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Posted: 8/3/2005 8:34:16 AM EDT
I was looking at the ebay online gun show segment when I stumbled across this:

Rifle conversion kit - shoot 7.62x39mm in a .30-06

No real explanation of how this thing works, or whether you'd be able to use it on a Garand.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 8:37:23 AM EDT
Looking around, they've got all kinds of weird adapters like this, shooting 22lr through a .308, .38 through a 20 gauge shotgun.... How does this work?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:48:58 AM EDT
They are not very safe. There is always a chance that the adapter can come out while the empty case is being ejected. I would stay away from such devices.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:54:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 10:57:10 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:59:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:00:49 AM EDT
I would not attempt in a semi auto, A single shot or bolt gun? May be?.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 8:19:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:21:18 AM EDT
This is nothing more than a take off on what the US govt. tried to do back in the 60's when converting to the 7.62X51 round. It did not work then and it won't work now, safely. There is soooo much more than to just popping it in and adding some loctite to it. You also end up with a very loooong throat (freebore). What usually happens is it comes out when you do not want it to and it stays in when you want it out. If you were to fire a 7.62X39 round with the adaptor out, it results in way excessive headspace. I know someone who did it with a .308 and the case comes out looking like a .45-70.

Caveat Emptor!!!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 8:00:40 AM EDT
Damn, Darwin Advertises now
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:19:13 PM EDT

Isn't 7.62X39 a .311 caliber

US commercial 7.62x39 is .308
foreign 7.62x39 can range anywhere from .310 - .312
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:12:38 PM EDT
Tell you what...

I'll hold your beer and watch what happens from a safe distance.

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