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    Default Scoped my .308 SVU Carbine Clone!

    My dovetail cutter from LMS arrived on Friday and I've put it to good use! The scope rail is a normal AK style scope rail, but it needed several innovations to fit to the bullpup. I am going to polish and dremel off some of the rough edges, and paint 'er up!

    The biggest problem is that I had to offset it to the side since your cheek weld is different without a buttstock. A standard dovetail mount simply won't fit with the handguards. That meant a "riser" mount that keeps the scope off to the left about 1".

    The problem is that this thing weighs about 1/2 lb by itself, so I had to mill away as much as I felt comfortable doing and not harm the stability of the mount. The problem is that I would have had to move it over another 3/4" or so to clear the iron sights, so unfortunately the back up iron sights can't be used with this scope... you have to remove the scope first. Kinda sucks, but then again the sights are there only as a "backup" and honestly I don't plan to use them that often. And it really isn't THAT big a pain to remove the scope...

    The pits on the face of the rail is actually from the steel block. I got the steel from a salvage yard, and I didn't realize the pits were so deep. They do not affect the function, they just look like crap. I may try to bondo them smooth. Note to self - ALWAYS SURFACE THE WORKING MATERIAL BEFORE YOU CUT INTO IT!!!!

    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...l/000_0228.JPG

    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...l/000_0229.JPG

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    You can see the mounting pin for the trigger/pistol grip bullpup assembly in these pics:

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    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...l/000_0233.JPG


    That requires some explanation. It is "THE" pin that literally holds everything together. It connects to a collar that I pressed and pinned to the barrel. That pin was made from a 5/16" bolt on the lathe. I knew all along that I was going to make a custom mounting point, so I used a normal AK axis pin during the building process. So this pin is like a REALLY long AK axis pin. It is a really tight fit, but it is just pushed in there. Even though it is extremely tight, wanted a positive lock to hold it in place instead of just friction.

    I found that there is enough material on the scope rail to help fasten the cross-pin. I can't make it a "captive" pin like on an AR or FNC, but I plan to make a spring-loaded "pushbutton" retainer that mates to a narrow groove on the pin... kinda like you see on some flip-up sights or the pins like on the VZ-58. That will not be a big deal to make, really. Just a spring, a BB or small rod, a screw to plug the hole, and a matching groove on the cross pin so the BB will "snap" it in place.


    I riveted it together like a normal AK sight would be - rivet head on the inside, "crush" side on the outside.

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    The scope actually adds more weight than I expected it would. The glamour shots... enjoy!







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    Even if you think it looks like crap because of some pits, I think you did a great job on it.
    Think of what you can do if you weren't so cheap and bought some nice metal to work with.
    I'm still giving you

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    Pookie,

    I think that standing back and screaming at the top of your lungs "its alive" as you though open your arms. Then get a good blast of thunder and lightning. Dr. Frankenstein is in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    this just keep getting better!!!!
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    Awesome! Get her cleaned up and dressed for the party. I want final pics! Great job!!!

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    Amazing, absolutely amazing!!!
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    It works, you made it, and there is not another one like it in the world.

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    I always show off the work I do to my wife - "see honey, this used to be a chunk of metal and now... yadda yadda". Well I showed it to my wife "fully assembled" and she thinks it is the absolutely coolest thing she's ever seen!

    Not sure when I'll be able to get the sanding disks after it. This cold/virus/whatever I've been fighting has kept me out of the garage for a few days. I just realized I'm out of sanding wheels so I need to pick up some more anyway. I promised myself I'd finish this, my AKSU, and as much as I could do on my STG-940 clone before I cleaned the garage and started more projects... therefore I must get it done soon! And after seeing how well that Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy has held up on my other builds, I think I'm going to use that.
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    Did you ever get her cleaned up and finished? I would love to see some complete photos!

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