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Posted: 4/9/2002 6:09:23 PM EDT
does anyone make a 7.62x39 AR kit? if not, where would be the best place to get a complete upper in 7.629(with bolt and carrier), and are AR15 internals and buffer tubes/recoil srpings compatable with the uppers, or is a special recoil assembly needed?
thanks
DB
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 6:56:45 PM EDT
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm­

What are you thinking?

Just buy an AK dood!

It would be cheaper.

Ya Clown
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 8:01:41 PM EDT
Yes DPMS makes them... someone was sellling a kit for it on www.subguns.com
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 8:42:35 PM EDT
The only parts necessary to covert an AR-15 from 5.56 to 7.62x39 are the barrel, bolt, and extractor. Colt also used an un-indexed elevation wheel for their A2 sights. Everything else is identical.

True, buying an AK would be cheaper, but it would also be less accurate and not enjoy the ergonomics and user friendliness engineered into the AR-15.

Complete Colt uppers appear in the Part For Sale forum from time to time. They tend to run in $400-$475 range.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 8:44:57 PM EDT
Well, Brownells has barrel/bolt kits for sale. You just rebarrel a 223 upper....
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:37:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boomer:
The only parts necessary to covert an AR-15 from 5.56 to 7.62x39 are the barrel, bolt, and extractor. Colt also used an un-indexed elevation wheel for their A2 sights. Everything else is identical.



Will 5.56 mags work as well? If so, I might just have found my next project. Hell, I might eventually cover the costs in ammo savings.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 11:30:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Will 5.56 mags work as well? If so, I might just have found my next project. Hell, I might eventually cover the costs in ammo savings.



Yes, can use standard USGI magazines. The original Colt 7.62x39 5 round magazines were noting more than a USGI 20 round mag with an internal block limiting their capacity to 5 rounds.

The only catch with using 7.62x39 in USGI mags is that they will only reliably feed 6-7 rounds. This is due to the more extreme taper of the 7.62x39 cartridge.

If one is interested in 7.62x39 AR-15s, I would recommend they invest in some of the aftermarket magazines as well. There has been much discussion about them in the past. A search of the magazine forum on the subject should yield the appropriate information.
Link Posted: 4/10/2002 10:34:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2002 10:35:50 AM EDT by Kaliburz]
There's this site that you could purchase 7.62x39 AR mags for 30 bucks. www.ammoclip.com

www.ammoclip.com/A/ar15_7_62x39.htm Link right to the page....

Edit:
Opps, the best ones are those hybrid ones... looks like the AK47 mag.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 12:31:59 PM EDT
If you're into Class3, NO its not cheaper to buy an AK. A transferrable AK is around $6,000. While another upper for your registered M16 is around $400. Here are a couple of my setups in 7.62x39. Both run 100% in FULL AUTO. Plenty fun and a lot cheaper than 223. Yes, you have to play with the mags but it is possible to get it running.


Information on each setup are here:
home.cfl.rr.com/c3stuff/7.5_762/7.5_762.html

http://home.cfl.rr.com/c3stuff/762/762.html
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 12:34:09 PM EDT
Also forgot to mention. In addition to DPMS, Model 1 Sales has just announced having 7.62x39 "kits" and parts. I didn't see any mention of mags though.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 10:02:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By amphibian:
Also forgot to mention. In addition to DPMS, Model 1 Sales has just announced having 7.62x39 "kits" and parts. I didn't see any mention of mags though.




Things that make you go ........"Hummmm".

Well, a 7.62x39 upper wouldn't be bad.....
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