MAK90 From Chubby Blonde to Sweet Brunet

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by HK_User, Aug 17, 2012.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Just a couple of pictures from an old file.

    Thinning down the Blond stock and staining it brown made a world of difference. MAK90 1.JPG MAK 90 Rifle 7.62 x 39 1.
     
  2. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    psssst..............need Before & After Pics! :)
     
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Check the pic below the top one.
     
  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Nice job and thanks for sharing!

    I have a 91 I want to redo.
     
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Thanks,

    You can see that the stock is much thinner than the as made MAK and that I hade to use an epoxy filler on the poorly fitted wood. This did not show until the wood was removed 1/4 inch. I used only a body shop rasp and sand paper but I'm happy with the new feel. And the wood removal now allows a clean path for the trigger finger and changes the feel from that of a 4x4 to one of a near target grade gun. Only then can you know how smooth the trigger is on a MAK90.
    DSCN1077.JPG DSCN1075.JPG
     
  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    The epoxy does fill the "pores" ;) Filling pores etc is about all I've done to my 91. As I had only put 50 rounds through it I can't say if accuracy improved. MAKs use a thicker 1.5mm sheet meta, double hooks and a "predicable" trigger; MAKs are one of the more accurate AKs.

    You did some excellent "re-fitting"
     
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    As those who sculpt say, "I just removed what didn't belong".
     
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