A while back, I got a wild hair to make something totally crazy. Imagine, if you will, a Mosin Nagant, with barrel cut to 14.5″ with a permanently affixed muzzle break to bring it just over 16″. Then I take an standard AK pistol grip and mount it right behind the trigger guard and chop most of the stock off and mount a Krinkov side folder. A scout scope mount will hold a 1″ Millet red dot as its sighting device and I will shave as much wood as possible to get it close to a 5 or 6 pound rifle. Finish with an Krylon special camo job and you have, what I call, the Slav Tactical Ultimate Pig Destroyer carbine. In order to not feel too bad about destroying a Mosin Nagant, I was going to rescue a previous Bubba job or a completely destroyed, bottom-of-the-crate reject. Then it happened, my gun shop received a shipment of Chinese Type 53 carbines. The owner said he could give one to me at cost and before you know it, I was ripping apart these vile, disgusting, rust and cosmoline ridden carbines apart to find the “best” one. They were all bad, even by Type 53 standards. I found one with a clean-ish bore, decent trigger and serviceable stock. The S.T.U.P.I.D carbine project is a go. Here is an extremely poor representation of my project:
I know a lot of you think I’m crazy, but this sounds really cool to me and I’m not losing any sleep over ruining a Type 53. Haters, go ahead and hate, but what do I know. I’ll be with STUPID.