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Another G43

 
(@mclmm)
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So following on from my M1 Garand GBBR conversion, I decided I wanted to do a mid to later war Gebirgsjäger impression. I knew I wanted a semi-automatic weapon, the most iconic of them being the G43 (despite not that many of them being made, about 500k I think).

So I knew I wanted a G43 and not an AEG as I find them pretty dull. So I ended up with the AimTop SVD GBBR.

I did some basic designing on some free 3D design software and had the the receiver bridge/rear sight, bolt carrier and rear receiver cover 3D printed.

I didn't want to buy a repro G43 stock as I knew the dimensions would be off. So all I had to do was make a plywood stock from scratch!

And make the barrel band from aluminium tube which was cut and added to with a face plate and steel sling loop.

I finished it today.

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Metal and 3D printed parts have been primed with acid etch primer, sprayed black and then grate blackened to make them look like steel.

I cocked up the handguard by having the plywood grain running in the same direction as the stock. So I painted and varnished it to look like bakelite.

I have oiled the stock like they did with the originals but might give it another coat or two just to darken it a bit more.

Cheers!

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2020 8:30 pm
Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
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Love the top slide metal parts. Did you say you 3d printed them?





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Posted : 12/06/2020 2:49 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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That's looking really good! I would be interested in a 3d printed top cover if you can make anymore.
Andy

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Posted : 12/06/2020 4:30 pm
Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
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That's looking really good! I would be interested in a 3d printed top cover if you can make anymore.
Andy

me too





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Posted : 13/06/2020 11:44 am
(@mclmm)
Eminent Member

Hi guys! Thanks for the feedback.

The top 3D printed parts are in PA11 polymer but are very sturdy. It's not something I'll be reproducing though as I made this as a one - off specifically to fit over the AimTop SVD receiver. It took quite a lot of fettling to fit one I got it too.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/06/2020 5:57 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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No problem, I'm probably a third of the way through in making a fibreglass mould for the same thing, I'll just carry on with that, while the mould process is time consuming , once done, copies can be knocked out in minutes.

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Posted : 13/06/2020 6:21 pm
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