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FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby slaaibak » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:46 pm

I'll showcase my build here.

She started life as an used Echo1 M240B purchased from a friend.
Dont have original Pic but she pretty much used to look like this:
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My Inspiration:
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So here is what is going to or has happaned:
Parts Acquired:
RS Bipod
RS Flash Hider
RS Wood Stock
RS Stock Plate/Tube
RS SADF LMG Sling
RS Flash Hider
RS Carry Handle
RS Ex- SADF FN MAG Tripod! Holy Grail item right here!
RS Magazine Pouch
RS Brokkelbelt, with 150x Deactivated 7.62x51 rounds
Prometheus 6.03mm Stainless barrel
Systema Hopup Rubber


Phase 1
Strip gun down, clean and inspect all parts. DONE
Remove Laser M240 Trademarks. DONE
Get receiver Engraved
Get receiver, pistol grip frame, topcover, barrel and bipod Ceracoted Satin Black
Remove ALL picatiny rails - eeeeu - DONE
Get 2 Mounting pins made for tripod
Tune gearbox.
Reassemble everything.
Rejoice and shoot some terrs!

Phase 2
I would love to install a polar fusion engine into it... but she is expensive...
Polar Fusion Engine for M240B
Regulator, and connectors
Carbon Fibre Air Tank 6800ci?
Remote Coil
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby slaaibak » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:22 pm

M240B Receiver Markings Removed
RS Butt Plate Modified to fit Airsoft Receiver (Dremel, sandpaper, file and sweat)
Quick Test fit with Original Rhodesian stock and looking good!
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Stocks Compared
Real Wood with Modified mounting bracket and Butt Plate
Original Plastic Stock from Echo1 M240B
Ex Rhodesian Heavy Plastic Stock
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Quick Test fit on the Tripd!
Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Next up is filling holes (from rails) and preparing the Top Cover
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby slaaibak » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:07 am

Here are the reference pics Im going with:
This is a Borderwar used FN MAG58 with South African Coat of arms, SADF Marks, Belgian trades and BSAP markings.
So she saw duty here and Rhodesia?

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Full Gallery
http://s225.photobucket.com/user/slaaib ... t=3&page=1
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby eagleeyrie » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:04 pm

great base to work off, bsap...must be patu. very cool

pamwe chete

dylan
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Dylan freeman

We made rhodesia great, they made zimbabwe ruins!!! africa is not for sisies!
Pamwe chete!
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby Wez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:29 pm

How's this build going?
Wez; Sweets; Terror of the Bush
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby slaaibak » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Wez wrote:How's this build going?


Back on track now
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby slaaibak » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 pm

Build is finally complete

This was her current State:
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Going to install the following:
Feedramp
Top Cover
Flashider
Charging Handle
Bipod
Have Engraving done


Some bits to install
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Installing Feedramp and Topcover
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Flashider adapter and Result:
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Engraving Artwork Mockup:
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Engraving in Progress:
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Paint Prep
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Paint
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Blueing
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Final Assembly in progress
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COMPLETE!
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Re: FN MAG58 - South African LMG Build

Postby richardtl » Sun May 13, 2018 11:51 am

Excellent build
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