July 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm #42333
Ok, while closing the shop, I’ve come across some interesting junk.
A buggered AK receiver, decent folding stock, and a .430″ barrel blank chunk.
My first thought was to build a .44x39mm thumper.
Unfortunately the case neck is going to be too thin for that.
Still playing with the ideas though and a 9×39 or 10×39 keep coming to mind.
Unfortunately the 9×39 will probably win out, the case would still have a vestigial shoulder and should still work through standard mags then.
Of course a 9mm Para version is a possibility as there’s a Uzi barrel sitting right there also.
Hmm. It’ll have to be a screw build because of the messed up holes, but for free….
We shall see what happens.July 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm #42336
I vote for the 9mm Para with the Uzi barrel. Some time down the road you may come up with a wild hair idea using that 430 blank!
((my newest carbine is a Hi-Point 45acp. Looking to break-in next weekend_))July 6, 2015 at 12:33 am #42338
I found this post on making rimless 444 Marlin using 6mm Remington brass. I didn’t chech the casehead sizing. But it might mach up well enough with the 762×39 to work.
I can’t see how a .243 can go up to a 44 if a 308 can’t but it’s not my project. But it does make me think cutting the top off a 30.06 to make 444 rimmless brass could posibly work. I’m telling you right up front I haven’t checked any case dimensions. But it is an interesting idea, an AK thumper in 444 would be a cool gun.July 6, 2015 at 2:48 am #42342
I’m with Robin. 9mm Para seems the way to go. Though the 9×39 keeps tickling the back of my brain. Either way it would an interesting weapon.
Changed my mind while writing this. I’m voting 9×39. That concept is very intriguing.July 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm #42347
My vote is to chamber the .430 barrel for 44 Automag (edited). The case length for 44 mag is1.285. To make rimmless 44mag simply cutt a 7.62 x 39 case off at that length and run it through a 44mag sizing die.
The only thing needed is a reamer that will cut a chamber so the case can headspace on the case mouth. Reloading will be safe using 44mag data. As a bonus the cartridges will fit into standard AK magazines. 20, 30 or 40 rounds of 44 mag available for knocking over anything walking the planet. I think I want one!
Edit: I forgot about the Automag. It used 308 cases to make rimless 44 mag.July 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm #42350
I have no real vote other than a build report with lots of pictures….. I guess that is my vote.
http://ageofdecadence.comJuly 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm #42353
I like to see it when you finish it. Image.July 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm #42355
Pics of the build will follow, once I decide what barrel.July 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm #42356
Pics of the build will follow, once I decide what barrel.
Go with one that is rifled….. Smooth bore = ewwww…. Except for blunderbusses. Those are really sweet.
Seriously though, please do make a build post from start to finish. I am very interested to see what you come up with.
http://ageofdecadence.comJuly 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm #42358
A build I really wanted to see is one a friend told me. Seems this guy had bunch of spare stuff laying around (yep, a basher. Takes stuff apart and then does Frankenstein builds) Made his own bullpup 17 cal. using necked down 45 shells. Travel a mile in nothing flat and straight.
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