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Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Jaredrlewman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:59 pm

We were told it couldn't be done but after 2 years of theory an testing the MG42/M53 is running 7.62x39. Ammo is about 1/3 the cost of 8mm or 762. We plan on doing a batch of these conversions later this year after we are fully tested. Enjoy


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Postby JBaum » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:53 pm

Verrrrrrry interesting.
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Postby dogman5 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am

That is pretty cool. What all has to be swapped out? I would imagine just a modified feed tray and new barrel.

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Postby Jaredrlewman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:59 am

dogman5 wrote:That is pretty cool. What all has to be swapped out? I would imagine just a modified feed tray and new barrel.



Its a little more complex than that. Although we did not modify any springs to get the action to cycle the x39 has a lot less @ss. It does run standard 8mm links..

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby dogman5 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:02 am

Jaredrlewman wrote:
dogman5 wrote:That is pretty cool. What all has to be swapped out? I would imagine just a modified feed tray and new barrel.



Its a little more complex than that. Although we did not modify any springs to get the action to cycle the x39 has a lot less @ss. It does run standard 8mm links..


Thats pretty nice. Looking forward to the release of these kits.

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Postby JBaum » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 am

The bolt head woudn't need changed, since the base of the 7.62 x 39 cartridge is the same as the 8mm and 7.62 x 51. That leaves the barrel, which I would guess needed to be lighter, a smaller nozzle to help increase recoil, and the feed tray, which needs to be shorter. That leaves maybe the feed pawls if they don't align correctly on the shorter x 39 cartridge. It's great that they kept the original recoil spring. That simplifies a lot.

The next step I'm hoping for is for a .223 conversion. Beretta makes/made one, but it wasn't allowed to be exported from Italy. Getting a kit to be able to dimension it would be an easy way to produce a kit for that caliber.
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Postby Jaredrlewman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:00 pm

223 is on our radar once we get past the x39 R&D. Basically just running the crap out of it to test reliability etc..

As for the bolt head, its the same. The extractor is modified. We plan on issuing our kit with a bolt head spaced to the barrels. So instead of swapping the extractor out you can just make up a whole bolt, I know whoever buys one has a spare bolt body, and drop the x39 assembly in. The goal was to keep the conversion to a true drop in and under 5min.

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Postby JBaum » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Excellent news. Be sure to let me know when you get either conversion ready to sell. I have a full auto MG42 myself.
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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby 42rocker » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:51 pm

Good Luck on this one. I know I'm interested and I'm sure a lot of other folks are also.

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Jaredrlewman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:01 pm

42rocker wrote:Good Luck on this one. I know I'm interested and I'm sure a lot of other folks are also.

Later 42rocker



Hell you could drive on over and pick yours up. We are over in Lakeland...


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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Jaredrlewman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 pm

PS if anyone knows where we can get feed trays cheap, it would be greatly appreciated..

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby robertmcw » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Could it convert to use a Yugo M53 belt linker to 7.62x39? Would it just need a new hopper?

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Jaredrlewman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:39 pm

robertmcw wrote:Could it convert to use a Yugo M53 belt linker to 7.62x39? Would it just need a new hopper?



Accessories are on the back burner till the conversions are done. Assault drums, loaders, etc. all will Be R&D projects down the line.

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Tmiller » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:54 am

Sweet, I like it!

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby mtnlvr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:22 am

Are there any reasons this wouldn't work in semiauto? Have you done any testing in a semiauto 42?

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Postby Jaredrlewman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 pm

mtnlvr wrote:Are there any reasons this wouldn't work in semiauto? Have you done any testing in a semiauto 42?



Our plan is to make a lighter barrel for Semi auto function. Other than that, it should truly be a drop in conversion.

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Postby JBaum » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:26 am

Considering the different flavors of semi-auto guns out there, tuning a conversion to a one size fits all solution might be difficult, to say the least. Tuning the nozzle size might also be needed.
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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby flemgunner » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:26 am

Yep put me down, I need one of those

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Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Postby Jaredrlewman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:26 am

flemgunner wrote:Yep put me down, I need one of those




Maybe we can work out a family tank ride vacation..

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Postby flemgunner » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:13 pm

We can totally do that!


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