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    Egyptian vs Russian wood

    How do you distinguish between Egyptian and Russian wood on Egyptian parts kit?
    I've been told that the early Egyptians had Russsian wood on them. Is My parts kit I have listed here Egyptian or Russian?
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    I'm not an expert on Egyptian kits but the two I've built are exactly like yours. When compared to known Soviet wood that I have they look very similar although they do have some slight cosmetic differences. My guess would be the Soviets supplied the wood and the Egyptians made it into stocks. How else would you get (arctic?) birch in Egypt?


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    the strips of wood that are laminated together. Are thicker in Egyptian stocks than Russian. It's easy to see if you have them side by side. As far as real early Russian built guns not sure. Steyr rifles from 82 had the thicker laminate. Sweet kit noclevername!
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    Egyptian laminate wood is much rougher than Russian. The shellac is applied more haphazardly.
    Often the stock and lower handguard are somewhat oversized relative to the receiver.
    The gas tube cover often much darker than the rest of the stock set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prochine View Post
    the strips of wood that are laminated together. Are thicker in Egyptian stocks than Russian. It's easy to see if you have them side by side. As far as real early Russian built guns not sure. Steyr rifles from 82 had the thicker laminate. Sweet kit noclevername!

    this makes sense to me, as it seems that the Egyptian hand guards have less laminations than the Russian counterpart. BTW... I'm no expert either. I also agree with AKBLUE's comment about the wood being more rough and the shellac being applied more haphazardly.

 

 

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