SharpsShooter5090 came up with an ingenious AK-based beltfed design. You can see his build here:
belt feed ak-47
Currently over 35 pages, and 13.000 views, he's started an avalanche. I first saw it 11-7-07 and immediately knew I had to try one. It's on page 9 of his thread
So as not to hijack SharpShooter's original MG47 thread, I've started this one for a 'hopeful' project I'm working on. Basically the same as his MG47, but scaled down to a BF pistol, using an RPD topcover & tray. It's coming along, but slowly
Using a TEMPORARY AK recoil spring, anchored to the bottom, to test bolt/trunnion centering & lock-up in a 1/16" wall rcvr tube. Shorty gas tube has me concerned, whether it will harness enough pressure to cycle.
What was done before the above pics were taken, can be found in post 303: belt feed ak-47
Steve in El Paso