I really enjoy the wood stocked 'assault weapon' look(lol) but I still went and sold my AK last year. I have three other Russians: 1932 Nagant revolver, 1950 transitional Russian SKS, and a 1943 M91-30. Having the MN I have a bucket of 7.62 x 54r mortar rounds so what to do? I wanted the AK look but in a little more grown-up version so, I am now the proud owner of a new Molot VEPR in 7.62 x 54r with a 16.5 inch barrel. All I have done is steel wooled the stock and put 4 coats of tung oil to bring out the grain of the beautiful Walnut stock. This is the family:
Each of these are great shooters but look as refined as a 1930's tractor!