This is a Chinese Mak 90 with a Choate stock. I have two of them, from the Clinton era. One of them is missing the recoil pad, because the ferrets chewed it to pieces. Haven't been able to find a recoil pad that fits to replace it, but the butt without the pad is no worse than the steel butt plate on my other AK-47 rifles. Still, if anyone has any ideas about an off the shelf recoil pad that would fit, I'd be glad to hear them.
Good to know info on milled vrs stamped AK receivers:
These segments from One America News from a couple of days ago are worth taking the time to watch.
I don't understand why these Sparticist thugs are allowed to riot, destroy property, attack people exercising their rights to lawful assembly and free speech, and nothing is done. In some cases, such as the recent troubles in Charlotte, it appears to be because the political leadership of the city supports their cause. Joe Biden wrote an "op ed" in some rag today attacking President Trump for failing to condemn every single person on the conservative side at the dust off between Antifa and right wing groups last week. The President specifically said that he did not condone the KKK or the Nazi's, but he said that many of the people there who were protesting the attacks on the Confederate statues were not members of those groups.
"Ole Joe" did not condemn the anti-fa thugs who attacked the conservative marchers. And some luminaries of the Republican party such as John McCain and Paul Ryan are going along with that line. The Republicans are just as happy to support anti-fa as the Democrats are.
A little levity: Gone (thank God) but not forgotten. Barrack Hussein.
* a little vulgar.
*you have to stop Uncle Tom at the end or it will go on into another parody. It's a good song too but that's another story..
And then, there's Madonna.
7.5 Swiss chambered rifles and ammo:
Midway got some 7.5 Swiss military surplus ammo in. With shipping, it runs about $12.00 for a box of 20, and comes in 60 round battle packs. It's good ammo, (it's Swiss,so...) and that's a good price. But it's Berden primed, so you can't reload it using American equipment. On the other hand, you can buy Privi 7.5 Swiss commercial for about $14.00 a box of 20. That is boxer primed and can be reloaded easily.
That being so, why would you buy the surplus ammo. Well, 7.4 Swiss is not easy to find. When you do, it behooves you to buy as much as you can. You can always use the non-reloadable ammo for those awkward times where you might have to leave in a hurry and don't have the opportunity to police up the brass. You just never know.
I like my K-31 rifles. These guns are shooters. Years ago, I went to the range and there was an old guy named Max there. Max was a fixture at the club. He'd been a paratrooper in the Wehrmacht during WW2. After the war, he went to Canada to live, and eventually wound up here. The guy was a shooter. He borrowed my K3 and started shooting white rock out on the berm with it. Instead of bothering with a target, he would call out what small fist sized rock he was going to shoot, and he would hit it square. When I shoot the K-31's , I always remember Max. He's long dead now, but that was a guy who lived life to the fullest.
Looks like it's going to be a nice day. The mountains have emptied out , and after the labor day weekend things will go back to being quiet until October.
The ferrets are recuperating from their travels. They have a red carry case that's comfortable, but I think they'd rather just stay home.
Things are relatively tranquil here. We don't plan to leave the mountain top again until Wednesday, right now we are just enjoying the quiet.