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Artful
July 28, 2009, 22:44
This gun has been modified so many ways -
custom barrel in 7.62x39 with built in flashhider
New Plastic modern stock
Scope put on it
custom trigger
Extractor mod'd to work correctly
New internal mag well made to feed 7.62x39...

Then friend Jerry says "we can make that work with an AK type mag".

Well that was too wide but a WASR mag can be used :cool:

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Thanks for looking at this project, tell me what you think.

Jerry - you were right it was fun :rofl:
Now that the swearing is over.

Heat
August 01, 2009, 16:02
I likey--possibilities abound:shades:

Deltaten
August 02, 2009, 08:21
Hmmm...
been considering this mod to one of the Mausers I have in the rack.
Any trouble with the long action and the short round feeding??

Where'd the bbl come from?? and cost; if I may ask?

JUst what I need.. *another* project ! ;)

Artful
August 02, 2009, 20:43
Originally posted by Deltaten
Hmmm...
been considering this mod to one of the Mausers I have in the rack.
Any trouble with the long action and the short round feeding??


With the mauser not designed for it the magazine location is key, and you have to operate the action briskly to get it function properly due to ejection.
When we welded up and reschaped the extractor claw it took a bit of trial and error - it's not pretty but it works - controled feed from the magazine and holds it back to the ejector.

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4302/dsc06118.th.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc06118.jpg)
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I have seen some really interesting stuff such as SMLE conversion by the company that did my conversion kit for 45ACP on SMLE and that bolt is easier due to being a push feed with rear locking lugs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/M10A.jpg
AIA makes a 7.62xSoviet SMLE variation that takes unmodded AK mags, looks kinda like a jungle carbine, hard to locate, range in price from 500-700 once found.

http://www.specialinterestarms.com/MVC-186S.JPG
http://www.specialinterestarms.com/index.php?page=enfield_conversions


Where'd the bbl come from?? and cost; if I may ask?

All the project parts came off the internet as funds and bargins became available, If memory serves it was sold to me as an ER Shaw barrel that someone has threaded down for small ring mauser then decided to build in the flash hider and make sporter weight. It's a good shooting barrel. I think I gave like $100 or $125 for it already chambered ready to screw in.

JUst what I need.. *another* project ! ;)

Hey just keeps life interesting, right :biggrin:

Other links for inspiration
http://mysite.verizon.net/resto1l5/jimsprojectguns/
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=93474

fire for effect
August 31, 2009, 05:18
I'd convert it to something worth while, like 450 marlin.

Artful
September 02, 2009, 00:31
Show us your pic's when done with your 450 conversion. ;)