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There is a Clayco underfolder at my dealer's shop and I thought they were all blued but this one looks parkerized. Refinished or something else? I had heard some of the Canadian underfolders from China were parkerized.
 

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i never heard that....but ya never know.....

See what the markings are....... more then likely someone just parked it.........

Alot of these " bubba" jobs that we call them were done 25+ years ago when they werent thought of as " Collectibles" .......they were $2-$300 guns that were actually well used/enjoyed........
nobody would have thought twice back then for swapping out stocks and tossing originals, re-blue/park...etc.....


Depending on Price , still may be a good pick up......


Goodluck
 

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I have it up for sale now actually, wanted to know if it was normal or not before listing it.

It has all the same basic markings of a regular Clayco import, even the warning on the dust cover. Can't find any signs of previous bluing but like ya said, I guess whoever owned it first parked it and the owner I bought it from got it that way.
 

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Also odd, the barrel threads. I cant tell from your pics, is it a slant break? You should post of pic of the trunion markings too. :)
 

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Also odd, the barrel threads. I cant tell from your pics, is it a slant break? You should post of pic of the trunion markings too. :)
The barrel is threaded. Right now it has a muzzle nut to protect it. Looks like it should accept most standard AK brakes and hiders. I can take a photo of the trunnion later tonight but there are no markings on it whatsoever from looking at it.

Is there a serial number range for these rifles?
 

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Typically there is a slantbreak on the Clayco's.

I think 0-2000 or something like that. Not many. Mine is in the 1000's.
 

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Typically there is a slantbreak on the Clayco's.

I think 0-2000 or something like that. Not many. Mine is in the 1000's.
So there are 6 numbers on the rifle's serial. Which one is the one look at in terms of its production number?
 

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bigsnoz said:
From everyone i have seen the SN go like this. 101234 (10xxxx).
If that's the case, then the rifle I have has a high number. It's in the 5000 range.
 

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I had a Clayco fixed stock version a few years ago that was parkerized. I bought it from the owner of Vector Arms. I just assumed he had it parkerized there. It bugged me so bad I had to sell it.
 

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I had a Clayco fixed stock version a few years ago that was parkerized. I bought it from the owner of Vector Arms. I just assumed he had it parkerized there. It bugged me so bad I had to sell it.
I think the parkerized Claycos are just a result of owners trying to keep the gun from rusting up. Everyone so far I've talked to has said the Clayco bluing wore fast and rusted like no other gun.
 
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