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Pondering....... AK47 Based Machine Gun Assembly?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

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    I was bonking gunbroker and I notice a kit to turn four romanian AK47's into a crank operated gattling gun

    Reeeeeaaaaallllllllll Cheesy

    BUT, with some tooling an proper green paint it might look half assed decent

    Now I think to myself, as fast as I can turn the crank it will fire eh?


    *poink*


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  2. Shaggy

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    They make a kit to make one out of 4 ruger 10-22s also. Would be much cheaper to build and shoot, but wouldn't boast the stopping power. I assume that this would be more for laughs than anything though...
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    I dunno, if you could get them in a tight group and mounted on a truck bed, with the AK's, it'd be pretty damn disasterous with 60-90 round drum clips
     
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    Not to mention expensive to operate...
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

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    I don't like to think about the economics of my plans od the grander scale variety
     
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    I've seen one of these setups at the gun show, looked like a monstrosity, but cool. I think your K5 would look great with a one of those on a nice tilt and pan mount. And think about it, you'd never have to wait for someone to get out of your way on a trail again. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    And you would only drop about $36 everytime you blew through four 90 rd. drums.
     
  7. TX Mudder

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    I have seen those kits and think they are silly.
    Either invest the money/time for a full auto, or don't.

    AT least the AK wouldn't be too bad if you DID do this. With all that cheap Russian steel cased ammo, it'd be cheap.

    And now, a gratuitous pic of one of my romy aks.

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  8. Resurrection_Joe

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    Im going to be picking up an Ak eventually, how do you like the Romanian ones? They seem to be prevalent and cheap...
     
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    I remember when the Soviet Union collapsed, and about a year or so later a lot of Soviet made rifles hit the market here in the U.S. A friend of mine bought an SKS rifle (.308 NATO round) that was built in 1951, and had been sitting in a Soviet Union warehouse for the last 40 years. It had a tad amount of surface rust, but essentially it was a brand new 1951 rifle that had never been fired in its life. I wish I had taken advantage of all those Soviet Union rifles that hit the market back in those days.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    how do you like the Romanian ones

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    I like them enough to have three of them /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    They have JUNK triggers in them and have painful trigger slap. I bought 3 G2 triggers and no more trigger slap.
    Don't bother with singlestack AK. They are cheaper, but the headache to convert to doublestack is not worth it. Get a standard doublestack.

    And now, another gratuitous kalashnikov pic:

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    aren't automatic guns illegal? and how would you get one /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  12. Resurrection_Joe

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    SEMI Auto Ape Man, SEMI Auto

    You can have full auto too, but there's a lot of taxes and liscencing to go through

    Full auto is for wankers anyway
     
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    I thought a ak 47 was an automatic though?
     
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    AK's look cool to me for the "Soviet" aspect, but the wood grain part throws me off it being a military rifle. Wood grain, to me, implies "this is a craftsman work, we care about it's looks". IE, the M16A2 looks built for business...
     
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    I was crossed trained on all of the Com-Block small arms known to exist at that time. The one major fault of the AK weapons was a lack of accuracy beyond 100m. Reliability and the ability to be produced cheaply was their redeeming qualities.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    wood grain part throws me off it being a military rifle.

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    Think of when these rifles were designed. The AK47 was accepted by the soviets in 1949, so it was designed in the 40's.
    It was made to be cheap and reliable. That is why it has a wood stock.

    If the look of wood bothers you, I have another with plastic furniture that looks more business. KVAR makes the furniture.

    For the accuracy at 100 yards, that is absolutely true. These are not sniper rifles. These were designed to hit a man-sized object at 100 yards and no more.

    The reliabilty of these are amazing. Some people don't even bother to clean them since they will continue to operate no matter how dirty they get.

    Regarding the full auto comments - THESE ARE NOT FULL AUTO. Fully automatic rifles were essentially banned in the 1938 Federal Firearms Act. To obtain one, you have to go through a tremendous amount of red tape including getting a signature from the chief law enforcement officer which they do not have to give. Then you have to pay the insane price. We are talking new car prices for a rifle.

    These guns are all semiautomatic. They work just like hunting rifles. You pull the trigger once and one bullet comes out. They just look mean and because of that people assume they are isntruments of death.

    Mine is an instrument of plinking. Ammo is so cheap and the guns so fun to shoot that they are a blast to take to the range.




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    It doesn't bother me, it just strikes me as odd for a military rifle... Wood doesn't seem to fit any of the military's color schemes /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif.
     
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    M1 Garand
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    wood
     
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    Now those are real rifles /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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