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04-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Slow weekend and got a bit bored so assembled one of Bob's finest on a Global spare receiver I had laying around. Still need to paint the receiver to match but need to test fire first. Wood provided by Robert in Poland. Very easy build - good to have an easy one now and then. Wanted to show it to some of the guys who might appreciate it. Wifey always says half heartily " Oh , that's nice " as she walks by trying to sound interested....... :sleepysmi
04-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Great job there Illya!
Yea my wife saw one I was doing the other day and said "That really looks amninous!" As she looked down her nose at me. I took it as a complement:thumbup1:
04-30-2006, 08:12 PM
Sweet, i'm building one exactly like that one here shortly.
04-30-2006, 08:46 PM
When i asked my ol lady how my last build looked she gave me
a disgusted look and said it looked like a killing machine.I told her
thank you and that is the best compliment yet.
04-30-2006, 08:50 PM
My girl has accepted it as one of my fascinations and a facet of my personality. She is now about half done with her own AMD65 build. Lucky me!!!
04-30-2006, 08:55 PM
I glad my wide doesn't enjoy the same hobby I do - would be twice as expensive :eek:
My wife has a hard time telling one AK from another. After completing a new build and she asks if that is a new one, I just tell her naw I got that one a couple of years ago. Warning - never take out all your weapons at the same time so the wife can get a good idea just how many you have and never admit to the actual number of AKs you own.
04-30-2006, 08:59 PM
Oh no my wife never has seen them all together.:eek:
04-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Great looking build Illya. That's one variation you don't see much of. It is a classic looking AK. I've been wanting to build one just like that, but the wood is a little hard to find.
Did you use a Romy rear trunion? Or were you able to find a Polish one???
Is that a Polish grip or one of Z_Recto's??
04-30-2006, 10:01 PM
I'm using a romy trunion on mine. Fits perfectly in the cutout on the polish stock. Illya, those new pics are awesome, can't wait to start mine.
04-30-2006, 10:10 PM
Me too - just used a Romy rear trunnion. Great fit as is.
Polish grip. I think I ended up with 6 or 8 of them from DrugRunR - don't remember how many cause I bought them a while back and a few at a time over about a year's period.
The wood came from Poland from Robert (can't remember his last name). Bought a stamped and a couple of milled sets. The stamped set came with a cool upper that had the sparkles in the grain - it's on a SAM5.
The sets are still around occasionally. I bought a complete set (4 pieces) from a guy on ARF about a month ago for $115 shipped. It's in beautiful condition and originally from DrugRunR.
555th - If your interested and I see a good stamped set for sale, I'll let you know.
This was a fun, easy going build.
Almost forgot, the sling is from greentimber. Bought 4 of the new Polish slings he was/is selling. Also a 5 pack of the Romy leather ones.
04-30-2006, 10:12 PM
Tantal has the stocksets for a premium. Like 140 or so i think. So if you really want it you can get it.
04-30-2006, 10:20 PM
these guys have fixed stock polish kits
04-30-2006, 10:43 PM
Those were mentioned in another thread. I believe the back ends are from Romy parts kits. Look at the color of the buttstock and pg. The pg is alot more red than the kind of orange you'd expect from a polish kit. Also, if that is indeed a polish back end, why wasn't it demilled in the same way? The poles removed the receiver stubs entirely, wouldn't they do this on the rear too? Someone buy one and prove me wrong. :rofl:
04-30-2006, 10:50 PM
Boy -- You guys make me really miss having a wife!!
04-30-2006, 11:03 PM
Marriage is one of those associations that only costs a few bucks to enter into but takes half of all you own to get out of.
If this one fails, next time instead of the rent to own plan I'm going to buy love by the hour - at least the part of love that really interests me ! :brows:
04-30-2006, 11:25 PM
NICE! I love the fixed stock Polish rifles, not too many people buil dthem like that, but they do look sharp. that would probably be the next build on my list.
04-30-2006, 11:32 PM
Women are like used cars, you can find a pretty one that may have been driven hard for alot of cash, an ugly one that was only driven on Sundays that may be cheap. Seems tho it's hard to find all the options you want at the right price.
Nice Polish set up, I have one that looks just like it from the same sources in the safe right now.
05-01-2006, 01:35 AM
I'd seen some others who had built with fixed butt and liked the style. Already had a PMKMS and didn't really want two Polish folders so went with a fixed stock. The kits are so plentiful and in great shape just had to buy one.
05-01-2006, 10:15 PM
My wife is Romanian. She has never said an ill word about all the time I've been spending lately getting kits ready to build. She is starting to get interested and today she said she would like to help me when I start putting them together.
05-10-2006, 08:47 PM
Nice looking rifle, Fixed stock Polish is a little unusual but very nice looking. Another variation I don't have yet, Sounds like a good reason to get another kit. Great job.