As venerable as the AK47 is as a weapon, there very few rifles that can’t use a stock upgrade. They all seem to be made for little people, and most Americans are big people. SKS rifles are even worse. Generally those stocks are weathered in cosmoline and slippery, as well as being undersized.
Timbersmith is a new product family from Tapco, the king of American made replacement stocks, magazines, and just about every aftermarket part you can imagine. These new wooden stocks are a classy addition to a full line of polymer stocks in the Tapco line. I guess bringing them out under this new name, Timbersmith, is designed to help consumers understand that these aren’t just the same parts with a different name. These are actual wood stocks and they come in red wood set (meant to replicate the high quality Romanian stocks that are among the best), and a regular hardwood, a brown laminate, and a black laminate.
The SKS stock is a Monte Carlo variety, and I have to say really elegant. I am someone who would never even think to upgrade an SKS to a nice deer rifle, but if you are, this stock is really something else. It comes in all but the red color, and also has a laminate they call camo, because it is greenish. They make a right and left handed as well. And there is a standard SKS style stock with a cheek piece if you just want to get that cosmoline sponge off of your otherwise nice and usable SKS rifle.