Well that is some good information, and it kind of dashes plans I had, or at least easily pulling them off.
I picked up an Albanian buttplate and kind of fancied the idea of making a stock and using a cleaning kit tube to store a 'survival knife' style kit in the second hole. But seeing what meat is left after a Chinese stock is sliced up that might require a lot of putty.
The SKS Hunter/Fisher if you will. Now if I could hunt down the properly threaded X-acto tip for the fish cleaning rod....
I just considered the value of including the AK sight tool in your cleaning kit too...the flat head screwdriver could be used to gain access to stash spots hidden behind the buttplate in those lightening holes. Perfect for anything from behind the lines communiques or down time combustibles.
I suppose a few last ditch cartridges could be stuck in there too. Fire starter? Cyanide capsules? Fabbing a new door and modding a buttplate for a Leatherman? Heck even that corkscrew that always seems to get forgotten on those camping trips.
I don't suppose anyone has a busted up Russian laminate (or even hardwood) to offer up to the band saw gods? I am a little curious about what their innards look like.
Good stuff guys!