"I purchased this stock set for my AIM Top SVD Co2 gun. The pictures on the evike site are a good representation of the color. The butt stock went on easily, however the forestock was a bit of a chore. The forestock is all one piece and since the front of the stock is smaller than the front site, the entire front site/flash hider assembly and the gas tube had to be removed to allow the forestock to be slipped over the barrel and into place. Although this was a chore, at least since this is a Co2 powered gun I will not have to remove the stock again. If you are intending to mount this on an AEG, I would not do it, since you will not have access to the battery which in every AEG SVD I've seen, is under this forestock.
The other problem is that the butt stock does not come with a sling mount. The sling mount on the black composite butt stock that I removed to mount his one does not appear to have been made with removing that sling mount in mind, so you will have to figure out something else to put in there to hold your sling on.
Other than these minor things, this wood stock kit is very nice and makes the SVD look FANTASTIC!! It is also well made and will hold up.
"I received the SVD wood conversion today,the finish and look are done very well.One thing that needs attention is the fore end , it is 1/4 inch too long and needs to be cut down and a new recess cut to be able to fit , I am a cabinetmaker so I can modify it in shop. I have waited too long for it to send it back and get another one just like it. Overall the wood parts are worth the effort to refit as is an elegant look for the SVD. Shalom.
"As other reviewers have already pointed out, the holes are not very optimal. I got the longer center screw stuck and stripped the head, causing me a bit of trouble in getting it out. After replacing it with a Phillips head screw that wouldn't strip as easily, no problems installing it.
As for cosmetics, the stain on mine is really uneven. It's darker towards some points, and almost yellow light at others, with one bad drip on it that stands out. It still looks ok at a decent medium orange, but I'd've hoped for a deeper red color. That aside, it's not really noticeable from further away than the view of the person holding it
Now, as far as design goes too, this is one of my other major qualms. The stock is fine, but the handguard is a bit off, because instead of splitting in half, it's one, thick piece, and it's tight, making barrel maintenance difficult, and towards the gas tube it's more loose, bringing black electrical tape into action fixes it though. n the other hand, being so thick makes it very durable, and the lamination will prevent scratches.
Overall, it's not great by any means, but it's not bad. It does what it's supposed to, and it certainly is a cosmetic improvement over the inaccurate polymer, but the term "high grade" just doesn't sit too well on my tongue. Certainly better than paying 500$ for a legitimate stock and handguard that would need modifications to fit. Get it if you want that classy, swag look.