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Posted: 6/14/2018 3:46:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2018 1:13:40 AM EDT by Regal_T-type]
My buddy just got an m76, and as you know the mags for these go for a $shit-million. I've decided to save him a bit of money and 3d print him some. I was wondering if there are any m76 shooters out there that would like to test some prototypes and provide feedback.



These aren't gonna be like those flimsy ghost gunner ar mags, these are designed to last and *should* eventually offer similar performance to magpul ak mags. First run of prototypes will begin printing this weekend.
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 3:36:48 PM EDT
I have a select fire M76...so I'm game for this!
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 8:38:47 PM EDT
I am game to test one out if you still need additional testers?
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 8:10:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 9:05:51 PM EDT by Regal_T-type]
The first prototype is being printed right now. It is being made out of low grade plastic and will be used to test if it locks into the rifle and feeds properly. I'll post pics here. After any necessary changes to the model are made to ensure proper functioning, a batch will be made out of industrial plastic. I'd be willing to hand out up to 10 or or so of this batch for testing. At this point I'm looking at 20 hours printer time per mag.




Link Posted: 6/18/2018 5:02:47 PM EDT
I have Valmet M76’s and would be happy to test and compare against factory mags, Tromix converted Weiger mags and Tromix converted Bulgarian Circle 10 mags.

Mick
Link Posted: 6/20/2018 12:53:43 AM EDT
I have the M76, would love to test the magazine !
Link Posted: 6/25/2018 8:09:44 PM EDT
My rifle is a 71, 1 have( 1) 76 mag I picked up at a Gunshow I have used for years .
The only thing I hate about my rifle is the ugly Snow White camo paint job .For the $900 I paid, I guess I can't complain.
Link Posted: 6/28/2018 12:14:04 PM EDT
My M76 is my sweetheart and any mag for her is like buying jewelry for my wife. So I would love to test a mag or two but I would be really happy with ability to get quality mags at a reasonable price.
Link Posted: 7/9/2018 3:44:45 PM EDT






First prototype using pop-bottle plastic. Could not break it by hand
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 11:27:31 PM EDT
Very cool !!
Link Posted: 7/16/2018 8:39:03 AM EDT
You many have to change it for select-fire guns, in order to allow room for the auto-sear to clear the side.
When I converted Weiger mags, I had to add an additional cut for the full auto guns.

Tony Rumore
Tromix
Link Posted: 7/16/2018 8:35:15 PM EDT
I posted these last year in a post about converting mags for Valmets, hopefully helpful.



Link Posted: 7/18/2018 8:33:42 AM EDT
I would buy some if it ever got to that point...
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 10:41:28 PM EDT
the printed mags are designed based on measurements I took of a genuine valmet mag. This should allow full auto use right?
Link Posted: 7/23/2018 8:00:34 PM EDT
I have an M76F and would love to test some of these for you.
Link Posted: 7/23/2018 8:01:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Regal_T-type:
the printed mags are designed based on measurements I took of a genuine valmet mag. This should allow full auto use right?
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Yes
Link Posted: 7/30/2018 3:17:04 PM EDT
I would like to test one of these if possible.
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 9:50:59 AM EDT
This is the second prototype, material used is down 35% and print time is down to 13 hours. This print is using my intended production material "NylonX" carbon fiber reinforced nylon.

https://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/nylonx-carbon-fiber-nylon-filament-1.75mm




Link Posted: 8/20/2018 9:48:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Regal_T-type:
This is the second prototype, material used is down 35% and print time is down to 13 hours. This print is using my intended production material "NylonX" carbon fiber reinforced nylon.
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Looks Great ! Hope I will be able to test one :)
Link Posted: 8/26/2018 12:40:20 PM EDT
I’m in for testing some of these million dollar mags when they become available. My Valmet M-76 is ready to rock!

Desmo
Link Posted: 8/26/2018 1:18:00 PM EDT
I’d be willing to test ones let me know this is awesome hope your project goes well
Link Posted: 8/27/2018 6:52:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2018 7:03:26 PM EDT by Regal_T-type]
Prototype 2 has been test fitted to the rifle. Fit is nice and snug with hardly any ak mag wobble. Sadly an issue with the base plate prevented test firing.





Prototype 3 addresses all known issues and all going well I will have test firing results by this weekend.




I'll be contacting people to receive test mags via PM or email in the order in which they asked for them on this thread. After field testing I will be making the mags available for sale.
Link Posted: 9/7/2018 1:00:47 PM EDT
Cool Project.
I've been buying Valmet mags for eons. good there.
Still, very cool!
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