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Posted: 8/27/2004 10:53:48 AM EDT
I have some questions on shooting different calibers.

I am wanting to buy an upper half from Model 1 and a stripped mega lower. 16", A3 upper, .223.

To shoot 7.62x39, can I just buy:
barrel $170
Bolt Assembly, complete, 7.62x39mm $55
tools needed to change barrels.

Is this technically sound? Is there a better way?

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:05:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 11:06:40 AM EDT by Engineer]
You would also need all the other small pieces that go with an upper such as the front sight parts (model 1 barrels do not come with them), gas tube & roll pin, a delta ring kit and handguards. The biggest issue will be finding reliable 7.62x39 mags and those won't be cheap - around $35-45 right now. If capacity isn't a big deal, then MWG 10-rounders work pretty well and are around $15. The better way to do this is to search the EE. I believe there are a few 7.62x39 uppers for sale.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:32:50 AM EDT
I have been told that if I went from a 16" .223 barrel to a 16" 7.62x39 barrel, that I could use the same parts (gas tube, pins, handguards, etc). The barrel does come with a barrel nut and front sight (from Model 1 at least).

Does this sound right?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:38:07 AM EDT
yup, you could rob from your other barrel
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:22:58 PM EDT
Is there a better way????

A Yugo SKS for less than $200-----seriously.

The 7.62x39 AR----is an abomination.
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