Got a lot done today:
got the upper rail and ejector done
Mounted up the FT and TC (sorry, I welded the bracket, not true to the design)
Made a bolt carrier extension, but out of steel and welded. We'll see if it holds. Still haven't decided exactly how I will do the FCG.
It strips dummy rounds off the belt, shoves them in the chamber, extracts and ejects great.
Lots of little adjustments and tweaks along the way, but this is a really fun build. If I don't blow myself up, I'll have to do another.
I have to say, having humped an M-60 and a 240G, this thing is going to be LIGHT. I can't wait!!
I am curious about what you all think of if the gas tupe and vent holes etc can be left stock. Even a wild ass theory I will listen to. As I recall the VEPR uses a standard gas system, but will the pressure be up long enough for the belt feed???
Now the pictures....