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Old 03-03-2013, 9:49 AM
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Anyone have experience with the Suomi M31 - semi auto variant? Sans the mag capacity issue, I know the round count exceeds 10.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:30 AM
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Yes, they are tons of fun. TNW sells a home-build kit that is pretty easy to put together.

The drums seem to work a lot better than the stick magazines. Is is easy to permanently mod the drums to 10 rounds (if one chooses) with a rivet and epoxy.

Note, the suomi design (per the TNW kit) is featureless since there are no 'ban' features.
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Cool, thanks for the input.

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I'm waiting on one of the kits from the commercial page here.....looking forward to it. I'd like to figure out how to get a drum mag in parts to modify it. Also, what would be the proper finish for the TNW parts? Re-park the whole thing? Sorry to thread crap, just wondering.....
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Old 03-03-2013, 1:37 PM
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I shot one once and HOLY CRAP it was awesome. Since its so heavy, it's accurate and recoils almost like a .22, and it just looks B.A.

It also is just cheap to buy parts for or repair, and still cheap to build. Mags are still inexpensive, and come on: EVERYBODY has a bunch of M31 stick and drum magazines they bought in the 80's when they were cheap, right?

I suggest that you buy a parts kit from sleazier than dirt even though they suck, simply because the kits are still $80 and because they have the cut receiver pieces. A cool piece of history and a good guide to use if you are using a TNW build kit.

Might I aim you to www.weaponsguild.com ? They have a giant section on buildings guns from parts kits and there is a very active sub forum on the Suomi M31. Lots of good guys there....

And here's a good blog post about a TNW build: http://wookieswords.blogspot.com/201...m31-build.html
LOTS of pics there.
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TNW will sell you a CA compliant rifle. They pin the mag iirc.

If you can find stick mags you can block them yourself with blocks from

http://www.magazineblocks.com
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