Hello and G’day,
I’m a Gun Jesus fan from way out yonder in the desert. I found this place thanks to Gun Jesus and MAC so blame them.
I’m currently working on becoming an engineer and I’m focusing on a few designs for new gas operating systems, with any luck I’ll have patents by the end of next year. I also have a weird thing for figuring out how oddball home brew projects work. as an example here’s today’s rabbithole:
The Vity-ain’t AK: Cliffnotes forensic rabbithole
Pretty sure it’s a de-mill build, everything rear of the mag release looks factory and everything foreward looks like some 3rd world homebrew, you can see where it was welded (built off of a De-Mil reciever?)
If youzoom in and look at the gas port you can see a piston, so I believe that’s been custom cut and welded too. The mag looks like a Cz. 24/26 unit, so 7.62x25 chambering
That also probably means it’s got a 74 bolt head given that the .30 Tok has a 9.83mm casehead and the 5.45 has a 10mm case head as opposed to the 7.62x39mm with an 11.35mm casehead.
My running theory at the moment is that the kludger in question got his mits on a de-mil parts kit (or something a T-72 ran over) hacked the gas block section off of a 47 barrel, reamed a chamber, built his trunion section and the front half of the reciever, shortened the piston and furniture, recrowned and threaded the muzzle, cut a few inches out of the stock, (if you look closely at the stock you can see what looks like a ground weld seam just behind the hinge) and put it out on the street.
It’s a cool concept my only question would be accuracy given that the .30 Tokarev retains the Western .30 diameter from it’s Mauser ancestry of .308 where as a 7.62x39mm barrel would be cut to .314-.317 as per Warsaw standards. That being said, I would love to see a closed bolt piston gun in .30 tok or 10mm on the US market as a PCC or “Pistol”.
Any additional thoughts or ideas? I’m working off of this one random image from DuckDuckGo soany additional info or input is helpful. Cheers!