691324126 | ROMANIAN SKS as issued | 11 | $450.00 | As-Issued | Good | I'd give this one a * if I could. That stock looks wonky to me. GM, what do you think?
I would say it's legit..there are a few, very few that show grain figuring like that.. It's just not the typical boring bland stock that everyone is used to seeing.
That thar is a good'en
The dents and scrapes have shellac/varnish down in them. Wouldn't that be indicative of being refinished ?
This particular one, I can not say if it was done here, refurb or importer. It was from one of the earlier import lots of Romanians. The guy I got it from had it maybe a month, maybe two after he got it from a vendor out of the box and turned around and dumped it for an Ak.. I know for a fact, he was not a wood worker, everything he made or did with wood turned into wood stove fodder. He could cut and split wood like a mother....but, his idea of wood working came out of an IKEA box. And.... I sure ain't gonna waste time nor money on refinishing stocks.. I could use both looking for another firearm or ammo.
They, the importer/refurb shop may have applied a coat of shellac or something at some point for reasons unknown. I don’t think it was ever sanded or stripped, which usually goes hand in hand with an American refinish. This stock still maintains all the original proof stamps, and the markings are sharp and clear.. These marks typically get to the point they are not so clearly defined or vanish all together when using a chemical stripper or sanding/steel wool, sanding destroys them.