Converting M82 to M76

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Converting M82 to M76

Post by lightguy » Sat May 06, 2017 2:49 pm

I bought a select fire M82 in 5.56 today for a great price.
The thing is that it has a cracked stock AND because I shoot left handed the M82 configuration is problematic.
It would be nice to do a caliber change as well to 7.62x39 but the physical and legal hurdles might not make it worthwhile.
So what would you recommend as a process ?
I'd be willing to have an SOT do the work if need be.
Thanks.

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Post by lightguy » Sat May 06, 2017 3:47 pm

Stop the press.

I've always wanted a Krinkov.
Used to be the 5.45x39 caliber was dirt cheap.
Those days are no more.
So why not a 5.56 Krinkov ?
What to use as the "donor" rifle ?
Are there any cut up Russian kits out there ?

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Post by Ruddiger » Sun May 07, 2017 5:43 am

I understand why you'd want a different configuration. The sight setup on the M82 is wonky and the stocks are weak. But personally, I'd still keep it as a Valmet in some form. Perhaps build a Valmet krink like the one on Gunbroker now?

You'll need a Valmet gas block & sight, top cover, selector, a pistol grip, trigger, trigger guard, and a stock.

Contact Jeff at Hillbilly Firearms. He might be able to make a shortened 7.62x39 Valmet-type barrel and perform a conversion. There's a Valmet 7.62x39 bolt on GB now. Keep the whole M82 barrel assembly intact and set aside along with bullpup linkage, etc.

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Post by lightguy » Sun May 07, 2017 10:48 am

Ruddiger wrote:I understand why you'd want a different configuration. The sight setup on the M82 is wonky and the stocks are weak. But personally, I'd still keep it as a Valmet in some form. Perhaps build a Valmet krink like the one on Gunbroker now?

You'll need a Valmet gas block & sight, top cover, selector, a pistol grip, trigger, trigger guard, and a stock.

Contact Jeff at Hillbilly Firearms. He might be able to make a shortened 7.62x39 Valmet-type barrel and perform a conversion. There's a Valmet 7.62x39 bolt on GB now. Keep the whole M82 barrel assembly intact and set aside along with bullpup linkage, etc.
Thanks for the advice. Will do.
I've actually seen that "krink" Valmet at some local DFW gun shows.
Kind of neat.
I wouldn't mind keeping it 5.56 if cheap available magazines were available.

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Tue May 09, 2017 12:07 am

Jeff at Hillbilly can probably make you some Valmet 5.56 mags from Bulgarian circle 10 mags. Tony at Tromix made them years ago.

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Post by lightguy » Fri May 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Tom Doniphon wrote:Jeff at Hillbilly can probably make you some Valmet 5.56 mags from Bulgarian circle 10 mags. Tony at Tromix made them years ago.
The plastic waffle magazines ?

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat May 13, 2017 1:00 am

Yes

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Post by lightguy » Mon May 15, 2017 11:48 am

I talked with Jeff at Hillbilly arms.
He has a few great ideas including putting in on a Sako M92 kit OR doing a Vektor CR21 conversion.

Something truly unique.

Shoulda bought a MAC 10 like everyone else :lol:

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Mon May 15, 2017 11:12 pm

Either would get you into the cool kids club that is for sure.

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