All right y’all, my externals and base gun came in, so work has begun! So far I’ve fitted the handguard, trigger guard, carrying handle picatinny mount, scope, grip, flash hider, and removed the front sling point.
Here’s the issues so far:
The outer barrel and handguard are wobbly. I may need a new outer barrel, or I may need to just glue/shim it out, but I’m worried it might be because the receiver itself feels pretty wobbly.
Carrying handle is wobbly (no matter how tight it is). Normally I wouldn’t care, but since I kinda want my scope on there to be useful… I’ll be working on it.
I need to modify the lower receiver to accommodate a modern hop unit. This really isn’t a big issue (it’ll take 30 seconds), I just need to be a little careful and make sure I do it right, or I’ll be spending time for sure shimming the HU in the mag well.
Here’s my thoughts on what I’ve got so far:
Y’all… modern manufacturers would learn a crap ton of they went back and looked at Tokyo Mario’s internals. Some parts are outdated, obviously, but this thing is faster on auto than a LOT of modern rifles. Seriously guys. The barrel is also very quite highly polished, and the hop arm fits perfectly
no shims required. I’m definitely keeping the stock barrel group together to try it out. I wouldn’t be surprised if it beat out a lot of “modern” and “advanced” barrel groups and stock setups.
The stock barrel window has one tiny burr that could be cleaned up, but aside from that it’s very usable. It also fits a Maple Leaf MR.Hop, so depending on the HU specs I may be adding the stock barrel to my list.