WTK: M-78 furniture

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WTK: M-78 furniture

Post by ValmetRKm62 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:15 am

Wondering about M-78s and the furniture that came on them. On all of the ones I've seen they have had the wooden club-foot stocks but either wooden or synthetic forearms. The vast majority of wood forearm 78s are in .308 while the majority of 5.56 and 7.62x39 (on the rare occasion I see them) have synthetic forearms. Is there any reason for this? There is a transferable 5.56 M-78 for sale with a wood forearm and a wood pistol grip which I've never seen before- just looking for clarification. Any info is appreciated.
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:54 pm

The 78 in 5.56 is most likely the rarest of them. They were just not very popular. I am not sure having never owned one if it is possible to swap the wood forearm from other caliber models but I would guess that it would work. That said I am going to say the wood probably was swapped on to it. The grip almost certainly.

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Post by AGG » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:47 am

Of the dozens that I have seen, all of the "factory" .308's were wooden, and all of the 7,62x39's and .223's were black synthetic!!! :wink:
Maybe a Norinco or Polytech pistol grip. :shock:


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