The inspiration: Someone from the US WW2 airsoft forums modified an AK to look sort of like the MG34...his mod is the middle pic.
I wanted to go a step further and make look a bit more like the MG34 than an AK with a weird looong barrel.
I decided to use PVC for this project. A metal version will be done in the future, after this practice build.
Here are the humble beginnings...
Apparently, the AK has a weird angle between the barrel and the receiver (part of the reason i don't like the AK). The don't follow a straight line, making it necessary to place the AK receiver at an angle inside the PVC receiver:
I'll be making the butt stock out of laminated 3mm Sintra (PVC foamboard). I've cut out the patterns and battery space. All i have to do is glue them together, shape and finish.
I still have to add the rectagular details to the main receiver; top cover etc. I'll be using the Sintra board for this.
What's the longest barrel i can put in, combined with a type 0 cylinder so as not to experience barrel suck?
Thanks Kamerads! It's coming along slowly. More updates: Test fitting...
The cone for the flashider came from a large spool of thread from a tailor shop. Bought it for 2 pesos. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to assemble everything together in a very solid manner while still maintaining the ability to disassemble. It's so tempting to just glue everything together....
I think you are trying to figure out how to get the gear box out from the top which I would think is a must. Sure as beans once it's glued in place it will break. Can it be designed so it slides backwards and out?
@kalbs- I've figured it out, finally. I've designed it so that you can still disassemble the front assembly and inner barrel/hop mech. Then get the gearbox out from the top. I've removed all the selector gears and will convert the gearbox to fire full-auto only so that it can just slide in and out from the top of the receiver. It will be held in place by hopmech and the pistol grip.
More updates: Finished working on the barrel shroud. The holes are a little smaller than i wanted. I only have a dremel so these are the largest i could make em. The front sight was hacksawed from a HK416 gasblock, the rear sight is a cannibalized Kar98 rearsight modified with some sheet sytrene. Rear sight is fully adjustable for elevation. Bipod is from an HKG3SG1.
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