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Wood Rifle Grip Photo Gallery

Czech VZ58 Rifle

The VZ58 is chambered for the same 7.62x39mm cartridge used by AK rifles. Externally it looks similar to an AK, but internally it works on a different principle. It has a very nice milled receiver and a better safety than the AK.

Some of the early VZ58s had beech wood furniture, but later rifles were fitted with reddish brown components made from wood chips and resin. Not particularly attractive but inexpensive and functional. I made a few furniture sets from curly cherry, which you will see in the photos that follow.

Curly Cherry VZ58 with Bipod - the bipod attaches to the bayonet lug
Curly Cherry VZ58 with bipod


After and Before - The before rifle came with a side folding stock
After and before photo


VZ58 with Folding Stock and Matching Bayonet
VZ58 with folding stock


VZ58 Curly Cherry Furniture Set
VZ58 furniture set


VZ58 Bayonet Closeup - The synthetic bayonet handles have been replaced with cherry
VZ58 bayonet closeup


Notice the Close Fit of Cherry Handguard - compared to the original factory fit in the insets
Close hanguard fit


Repurposing that Extra Guitar Hanger in the Office
Gun and guitars

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Hungarian FEG AMD65 Rifle

The AMD65 is an unusual AK variant. It has both a rear and forward grip. Early AMD65s had beech grips, like its predecessor the AMD63. Later rifles had polymer grips that were blue/gray/green(?). The position of the forward grip provides very little clearance for removing 30 round magazines, which may be the reason these rifles were often equipped with 20 round magazines known as tankers.

The cherry replacement grip in the photo was made so that it attaches slightly forward from the position of the stock grip. This reduces interference between the grip and the magazine.


AMD65 with Curly Cherry Grips
AMD65 with cherry grips

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Yugoslavian Zastava NPAP Rifle

The NPAP has a teak butt stock and handguards, with a black plastic grip. This rifle is a natural for a replacement teak grip finished with several coats of 100% tung oil.


NPAP with Large M76 Style Teak Grip - The M76 style sniper grip is a popular replacement grip on all of the Zastava rifles
NPAP rifle with teak grip


Closeup of NPAP with Large M76 Style Teak Grip
Closeup of NPAP rifle with teak grip


Wood Version of an M70 Style Grip on NPAP
Wood M70 style grip on NPAP



Yugoslavian Zastava M70ABM Rifle

This is an M70 rifle with an underfolding metal stock, original wood handguards, and a milled receiver. It had a surplus M70 black plastic grip which I replaced with a wood grip modeled after the original.


Wood Version of an M70 Style Grip on an M70ABM Rifle
Wood M70 style grip on M70ABM rifle


Closeup of an M70ABM Rifle with M70 Style Wood Grip
Closeup of an M70ABM rifle with M70 style wood grip

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Teak Grips

Teak, cherry, and walnut are my favorite woods for making rifle grips, stocks, and handguards. Of the three teak is by far the most expensive. The color and grain pattern of teak varies from light blonde with almost no grain pattern to dark brown that has a grain pattern almost like marble. It is naturally weather resistant and finishes beautifully using 100% pure tung oil.

M76 Style Teak Grips


M76 Style Large Teak Grip, Light Color
M76 style large teak grip, light color


M76 Style Large Teak Grip, Medium Color
M76 style large teak grip, medium color


M76 Style Large Teak Grip, Darker Color
M76 style large teak grip, darker color


M76 Style Large Teak Grip, Highly Figured
M76 style large teak grip, highly figured


M76 Style Slim Teak Grip
M76 style slim teak grip


M76 Style Slim Teak Grip, Darker Color
M76 style slim teak grip, darker color

Ergonomic Style Teak Grips


Ergonomic Style Teak Grip, Lighter Color
Ergonomic style teak grip, lighter color


Ergonomic Style Teak Grip, Darker Color
Ergonomic style teak grip, darker color


Ergonomic Style Teak Grip, Highly Figured
Ergonomic style teak grip, highly figured

Teak Grips for Riley Defense RAK-47-C Rifle


Compare Teak Grip with Original Grip
Compare teak grip with original grip


Profile Comparison
Profile comparison


Teak Grips Next to Original Stock and Handguards
Teak grips next to original stock and handguards

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Miscellaneous Grips


Chinese Norinco Style Grips
Chinese Norinco style grips

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