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by MCLMM
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

Thought I'd post up a few more pics of thd receiver area...

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by MCLMM
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

Cheers Andy :)

I ran 7 clips through it last night without issue before the CO2 bulb ran out, so that's a respectable 56 rounds.

Bit apprehensive about seeing what the FPs and the range are like though...
by MCLMM
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

And it's done...

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Will be taking it to a range this weekend to put it through its paces before I attend the Bois Jacques game next month.

I've also decided to go with an Airborne loadout...
by MCLMM
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: V2 gearbox rebuild, then......
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: V2 gearbox rebuild, then......

Blimey... What's the V2 box for, build wise?
by MCLMM
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

Oooh maybe. To be honest I was just going to get a repro from At The Front along with the doughboy pack and such.
by MCLMM
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

Thanks Andy. Yes it does indeed fire though I've had to order a low power nozzle for it (my chrono is busted but it's putting .32s straight through the bottom of a coke can...). Loading is done via the top using a WE tube loader which I've cut down and capped off: sketch-1569072116278.png Holds 8 ro...
by MCLMM
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: GBBR M1 project

And some more pictures... Used the bottom of an ICS M1 magazine to cover up the mess of the internals : _20190921_142721.JPG Added a little bit of styrene to fill the gap (which was a result of a mistake on my part when fitting the trigger unit): _20190921_142657.JPG _20190921_142633.JPG I will get ...
by MCLMM
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: GBBR M1 project
Replies: 9
Views: 165

GBBR M1 project

Hi everyone, Thought I should probably post up my M1 project to make a gbbr M1 from a WE M14. I used real parts where I could, which include the stock ferrule, upper and lower handguards, lower barrel band, buttplate, sling swivel and plate screws (which I'm still waiting on!). The buttstock and gas...
by MCLMM
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: Spray paint or "blueing" ??
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Spray paint or "blueing" ??

I agree with Andy's method of using a grey primer (acid etching stuff can be great) and misting with matt black over the top. Rub it down either with or without the compound (depending on how shiny you want it) and bingo: parkerized parts! The beauty is that you can always try again if it goes a bit...
by MCLMM
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

If the offer is still there, I'd be interested in a cylinder assembly :D I'm almost done fitting the receiver/barrel assembly into the stock parts and I was going to buy an ICS cylinder set but I'm put off by how oversized they are compared to the real ones (and since the rest of the metal work I ha...
by MCLMM
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

Cracking work there! Do I spy the gas cylinder in white there too? How did you fabricate that?
by MCLMM
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

Dadio, in my experience the black hole you speak of is in my wallet and it's more like Schrödinger's bank balance...

Andy, is your gas cylinder/front sight assembly measured off of a real one?
by MCLMM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

Looking good mate, keep up the good work!
by MCLMM
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

That's a really kind offer Andy, I may take you up on it. My original plan was to get the 3D prinrted parts and real stacking swivel/front sight with the intention of eventually getting the gas cylinder machined (using the 3D printed bits as a template). Either that or having the 3d parts printed in...
by MCLMM
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: WW2 Airsoft Weapons
Topic: M14 to M1 Garand
Replies: 42
Views: 899

Re: M14 to M1 Garand

No worries!

As for fabricating the gas tube/front sight assembly, what would you suggest? I only have very basic tools that don't lend well to metal work...

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