I don't actually know... It's unmarked. I presume that some country thought they were a good idea for refilling 7.62 mags with an adapter.Cheeky!!!
What was the 10 Rd stripper clip designed for?
I don't actually know... It's unmarked. I presume that some country thought they were a good idea for refilling 7.62 mags with an adapter.
BTW my SLR mag adapter disappeared in the house move (it's around *somewhere*.... probably) so if anyone had one they could sell/lend me for another Strip Club (to see if the 10 rounders at least work with that) I'd be very grateful
Those frame chargers were a terrible idea, frankly... They turn up in both 5 and 10 round sizes too... The extra bulk in the equipment from the loop at the top is quite something.
ThxVery interesting vid. Nice look at the locking parts of the Stg57. Very brave of Robert to do the work on film: I feel very uncomfortable working on someone's rifle whilst they are stood there watching - can't use the big hammer, some part will go ping, and bound to chew a screw head or something...
The conversion brings to mind "lipstick on a pig", though! Premium match sights on a bendy, flexible rifle with a sackful of parts all going shake, rattle and roll. Still, probably fun to shoot in its specific class.
Seeing how the multiple "variables" are addressed by G&E, I did wonder if the class might be a bit pay-to-win in that gunsmithing and parts selection probably impact the results?
Pity we Brits were never allowed to develop L1A1 shooting along similar lines; I think the FAL would be a better platform for faux precision/ shagged out army rifle shooting, given the much simpler locking system.
p.s. I won an APWT-style shooting match whilst i was attached the the Swiss army. Watching the vid, I now wonder if it was because "my" Stg57 (yes, it was that long ago that this was still the current rifle!) was a fairly pristine pool weapon from the depot armoury, and not one of the personal weapons used by my hosts. I also opted out of using the bipod, which possibly tightened up the dispersion a bit.
Did you manage to souvenir any bits off his workbench?
Oh, and btw there is no torque spec for fitting the barrel, and never was. It's also not indexed. So apparently on some factory refurbs they're massively overtorqued cos the factory drone just lay into the wrench...
You say that like it's a bad thing. Accepted procedure for torqueing up L85 / 86 barrels was (using correctly calibrated and set up torque wrench) graunch till it clicked, check for alignment, then graunch further as required and check CHS. The ridiculousness of not being able to graunch the barrels on if the Torque wrench was out of calibration was seldom commented on, a bit of "emperor's new torque wrench" mentality from on high.Perhaps Robert's proprietory method involves a scaffold pole extension to the barrel wrench and a lot of swearing.
I couldn't possibly commentPerhaps Robert's proprietory method involves a scaffold pole extension to the barrel wrench and a lot of swearing.