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 Post subject: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:28 pm 
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I re-Finished my wood on my RPK (Echo1 LMG).
After taking her apart, I was disappointed in the many areas that CYMA used pot metal to construct this AEG.
The wood is cracking and I had to replace the Bipod since it broke.
The replacement Bipod needed alteration, so now the Muzzle flash and site as well as the bipod are wobbling. :cry:

Question folks:

How do I make my new drum mag work?
It's a Matrix, I removed the upper portion of a regular magazine slapped it into the drum since it didn’t stay secure in the gun and now it fits Problem is, I need to push the drum up in order for it to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:59 am 
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That first picture looks like the RPK was in an explosion! :lol:

Donnie, you're going to have to invite me over so I can check out your wobble and drum issue. But here is my theory. The drum issue sounds like the same **** I had with my Inokatsu kit. The same issue Matt has with his RMW kit. I think the solution is to use epoxy on the drum mag. Add more to the tab that works with the mag-lock. The side of the tab that faces downward when the mag is inserted. By adding a couple of mm to it, it should lock in higher. Which is what you're doing when you are pulling the back back/up to keep it feeding. I tried modeling putty (that's what I had) and it was a poor solution. I tried special tape like Pasha did with his Star midcap. That was a poor solution. Epoxy should bond with it creating a very serious hold. Then slowly file down the excess until you have just enough for it to lock in and be feeding. I'm talking about the epoxy you drip on hot (torched) and it dries and solidifies really hard.

I still want to make an autofeeding RPK74 dualmag hicap. I really want to make a legit 5.45 style support mag for you and Matt to use. I just need the resources and the place to work on it. I know I can do it!

Is the front sight hood/side broken?

Is that bipod a real one? Those were pricey.

On the good side, I like your tanned wood Donnie :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:46 am 
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Where did you get the replacement bipod ? I know that real ones cost about 60 and the Echo replacement cost 70. I found this for a friend whose bipod broke http://www.cdnninvestments.com/akrpkbipodnew.html I would think that once the pins are back in the sight base it shouldn't move . I am going to get one of these guns and would like to know what what kind of problems you are having.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:13 am 
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The bottoms of that bipod don't look right. They have those keeps or shovels or whatever they are called. To dig into the dirty when the bipod is deployed. All RPK bipods that I have seen were flat on the bottoms. Maybe this is a particular nation's specific bipod? Like the way some AKs and RPKs are slightly different across the East European countries.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:23 pm 
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That bipod is Chinese

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:56 pm 
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LOL @ SGT Slaughter. I purchased the same bipod that you just linked.
I like it but it was a bit heavy, definitely wont brake. It took a hella modification to get it to fit!
I purchased this bipod from Red Alliance for 32 bucks. The kid selling it said it was all steal, NOT!
The circler part that goes around the barrel is pot metal, the same crap that was on my original AEG.
The problems I had so far:
• First time on the field, bipod broke.
• I was fortunate to win an echo1 contest and I got a free RPK mag along with a few other goodies, that mag broke.
• The wood is flimsy and the butt stock looks like it’s about to crack open.
• I took my AEG apart and the metal part connecting the gun to the wooden butt stock is pot metal, so at some point it will break off.
• The battery for some reason will not keep a charge?
I hope nothing else craps out.

Thanks Shultz /Spank for your input.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:33 am 
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I think the airsoft versions all have a pot metal barrel band. My friends Echo RPK's bipod broke the first day also. I found this US site with bipods ,one complete and one without the spring.
http://northridgeinc.com/store/index.cfm/c221
Why is the site base and muzzle brake wobbley ?

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:15 am 
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It's wobbley because the bipod can't move down any further so the sight and the muzzle break screw down only slightly.
So you don't get to screw it down tightly.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:35 am 
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You could open up the bipods barrel ring on a drill press or with a dremel.Since its steel material can be removed and not loose any strength

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:10 pm 
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I thought about that, pot metal breaks easy so I drilled the barrel down in order for it to fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-Finished my wood!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:48 am 
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What did you use for the refinish?


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