that conflict. Three different cruises. So this is a keepsake of my service.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 12:58:22 PM EDT
Wow, thats an awsome looking rifle that had been there and done that.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 1:00:08 PM EDT
Thanks everybody for the info. I'm going to try to track one of these done myself...
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 3:38:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 3:52:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
Beautiful Job Denny, its easy to get immersed in the History of a personalized weapon from a volitaile region. These Serb AKs were used by the Serb Militia's and saw use in some very dark times.

Here's a pic of the kit I started out with, matching numbers with a unique hand carved pistol grip. Built on a DCI reciever, distressed and fitted with a standard pistol grip.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a057.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a058.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05471.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05533.jpg


What type of ammo is in those crates?
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 4:36:59 PM EDT
Denny- real quick- in the second pick where you show the two names, you have them reversed. Slaja is the name that appears first. It all together might be his first and last name.

You show the bottom of the handguard that looks like a "3"- that's the same "z" as the first letter of the first name.

I like the "no fate" part. Either that's a common old saying or they truly were T2 fans.

There are all sorts of references to this phrase on the internet but the earliest is T2. I can't find anything earlier than that.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 4:58:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:20:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By T56:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
Beautiful Job Denny, its easy to get immersed in the History of a personalized weapon from a volitaile region. These Serb AKs were used by the Serb Militia's and saw use in some very dark times.

Here's a pic of the kit I started out with, matching numbers with a unique hand carved pistol grip. Built on a DCI reciever, distressed and fitted with a standard pistol grip.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a057.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a058.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05471.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05533.jpg


What type of ammo is in those crates?


Thats Yugoslavian 7.62x39
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:39:36 PM EDT


nooneimportant
Team Member






The writing is from a Bosnian Serb.

In the Box is the name of a village in Bosnia, "Bileca"
then "15X" the three letters next I am still trying to figure out. it is apparently the abbreviation for something.

The rest of the translation looks right.


Thats a valuable piece of information, there are alot of haunted forests in the area around Bileca from that time period.

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:45:19 PM EDT
Great pictures!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:17:26 PM EDT
My carvings. A few of you have probably seen them before.




Denny, thanks again for the conversation earlier!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:05:13 PM EDT
Here's mine. The translation means " God Help Me" or maybe its "Help Me God".






Im not sure what this one means.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:56:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JOHNO:

Originally Posted By T56:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
Beautiful Job Denny, its easy to get immersed in the History of a personalized weapon from a volitaile region. These Serb AKs were used by the Serb Militia's and saw use in some very dark times.

Here's a pic of the kit I started out with, matching numbers with a unique hand carved pistol grip. Built on a DCI reciever, distressed and fitted with a standard pistol grip.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a057.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a058.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05471.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05533.jpg


What type of ammo is in those crates?


Thats Yugoslavian 7.62x39


Is that the M67 stuff that fragments? To bad its corrosive.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 9:32:21 PM EDT
Wow, that's nice. I would have lightly sanded it and put new varnish on it w/clear coat to preserve it and used it on a new-looking AK, but that's nice too.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 10:07:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
well since we are posting pics..

i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/Dieter122/art.jpg
i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/Dieter122/yugoava.jpg
i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/Dieter122/yugo/yugocollec1.jpg


Was with 1/1 Cav in Bosnia in '96 and '98. I was told the the two fingers stick up was a V for VICTORY and the thumb stick out was for SERBIA, so it stood for SERBIA VICTORY. Was given this sign and alot of middle fingers the time I was there.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:17:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By T56:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:

Originally Posted By T56:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
Beautiful Job Denny, its easy to get immersed in the History of a personalized weapon from a volitaile region. These Serb AKs were used by the Serb Militia's and saw use in some very dark times.

Here's a pic of the kit I started out with, matching numbers with a unique hand carved pistol grip. Built on a DCI reciever, distressed and fitted with a standard pistol grip.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a057.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/8-11-05a058.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05471.jpg

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05533.jpg


What type of ammo is in those crates?


Thats Yugoslavian 7.62x39


Is that the M67 stuff that fragments? To bad its corrosive.


Yes,this is the M67, I've had it for several years. The Yugoslavian M67 is some of the best surplus that hit this Country, I don't mind it being corrosive. I use Hoppes #9 for cleaning and have never had a problem.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:59:04 AM EDT
This thread is so full of WIN that it is hard to not want to find a carved up rifle.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:17:43 AM EDT

Great pics.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:15:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
This thread is so full of WIN that it is hard to not want to find a carved up rifle.



"WIN"?


I'm an old guy. You'll have to fill me in.
1970's- Whip Inflation Now or Women In Navy?
I'm just not up on this new jargon.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:26:21 PM EDT
You guys need to get that wood sanded down to get all that crap off them to make them smooth again

Those really give a whole new character to the rifle - thanks for sharing them!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:28:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MitchTheWitch:
I like the "no fate" part. Either that's a common old saying or they truly were T2 fans.

There are all sorts of references to this phrase on the internet but the earliest is T2. I can't find anything earlier than that.


They very easily could be in reference to T2. One of my Yugos had Beverly Hills 90210 stickers all over it.
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