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My 2 year old's first M249 SAW

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by defconskylude, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

    its my latest .22LR conversion using a Marlin 60. was taking pics of my build and he wanted to hang out with me. he has other 30 centerfire .22LR replicas to play with when he turns 6

    _MG_4552 by defconskylude, on Flickr


    _MG_4554 by defconskylude, on Flickr

    _MG_4557 by defconskylude, on Flickr

    then we can both dual wield the 3 other .22LR's
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    They're recruiting younger every year.
  3. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    That is so cool! Teach'em young! That's what I did with my girl and she is now very disciplined on gun safety.
  4. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Is his first lesson going to be controlling sustained bursts or firing from the hip? ;)

    As a side note.....I bet you could be the only person to ever show up to an Appleseed with one of those...
  5. BigHossCCF

    BigHossCCF Member

    Awesome...AWESOME PHOTO!!!
  6. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    As always your work is amazing! Nice that your boy can hang out with you for the activity too.
  7. Revoliver

    Revoliver Well-Known Member

    That's hilarious! Good stuff!
  8. Ro1911

    Ro1911 Well-Known Member

    What is the point of doing this to a tube fed 22lr?
  9. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Well-Known Member

    For the aesthetics and because he can. Looks cool! ;)
  10. brnmw

    brnmw Well-Known Member

    Great work, nice pics....:)
  11. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Enough with the toys.

    You'll make 'em soft.

    Put 'em to work early I say.

  12. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

    good question.

    in california, we're limited to 10 round magazines.

    with tube fed, i can shoot 15-18 rounds.

    these used Marlin 60's are $60-$90 a piece instead of buying expensive $220 Ruger 10/22.s

    the Marlin 60's and Marlin 795's have a 1 inch width receiver which makes them easier to fit in airsoft stocks as opposed to a wider 1.25 inch Ruger 10/22 which is limited on stock choices

    i dont have to deal with cutting out a mag well or the lower receiver of the chassis. so this will retain some structural integrity of the kit. if i used a Marlin 795, then it would be harder to get my fingers up to the mag release and bolt release.

    theres a couple of other minor points but i learned all these from past mistakes trying to fit a Ruger 10/22 and Marlin 795 in some of my stocks.

    i plan to buy 7-10 more used Marlin 60's in the future and fill up each stock with its own .22 action/barrel so i dont have to keep interchanging them each month
  13. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

    haha thanks!

    only if its safe. i wish we can shoot in our backyards.

    i was going to bring my Barrett M82 Ruger 10/22 and a HK SL8 10/22 conversions to Appleseed.
  14. Ro1911

    Ro1911 Well-Known Member

    Ok, it's a legality thing, I was just looking at those pics going there really cool but why? Lol they do look cool
  15. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

    kinda. i just prefer to shoot 15-18 rounds more than just 10 rounds

    also isnt the real M249 SAW NFA? and cost like over $30,000? im happy with my $220 replica that i can legally shoot

    the M249 Para in that pic, there's a Ruger 10/22 inside. i couldve used the 10/22 in the M249 SAW but its just easier with a thinner Marlin 60. saved me a few hours of cutting

    thanks. theyre definitely cool

    ive had a couple of guys (active, reserves, and vets) at the range approach me asking if i can make them a .22 replica of the same gun they used/are using in service. some like the M249 SAW, M14 EBR, Barrett M82, M60 PIG, etc
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  16. Ironhorse522

    Ironhorse522 Well-Known Member

    I must have!!! How does one do this??? And you owe me a new keyboard I just spit up my mountain dew
  17. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

  18. defconskylude

    defconskylude Well-Known Member

    just buy a M249 SAW airsoft preferrably broken internally or used. dont pay more than $200 for a used one. i get mine for like $100-$125.

    i only used a dremel, angle grinder, drill press, table vice grip and extended screws

    took me about 4 hours total. like 1 hour a day whenever im free to tinker in the garage.

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