I recently acquired a 1945 made PPsh 41 which has a very very very dark brown stock (please see the attached picture). The stock for certain was not "upgraded" by some do-it-yourself idiot. It was bought directly from a company which converts WW2 originals to semi-auto fire so that they could be sold to public.
I was told by the previous owner that he could choose among dozens of PPShs offered by this company - all of them had the typical stock, only this one was dark brown. It had the best barrel so he choose it. All of these guns are used WW2 originals (maybe somehow refitted post-war) bought in bulk from former military users (I am not sure whether directly from Russia, but I guess so). Certainly this company would not bother upgrading/changing only one stock among dozens or even hundreds others it changed to semi-auto. I guess it must have acquired it as it is.
Does anyone have any idea why this stock is so different from the ones we see usually?
Any information on wood type and color on Spagins is welcome!