How about just getting creative with a jigsaw and sander. Looks like you could eliminate the thumbhole and trim the stick down somewhat, retaining a "pistol grip". Might look kinda cool.
I thought about this, but if I screw up, I'm left with no stock.
I like to have a back up; before I potentially destroy what I have. Its also a really well done stock, it looks like someone took the time to refinish it.
At ZCON, someone not with our group (the guy who was bump firing, causing Crypto to yell, "GODDAMN IT WHEN I TOLD YOU NO BUMP FIRING I MEANT THAT!
) had a MAK-90 with the stock modded like that. It was comfortable to fire, and kind of neat looking. Personally, though, I wouldn't do it. I would spend some time soul-searching about whether I wanted:
a.) super traditional, wood stock, at most add a muzzle device and bayonet setup,
b.) super tacitcool with rails and lights and a folding stock and all that,
c.) tactical-practical, fixed synthetic stock, red dot on Ultimak rail, light, and a sling,
d.) some combination of the above.
Personally I'm leaning towards a b-c hybrid, getting an Ironwood stock (since mine's an angle cut, that's all that fits easily) and then maybe adding Ultimak rails and a compact red dot optic and a tac light and a VTAC sling down the road. If done right, it'll basically look like a traditional wood stocked AK, with some small, low profile black stuff on top of the front handguard.
But I might or might not add that stuff; I might just keep it classic. Once I get the Ironwood stock on there. Which I can't do til I get some compliance parts