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Posted: 1/19/2015 9:34:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:23:11 PM EST by Pollywog]


This is the inspiration piece that some fancy pants "artist" is hocking for over $3,000. My question is this, would it be total sacrilege to use a worn out parts M16A1 parts kit, and an 80% lower from NDS to make a realistic version of this lamp -- Kinda like the Noveske KX-3 Tap handles. The shade would obviously have to be done in OD Green or Tigerstripe. The base would have to be made with some suitable wood blank. Or maybe a mortar base plate!

I'd like to have the mag catch and selector switch function (as an on/off switch per
DontBuryMe's suggestion). Would that be too far into making the lower into a firearm?

Please advise. I'm bored and I need a project.

ETA: I'm definitely not grinding off the bayo lug. I might put a bayonet on there too, but I will take the edge off of it to keep it safe.

Maybe I'll make an extra one for Senator Fienstein's office.

ETA2:


I was going to run the wire up through the butt-stock, using a new receiver extension (drilled) and a new buffer (drilled and weights removed) to accommodate the cord. I was also going to retain the original action spring. Then I was going to run the wire through the upper and bolt carrier (no bolt, cam, firing pin or retianing pin). Then I was going to get a new shank for the light housing that threaded onto a 1/2 x 28 tpi adapter and really only sacrificing an old birdcage to be molested.

NONE OF THE A1 parts would be drilled, welded, discarded or otherwise rendered unusable. I was going to run LED for the light source so it would be energy efficient, multi-colored, and run on thin enough gauge wire to snake up the bore without ruining it.

And by running the wire straight through the upper, you could still cycle the "LAMP" using the charging handle. Just jacket the wire in tough heat-shrink wrap.

The light could be turned off using the fire control selector. The settings could be off, white light and red light. And the magazine could be a real USGI vintage unit. Plus the bayonet.

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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:39:47 PM EST
Make the safety selector the on/off switch. Label it accordingly.
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Originally Posted By DontBuryMe:
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THAT'S SUCH A GOOD IDEA!

THANKS!
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Yes. It would be sacrilege to use an old A1 parts kit.
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Yes. It would be sacrilege to use an old A1 parts kit.
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Yeah, buy a realistic Airsoft or replica to use.
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Does the peq-2A do anything fun? You make that or another ARF guy?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:23:05 PM EST
Why not save the original A1 parts kit and use a "rubber ducky"? You'd lose the usable mag catch and selector switch but it would still look realistic, and you wouldn't waste real parts. An A1 parts kit would have to be pretty fucked to have more than bolt and barrel be unusable.
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Why not save the original A1 parts kit and use a "rubber ducky"? You'd lose the usable mag catch and selector switch but it would still look realistic, and you wouldn't waste real parts. An A1 parts kit would have to be pretty fucked to have more than bolt and barrel be unusable.
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It reminds me of the folks that made lamps and stools out of NOS M1903A3 stocks when they weren't worth much. The story is different now.
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Why not save the original A1 parts kit and use a "rubber ducky"? You'd lose the usable mag catch and selector switch but it would still look realistic, and you wouldn't waste real parts. An A1 parts kit would have to be pretty fucked to have more than bolt and barrel be unusable.
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I was going to run the wire up through the butt-stock, using a new receiver extension (drilled) and a new buffer (drilled and weights removed) to accommodate the cord. I was also going to retain the original action spring. Then I was going to run the wire through the upper and bolt carrier (no bolt, cam, firing pin or retianing pin). Then I was going to get a new shank for the light housing that threaded onto a 1/2 x 28 tpi adapter and really only sacrificing an old birdcage to be molested.

NONE OF THE A1 parts would be drilled, welded, discarded or otherwise rendered unusable. I was going to run LED for the light source so it would be energy efficient, multi-colored, and run on thin enough gauge wire to snake up the bore without ruining it.

And by running the wire straight through the upper, you could still cycle the "LAMP" using the charging handle. Just jacket the wire in tough heat-shrink wrap.

The light could be turned off using the fire control selector. The settings could be off, white light and red light. And the magazine could be a real USGI vintage unit. Plus the bayonet.
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Originally Posted By DontBuryMe:
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On
Off
STROBE!!!!
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For cereal, where are you guys getting these lamps? My man cave is too dark.



RC
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Make the mold and cast what ever you wanted from potmetal .

There's a couple casting threads running in GD. . . . .
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Make the mold and cast what ever you wanted from potmetal .

There's a couple casting threads running in GD. . . . .
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I'm still working on getting my girlfriend to let me put this thing in the apartment!

She's not going to let me melt some pot metal...
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Originally Posted By DontBuryMe:
Make the safety selector the on/off switch. Label it accordingly.

On
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STROBE!!!!

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Originally Posted By pilatuspilot:


For cereal, where are you guys getting these lamps? My man cave is too dark.



RC
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For cereal, where are you guys getting these lamps? My man cave is too dark.



RC
https://www.facebook.com/tactical.lampbuilder?fref=ts
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For cereal, where are you guys getting these lamps? My man cave is too dark.



RC
https://www.facebook.com/tactical.lampbuilder?fref=ts



http://www.tacticallampworx.com/
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:34:01 AM EST
Lamp thread!

Made from a PPS-43 kit. Receiver is welded and ready to go. 9mm barrel, only thing it would need to shoot semi-auto would be a modified bolt and trigger group. Said fuck it, ground the bolt down to fit the cord and routed it through the pistol grip. Welded up some angle iron for the base. Did this while recuperating from acl surgery



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Lamp thread!

Made from a PPS-43 kit. Receiver is welded and ready to go. 9mm barrel, only thing it would need to shoot semi-auto would be a modified bolt and trigger group. Said fuck it, ground the bolt down to fit the cord and routed it through the pistol grip. Welded up some angle iron for the base. Did this while recuperating from acl surgery

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So you have a post-May lamp?


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Originally Posted By pilatuspilot:





For cereal, where are you guys getting these lamps? My man cave is too dark.



RC
https://www.facebook.com/tactical.lampbuilder?fref=ts


Check your IM's,he's been real busy this last year and Lamps are not his #1 priority
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:01:41 AM EST
Ah, post an old secret Arf project and the new members freak out.
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Why have a gun lamp, if you can't shoot the lights out..

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Don't use an A1 kit
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