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Greg Head

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About Greg Head

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  • Birthday 01/20/1960

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  • Airsofter since
    1993
  • Toy collection
    ICS MP5, ICS M4A1, AA L85A1, KWC Co2 Mini UZI, KWC Co2 Desert Eagle, WA 6" SV Infinity Expert, KJW M9 Tactical Elite full metal, KJW G27 metal slde & barrel, KWA G19 metal slide & barrel, customised TM 5.1 Hi-Capa
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    Male
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    Torquay
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    Full bore, rimfire, air rifle, air pistol shooting, airsoft, archery, surfing, motorcycles, reading & PS1, all dependent on juggling time with my wife and daughter.
  1. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    That's a good idea, what type and size of screw did you use ? I may try the screw option if I can't figure out a way of re-setting the rivet. Yesterday I produced some drawings of rivet jaws to fit 24" bolt cutters, as used by DIY AK builders in the USA. The plan is to make the jaws from mild steel (probably won't last long) and fit them to a cheap pair of bolt cutters. The screw idea is simpler and less hassle though.
  2. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    That's certainly an option but I am having trouble finding the tooling to set the semi tubular rivets in the UK.
  3. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    At long last I've finished my Well G74A build (sorry for the poor photo, taken with a mobile phone), the parts fitted are:- 1. 5KU AK to M4 Adaptor fitted with Nuprol AXE stock - hinge pin hole had to be drilled out to 4.76 (3/16") because the Well hinge pin is 4.67mm dia. Also stuck a small piece of flat rubber sheet (0.7MM thk) to the rear trunnion to take up play in the stock adaptor when locked in position. 2. Command Arms G47 grip - Fixing hole in the grip had to be enlarged to allow it to fit over the threaded spigot on the receiver, material removed from the front of the grip so that it would fit around the trigger guard. A plastic spacer was also made to cover the rectangular cut out in the receiver. 3. ACM replica of the Surefire M83U handguards - Material had to be removed from the inside rear faces of the top section to permit the installation of the rear gas tube cap & material removed from the front location shoulder so that it would fit the front upper handguard retainer. The lower handguard retainer also needed some small recesses filed into the top to allow it to clear the upper handguard. 4. Ares VZ.58 Czech Long Flash Hider - 14mm anti clockwise thread tapped deeper to allow it to screw all the way on. I also cut the inner barrel down to suit. Since finishing this build I've started another project using the full length Well G74B (AK74MN) but there is an issue with the rear trunnion rivets. The rivet that goes through the side rail and into the rear trunnion is slightly loose, does anyone know how it can be reset ?
  4. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    You've done a good job fitting the grip, I may forget the CAA one I have & get the Magpul version. The other issue with the CAA grip is the fact that it is narrower where it meets the receiver so the cut out for the original grip location lugs is exposed. Also the recoil buffer block pokes out the bottom of the receiver by approximately 1mm, so that will need modifying to allow the grip to sit flush.
  5. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    Good idea to put some metal rods in, I may try that out on mine.
  6. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    I think the Well G74 is different to the WE, I tried fitting a CAA pistol grip but it needs some work to make it fit. The trigger guard is to wide, the hole for the fixing bolt is to small to allow the grip to slide over the grip nut/spiggot, the spiggot is to long so a spacer is needed between the head of the fixing bolt and the grip. Also the Well's fixing bolt is M5 the CAA grip comes with an M6 bolt.
  7. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    I noticed that you have a Magpul MOE pistol grip fitted, did that need fitting or was it a drop in fit ?
  8. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    I think that is what I'll have to do.
  9. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    When I tried fitting the b11 to the G74A the front gets pushed up by the lower hand guard cap. This results in the upper hand guard not fitting, I'll see if a different manufacturers end cap is bigger, otherwise material will need removing from the b11.
  10. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    Looks good, did the b11 rail drop right in or did you have mod it or the AK ? I have the hand guard but it doesn't line up properly on my Well G74A.
  11. Greg Head

    WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

    Has anyone fitted a Zenitco b11 railed lower handguard to the WE AK74 UN or the Well G74A ?
  12. Greg Head

    Krylon Paint Removal

    The original Dettol antiseptic has something in it that breaks the paint down. Just using a small brass bristled wire brush on its own didn't touch the paint, but after soaking the handguard in Dettol I've managed to remove 80% of it. In the tub of Dettol there are very small flakes of paint, so I don't think Dettol resolved paint just breaks it down. Greg
  13. Greg Head

    Krylon Paint Removal

    Thanks for the info, at the moment the handguard is in a tub of neat Dettol, been soaking for 24 hours. Some of the paint has come off using a brass wire brush, if it doesn't work I'll try one of the other suggested chemicals.
  14. Greg Head

    Krylon Paint Removal

    If this question has been asked before, please accept my apologies. I have just got hold of a handguard & A2 stock for a MP5, unfortunately it has been sprayed foliage green apparently using Krylon paint (I want it back to its original unpainted finish). I have tried to remove the paint using Detol, Fairy power spray, Mr. Muscle oven cleaner and surgical spirit. The only one that removed a small amount was the surgical spirit. Can anyone tell me the best way to strip the paint without damaging the plastic.
  15. I have for sale a new WE G26C gbb pistol, boxed with one mage & instructions, never been fired. If anyone is interested I can email photos (for some reason this site will only let me upload 80kb's worth of pictures). Asking price is £70 which includes paypal fees & postage.
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