Originally Posted by SPBaker
I have that exact 1. not chrome lined, but people make way too big of a deal over chrome lined barrels. Love this rifle =)
at that price, you can put new furniture on it. here from the same site... used but can refinish.
The advantage a chrome lined barrel has on any rifle chambered for the 5.45 x 39 is that much of the mil-surp ammo available is at least
mildly corrosive, even if it specifies non-corrosive, but as long as you run an ammonia based solvent through the barrel soon after a range session you can protect it against corrosion pretty well.
That furniture looks great! And refinishing it to your own liking is nothing but fun!