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C.W.M.V.
03-01-2010, 8:23 AM
Hey yall, just finished up my purchase with peach state, so I should have a PSL in the mail shortly.

I figured while I wait I might as well get some mods together. First and formost I want a different stock set.

Here is what I have pictured for the rifle. It demonstrates perfectly where this project is going...

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/Projectgoal.jpg

Anyone know where to get a stock set like this? And what all is used to get that plum color stain?

b.faust
03-01-2010, 9:04 AM
I posted my recipe here (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=218011) to get the "Russian Red" on PSL furniture.
(Results may vary, but the deeper red/plum you want, the longer you should let it soak)

As far as the furniture mod, you might want to contact Ironwood (http://ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWDproducts.html) about getting some made.

Or if you're feeling experimental, get a Romanian wood furniture kit for an AK and see if it'll slip on the back.
Actually on second though it doesn't because of the curve on the PSL receiver.

B.

Toast
03-01-2010, 9:16 AM
Wow that's beautiful.

berg
03-01-2010, 9:41 AM
If you decide to go with an ergonomic thumbhole stock there's this one too: http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63964

God Bless The Mauser
03-01-2010, 12:19 PM
The PSL in the picture had the barrel chopped down too.

C.W.M.V.
03-31-2010, 7:29 PM
Ya I was going to chop off the barrel as well, until I fired it. Now I'm not going to change a freaking thing on it-I like it better than any 16/M4/M14 I was ever issued or fired.

Ended up experimenting with a "Cabernet" colored stain and it came out pretty good-just hard to get the three different colored pieces to come out the same-but screw it, is AK-is shoot.

I would have picked up another if they hadent jacked up the price by 100 bucks

EBR Works
03-31-2010, 7:35 PM
Ended up experimenting with a "Cabernet" colored stain and it came out pretty good-just hard to get the three different colored pieces to come out the same-but screw it, is AK-is shoot.



Got pics??

Noonanda
03-31-2010, 9:16 PM
here is a pic of my PSL with the stock furniture, I just got the Rhineland arms SVD style stockset, havent had a chance to shoot it with it yet, need to take a few pics of it
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs425.ash1/23535_1352246693645_1455744538_931981_1748935_n.jp g

C.W.M.V.
04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Got pics??

Heres how she looked when I got her. The upper handguard was so much lighter than anything else that I just couldn't get it to take enough stain to match the other pieces...
http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/GUNS/PSLpic.jpg

After stain and poly. They look much lighter than they really are. As a reference I think you can see my toes in one pic and they look yellow-where Im actually fairly pink/white. With it is my m38 that I used the same stain on.
http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/GUNS/IMG00025-20100401-1324.jpg

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/GUNS/IMG00020-20100401-1323.jpg

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/GUNS/IMG00019-20100401-1323.jpg

http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/GUNS/IMG00023-20100401-1324.jpg

Not quite right but not bad for my first time trying to stain something.


here is a pic of my PSL with the stock furniture, I just got the Rhineland arms SVD style stockset, havent had a chance to shoot it with it yet, need to take a few pics of it

I just shot it for the first time the other day. at 25 meters I put 10 rounds at 1-1.5 rounds/sec into a hole a little smaller than a quarter. My wife who had never fired anything like it put three bullets into the exact same hole, slow well aimed fire at the same range. All iorn sights. Would love to push it out to 100 meters and see what she does. Love this freaking weapon.

E-120
04-01-2010, 1:13 PM
They are fun. The top pic looks like the ak54.

EBR Works
04-01-2010, 2:48 PM
Very nice. What brand stain/coating did you use?

Jason762
04-01-2010, 3:49 PM
I think I know where to find the guy who owns that rifle. Would you like me to pass along your request for info?

C.W.M.V.
04-01-2010, 3:57 PM
Very nice. What brand stain/coating did you use?
Thanks, I think it looks alright for my first go
Brand: Varathane, color: Cabernet. Topped off with three coats of minwax semi-gloss poly.

I think I know where to find the guy who owns that rifle. Would you like me to pass along your request for info?
Ive already talked to him over at M4carbine forums. He recommended the minwax polyshade. I tried using it but it went on like bubble gum so I took it off and found a traditional stain in approximately the same shade. Thanks anyway

jaustin612
04-01-2010, 4:28 PM
+10000 on the rhineland arms stock set. I got a tigerstripe maple one for mine, looks and feels great.

Fit like a charm, required no woodworking to go in.

It extends the length of the buttstock a good 2 inches or so, and looks absolutely beautiful stained.

Also, if you want optics, I'd ditch the scope it came with and get yourself at least a 8X. I have a 4-12 variable on it I got from www.kalinkaoptics.com, I had to shim it, but it was easy and only took about an hour to do.

Atlantic Firearms
04-01-2010, 4:54 PM
We are now offering the Waffen Werks AK 54 R PSL/Dragunov carbine that take standard AK furniture.




http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/data/default/images/catalog/large/AK54R.jpg

C.W.M.V.
04-01-2010, 5:22 PM
I'm not interested in scoped shooting. Only scope I would be interested in is a 4x ACOG just for sentimental reasons. Thats why I was so happy with the rifle I got it for $469 from peach state guns, plus 20 for the mag lock and all the misc and sundry taxes and shipping. Now the same rifle goes for 600 bucks.

If I do get optics I wont get them from kalinka-Id probably go with http://posp.ru/

What do you not like about the original length stock? I like it alot better than the A2 stock length, I guess to each his own.

Im pretty happy with it just the way it is so I dont think Ill be changing anything.