How to put lipstick on a pig

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Man With A Gun..., Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Man With A Gun...

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    I decided to begin a project. I wanted to get a cheap run of the mill WASR-10 AK-47 and beautify her, til she was worthy enough to put along with my other guns.
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    Well this week I picked one up and started on it. First I bleached the stocks with lacquer thinner, then sanded them with 120, 180 then 320 grip sand paper. I used red food coloring for dye, and applied 6 coats, washing off excess between coats. After letting them dry I put on 10 light coats of PPG automotive clear coat, sanding with 600 grit in between.

    Next I added a "cheese grater" style upper hand guard to add somthing diffrent you don't see every day, then today at the gun show I picked up a AR style bird cage flash hider. I also installed a bolt buffer. Next I'm going to bead blast and polish the bolt carrier, add a smooth top cover and re coat the gun, and do something with that god awful pistol grip . I also ordered a tromix charging handle cover.

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    Today with flash hider installed....

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  2. Cowtown

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    Nice
     
  3. 308nato

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    That looks nice.
     
  4. 9x19

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    I like CAA's AK pistol grip... much more hand-filling than the original.
     
  5. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    very good work
     
  6. Starker

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    Very nice!
     
  7. DCortez

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    Very nice
     
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Holy crap that wood is shiny! I like my AKs stocked with plastic and covered in low-gloss paint, but that's just me.

    Check out the TAPCO SAW-style pistol grip. I agree that the standard Warsaw grip sucks - even my CA-legal Monsterman Grip (it's a grip, but not a pistol grip) gave me better control of the weapon than that pathetically scrawny thing.
     
  9. TexasDawg

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    I'm not much for the shiny wood either, but to each his own. It looks like a good job of doing it, though, and I do like the color. I used a UTG ergo grip on my Saiga 308,,, got it off fleabay
     
  10. Man With A Gun...

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    Here is some pics of the wasr and my Romy G i've been working on..

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