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Posted: 12/19/2005 6:11:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 6:02:30 PM EDT by Soldier48]
Just wanted to share with everyone... I was a AR guy being in the military and all, but after many hours of reading the posts on here I bought a AK.

It's a 2002 SAR-1, in awesome shape! But I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.

Here is the link to the picture
http://forums.nightowlpro.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=11257

The wood furniture is in great shape but I want more of a red look so I will probably refinish them. The bolt isn't polished but I think I'm going to give it a try (I like the way it looks), is there any downfalls to doing that?

EDIT POSTED PICS
http://forums.nightowlpro.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=11257
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:47:00 AM EDT

is there any downfalls to doing that?


Not that I can think of . Try some CLP on the metal finish, it may help.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:30:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 8:30:39 AM EDT by longhorn789]

The bolt isn't polished but I think I'm going to give it a try (I like the way it looks), is there any downfalls to doing that?


I stripped mine with a wire brush on the end of a drill after having little success with chemical strippers.

Mine looks great and I have not had any rust issues in four years. No downfall I can see..

Go for it dude!!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:35:45 AM EDT
I think I will go for it, so far I haven't heard any downfalls yet.
I just think it looks good.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:22:17 PM EDT
Information here on polishing your charging handle and bolt. http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/chrome.htm
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:48:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 6:05:47 PM EDT by Soldier48]
Thanks for the info everyone! I just finished polishing my bolt (For some reason that sounds naughty) and it looks great!

My boss gave me tomorrow off, so I'm taking my AK to the range with a friend. Hopefully everything will go well.

I also bought up all of the Wolf Ammo at a local Store for $3 (box of 20). So I should have enough for tomorrows adventures.

http://forums.nightowlpro.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=11268

Next time I'll make the pics smaller...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:21:37 AM EDT
Congrats and welcome to the world of affordable semi auto rifles that work.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:32:05 AM EDT
UPDATE!!

I just returned from the range. Went there to shoot my AK for the first time. And it performed flawlessly. I do have to say I think I'm a converted AR lover...

Only ran 80 rounds through it. Because I onlyhave 300 total, but I could have blown them all today so I had to pace myself.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:27:51 PM EDT
what a coincidence, i just polished my charging handle too! looks awesome
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:43:05 PM EDT
Soldier48 please tell me what method you used on the charging handle? I must do that to mine
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:18:01 AM EDT
bigale I just followed the info on this website.

Who ever made this site.. Thanks! Some really good info on it.
http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/chrome.htm


Hope this helps
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:13:34 AM EDT
I like the wooden pistol grip. Did it come on the rifle or did you install it? If so, where did you get the grip?
Thanks,
dglockster
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:14:12 PM EDT
The pistol grip is from Ironwood (so I was told)
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:40:12 AM EDT
where did you buy that nevrdull stuff? i cannot find it ANYWHERE... better yet is there something similar that will do the same thing?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:13:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigale:
where did you buy that nevrdull stuff? i cannot find it ANYWHERE... better yet is there something similar that will do the same thing?



I think Wal-Mart or a Auto hobby store should carry it. But I never used it since my Charging Handle was already pretty brite.

(That stuff still haunts me from my Basic Training days when I had to polish the chrome in our Dorm)
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:40:29 PM EDT
I looked at walmart and home depot....

i'll just buy something that is made to polish all metals.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:05:28 PM EDT
well i got it done, and i think it looks good.

how did i do?

http://users.adelphia.net/~al885/inthewhite.jpg
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:15:34 PM EDT
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