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Old 07-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Just won this used airsoft chassis for $360 shipped. This normally retails for $800 new plus tax/shipping

It's full metal except for the polymer buttstock.
I have the carrying handle and heat shield already.

Weighs 17lbs AS IS. Will likely be close to 20lbs when the action/barrel is completed

Will test fit to see if a Ruger 10/22 will fit but I don't think it will due to the wide 10/22 action

More likely a Marlin 795 will be used for this.







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Old 07-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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$800?

I had no idea people were THAT into airsoft haha.

Having seen your other work, this should be pretty cool!

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I think you'll find the Marlin 795 to be a good fit

Can't wait to see the results

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Oh wow, I've seen people modify .22s for airsoft P90 frames, but not a 240.
This should be good.

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Oh wow, I've seen people modify .22s for airsoft P90 frames, but not a 240.
This should be good.
ive been waiting patiently for this. originally i was buying the M240 parts kits piece by piece and the only part that i would be missing was the actual receiver that id have to custom make using sheet metal. now i can just do a few hours of dremel and epoxy putty and get a .22LR bolted on.

should take me about 4-6 hours. its mainly trial and error until the action/barrel drops right in.

ive done M249 SAW, M249 Para, Vietnam M60, M60E4, 1918 BAR

still have a 1919A6 and MG42 parts kit sitting in my room just waiting for the receiver part
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Oh wow, I've seen people modify .22s for airsoft P90 frames, but not a 240.
This should be good.
Do a search for Defcon's stuff on here & Calguns...he's done some AMAZING mods so far!!
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so a 10/22 will not fit in this as i expected

a Marlin 795 is now sitting in this chassis.

things to do:
dremel out the ejection port
drill a hole into the M240 receiver.
run an extended screw through the 795 action
use epoxy putty to bed the front action
fabricate a long extended trigger using a Kydex strip (heat form/dremel)

will take pics tonight of the progress.

just purchase a missing M240 top handguard for $19 to complete the conversion.

also added a 10/22 flash hider for it

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so a 10/22 will not fit in this as i expected

a Marlin 795 is now sitting in this chassis.

things to do:
dremel out the ejection port
drill a hole into the M240 receiver.
run an extended screw through the 795 action
use epoxy putty to bed the front action
fabricate a long extended trigger using a Kydex strip (heat form/dremel)

will take pics tonight of the progress.

just purchase a missing M240 top handguard for $19 to complete the conversion.

also added a 10/22 flash hider for it
Can't wait to see the end pics of yet another awesome defcon project
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Can't wait to see the end pics of yet another awesome defcon project
Me too. Looking forward to it.
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not done yet.....

Spent 2 hours today figuring things out

-Used an angle grinder to cut out the ejection port area
-Used a power drill to make a hole into the M240 receiver and used an extended screw through the 795 buffer

I'm using an M249 heat shield temporarily. That's why it looks thin on the front. I just bought a used M240 heat shield off gunbroker and waiting for it to be shipped. Should arrive in a week

Things to do:
Another 2 more hours and I should be done
Hook up the 795 trigger linkage to the M240 trigger
Paint the ejection port area and silver screw
Buy some inert 7.62 ammo with linked belt
Test fire

I'd say it'll take about 4 total man hours to complete this build


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