Custom Firearm Furniture Finishing

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fakelite "faux bakelite" 7.62x39 Magazine for AK-47

My brother Nate and I testing my Fakelite "faux bakelite" 7.62x39 Magazine for the AK-47 type rifle. After making (painting) these mags with Krylon Fusion "burgundy" spray paint, Nate and I took them out for some field testing. The paint job held up quite well. It was pretty cold out that day. Well, cold for the South anyhow. These fakelite mags are easily made, look cool and will save you from shelling out $40-$80 for the real 7.62x39 bakelites. I hope this inspires you to try it yourself and post a video and pics of your creations!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Yugo M70ab2 AK-47 HK G3/ Galil mod

My brother Nate and I finally got to test out my C.I.A., Inc. Yugo M70ab2 AK that I had the H&K G3 sight system installed on. The sights are more accurate than the standard AK sights, and the rear diopter sight drum allows for different sights, for different distances. The gunsmith who added the sights sighted the rifle in at about 25 yards, so we didn't have to do much of anything. We just lined up a bunch of targets and had at it. I'm really pleased with my H&K G3 mod. The rifle now looks more like a Galil in 7.62x39. If you know a gunsmith or have some free time yourself, I suggest having it done. I hope you enjoy the video.

For anyone who may be interested, I've compiled a list of the parts I used for this conversion and where they can be obtained.

Yugo M70ab2 ($469.95)

Leapers UTG M70 Yugo Tactical Quad Rail ($69.97)

Unbranded 3/4" x 5' EMT Conduit ($2.67)

Metal Tube End Cap ($1) I bought it at Lowes also, but could not find the link, so here’s another one

Loctite Metal/Concrete Epoxy

Black Rust-oleum High heat BBQ Spray ($5)

You can get this in a semi-gloss as well

HK91 G3 Rear Sight Parts ($40)

HK91 - G3 Front Sight Assemblies ($15)

Recoil Pad for AK type rifles

Gusmith Services ($60) The gunsmith Dan (Guardian Arms) who did the work has since retired.