View Full Version : DDR WIEGER STG-940
04-21-2005, 02:34 PM
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04-21-2005, 02:41 PM
That would be a neat model to make a copy of. Maybe start with a Saiga .223 and some Galil or krink parts?
04-21-2005, 05:07 PM
I'm working on mine, need only the foregrip - WHERE DID YOU GET YOURS??????
FYI, IO sells the buttstock and pistol grip - both US parts:
$35 *and* they threw in a gas tube and E. German foregrip!
04-21-2005, 05:44 PM
Cool, where you got the furniture for it? Are they from Heese? Are those guys still in business?
HESSE is now VULCAN ARMS
04-21-2005, 06:07 PM
I bought the barrel assy and the furniture set form a widow on base, her husband were KIA in Iraq.
Anyway, the parts were inside a big box amount other junks, most I don't recognize at all, and I paid good money for the whole box, just want to give the widow and her kids more money.
The strange thing is that the guy do not own an AK, he had an AR and a couple bolt actions on base according to the armory record.
Well, that's why I try to find more info on the Wieger type guns, because I have not idea what I have.
That's interesting. What base - in Germany? If so, those parts may be original STG parts, in which case they are worth their weight in gold!
It looks like the original grip. I'm trying to find a source for those grips, or if I can find a good model, use it to make a run of foregrips from a company that can do injection molding.
04-22-2005, 01:00 PM
A company called *STOCK OPTIONS* used to (still might?) make the correct STG-940 furniture for them.
You're right...not much on the net about the cool looking STG-940. This was the best I could do....
Pookster, why not cheat and use a wood forarm coated with bedliner (rhino-lining) or something similar to get the STG-940 profile handguard w/out having to injection mold anything... Just an idea...
04-23-2005, 02:18 PM
Have anyone built a Weiger tpye rifle?
I can't find enough info on the web, just a couple pictures at "www.securityarms.com" with no details.
Here's what I got so far on my .223 STG-942.
Anything will help, thanks guys!
Thats a custom built rifle. Probably home build. Look, the top cover is off of a Chinese Norinco Hunter.
04-23-2005, 03:29 PM
Thats a custom built rifle. Probably home build. Look, the top cover is off of a Chinese Norinco Hunter.Agree, that is a custom rifle. Didn't know that was a Hunter top cover, though. Check the AR birdcage flash hider...
04-23-2005, 03:51 PM
Didn't know that was a Hunter top cover. Some Hunters came with the peep sight top cover and others came with regular sights. Also... about 7 years ago Flash Dist. got a small shippment of Chinese peep sight top covers like shown in the top pic/rifle. They went fast at $40 bucks ea. I got one, then called to order more and they were all out.
04-24-2005, 02:31 AM
You guys are right, I think you can call it a custom gun.
The receiver, trigger group, and the gas piston are all US made.
When I first installed the original barrel assy on it, no one can hit jack because the short sight radius, that must be why the Indian Army rejected it. For a while, I was thinking about using the Galil top cover/rear sight combo, but found out it was too expensive.
Finally, a friend gave me his Norinco top cover when he switch over to one with the scope mount rail. Any way, it only costed me a 12 pkg, and the hit probablity has gone way up.
P.S. Any one have any close-up pictures of the real deal?
Can you provide any more details on the build? The Chinese rivet pattern is apparent, as well as the Chinese mag. Personally I prefer the looks of a Chicom 5.56 30 rounder over the slightly more compact Wieger mags, but on such a project I'd want to use the factory type mags if possible. Which receiver/flat did you use? Any further info appreciated... I don't have STG parts but some Chinese that could be mated to an OOW 5.45 rec. and modifed to accept the Wieger mags. The rear furniture from I/O looks good to me, the front end would require a good bit of tweaking though without a source.