My attempt to contact the person I got this from continues to go unanswered, but I am going to progress as if there is a chance I may at least get the receiver cover....one can dream right?
I have her roughed in and I am making progress, I am using my 78 /26\'s older stock set, as I found an unserialed one for it finally, and it fits pretty nicely, and the inverted takedown notch works quite well with the looped lever on the Russian.
I borrowed a sight ladder from a Chinese that has been floating around since a Scoutscopes install, and swapped the Williams to a more deserving rifle...I have a line on unserialed unissued proper sight ladders from Russia that will replace this soon.
I have tried and failed to loosen the allen screws on the Krink, and am wondering if the funky directions of the vent holes are there for some kind of reason...as if it was tuned to whatever natural whip the gun makes inherently. I am going to have to put a few rounds through it to see if I can break the loctite that must have been used loose...otherwise I am going to strip the heads out.
I took out the stupid Tapco orange post...that was pretty much invisible to me...and experienced the joy of installing a steel one for the first time...if you haven't tried it...do...it is a real effin treat. I had initially thought that the FSB was canted, but I was wrong...somewhere between the Williams aperture sight, the funky Krink holes and the silly plastic post...it gave an optical illusion I suppose. Between the ladder and post replacement...heck this thing is turning into an SKS!
Off came the ill fitting pain in the neck two piece Chinese tube and on went a milled one piece...is there a difference between the Russians and early Chinese? I had a blank one, so I used it for this...and am hoping I can at least get away with that and still be correct.
Duracoat scraping off with every flip of the lever...I am wondering what I am going to find under that stuff....worried in fact...as this gun one would think would have been factory BBQed...and perhaps the spray paint over it will reveal bubba's attempts at removing it....I am torn as what to do....
This crap has got to go...I am wondering if it is possibly just regular spray paint...it isn't very durable.
I am kind of digging the look of this, too bad it is soooo very wrong.
Since the scope cover fits so damn well, I will have to stick to it for awhile, I decided to put my best Red Star on it, the cool one with the post reticle....I really love this scope, I need to find more with this reticle...if anyone ever sees one....help a fella out!
End of day 2...
The paint on the bolt carrier just has to go, so I hit it a couple times with some Kleen Strip premium stripper and got all that sorry crud off...this is looking pretty nice, and I am contemplating whether to stop now or not regarding the paint...
BTW...that is a Yugo mag hanging down there...it fits, it's unserialed...sort of, and it works...turns out, this gun will not accept detachable mags of any sort. I am wondering if that is what stopped bubba short...so, any attempt at having any fun with this one goes out the window because of the mags, the bolt one should deserve a public flogging if one were to do the drop free mod upon, and that stupid 922r ****. Maybe the loss of the bayonet lug helps in that regard...but I am not going to look it up and try wrap my brain around that nonsense again. This will be in military configuration. WITH A BAYONET again eventually...this is just a mock up until the replacement parts arrive...for those with legal concerns.
Fuzzy but no paint!
End of day 3....off to look at parts n stuff...
Any help in locating the proper parts would be nifty...I don't know what a proper stock for this one would be...Laminate or Hardwood?
I really like it how it looks at the moment, despite it being so very very wrong...anyone with proper parts just laying around is encouraged to help me get this baby back to normal.