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    That is a thing of beauty. Would you do us a solid and share what you did to it after you got it back from Matt to get such a good patina and make it look so good? Again, beautiful and congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vette447 View Post
    That is a thing of beauty. Would you do us a solid and share what you did to it after you got it back from Matt to get such a good patina and make it look so good? Again, beautiful and congrats!
    +1, came out so fantastic. Really compliments the stockset so damn well. Makes the AK snob in me so damn happy to see the parts/stockset left the hell alone while the center section is matched real nicely
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    Quote Originally Posted by vette447 View Post
    That is a thing of beauty. Would you do us a solid and share what you did to it after you got it back from Matt to get such a good patina and make it look so good? Again, beautiful and congrats!
    very easy process vette447,

    I used the Birchwood Casey Perma Blue Liquid Gun Blue Kit, comes with wood conditioner too!
    I blued the whole receiver after taking the rifle apart. Once set I took 400 and 320 grit sandpaper. Used the 320 to create the wear and the 400 to smooth it down and make it look not so dull (as dull usually translates to artificially worn). Then I put another coat of bluing and completed the process one more time, this will ensure you get different shades of grays/black to make it look legit. If you guys are interested I can make a YouTube video as I'm getting ready to do the same on a AKM PLO (izzy 1969).
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    Man nice one that is how they should be done right there! Very nicely done
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    Quote Originally Posted by IYAOYAS View Post


    very easy process vette447,

    I used the Birchwood Casey Perma Blue Liquid Gun Blue Kit, comes with wood conditioner too!
    I blued the whole receiver after taking the rifle apart. Once set I took 400 and 320 grit sandpaper. Used the 320 to create the wear and the 400 to smooth it down and make it look not so dull (as dull usually translates to artificially worn). Then I put another coat of bluing and completed the process one more time, this will ensure you get different shades of grays/black to make it look legit. If you guys are interested I can make a YouTube video as I'm getting ready to do the same on a AKM PLO (izzy 1969).
    Always interested to learn some new tricks, that video would be great
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    I Will definitely make one over the week end.

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    outstanding looking Rifle. West Coast jealous here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IYAOYAS View Post
    I was surprised too, eventually it can be fixed, with some fine sanding paper...but somehow it actually worked at my advantage since it gives it a "worn" look.
    it may not be exactly factory spec, but I think the whole is improved by the machine marks, and I'd leave them. This is a gun that is supposed to have texture, and that there is some nice texture.

    I'm a guy who appreciates the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, and this thing couldn't be more Wabi-Sabi if it were made a hundred years ago by a Zen Monk out of hand-forged meteorite iron and wood carved from a temple roof beam. Beautiful. Really, for my money it can't be better. Too bad for all these other guys that their kidneys are shot from alcohol abuse and sniffing toxic Eastern European laminate fumes, otherwise you'd be able to offer it to them for trade instead of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerHawk View Post
    That finish came out way nice! I am kinda surprised Matt didn't clean up those machine marks on the right back side though. Either way badass rifle.

    Is that one of his back halfs?

    Not uncommon to see machine marks on originals. They didn't make them for looks.
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    Actually I havent ever seen or noticed machine marks on a russian milled rifle(stubs). I believe they were high polished before blueing.
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    OP: Can we get a straight-on image of this AK, both left and right side, with the whole gun in the pics? Your photos are great, but they're all partials and taken at angles. I'd love to see a standard shot or two.
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    +1 on the inside and lightening cuts you see machining marks the rest was sanded polished down with that being said idk how worried id be about them
    Quote Originally Posted by evolixsurf View Post
    Actually I havent ever seen or noticed machine marks on a russian milled rifle(stubs). I believe they were high polished before blueing.
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    That's a piece of art...congrats on a beauty and from the pics, me personally I wouldn't touch it (except to pet and kiss and cuddle it)...
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    Great looking AK ! As to the machining marks, while perhaps not authentic to the original build standard I think it works out awesomely on this weapon with the rest of the wear. I wouldn't even consider altering it...it works on this rifle!
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    Yes, I agree. I wouldnt change anything, I was just clarifying.
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