Custom Hi-Cap

Custom HiCap Boxmag
(please
note that this is not an original idea)


SO
WHAT IS IT?
For anyone who’s never seen one of these, they are
simply a huge rectangular box that dangles in place of the standard ammo magazine.
They can normally carry around 2000 bb’s. As my SG1 is either used in a sniping
role, or as a light support weapon, the extra ammo will be very useful.

WHY
REBUILD SOMETHING SOMEONE HAS ALREADY PUT INTO PRODUCTION?
Unfortunately, they cost around £90, which I cannot
currently justify spending on such a relatively simple accessory. From the
information following, I’m sure you’ll agree that the difference between the
standard hi-cap and the boxmag is not worth the extra £50.

SO
WHAT IS THE PLAN?
Scott over at Section6,
kindly sent me a mail with the basic instructions to do this. I’m certain
that many people have attempted this, but I thought it was worth putting here,
to aid anyone interested in taking on such a project.

The custom
magazine’ is an end-on section view. The top of the hi-cap is where the bb’s
come out The ‘workybits’ is where the cog for winding the magazine is:

This diagram
was kindly submitted to be by Scott at Section6
.

The current
plan is:

    • Buy
      a standard 500round hi-cap
    • Cut
      the sides out of the hi-cap
    • Make a custom box to
      fit the hi-cap in
    • Create a ‘funnel’ to
      feed bb’s through the side of the standard hi-cap
    • Fit
      the hi-cap inside the larger metal box

The advantages
of doing this are simply that it’s a lot cheaper than purchasing the real
thing, as you can currently get a hi-cap mag for around £25. The plan
is to weld the box up from thin 2-4mm steel with a handy mig-welder that a
relative of mine has, then paint it in the infamous ‘plasti-coat’ and Hammerite.

WHAT
IF YOU WANT TO DO MORE ?
If I get greatly
involved I may well drive the mechanics inside the box electronically. Again
this is relatively simple: I have it on good authority (again from Scott@Section6
) that the winder at the bottom of the mag, has a hex drive on the side of
it. Hopefully I can get a cheap electric screwdriver attached to it, and drive
it from that.

As always
I’ll add more info here as and when it becomes available.


Arnie




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