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Posted: 3/8/2006 10:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 10:19:31 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]
I wanted to repost this for the gen forum night crew.

Comments and Opinions are welcome.

My cousin was nice enough to take and send me some photos of the stock I made for him last
year.

After showing me his new rifle and stating that he didn't like the grip he wondered if there was any way to improve the feel of the thing,

Having wanted to try something like this, I agreed to undertake the project.

Here is the result.

Constructed from Baltic Birch plywood, stained to match existing wood. Wood was shaped by carving and then by sanding. Many hours of sanding.

It has a 13.5" lop,
Straight line profile.
Raised comb for use with scope.
Rubber "sporting" butt-plate.
AK grip angle.
Asymmetrical design optimized for right handed use, it can take a grip screw for added strength.









My cousin says it feels like an entirely different rifle, he likes it, good thing too, otherwise I would redesign his skull.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:16:29 PM EDT
That is some very fine work. Good job.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:39:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
That is some very fine work. Good job.



Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:57:00 PM EDT
Very nice work and well thought out. I give it two thumbs up.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:52:23 AM EDT
Wow that's really nice
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:58:02 AM EDT
Beautiful job.


What tools did you use & how long did it take?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:02:18 AM EDT
Ok yours looks better




Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:05:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:06:36 AM EDT
Very nice work!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:15:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:18:24 AM EDT
That looks very nice. You should produce and sell them :)
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:25:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
There are some talented MoFo's on this site.

Too bad we cant get them all together in one room.



I don't know what you are complaining about, this is one big virtual room.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:34:47 AM EDT
I want one!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:57:36 AM EDT
Great finish on the wood.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:04:12 AM EDT
Very very nice work!

Now you've got me jonesin' for as psl/romak III
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:08:18 AM EDT
WOW!

Did you make a thumb-hole because you like them, or because you were worried (or had it happen before) that the grip would break off?

I tried making a p-grip stock for a Browning BAR--twice actually. Both stocks fit the receiver very well and felt good. I was pleased, but on both, the pistol-grips just broke and fell off. I was really just experimenting with cheap wood--three oak boards glued together and I went from there. I was discouraged and gave up after the second one.

Opinions?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:48:57 PM EDT
Bump for the early evening crew.


Thanks for all the nice comments.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:57:06 PM EDT
That is a sweet looking stock. Nice work.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:03:51 PM EDT
Any chance you could mass produce these?

Hell I'd buy a Romy 3 just to put that stock on it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:09:31 PM EDT
Sorry, too nice. Try again. Makes the rest of the weapon look plain.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:10:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 4:26:11 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Any chance you could mass produce these?

Hell I'd buy a Romy 3 just to put that stock on it.



I could be persuaded to make a few, but a lot of time goes into one of these....so it wouldn't be cheap.

I really have no idea what to ask for something like this.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:11:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Any chance you could mass produce these?

Hell I'd buy a Romy 3 just to put that stock on it.



I could be persursaded to make a few, but a lot of time goes into one of these....so it wouldnt be cheap.

I really have no idea what to ask for something like this.



Better figure it out before the emails roll in.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:13:30 PM EDT
Nice.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:15:17 PM EDT
Wow! Nice work!

Arfcom needs a woodworking forum!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:24:37 PM EDT
Thats damn nice man. Damn nice.


Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:39:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Wow! Nice work!

Arfcom needs a woodworking forum!



+1
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:57:56 PM EDT
The prototype PSL stock, this one has an AR15 grip angle, I'm going to have to make a romak style cut receiver just so I can use this.



Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:12:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:
The prototype PSL stock, this one has an AR15 grip angle, I'm going to have to make a romak style cut receiver just so I can use this.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/scott1959/Pict0075.jpg



What wood/finish is that?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:17:15 PM EDT
Well done!

Which was more time consuming.. Carving the stock or cutting the angles to fit the receiver tightly?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:23:32 PM EDT
Very nice job!

And just out of curiousity, are these guns worth the money?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:25:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Any chance you could mass produce these?

Hell I'd buy a Romy 3 just to put that stock on it.



Same here! That's one hell of a stock!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:16:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:
The prototype PSL stock, this one has an AR15 grip angle, I'm going to have to make a romak style cut receiver just so I can use this.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/scott1959/Pict0075.jpg



What wood/finish is that?



Minwax "Bombay Mahogany Satin 380" PolyShade.

www.minwax.com/products/onestep/polyshades.cfm
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:06:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 9:10:02 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By otto-nyc:
Well done!

Which was more time consuming.. Carving the stock or cutting the angles to fit the receiver tightly?



I made this out of 3/8" plywood, four layers to get the necessary thickness, then glued together.

Before I glued them, I prefit each layer to the receiver, the outer layers to the curved cut just by sliding them in to the receiver and drawing a line, then trimming away one 1/8" ply at a time. the two inner layers prefit to the tang. Doing it this way ensured I would have a good fit before starting on the fun part.

So I actually spent far more time carving and sanding/shaping.



Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:14:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
There are some talented MoFo's on this site.

Too bad we cant get them all together in one room.



It would have to be a very large room, well stocked with beer, food and first aid kits.

NH
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:18:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
Ok yours looks better

web.qx.net/cruze5/Romak/DSC01815.JPG

web.qx.net/cruze5/Romak/DSC01812.JPG



Love the short one, muzzle blast must be visible from orbit!!

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:29:38 PM EDT
How well did you match the front handguards?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:38:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:

Originally Posted By tc6969:
There are some talented MoFo's on this site.

Too bad we cant get them all together in one room.



It would have to be a very large room, well stocked with beer, food and first aid kits.

NH



lol you got that right.

Stuck my finger in a router 3 weeks ago and posted pics here the next day.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:40:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 9:41:32 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
How well did you match the front handguards?



As well as the original, the stained Baltic birch had exactly the same color as the Romy plywood stock. I used the same stain on the fore end, after sanding out a couple dings. It matched whatever the Romanians used exactly.

I don't know if this stuff is still on the market...."Majic" Oil wood stain, light mohogany.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:53:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattman42:
Very nice job!

And just out of curiousity, are these guns worth the money?




YES! My romak that I built shoots 1/2 MOA all day long and has had zero issues.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:06:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
Beautiful job.


What tools did you use & how long did it take?



It took about 20 or 30 hours spread out over about a month.

Tools consisted of, a scrolling jigsaw to cut out the basic pattern, a ton of sandpaper, and one X-Acto X3274 SurGrip Utility Knife, plus many blades.


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