We have an AK-47 that came in the shop needing some major attention. It is a Poly Tech, and they are a very nice version of the AK. They weren't cheap either. Unfortunately they are also no longer made. The customer who owns it brought in rusted and apart. He had did all of the part searching and brought in the parts he wanted replaced. The gun was in rough shape due to being caught in Hurricane Katrina ..... i don't know about you all, but I'm tired of hearing that bitch's name. Katrina this, katrina that...aaauuurrrggghhhhhh!!!
Anyway, the gun came in for a full on refurbish. I have tons of metal work and prep to do to it before I can even think about the finish. This is one that I am documenting start to finish, because i want thi gun to look as beautiful as ever and have the customer thinking that I performed a miracle. At On target we love challenges and this is one that I gladly accept. I'm goona throw my best at it and get the best back! Check out the before picks. we'll keep updating this one as it progresses.
Just look at the dust cover and the bolt carrier.... Yuck!!!
This gun took a long time, but it is finally finished and delivered. It worked out perfectly for our customer. He came in to pick it up on his birthday and his son paid for the restoration as a birthday present. We spent many day working the metal in order to get it straight enough for presentation. We were able to save all of the stampings and logos on the gun and used all of the original parts without repro parts being used. The original wood was giving a modest work over to look its best, but the water stains were too deep to get a perfect job out of it. The customer was very happy indeed. Happy birthday!