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Old 02-13-2018, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Long time pet project finally coming to life. Mg42 in 7.62x39

This has been in and out of the vault for a couple of years now. It recently came back out of the vault and has made it from theory to reality.

The original idea was to make a drop in conversion that did not require modifications to the gun while also being quickly and easily donned onto the users gun. We have managed to do just that with this prototype conversion kit.

In the conversion of other guns to 7.62x39 there was a requirement to adjust or replace recoil springs in order to get consistent and reliable cycling of the action. With this conversion there is 0 modification to the springs of the gun making it both quicker and easier to do the caliber change.

Enjoy a little teaser video of the conversion.

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Old 02-13-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Well. Fully erect now. Thanks lol

Would any of the new conversion parts be usable on a semi M53 build?
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Well. Fully erect now. Thanks lol

Would any of the new conversion parts be usable on a semi M53 build?
Same ^?
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Would any of the new conversion parts be usable on a semi M53 build?
In theory, the conversion is drop in and will work in either full or semi. With that said, the changes in operation from full to semi may or may not add extra drag and not cycle reliably. I do not have a semi gun to test with. Once we get this further along we may track down a semi auto gun to do some reliability testing with. The conversion does not modify any of the springs and as you can see runs pretty damn fast. There well may be enough ass behind the conversion to function a semi just as reliably as the semi. If not, I am more than confident with a little R&D we could me units that will drop in and function.
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awesome thx for sharing
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very cool! runs like a top.
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This has been in and out of the vault for a couple of years now. It recently came back out of the vault and has made it from theory to reality.

The original idea was to make a drop in conversion that did not require modifications to the gun while also being quickly and easily donned onto the users gun. We have managed to do just that with this prototype conversion kit.

In the conversion of other guns to 7.62x39 there was a requirement to adjust or replace recoil springs in order to get consistent and reliable cycling of the action. With this conversion there is 0 modification to the springs of the gun making it both quicker and easier to do the caliber change.

Enjoy a little teaser video of the conversion.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:53 PM   #9
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I want that so bad.... Out of curiosity, in f/a form is thing going to run faster or slower that an 8mm gun?
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I'm at the start of a mg3 build, please keep us posted on this.
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Holy shit...
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That is so badass!
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What links are you using?
Looks like RPD belts to me.
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I want that so bad.... Out of curiosity, in f/a form is thing going to run faster or slower that an 8mm gun?
We haven’t done a cyclic rate on it yet, as you can see though it’s pretty dang fast.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:53 AM   #17
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That is awesome great job. Now love to see someone make a STG44 in 7.62x39
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:27 AM   #18
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It fires faster than the MG-42 I had, and mine fired between 1,200 to 1,400 rounds a minute.
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It fires faster than the MG-42 I had, and mine fired between 1,200 to 1,400 rounds a minute.
Yea, she is fast for sure..
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Thats pretty sweet, i need one. .308 is expensive to feed.
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Thats pretty sweet, i need one. .308 is expensive to feed.
I agree $.50/.60 a round hurts. Makes for short range trips and long stretches in between em.. $.20 a round sounds MUCH better.
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That's probably the coolest thing I've seen all month.
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Very cool conversion.
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this is very cool although it's a slippery slope that goes 7.62x39 then x25 then LR. Trying to save money by replacing 8mm to 308 is the first step.

MG42 is cool because it fires a hard hitting (and yes, expensive) battle rifle cartridge. If you want to save money shoot airsoft or paintball.

It's a cool build though.
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...well now there's something you don't see every day!!
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this is very cool although it's a slippery slope that goes 7.62x39 then x25 then LR. Trying to save money by replacing 8mm to 308 is the first step.

MG42 is cool because it fires a hard hitting (and yes, expensive) battle rifle cartridge. If you want to save money shoot airsoft or paintball.

It's a cool build though.
The reality is guys dont shoot them much due to the ammo cost. This conversion will allow the cheaper ammo to be shot for range plinking and save the expensive stuff for the zombies..
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Also if you could make one for my MG34 that would be the best!! I love that option to used 3 calibers in one gun!!!!!!!!!!!
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The reality is guys dont shoot them much due to the ammo cost. This conversion will allow the cheaper ammo to be shot for range plinking and save the expensive stuff for the zombies..
no I get it, don't take it the wrong way, it's hard enough to make a smooth running 308 conversion. Excellent job!
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Also if you could make one for my MG34 that would be the best!! I love that option to used 3 calibers in one gun!!!!!!!!!!!
That is a whole other beast, but it is a possibility a little down the road.
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This is brilliant! I want a conversion! What is needed? Just new barrel? Or bolt as well?
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This is brilliant! I want a conversion! What is needed? Just new barrel? Or bolt as well?
They will be kits once we finish R&D
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It takes alot to impress me when it comes to stuff like this. Officially impressed! Someone time that cyclic rate . I gotta know lol
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Can you sneak us a peak with the barrel adaptor just to get us even more excited ???
*i completely understand if you want to keep it close to the chest for now*
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