BTW I put Romanian laminate stocks on my pre-ban Norinco. Talk about a pain in the @$$! I got them to fit, but I must've been grinding and filing on the stocks for a week. The part that was the most fun was getting the buttstock in only halfway, then not being able to slide it out again.
Just a guess...stripped and re-finished with a medium semi-gloss. If so, I like it, I did the same to my SAR-1.
Other than that, if it's a post-ban maybe you polished the bolt to give it a chrome look?