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Old 11-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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Most of what they said is correct. Axxe explained what they where wrong on
Good to get a second and seventeenth opinion as always, thanks guys.

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Why don't you go to Southern Ohio Guns or someplace like that and get a used 9X18?

It would be cheaper and safer in the long run.

If you can't afford a new or used gun, then my guess is that you cannot afford the machine cost to do what you want.

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Also the bore diameter is different on a 9x18 Makarov so the rifling would need to be done as well. So a new breech face and whole new barrel would be the way to go. Probably just as cheep to buy a used Makarov, CZ-82, or FEG that is already chambered in 9x18.

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I already own an RK-59, Bulgarian Makarov, and a Cz 82. The whole thing is more or less based around a bet with a close friend of mine which originated from fixing up a barrel-less Luger (There's also a little curiosity and or want for something a little out of the ordinary on my side). I'll probably end up buying a blank from Lothar Walther and see where it goes from there. I'm open to suggestions on something interesting since I'll be keeping the C-100 how it is.

9x18 Norinco 213 anyone?

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Thanks for the answers guys, I have asked a few local smiths that kind of turned their noses up at me. It's a Tri-star C-100 in .380 (Basically a Turk copy of a Cz75 compact)
Most honest gunsmiths are going to turn down jobs that the labor will be more than the gun is worth, even if you pay in advance. It's bad for their reputation to do poorly advised work.
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