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(@kingmaker)
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Here I have heat blued the steel parts,and stained and oiled the stock to match an original k98 stock I have.Just need to put it together.
so next day and its in one piece 98% complete bar the blue tack on the sight and pozi-drive screw at the reciever rear
Iron sights are capable of hitting a 5 inch circle at 25m 50% of the time,and it chronos around 340-50 fps,overall weight 3.8kg.,build cost about £90 and a ton of sweat and desighn thought meltdown sessions,that continued throughout the job when design features were clearly not going to work.
Still some tidying up to do,so nearly there :D-- attachment is not available ---- attachment is not available ---- attachment is not available ---- attachment is not available ---- attachment is not available --

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Topic starter Posted : 28/05/2020 10:36 pm
SCVNGR
(@scvngr)
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Fantastic work

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Posted : 31/05/2020 2:25 am
(@lord-elpus)
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That looks great, have you worked out how much on cost yet?

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Posted : 31/05/2020 8:50 am
(@kingmaker)
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I made it for a guy who I met at a couple of games ,I new he would appreciate the work, we agreed a price just after I cut out the stock blanks, but Its just a hobby project if I did it for my day job this would cost thousands.
Right now I would rather be waterboarded be the CIA than start another gun project. But at least I got to the end of the project and it seems to be a skirmishable weapon so far.When ever I see a custom gun made people always go about it in a different way, totally, luckily I am used to sheet metal forming and billet machining of parts, but a wider range of machine tools would make it much easier if I had them.
Gun parts are very difficult to make as a one off, by hand ,especially when you are copying a part made with jigs and tooling in a mass production line.
I have seen people be very critical of custom guns supplied in WW2 airsoft, but if you are doing it as commercial venture there is a limit to what you can achieve in a limited time frame.
If any one wants to start a custom gun project, choose a gearbox, hop unit and Magazine first and build out from there, you will most likely have to re-proportion some dimensions, so it will most likely not be dimensionally perfect, seeing the real gun you are copying is always a big problem also.so getting dimensions to work from is sometimes guesswork.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/06/2020 12:13 pm
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