Congratulations on your AK rifle. Yeah, the Century Arms thing is blown up too much. I own a GP WASR and it's an excellent rifle. It shoots, it loads, it works. What more do you want for a SHTF rifle?
I'm back and forth on the black furniture myself. When I first got my wooden furniture AK, I thought about converting it to black polymer stocks for a stealth look but then the traditional look grew over me.
The Kalashnikov Klub Member #1999