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I have a 75 Izzy a well. The wood is quite a bit lighter. Here's a pic
Wood Wood stain Line Varnish Hardwood


Yours looks to have more of that dark rootbeer color you find on the early Tula and Izzys like this
Brown Wood Hardwood Wood stain Metal


But yours has the side swivel, LHG spring and proofs, and pin placement of the late models. I love both of the colors don't get me wrong. You have a beautiful kit, just unusual to see that dark of wood on a late Izzy. I love unusual!
 

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Izhmash wood became increasingly darker and redder up until 1977
i agree, but a lot of these fresh 70s are pretty light colored but the bfpu pair that came in are pretty dark that’s what makes me wonder if the sun or handling them darkens them.

 
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