For the longest time I've been looking for a way to replace the black plastic hand guards on my M70. I found this set at Apex Gun Parts. THey where really cheap and they where in pretty rough shape soaked up with cosmoline and other nasty stuff. But with a bunch of degreaser, sanding, staining, Tru-Oiling, I finally got them to look OK. THey still have a few spots on them but I was not really trying to get them to look like a brand new set. They started out pretty much like this like this And I here the are on the rifle... All in all I think they come out pretty well. And getting them for all of 20 bucks shipped mad it an inexpensive project.