Well that belt feed bullet has a belt-fed appetite! I think between my shop full 'o' stuff and Foobar's welder we'll have ourselves a little MG42 build partyOriginally Posted by Winn R
Oh and I'm definitely going to get a PKM kit via the next group buy.
Which reminds me... since I saw those RPK belt feed prototype pics, I've got all hot and bothered about making a belt feed mechanism. I got the M27 SAW links in today. Guess what, the 5.45x39 rounds FIT! The links will need to be opened up slightly, as the taper of the 5.45 round makes for a tight fit. A small hurdle. Since the M60 is based on the MG42 design, and the SAW is a "pusher" design as well, it seems a logical step to mimic the MG42 design for the AK74BF. I'd like to look at the RH-LH swappable feed mechanism of the MG34, but beggars can't be choosers. My gut tells me that I can have an AK74BF before the Shrike starts to ship. Oh and here's another brainy idea - employ a Saiga .223 to act as the 'host' for a 5.56 version.