It took longer than anticipated, but it was well worth the wait...Mike & the guys at Missouri Custom Armament really built me a nice one! :grin:
Here's the details on the build:
It started out as a 1984-dated Polish Underfolder kit that I got from Greentimber here on akforum. The kit had a great deal of finish wear but was mechanically in Excellent condition. The handguards were the solid type instead of the laminated variety. "Mad Props" to Z_recto...he was able to hook me up with a set of "New" laminated handguards, a "New" Polish bakelite pistol grip and a "New" sling. I then needed a laminated buttstock and rear block and was able to get those items from Laukart here on the board. This rifle wouldn't have been possible without the help of these Gentlemen... :hail:
The U.S.-made compliance parts are a G2 Single Hook FCG, an Arsenal USA gas piston and Tapco slant brake.
The rifle was built on a NoDak Spud NDS-1 Premium receiver.
The metal is finished with semi-gloss Norrell's Moly-Resin. I refinished the wood myself with a custom-blended stain finished off with several coats of Formby's Low-Gloss formula Tung Oil Finish. I then rubbed it down with "0000" steel wool to cut down on the shine even more.
Well, while I'm here, I might as well share some pictures of the Polish Underfolder that Mike & the guys at Missouri Custom Armament built for me a little over a year ago...
It started as a 1978-dated Collector's Grade kit from Dan's Ammo. It was built on a NoDak Spud NDS-1 Premium receiver. Compliance parts are a G2 Single Hook FCG, an Arsenal USA gas piston, and U.S.-made slant brake.
The metal is finished in semi-gloss Norrell's Moly Resin. I refinished the wood myself with Minwax Red Mahogany stain and Minwax Satin-finish Spar Urethane.
Here's a pic or two of my Polish wz.88 Tantal......I would have to say this was one of my most enjoyable builds that I have done so far. :grin: Sure is a very well rounded performer out at the range also. I figured I would throw in another pic of my PMKMS hangin out with his Romanian buddy on the lounger,... as well....... :roll:
Its time for me to get busy again building some more kits since I have been kicking back for about a year, now,.... enjoying my first 5-6 builds. Thousands of rounds later per build, and all are running like a swiss watch. A few scratches and markings here and there but holding up quite well since I have two other family members putting there time in as well with-em. T.C. :dance: Ken in Pa.
And a kbk AKM, one of the post-86 samples (I guess -- select fire, anyway) imported by Magua Industries, later seized by the ATF and even later turned over to the JOS warehouse for training use by the military.