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Posted: 9/22/2005 9:11:50 AM EDT
Anyone have any ideas on what the proper style of fixed stock on an early Polish Wz.88 Tantal would be? I know that some of the early production rifles had fixed stocks, and since mine has the early smooth dust cover I would like to put a fixed stock on it as I don't really care for the "improved German style" folder. I am debating on using a refinished Romanian as I like the LOP, but I want to at least try to be proper. Thanks!

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Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:37:10 AM EDT
The early ones used standard AKM laminate stocks. There are some pics out there of them with fiberglass.

Not many, if any at all ever made it to the troops.

I could be mistaken, but the smooth cover versions are actually the later one....

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:05:26 AM EDT
I had inquired about the smooth cover before HERE. I had assumed the overrun of wz.60 covers would have been used in early production. My trunion date is '92 so its obviously not a first run, but I still think a fixed stock would look nice.

Anyway, so the laminated Romanian AKM stock wouldn't be too bad?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:14:58 AM EDT
You could use a Romanian stock, but the original Polish are not hard to find...
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:22:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stottman:
You could use a Romanian stock, but the original Polish are not hard to find...



Do tell..Now you have my attention.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:27:33 AM EDT
Polish laminate stock straight from Poland in our very own EE.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:49:05 AM EDT
From the 100 or so tantals or Tantal kits I've handled I've decided that there is no pattern to the smooth/ribbed cover issue with them. The smooth cover is about one in five compared to the ribbed. It appears to me that these were either used interchangeably or for replacement purposes during reconditioning. All of the kits we've seen this year have been reworked at some point. I have decided that this is the source of the difference. I will try to get a concrete answer on this.
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