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fal_762x51
06-04-2008, 12:48 PM
Well I finally had time to start it. I had to fit the carrier rails and the mag release lever, but there is nothing a dremel can't fix. :D

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/calegal/DSCF1440.jpg

All in all, the ORF receiver is milled pretty well and the U.S. parts fit. I'll be moving the barrel out of the old receiver stub today and hopefully press in the barrel by Monday. The mag release lever is simple to "fix" and will be ordering an extra one I can mod.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/calegal/DSCF1439.jpg

It'll be a beauty once I get it done.

wilit
06-04-2008, 1:36 PM
Nice. What are you doing for a mag? Making a 10/30? I think the only 10 rounders available are single stacks.

PIRATE14
06-04-2008, 3:09 PM
I just got two of these crazy lookin rifles in yesterday.....one is black and the other is just like that crazy stock in the picture......damn.....it's not pretty....

But the rifles are beatifully milled.....I did strip one apart for a trip to CALI.....very interesting design.....

As far as a mag we'll have to chop down one of blocks.....interesting guns but not something we'll carry...........

Shane916
06-04-2008, 3:17 PM
Strangest looking wooden stock I have ever seen!

wilit
06-04-2008, 3:34 PM
I don't think it's wood. I believe they're bakelite.

PIRATE14
06-04-2008, 4:11 PM
I don't think it's wood. I believe they're bakelite.

IT's wood just like a piece of laminate.......only bits and pieces.....

jacques
06-04-2008, 5:25 PM
I got my same receivers from ORF last week. I sent them back, because mine were in the 5-120 SN range and didn't have the feed ramps machined in. They covered shipping and everything to return them and correct that oversight.

I expect them back any day now.

I have converted 30rd mag (kits) to 10rd mags by cutting the magazine. There is a tutorial for the AK mags on "THEAKFORUM.NET", but the same applies for the VZ mags. It came out a little sloppy and I think I am going to fill the rest with epoxy or something to make them 10/30's.. There are threads on this sight that deal with that.

Still waiting for compliance parts. They haven't been made yet. Are you going to use a Muzzle brake or flash hider on there to extend the barrel length Past 16"?

You might be able to fab some sort of MM grip, or modify one of theirs to fit so you do not have to modify the mag release. SOme guy on AK forum made a U.S. made pistol grip for these. He made it out of particle board and got the correct color stain so it matched perfectly. It looked pretty good.

And, these are nice looking rifles when done. And if you like different furniture, there is all kinds available out there.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/jacques102/DSC00414.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/jacques102/sa5804.jpg

Full Clip
06-04-2008, 5:34 PM
Would probably be worth investing in a kit while they are cheap.

xrMike
06-04-2008, 5:40 PM
And, these are nice looking rifles when done.http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/jacques102/DSC00414.jpgThat's a nice looking rifle. I like the stock furniture just fine -- very unique. Looks like a couple of AK pistol grips I have, where the wood chips embedded in the plastic reflect the light in interesting ways as you view it from different angles.

fal_762x51
06-04-2008, 6:55 PM
I love the bakelite look. :wub:

Yeah I didn't want to send back the receiver for the feedramp, I just broke out the dremel and files.

I got the barrel pin out by drilling relief holes then punching it out. The barrel wouldn't move until the bottom of the stub was cut. However, I'm debating whether to use a screw for the rear trigger guard housing instead of a rivet. This is because the multifunction spring requires a rivet and I feel that if the spring goes, I'll have to re-rivet a new one in.

69Mach1
06-04-2008, 7:11 PM
Very cool. I love the wood impregnated in plastic furniture. If that's not your style. Here's a source for US made wood stocks and grips.
http://www.prexis.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=P&Category_Code=VZ58
http://www.prexis.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/assembled01.jpg
With that US made furniture, you can use non compliant surplus magazines. What US parts are you installing?

69Mach1
06-04-2008, 7:40 PM
You might be able to fab some sort of MM grip, or modify one of theirs to fit so you do not have to modify the mag release.

No need to fab one up. The original will work.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/Picture132.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/Picture130.jpg

jacques
06-04-2008, 8:53 PM
I also had to cut my stubs to get the barrel out. They are stubborn. I do not know how I am going to do the rivets. They are kinda burried in there, The tutorial showed a way to do it with a modified rivet tool of some sort.

69Mach1,

I saw your post on your VZ and the MM. Did you have to shave it down at all to get it on?

69Mach1
06-04-2008, 11:45 PM
I also had to cut my stubs to get the barrel out. They are stubborn. I do not know how I am going to do the rivets. They are kinda burried in there, The tutorial showed a way to do it with a modified rivet tool of some sort.

69Mach1,

I saw your post on your VZ and the MM. Did you have to shave it down at all to get it on?

The picture I posted is a mock up of what a Monster Man grip would look like on the rifle. It's actually canted to the right and clears the stock just so I could take pics. The grip has not been modified to fit that stock. I just wanted to show that it can be done. To get it to work though, you will have to either glue or bolt the grip and adapter together or it will come apart when you grip the rifle.

fal_762x51
06-04-2008, 11:55 PM
I could care less if I use a fixed 10 round mag. The carrier has the ability to accept stripper clips so I'm happy.

69Mach1
06-04-2008, 11:56 PM
Here's my new idea on how to fix the mag with one bolt.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC00414.jpg