thought i would share this here since you guys like most of my "custom" work...
this is one of the new EXP pistols that Pryotex is selling thru TEC Tactical..
but naturally i couldnt leave it alone. ;D
so instead of the 5.56 that i loathe... ive converted it over to 5.45x39 which ive got lots of!
what had to be done?
lots of tinkering.
so lets start at the bolt head... you can buy a bolt head or you can convert a 5.56 over... works either way!
barrel: these are not real easy to come by right now.. so you can get one & cut it down... or pay a lot for a short one.. i opted for a $130 regular old barrel then i cut it off at 8" & had a buddy thread it at work. then it was about turning it down where it needed to be on my mini lathe (7x10) & putting in a gas port hole.
with some careful measuring and a little math i figured out the hole size which was NOT a standard size for this barrel length & operating system.
stuffed it all together 3 times, because i kept putting it together "regular style" instead of how this particular pistol goes from Extar...
then ad some surplus ammo & its test time!