No Hope For Me
Looks great, thanks for the pics.
Any info on the build? Like how did you do the receiver? And the main thing I'd be interested in hearing about is the FCG.
I need to take some pics in the sun as my shop is kind of dark.
It has a drop out aluminum trigger box with AR15 trigger group. I made the trigger group very compact to keep the lines similar to the AK74.
I machined the receiver from 1/4" flat bar stock.
The carrier is an AK74 carrier heavily modified and custom gas piston.
You do very nice work.
Thanks for the compliments guys.
I will take more pics.
I have several builds I want to video but I also have to figure out how to transfer the video to my computer. I will get it figured out soon.
Outstanding, as usual.....................
DT, you never cease to amaze me with the guns you design. Only wish I had time to build one of all of each!! Still haven't had time to finish the two MG47s based on your version of them. Too busy making Crankfires. But since I do have some RPD topcovers, may just have to try the 5.45 cal. The ammo is surely cheap and plentiful enough!! Keep up the fine work!!!
Your XT74 is the slickest and most compact AK-based beltfed I've seen yet. I admire your machine skills and imagination. I love sideplate approach, and how it houses your 'FCG Module', Super slick.
Please be sure to post the range report! You've broken new ground **AGAIN**
Steve in El Paso
I'm looking forward to seeing your MG47s. They go through ammo so fast I knew I needed one in 5.45.
I owe it to you for motivating me.
I should get to the range in the next couple days and will work on posting pics and video.
For anyone building one similar. The two modifications required to feed 5.45 through the RPD cover were to narrow the slot in the feed tray and to pinch the links slightly to hold the rounds tightly.
my compliments sir.
Would you show the gas block and piston please? You did a beautiful job of covering.
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