Combloc Customs: Handfinished AK Wood Furniture

After spending a lot of time talking and writing about MOD Outfitters a few weeks back, I got an itch that only a Krinkov can scratch. An SBR AK has always been on my short list of must-haves, but it seems like most of the quality manufacturers (such as Arsenal) like to pair the Krink only with polymer furniture. Functional, but lacking a little class and authenticity.

In my search for quality AK stock sets, i stumbled upon Combloc Customs; a custom refinisher of fine wood furniture. And if their craftsmanship is as good as the photos portray, it is some of the nicest stock sets I have ever seen for AK rifles.

I had a chance to talk briefly with Combloc Customs’ owner John Russell via email:

I am a big fan of the Kalashnikov rifle and its history.  I have spent years researching original Cold War Soviet and Chicom factory finishes and I love being able to share this part of firearm history with my customers by reproducing these finishes for them.  Although I specialize in custom finishing Kalashnikov furniture, I also offer custom finishes for just about any type of wood firearm furniture.


I work directly with Ironwood Designs to provide my customers with authentic U.S. made versions of just about every set of classic communist bloc AK furniture made.  My customers can order their Ironwood Designs furniture directly through me and have me custom finish it.  They can also send me their firearm furniture to be custom finished.




Dedicated to providing firearms enthusiasts and collectors with custom finished AK-47 furniture for the Kalashnikov rifle. Each AK Stock or AK-47 furniture is hand finished and undergoes a multi-step process that ensures the highest quality finish.

Beautiful work, John.

Combloc Customs –


Telephone: 980-254-2027


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  • BattleshipGrey

    I’ve always loved the more ergonomic lower hand guard with the exaggerated sides and the recessed finger grove over the flat-walled lower hand guard. These sets look great.

  • A bearded being from beyond ti

    That “premium oil finish” makes it look like cheap plastic.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      That’s standard finish on Yugoslavian/Serbian and Hungarian AKs

  • UCSPanther

    I would love to make a VZ 58 stock set out of pine one of these days…

  • Rousso

    I remember seeing this man asking questions on the Russian message board about technological nuances of applying laminate to the wood: he said no matter what he did, the shellac went all in bubbles after heating up during the extended range sessions. He was offering money as a bonus to anyone who would point him to the direction where he could find out about how the Russians did it, so that the shellac becomes heat-resistant. No one gave him an answer to that.

    • Anonymoose

      Ancient Slavic secret.

      • Rousso

        As far as I remember back in the 80’s there was a documentary on the then Soviet Russian TV about AK, and there was an episode dedicated to that issue. If I am not mistaken, the wood should be dried in a hot chamber or something like that.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      You need dewaxed shellac

  • Stan Darsh

    Damn. I always have trouble choosing between the blonde and the redhead.