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1988
01-08-2010, 2:32 PM
Does anyone know any arms maker has bolt rifle for the 5.45x39 rounds ?

Jpach
01-08-2010, 2:35 PM
There was one German 5.45 rifle IIRC. I dont know if there are any in the US though. Good question

gun toting monkeyboy
01-08-2010, 2:56 PM
They sold them through Century Arms way back when. They were East German border guard rifles, or something like that. Try gunbroker or someplace like that. Otherwise, look and see which bolt guns can be rebarreled to it. Good luck.

-Mb

NSR500
01-08-2010, 3:14 PM
You can probably get a Remington 700 action for the .223 and have AR15barrels put a 5.45x39 barrel on it. The 5.45x39 may actually feed from the Remington magazine in that 700 action.
Looks like a lot of money to shoot a cheap corrosive round through a nice action though.

1988
01-08-2010, 3:43 PM
You can probably get a Remington 700 action for the .223 and have AR15barrels put a 5.45x39 barrel on it. The 5.45x39 may actually feed from the Remington magazine in that 700 action.
Looks like a lot of money to shoot a cheap corrosive round through a nice action though.

It's not that simple. We need the bolt.

Chatterbox
01-08-2010, 3:53 PM
Bars 4-1 or CZ 527

Air
01-08-2010, 4:06 PM
Why? Serious.

ar15barrels
01-08-2010, 6:10 PM
It's not that simple. We need the bolt.

Open up a 223 bolt.
5.45 is only like 0.016" bigger than a typical 223.

1988
01-08-2010, 6:11 PM
Why? Serious.

I love the simplicity, precision, and elegant looks of bolt rifles.

1988
01-08-2010, 7:19 PM
Open up a 223 bolt.
5.45 is only like 0.016" bigger than a typical 223.

I know that you have god send talent, but I think that it's too costly to have custom jobs on both barrel and bolt.

elSquid
01-08-2010, 7:44 PM
"SSG 82"

-- Michael

ar15barrels
01-08-2010, 8:19 PM
I think that it's too costly to have custom jobs on both barrel and bolt.

I would agree.
There are no low cost barrel blanks that are proper for 5.45.
I have made a couple AR barrels for that chambering and I had to go with a PacNor blank which is hardly economical...

416stroker
01-08-2010, 11:18 PM
I would agree.
There are no low cost barrel blanks that are proper for 5.45.
I have made a couple AR barrels for that chambering and I had to go with a PacNor blank which is hardly economical...

Lothar walther has one for 199

ar15barrels
01-08-2010, 11:22 PM
Lothar walther has one for 199

That's just a blank and that's not low cost, though it is probably a good deal on a good blank.

Years ago when I made my last 5.45 barrels, lothar walther did not even have a website for the USA. ;)

416stroker
01-09-2010, 2:03 AM
That's just a blank and that's not low cost, though it is probably a good deal on a good blank.

Years ago when I made my last 5.45 barrels, lothar walther did not even have a website for the USA. ;)

I dont think its a bad deal for a blank from them, but **** you could make two barrels out of one arnt they like 35" long?

B Strong
01-09-2010, 8:14 AM
Does anyone know any arms maker has bolt rifle for the 5.45x39 rounds ?


The only commercially available rifle is the ex- East German guard rifles - they go for a premium now, and are another good idea with poor execution.

The trigger is delicate, will break if you look at it (I seriously doubt these things were ever issued) and spares are not available.

I'm sure you could get something like a Ruger 77/22 Hornet and get a barrel made in 5.45. That would be the way to go imo but it wouldn't be cheap.

buffybuster
01-09-2010, 8:58 AM
A CZ 527 in 7.62x39 would be the most straight forward conversion. Just a rebarrel.

ar15barrels
01-09-2010, 9:22 AM
I dont think its a bad deal for a blank from them, but **** you could make two barrels out of one arnt they like 35" long?

The website says they are 25.8" blanks.

ar15barrels
01-09-2010, 9:25 AM
A CZ 527 in 7.62x39 would be the most straight forward conversion. Just a rebarrel.

Boltface it too big.

The 5.45x39 has a 0.394" diameter case head.
The 7.62x39 has an 0.445" diameter case head.