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What's the history behind the plum colored stocks. Seems like a strange color for a military rifle. I get the impression that having plum stocks is a good thing.
 

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To be honest I don't know why they came up with Plum (sometimes they look almost black) colored stocks. But I do know that I've never seen one until joining some of these forums (still haven't seen one in person). They are few and far between, and when they do become avaiable they sell out in a very short time. Not that I was attracted to the plum, I just decided to get one before they were gone. Now that I have a Plum Kit, I kinda think it's cool looking.

Glad I got mine, but to answer your questions???????? Maybe someone else can chime in.
 

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saintarctangent said:
What's the history behind the plum colored stocks. Seems like a strange color for a military rifle. I get the impression that having plum stocks is a good thing.
From what I understand the russians made the plum stocks by mistake trying to get a black polymer. The plum ended up being stronger than the original black stocks. There may be more to the story but this is what I have heard. The U.S. plum stock from k-var is about middle of the road for plum stocks. Some of the non-U.S. plum stocks are lighter some are darker.
 

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Bluejack......

DAMN, you must have got the kit I wanted. My stock/mags and handguards are much darker and the bayonet is black. Yours looks GREAT!!!!!
 

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Bluejack said:
Thanks, did you order from K-var too ?

Sure did, I had problems with the first Plum kit I ordered from K-VAR (it's listed under another post).
 
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