.22LR M240 Bravo (build thread)

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by defcon, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. defcon

    defcon New Member

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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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  2. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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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!
     

  3. big shrek

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

    Can't wait to see the results :)
     
  4. Gizord1

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

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    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
     
  6. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Do a search for Defcon's stuff on here & Calguns...he's done some AMAZING mods so far!!
     
  7. defcon

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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
     
  8. longunner

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    Can't wait to see the end pics of yet another awesome defcon project
     
  9. towboater

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    Me too. Looking forward to it.
     
  10. defcon

    defcon New Member

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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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  11. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    So please let me know if you can do a .22 that looks like a MK19 40mm! I want to mount it on my UTV
     
  12. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    This thread reminds me of the day 43 years ago yesterday( my birthday) when Dad asked me what I wanted and I said An 81mm mortar and 2 dozen HE rounds....no? How about a bazooka?( needless to say this got me a backhanded slap across my face and a longer wait for the actual present I did get, my first pump shotgun, an 870 bantam 20 Ga....)
     
  13. defcon

    defcon New Member

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    Man you're old!
     
  14. defcon

    defcon New Member

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    Haha i already did that and a Ma Deuce
     
  15. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    That's what I keep telling people,...but they don't believe me...
     
  16. JTJ

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    You are only old if you think you are. You are still wet behind the ears. I probably have tools that are older than you and I bought them new.
     
  17. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    You have to make a thread with all you're builds, I have to see the mk19 and the Ma Deuce.
     
  18. sbeezy

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    I agree. I'd like to see those.
     
  19. defcon

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    i was kidding about the MK19. however i do have some of the Ma Deuce parts kit. im only missing the M2HB receiver. probably have to fabricate that separately.

    ill be doing a .22LR MG42 next after this M240.
     
  20. FullautoUSA

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    .22LR MG42, that sounds awesome!