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    Cheap tricks

    looking for some good cheap ideas for tinkering with.....whatever!


    I'll kick it off with my favorite

    Take a bicycle intertube and cut you a short section out that will slip over a pistol gripped stock. Instant traction, makes those A2 pistol grips feel good! I even slipped some over my D-cell maglite, now it isn't sold cold in the winter.
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    took a dremel to the mag catch on my Saiga. Now it will accept standard AK47 magazines.

    Of course, I still need to install a feed ramp...
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    Another one involving the Maglite ---- In an older Toyota pickup I used a couple of sheet metal screws to attach a used radiator hose vertically inside the cab, beside the seat, behind the driver's door, that held the light "lens-up" in a handy, consistent, out of the way location. Quiet, too.

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    clear fingernail polish and a couple of minutes to dry will stop just about any screw from backing out (Under normal use of course)
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    Rubber door edge guard can be used on an AK dust cover to help take the dents out of brass cases if you use them in your AK.

    ~$2 Trumps ~$45 for a Valmet ejection buffer...

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    now that is a heck of a cheap trick MD... never heard that one before.
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    took a dremel to the mag catch on my Saiga. Now it will accept standard AK47 magazines.
    Isn't that technically a felony ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallPine
    Quote Originally Posted by DJAteOhAte
    took a dremel to the mag catch on my Saiga. Now it will accept standard AK47 magazines.
    Isn't that technically a felony ???
    Why would it be?
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    Isn't that technically a felony ???
    What?!! Lol, I guess you're just trying to look out for you fellow shooter, but geeze, what a reaction...
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    Why would it be?
    I can't quote the law - 922(?) ...

    Something about "assembling" an imported semi-auto rifle with a high capacity mag without the requisite number of US made parts.

    Not saying that I agree with that sort of recycled cattle feed
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    Took a dremmel to the safety lever and cut a notch for use as a bolt hold open.
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    Now I need to file the sharp edges. I cut myself everytime I take it out. Maybe some liquid rubber on all of the edges too.
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    Use a '94 barrel band swivel stud on a ramrod thimble for black powder rifles. Too often there's no clearance or a top heavy weight balance that won't work screwing a stud into the forearm. Suggested to me by voodoochile.

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    Sporterize that 10/22 with an issue steel carbine buttplate, and file the barrel band to accept a sling swivel for the GI issue sling. Just screw in the old top butt plate screw, cut it off, and file it down.

    If you drop it on a pile of rocks, you get over preserving the factory finish. It'll have that battle scarred look.

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    A short section of drinking straw and electrical tape wrapped around for fit kept my Rockchucker from bouncing spent primers all over the floor.

    Baby formula cans hold lots of reloads and supplies, and are airtight.
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    took a dremel to the mag catch on my Saiga. Now it will accept standard AK47 magazines.

    Of course, I still need to install a feed ramp...
    FYI: http://www.dinzagarms.com/922r/922r.html

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    Peanut butter jars make great holders for bulk pistol ammo or to replace the cardboard container that cheap .22 comes in. I also find they're about the right size to just grab one or two and go to the range with.
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    Frosty red nail polish on my front sights.

    Spouse's lipstick for free-floating a barrel. Schmear barrel, set in stock, remove, shave away the "pretty" parts.

    Made a sheet steel part for under my Mossberg 500 magazine cap to attach a sling.

    I've used the bicycle tire around the grip of my Kel-Tec PF-9, with a little something extra in back of the grip to allow a longer finger reach for my loooong lunchhooks. Looks like duct tape in the pic, but it's not.

    What the heck, who's gonna see it? It's supposed to stay concealed, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ske1etor
    now that is a heck of a cheap trick MD... never heard that one before.
    I'll try to remember to post a picture of it later.

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    A pair of old gel insole inserts placed heel-toe inside a tube sock makes a very effective recoil pad when shooting off the bench. Might wanna spray 'em with scent killer first tho.
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    Two buckets stuck together?
    Take a blowgun hooked to an air compressor and
    shoot air into the seam where the two buckets meet.
    Pneumatic pressure between the two buckets will become greater
    than atmospheric pressure, pushing them apart the easy way.

    The blowgun can make quick work at separating skin from the meat.

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    The blowgun can make quick work at separating skin from the meat.
    Unless you have a really good filter on your airline, you'll have meat tasting like compressor oil.......

    .... It took a while, but I figured out why my buddies summer sausage had a "diesel and dust flavor"......
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    "Spouse's lipstick for free-floating a barrel. Schmear barrel, set in stock, remove, shave away the "pretty" parts."

    I'll just bet you caught nine layers of hell for that, dintcha?

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