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harmoniums
10-03-2009, 6:47 PM
I heard about these new stocks and thought they looked kinda cool.

they can be found here:

http://cbrps.com/Products.html

So I was intrigued enough to fork over some cash for one of these beasties.
Bernie Wolfe, the owner and designer was very helpful and wouldn't take my money till he was ready to ship.
I ordered the black long chassis SKS stock on Monday, and paid for it Wednesday, it arrive on friday.

First impressions were that it's COOL looking, very much reminded me of the British SA80 rifle the huns* used to point at me in my youth.

I dropped my Yugo 55/66A1 into it with no hassles whatsoever, most people will have trouble removing the wood handguard unless the drill out the ferule pin to remove the endcap, its a ***** to hammer out.

I closed it all up good and tight (the action is secured in place by a u shaped piece that traps the barrel against the lower chassis and is secured with a detented pin.

heres how it looks :

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3978101911_475c365b82_b.jpg

now for functionality

The scope mount will not hold zero, as its not secured to the action.
Its like screwing a scope to the wooden stock on your rifle, not very solid and no matter how tight the match between action and stock, there will be shifting, leading to a wandering zero

Not to fear, I've be running a scoutscopes.com mount, a short rail that replaces the rear sight, the stock is relieved enough to allow thishttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3978866140_3596c1483a_b.jpg

the trigger is made no worse (SKS triggers aint great to start with) by the bar used to actuate it, and there appears to be no flexing

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3978104269_fd1789a162_b.jpg

the top cover blocks the use of stripper clips, but can be flipped over to allow for this

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3978103619_215c0d661a_b.jpg

harmoniums
10-03-2009, 7:00 PM
the magazine release tab can easily be reached if you want to run detachable duckbills (outside of California of course)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/3978102983_00d3769026_b.jpg

Also there is a foldaway front pistol grip
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3978863286_5fa956d7f3_b.jpg

Now the real problem.
The stocks fit and finish scream "ALPHA PROTOTYPE"
Its neat how its all put together but there are rough sawn edges, panels not quite matching up etc.
This stock would be a killer if they went the injection molding route.
Maybe this will come in the future, but for 350 bucks as it is right now, they are not quite there, I really hope the "pro" this up a bit more.

please see the attached pics

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3978103169_f8590f3c0a.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/3978865790_28a5e44141.jpg

Lucky Scott
10-03-2009, 7:13 PM
Wow, thats wild.
I got a spare SKS that would make a perfect donor for a project like this.

Clydedog
10-03-2009, 7:35 PM
...I've got a Shernic Bullpup stock on pre-order. Hopefully it does'nt have the "Alpha Prototype" rough edges of this stock. I'll do as you did and post some photos so folks can compare the two. The upside of the Shernic is that it's about a third of this stock's price....

evollep3
10-03-2009, 8:03 PM
wow

shark92651
10-03-2009, 8:31 PM
Way back in the late 70's to early 80's my uncle got one of those fiberglass kits that turns your VW bug into a Rolls Royce - for some reason this thread reminded me of that.

http://awesomecarauctions.com/uploaded_images/1965%20volkswagen%20beetle-717545.jpg

NotEnoughGuns
10-03-2009, 8:42 PM
You should probably make sure you are 922 compliant.

Also is there a safety now?

harmoniums
10-03-2009, 9:03 PM
You should probably make sure you are 922 compliant.

Also is there a safety now?

Yep got a diff muzzle device, piston extension, piston and of course stock and H/G

Actually the safety is the steel knob on the right hand side, (looking from stock to crown). Its just a trigger block, but is positive and locks into fire or safe with a detente and click

(see the steel knob in a slot by the trigger area? thats it)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3978101911_475c365b82_b.jpg

zhyla
10-03-2009, 9:13 PM
the top cover blocks the use of stripper clips, but can be flipped over to allow for this

Can you elaborate on this? From the picture it looked like a no-go for stripper clips. What are they thinking?

harmoniums
10-03-2009, 9:21 PM
Can you elaborate on this? From the picture it looked like a no-go for stripper clips. What are they thinking?

you can see it flipped over in this picture

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/3978865790_28a5e44141.jpg

DarkHorse
10-03-2009, 9:26 PM
Way back in the late 70's to early 80's my uncle got one of those fiberglass kits that turns your VW bug into a Rolls Royce - for some reason this thread reminded me of that.

http://awesomecarauctions.com/uploaded_images/1965%20volkswagen%20beetle-717545.jpg

Willie Mays Hays, is that you?

zhyla
10-04-2009, 9:04 AM
Ok, I see how the loading works now. And it makes sense why the receiver cover has to cover up the loading port. Your cheek is right there and you could get smacked with errant brass or hot gases.

Chatterbox
10-04-2009, 10:27 PM
A shame - well, hopefully he'll work out the kinks, it's an interesting possibility.

dieselpower
10-05-2009, 1:29 PM
From what it looks like this is a finish yourself kit. It will work out of the box, but its up to you to sas it up.