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    I would use the amber as it is orange and you can get a good range from that, from orange to red.
    Also, since it is colored, you will use less dye.

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    Thanks Z.BTW do you make a solid wood PG in a wood that will stain close to the stock Bulgy solid wood on my 74?

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    Yes.
    Shoot me an e-mail.

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    I've had moderate success with Rit\alcohol and Zinsser Bulls Eye (amber).
    Top 2 are Russian AKM sets from PLO kits. Bottom is unissued Russian
    AKM set from Tantal, that I used as a model.


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    Welcome to Gunco Bim, I like the name
    "It's all over but the cryin'!"Moonshiner


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    Bim Jeam, I like the stock sets. It appears your original set is a bit more orange than the upper sets. But they are very close. Nice!

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    Another view of Russian stock set above (upper right set).


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    Quote Originally Posted by bim jeam
    Another view of Russian stock set above (upper right set).
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    Nice rifle and pic! Share some of the details?
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    JB,
    That wood looks pretty good.
    You got lucky with your kit wood. Some of the wood I have redone looks as thoguh they finished it with crude oil
    You may want ot use a little less alcohol in your dye to make the colors stronger and do not be afraid to sand the wood to get the imperfections out.
    What reciever did you use for the build? FEG? Maadi? It really looks pretty good.
    What finish did you use for the metal?
    You have a very nice Russian clone there.

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    Thanks for the response guys, I'll try to answer some questions
    and provide details. This is one of 6 Russian\PLO all matching kits
    purchased from Brad Paul last year, while waiting 6 months to
    get one hand select kit from Joken's. This is my second build
    (1st was a plum kit from Akron Armory) so I chose this one, it
    was the worst shape of the bunch. Stripped the wood with
    Formby's and attempted to steam out dents, didn't help much.
    Did alot of sanding. The exposed metal parts had some surface
    rust (barrel & receiver cover) but no major pitting. Used sand
    paper and steel wool to clean that up. Finish on the metal is
    1200 degree manifold paint w/ceramic, 4 coats then baked at
    350 for 2 hours. Receiver is from an unfired Maadi ARM. Shortly
    after I got this thing riveted together I read couple posts on another
    board that discussed legality of "sacrificing" a Maadi receiver for
    Russian build (no serial number).This is making me a bit nervous,
    if time permits I'll probably burn a couple hundred rounds through
    it this week, then start drilling out rivets next weekend.
    regards,


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