NOTE: Thanks to some input from other youtubers, I'ts been pointed out that original HK's and newer PTR's can only have the pin removed from the bottom. So the reverse of this video.
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I love these things. http://www.skdtac.com/Esstac-Shotgun-Card-p/ess.106.htm
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(Revised and reposted) Converting the magazine catch assembly to the original HK G3 specs. The parts are from a original 1967 HK G3 receiver section and a US made semi auto bushing and pin, all purchased from RTG. I could not locate any instructions or "how to" vids on the topic. So here is my uninstructed attempt and the good results. I'm surprised PTR did not make this a factory feature on the "G.I." model, considering its such a prominent G.I. feature. The conversion took about 2 hrs. with normal household tools. 1. Measure old receiver section and scribe on rifle. 2. remove catch assembly from rifle. 3. mill or drill off the ledge inside the rifles receiver 4. drill hole for the pivot pin (do not drill all the way through both sides). 5. If necessary(like I had to but would have preferred not too) drill holes in receiver for paddle assembly clearance. You could play it safe and move the hole slightly inward towards the mag well. 6. Install new HK mag catch. 7. Test fit paddle, pin and bushings. 8. cut back receiver for paddle clearance as needed, as shown in video. 9. test with all parts assembled. 10. Weld the pin hole closed and file the bead to fit. 11. Enjoy! Tools needed. 1. Drill 2. Drill press 3. drill bit for semi auto pivot pin ( .120" #31 drill bit.) 4. drill bits to remove ledge and HK pivot bushing 5. Dremel with cut off wheel 6. small file 7. small punch to remove roll pin from catch assemblies 8. small hammer 9. measuring and scribing devices (I used a machinist ruler and razor blade) 10. Welding or brazing equipment http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum/showthread.php?21946-Need-help-on-paddle-release-install
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I have several high line chest rigs from brands like Eagle and SOE. I've been experimenting with the Chi-Com gear that is 1/10th the cost or less, to see how it stacks up. Chi-Com Type 63 chest rig. Originally intended for the Type 63 rifle (Kinda a AK/SKS hybrid) and its 20rd 7.62x39 magazines. It can also hold 5 .308 mags with a additional 2 utility pouches. This particular one is holding 20rd G3 magazines that are larger than most .308 mags, so M14, FAL and AR10 mags should fit too. Tourniquet Setup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeYIUVjIbj0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUoEbhG3nXjiRKFoJcmP1Vhw
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IMO Current LWRC's are of very high quality and have solved the carrier tilt issues that the original adapted carrier LWRC's, lesser quality guns and conversion kits experience. I've had this rifle for 2 yrs. If for any reason my experiences with this rifle change, I will make a new video detailing any issues that may arise. Due to my experiences and zero weapon related malfunctions in over 5K rounds, my confidence in the M6A2 is far greater than any of my DI AR15's.
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Another installment of the affordable gear playlist. For those on a budget, looking for throw down or pass-out gear or maybe something light and minimalist to throw in a get-home-bag. This is a viable option. The whole rig was bought, shipped and modified to its current state for less than $20.
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FYI, This video is several years old now. LWRC no longer uses this bolt in 5.56. LMT currently use this design...........A quick comparison of LWRC ACB and BCM Mil-Spec bolt carrier groups. Both are high quality and very reliable. This is just to demonstrate some of LWRC's extra features that are included in its premium price.
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original rifle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnbheY71jK0 first update- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xyd6ds0Wp0
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These are two surplus IDF chest rigs from CTD (I know....CTD.....sorry) for $11.97 each. The one in better condition is dated 1983 the raggedy one is newer, but no visible date was found. The product number is MLT-9125 and they are rated Grade II. The straps are small and will only fit very slim people. I sticked new straps on, as noted in the video. Minor repairs and adjustment were needed, but hey...its surplus. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MLT-9125?ingb=Y
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By YouTuber request. Meters vs Yards. The original HK sights are set in meters. The PTR owners manual states to set zero in "yards". A fellow YouTuber pointed out the discrepancy. I called PTR. The info I was given was that the HK sights were indeed in Meters. PTR now manufactures the rear sight drum assembly. According to the PTR rep. I spoke with they haven't changed the specs for the drum. He stated that they have modified the front sight post hight slightly. So if you have a rifle built with HK sight parts, it is in meters. The current PTR manual states the adjustments for their sights are in yards, which is due to a altered front sight post (per PTR). I was unable to get a date when the transition from HK "meter" to PTR "yard" front sight posts was made. MG-42.net G3 Zero Instructions- http://mg-42.net/sight_adj.htm
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A easy mod, that allows for much faster acquisition of iron sights. I do not recommend this mod for a rifle that will be using a red dot optic and still have a fixed front sight. It just causes a unnecessary distraction. But if you have a folding front sight go for it. This mod will work with any iron sights that have a hood or protective ears. AR15, SKS, AK, M1, M14, HK's, Mosin Nagant, K98, ect., ect..
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Another addition to the "affordable gear" playlist. A slim, lightweight, low profile mag pouch that will fit on a normal belt.
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The Installation of a Ultimak hand guard and some alterations needed to install on different AK types. I've also modified one of my rails significantly to better suit my preferences and needs.
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A viewer made the reasonable request to see the inside of the upper. Here it is. A comparison to a BCM upper and BCG with roughly 500rds through it is also included. No signs of carrier tilt are observed. Both rifles show mild, normal signs of wear where the bolt rides in the upper. The wear on the BCM is more noticeable on both the carrier and upper.
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A handgun purchased and mildly modified with the intent of using as a carry pistol.
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IMO this rifle designs largest detractor is is quirky ergonomics. This mod. Made a vast improvement in how this rifle feels and handles. Best part is......it's free! There are plenty of options out there, I just couldn't personally justify their hefty price tags.
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This is not a instructional video. Do not try this at home. This is what happens when your health insurance doesn't cover a procedure. No need to leave a stupid comment about the tools used. We had a scalpel and all other proper tools. We chose to do it this way, with these tools.... because we are assholes. This is in no way, shape or form a "how to" video. My best friend had the cyst and crappy health insurance that wouldn't pay to remove it. It had become quite painful. He had watched dozens of videos and was convinced that I could and should perform the procedure (AMA). I did this as a friend and was not presenting myself or representing any dept., organization or business as a medical professional. Again, this is not a instructional video and should not be attempted.
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We were on the suppression crew for the fireworks display. I was sitting in the construction site for the then incomplete MLK Memorial. We were about 200yrds from the launch point.
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