Looks nice, what are your finish options?
Not exactly done, but if I wasn't so busy with helping out here I might get it done. Not too mention being in the hospital and almost dieing. Then there is the new baby and my daughter having surgery 3 times.
Hard to believe I ever got this far! Not complaining, I'm still here on the planet for my kids and wife. The rifle can wait.
I still have to put in rails and and drill FCG pin holes. Oh, and I got part of a drill bit in one of the rear trunion holes. I have to trim the back end off too.
On a finish, I'm thinking of home parking it and then doing that gun kote stuff. After bead blasting. Maybe one day I'll start on my AMD 65 too, LOL
I doubt I'll use the stock furniture either, I like it and I don't.
You've got your prorities correct. The rifle will be finished when it's finished. It does look good, and will look even better when completed.
Looks like a start but what would I know, I've never put a whole lot of consideration into building my own. I think I'd have to start with a blackpowder kit rifle to see if I had the patience and skills. I think the factory stock set looks bitchin', it would look awesome with a drum. Overall though I guess I think the wood stocked 63's have a really unique look amongst the variety of Kalishinikovs.
Have fun with it, I'm sure we'll see the finished product in the near future.
Looking good sang.
Don't worry about your priorities, You've got them right.
Glad to have ya here perios man...we have faith in you finishing your rifle when you can Take care of them kiddo's and keep your nose clean!
"It's all over but the cryin'!"Moonshiner