View Full Version : MG74 or MG47?
01-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Anyone here think 74 ammo fits snug in a RPD belt? snug enough?
loaded up 2 links with pull tab of 7.62x39 32529 and one with 5.45x3932528, just wanted to weight them, to see how much weight saveings there will be..
thinking i'll try and tackle a mg74 while my slow crawling PKT takes form
thanks too BILLPHOTO for sending me toSharpsShooter 5090's his plans and tutorial for the MG47.
they'll be on their way soon :D any thoughts on the 5.45x39 build anyone?
01-02-2012, 11:30 PM
I thought a couple people built these but this was the only thread I could find quickly. Hope it helps
01-03-2012, 01:06 AM
here i thought i was being semi original, thanks for showing me the errors of my ways coils, xD
01-04-2012, 02:34 AM
I think you can count the number made on one hand, look through this section more because I only went back a few pages.
01-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Yes, the RPD U links will work if you squeeze each one just a little.
01-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Okay, heres an idea, the romanian PSL/FPK's that centerfire sells with the barrel, think it'd be a interesting caliber choice with a MG47 set up? i personally have no problem butchering those kits, theyr just enlarged AK's lol
01-09-2012, 07:56 PM
would the feed tray/ belt allow the caliber size?
01-10-2012, 02:07 AM
First off, which feed tray? The MG42 one for 8mm would be long enough for 54r. The MG3 that's 308 would be too short unless it could be modded.
And I don't know if the 54r would feed in any of those links, those links are design to have the round pushed through, I think the rim would cause problems clearing the link.
01-10-2012, 12:43 PM
What about using vz59 belts from centerfire systems? they are for 7.62x54r and are push through type.
01-10-2012, 01:19 PM
I love it. 74 really seems like a less expensive, more attractive alternative. Doubletapme’s 74 build looked extremely cool.
01-10-2012, 02:34 PM
I was looking into those options when I went for my build in 308. I ended up using M60 links. It works okay, but the trick was always getting enough speed behind the bolt before it hit the back of the round to push it out of the link. I added an ectra 12mm to my reciever and it was not enough. In retrospect, I would have added about 3/4" to a full inch and i think it would have been more effective. Now, I am just selling it all off because I have lost the beltfed bug :(
01-11-2012, 12:51 AM
What about using vz59 belts from centerfire systems? they are for 7.62x54r and are push through type. They might work, never seen any in person, but from the pic they look like larger RPD link.
01-12-2012, 02:52 AM
Now, I am just selling it all off because I have lost the beltfed bug :(
sad day, is that because you went .308??
whatd you pick up instead of belt fed, apparently something... because your still useing this websight :D
01-20-2012, 03:20 AM
01-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Fetus-you are “rockin” dude!
01-21-2012, 02:59 AM
the top part of the hand-guard is used to keep the hand-guard centered to the FS, and i used a wind shield washer for the metal holding device on top, and a spring to keep a g3 buttpad on the buttstock for a tong spring to anchor it to the barrel... oh, and the handguard retainer on the 74 kit itself...
thinking of shortening the bipod a little, and intigradeing a lock onto the top handguard mechanisum, so i can put some plastic foregrips on the bipod as a integraded system to shoulder fire the weapon, and bipod it.
01-13-2013, 08:16 AM