View Full Version : MG47ES Belt feed
06-17-2008, 08:16 PM
good shit SS,
06-21-2008, 05:33 AM
[Drawings for the spade grip option for the MG47ES are available free for those who purchased a set of MG47ES drawings. Send me an PM or e-mail and I will e-mail you a PDF file containing 5 sheets of drawing for the spade grips. You can change from the grip stick and butt stock to the spade grips and back in less than a minute.
06-23-2008, 08:10 PM
received the CD today. the drawings are fantastic will sent email for spade grip option
06-24-2008, 02:54 PM
Any US Vet or service man in uniform that wants a set of MG47ES drawings, E-mail me and I will e-mail back a set no charge.
06-26-2008, 11:26 PM
Just got my plans today and all I can say is WOW!!. I printed two pages off and took them out to dinner with me. Guys get a set of them they are very well done. Thanks Tom
Dave B In OR
06-29-2008, 12:51 AM
While working on the tutorial for the MG47ES I discovered 2 dimensions that should be revised on sheet 4, Bolt Carrier Extension.
1; On the lower left end view the .21" dimension from the bottom to the center of the .25 diameter bolt holes should be .175".
2; The over all dimension of the bolt carrier extension should b 3.875" long and not 4" long.
Please make these changes to your drawings. Any one that wants a revised copy of sheet 4, e-mail me and I will e-mail you back a revised sheet 4. Sorry for the inconvenience, it can be made to work with the dimensions on the drawing but will work better with the revised dimension.
07-09-2008, 09:49 AM
Don't give up hope for the MG47ES tutorial. I am editing it now.
The MG47ES is a NO-WELD / NO-MACHINING build!. I am working on a video tutorial and drawings so any builder with a drill press, a MAPP gas torch & silver solder, A DREMEL, and 10-32 drill & tap set can build one from either an AK-47 or a RPK kit and material from Home Depot.
Sorry it's taken so long but I wanted to be sure it could be done no weld no machining.
You can count me in on a video purchase.
I tried to pm and email for instructions but I am new to this board and cannot do either. Can you email me please? thank you
07-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Well done, I recently received the prints. I used to be a tool maker and can really appreciate a good set of drawings.
07-17-2008, 12:00 AM
Where are these belts ? Who sells them?
07-17-2008, 12:03 AM
Where do you get these belts from?
07-17-2008, 12:19 AM
If you are looking for the MG3 belts, robertrtg.com and Inter Ordnance both have them.
07-17-2008, 04:52 AM
They sure know what they want for those covers and feed trays.:frown:
07-20-2008, 01:33 AM
I was browsing Aim Surplus and they have Austrian MG3 belts and a ammo can for 20 frog skins so I ordered some. Next Ill get the cover and feed thingy. I can hardly wait to get thing going. I think I might put a pintel mount on my fishin boat and intimidate some game warden ass. :rockin:
07-28-2008, 05:31 AM
The tutorial for the MG47ES is ready. A 87 page picture tutorial for building the MG47ES on CD. This is a companion to the drawings and describes how to build the MG47ES with out a mill, lathe or welder. PM or E-mail SHARPSSHOOTER5090 info.
08-27-2008, 09:37 AM
The MG47ES tutorial and drawings is free to U.S. service personnel and veterans. PM or E-mail SHARPSSHOOTER5090 for info.
Can't do much more than read and look at the prints till I get back in the states but this is one serviceman who appreciates your generosity.
Thank you (again).
09-04-2008, 11:27 PM
Do you use the regular FCG pins in the FCG tray? Also, what pin do you use for the trigger pin in the gripstick?
09-05-2008, 02:12 AM
I have used the regular FCG pins in the FCG tray but with the heads cut off. Same with the gripstick pin except the head is not cut off. I have also used a 3/16" diameter round drill rod when I didn't have the regular pins. The inside wall of the receiver keeps them in place except the gripstick pin needs a retainer inside the gripstick housing. I have used a small hairpin clip for that.
09-05-2008, 10:14 AM
I am in the middle of building parts and I am sure I'll have a few more questions.
09-06-2008, 11:10 AM
What spring did you use for a recoil spring and how long?
John H. in NH
09-06-2008, 03:48 PM
I used a m60 recoil spring (from Numrich) and started at 16" and trimmed so it still would feed and not be so strong that it would short cycle. Each build is a little different so you will have to experiment a little.
09-06-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the info.
I tried 2 different M60 springs and the old style single wound looks like the one to use. The new style double wound spring is a little wider and won't fit in the gas piston extension without opening it up a little. I might do that as it is a stronger spring.
09-07-2008, 04:08 AM
With the extra parts I made to do the MG47ES tutorial I am making a MG47BP (bull pup belt feed). AK based with a RPD top cover because it is shorter. With the internal ES style FCG and return spring I can cut about 3" off the rear of the receiver and end up with a really short gun. Still staying with a 16" AK barrel and a 26" overall length so I won't be required to SBR it. I will post pictures tomorrow if I can get to it. Still got a few details to figure out like how to put on a G3 style cocking handle and get the trigger bar from the grip stick that's ahead of the FT to the internal FCG.
Since both my MG47 and MG47ES are big heavy beasts I decided to try CTR's route and build as light and short of belt feed as I can.
09-08-2008, 09:59 AM
I will post some pictures of what I have done on the MG47BP so far as soon as I can figure out how get them do to 2MB file size??? Help please