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Thread: fired the frankengun mid length today!

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    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
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    Sold! fired the frankengun mid length today!

    i finally found the time to take the mid length out and give it a try.

    i fires about 120rounds of golden bear 62 gr HP's and some mixed IMI m855, wolf 62 polymer and brown bear 55grain. i used Pmags and D&H with the anti tilt followers. the thing ran like champ right out of the box without a hiccup. no miss feeds, short strokes--no problems. considering that this rifle is just made out of left-over parts i think she is running pretty darned good.

    runs smooth too--can't say it runs better than my m-4s yet, but it is certainly every bit as good. very much fun to shoot.

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    DTI-mid length barrel 1in9 twist NATO chamber, upper DPMS? square markedBAC a3 flattop,DPMS charging handle, debranded colt military bolt carrier with unknown bolt and auto-store o-ring, white-oak gas tube ,RR mid length handguards, DPMS three prong flash hider.

    lower cav-arms polymer/plastic lower unknown carbine buffer and spring but i think they are DPMS. mixed up lpk with armalite trigger,CMMG hammer assorted pins and springs from M&A.

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    How about pictures of your gun & some targets you have shot.
    Would like to see frankengun
    Happy Shooting, don't use all the ammo at one time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKarl_12 View Post

    How about pictures of your gun & some targets you have shot.
    Would like to see frankengun
    Happy Shooting, don't use all the ammo at one time.
    Ditto! I wanna see the gun.
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    I would like to see it as well....I am working on one myself....looking for ideas

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    i'll see if i can get my $10 wally world digital up and running!

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    Post1911 crude photos fro $10 digital camera--

    a couple crude $10 digital camera photos of the middy next to the CD defense m4.

    the middy is the same OAL as the AK with the slant break.
    Last edited by j427x; 05-29-2010 at 02:00 PM.

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    how do you like the lower and stock being all one piece???
    buying up all the guns and ammo i can just to PISS OFF the douche bag liberals

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloII View Post
    how do you like the lower and stock being all one piece???
    i like it. i think the cav-arms plastic lower can be a good way to go if your want to save weight of just want the a-1 retro look.

    the stock is the same length as the A-1 sort of short. but everything is in the right place. it is easy to get the correct sight picture. points quick. a little muzzle heavy due the the barrel not being a GI-profile or light weight.

    it shoots very well--strangely i can't hear the springy-boing-boing sound! that i recall from the old m16A1s.

    i would have liked the set up better if i could have located a light weight barrel in stock somewhere. but barrels are difficult to come by these days. the del-ton middy is a great barrel --it is just a tad heavy if your goal is to build a light rifle.

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    You could turn the heavy portion of the barrel down on a lathe, they just skip the machining stage on that part, its cheaper, so it is the same diameter as the blank. You can probably turn it down to the same profile as the lighter weight barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [486] View Post
    You could turn the heavy portion of the barrel down on a lathe, they just skip the machining stage on that part, its cheaper, so it is the same diameter as the blank. You can probably turn it down to the same profile as the lighter weight barrels.

    i am considering just that!

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