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Old 02-15-2012, 22:04   #1
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Quick opinion wanted

I just got a really nice Norinco Mak 90. I cannot stand the factory furniture, so I am going to change it to look more like a traditional looking AK. Since this is a higher end keeper gun for me, I am going to have it cerakoted or duracoated dark black. (maybe H&K black) The opinion I want is for what I should do on the stock. I have narrowed it to two choices. I like the K Var polymer PLUM stock set. The other choice is the ironwood walnut wood stock set. The price is only 30 bucks different so money isn't a factor. Both are high end AK stocks. I like the functionality of the polymer set. I like the traditionalism of the wood. Which should I go with?
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Old 02-15-2012, 23:23   #2
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Wood. Plastic doesn't quite whack the same with the buttstroke.
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Old 02-15-2012, 23:37   #3
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Thats pretty funny.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:09   #4
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I used to have a MAK 90. Great guns. I really regret selling it. Definitely go with the wood furniture. Much more traditional, and just "looks" so much better.
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Old 02-16-2012, 15:03   #5
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Ive had a couple of AK's in the past and both had wood stocks. After putting a good amount of rounds through one the barrel gets very hot, and uncomfortable to have my hand on the wood near the hot barrel. I haven't shot many AK's that have a polymer front forearm, but it seems to me that the polymer will shield the heat much better than the wood. However, the wood will look a little better. I can't decide which to get!
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Old 02-16-2012, 15:59   #6
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I would go traditional wood, if it is not an every day gun. I think the company is called ironwood designs. Told great quality products


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Old 02-16-2012, 19:14   #7
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If I go wood it will definitly be an Ironwood stock. Polymer will be K Var.
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Old 02-18-2012, 00:26   #8
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Anyone an opinion?
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:58   #9
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Man, I sure likey me some plum! and it looks pretty good too. If it's gonna be a shooter i'd go plum, if it's more of a safe queen, the ironwood would look pretty good depending on how fancy you went.
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Old 02-18-2012, 17:26   #10
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I kinda want a safe queen looking gun that I can run a lot! I have a vast gun collection and this decision is as tough as I can remember. I think the Norinco AK's are going to really be worth some money in a few years so that is a big factor. I am not close to a decision at all. Help please!
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Old 02-18-2012, 17:44   #11
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If it were me, I'd locate some nice Chinese wood furniture. Some nice orange colored Chinese wood furniture was imported a few years ago. It's out there on the surplus & gun auction web sites.

Slapping some paint (duracoat) on a MAK and an incorrect stock isn't gonna add any value to the rifle. It is a Chinese AK. It should remain that way.
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Old 02-18-2012, 17:57   #12
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I have 2 Mak's with square cut receivers that both have Iron Wood walnut stock sets on them and they are really sweet. Also have a SA 85 M and again walnut. It's tough wood and really beautiful. In my opinion, (which meens nothing to anyone but me) it makes the Mak look to be in a completely different class. Iron Wood it definately top notch stuff.
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Old 02-18-2012, 18:37   #13
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I prefer wood over polymer on AK furniture.
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Old 02-18-2012, 22:43   #14
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Everyone has basically said go wood. Ok I am going to go ironwood walnut. However, the blueing isn't bad but it just isn't that good. I think I should duracoat it black.(maybe H&K black). I think that black with the ironwood walnut will look awesome. Thoughts?
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Old 02-18-2012, 23:15   #15
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you know you could refinish the walnut to a plum color. a nice subtle hue of purple in the walnut dark undertones would look pretty neat
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:46   #16
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MAK's seem to be going up up up in price. I would not anything to it that later I could not replace the orginal parts and stock.
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