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    Furniture Color

    I've noticed that there are two distinct colors of plastic stock/upper handguasrds. The dark brown and a light coca brown. Any bearing on year of manufacture here?





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    Are those your pictures? Reason I ask is that just about East German stock I have seen, has had the same baby shit brown hue to it. Very very little variance.

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    I agree with Hootbro on this.

    The bottom pic looks like the exposure was off, lighting messed up or whatever.

    Every EG butt I have seen has been pretty much the same dark brown.

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    The pics are from the Stephan.de site. Iíll guarantee the exposure isnít the difference because my local gunshop has one of these light colored stocked mixed in with his darker ones. Just curious if there is a significance.

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    Doubt there is any significance other than a bad day at the Trabant factory they were made in. When they started to make these for AK-74 production, only thing changed was the ribbed buttplate and sling loop.

    Only way to possible trend it would be to gather examples and maybe track by date codes.
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    Okay here is a dumb question that may have already been answered.

    If one gets a DDR plastic furniture set, is there something you can put on the reddish bakelite lower to make it match with the brown upper. Granted I have not personally seen piles of furniture sets, but the ones I have seen, have the non-matching color upper and lower; yet looking at many pictures from Iraq and builds, I see many that are (relatively speaking) matching in brown. Am I missing something?

    Is the only alternative to handpick these sets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.Prussia.us
    Okay here is a dumb question that may have already been answered.

    If one gets a DDR plastic furniture set, is there something you can put on the reddish bakelite lower to make it match with the brown upper. Granted I have not personally seen piles of furniture sets, but the ones I have seen, have the non-matching color upper and lower; yet looking at many pictures from Iraq and builds, I see many that are (relatively speaking) matching in brown. Am I missing something?

    Is the only alternative to handpick these sets?
    Bakelite gets darker over time when exposed to sunlight.
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    I have two Pistol grips in basically the same pattern, but there ARE some differences including one being slightly lighter in color. They are definitly made on different molds, one, which is an AKM pattern is slightly darker, the other is a bit lighter, the but has a slightly different profile, there are some 'notches' in the trigger guard location, maybe the lighter grip is for a 74?

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    The variance in color is a direct result of poor quality control standards due to the communist system in which they were produced.

    One lot may be dark, and the next light. Anybody ever seen those red bakelite lower hand guards? Quality control.


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    You see it a lot in East German camo too.
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    I agree, but can anybody verify that they changed the pistol grip molds from one model to the next? The two I have are definitly different. I belive one to be a AKM version and the other to be the AK-74 version (I don't know my EG model numbers).

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    I posted in the link with pictures, you will note that the two I have posted have much (in a relative sense) greater variation in the details than those posted there.

 

 

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