How can I upgrade My AK?

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by CairnisReed, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    I have a Cm.042, and I think this is going to be my main gun in airsoft fights, not only because its the most expensive, but because I love AK's.
    How can i upgrade it?
    I may plan on different load outs on it, (ie: Round drum and Bipod, or scope plus laser) So im looking for best accuracy and power upgrades.
     
  2. willbarber

    willbarber New Member

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    Hopup, TBB, spring.

    Have you done anything to it already?
     

  3. SN1P3R

    SN1P3R New Member

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    definately a new hopup, TBB, but if you get a higher powered spring you might need some other stuff too, cause the stock internals are not good enough for a high powered spring.
     
  4. CairnisReed

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    No I haven't done anything to It yet besides Lube it.
    The price of the upgrades determines whether I get it when I order my AK's round drum and bipod or scope and scope mount base.
    I dont suppose anyone's willing to go out of there way to link all the things I would need? :)
     
  5. willstab

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    go with airsoft gi they have evrything you need (i know this because i also have an ak :) )

    things you are going to need to place a higher spring
    torque up gears
    metal brushings (and possably shims also)
    polycarb full tooth piston
    aluminum piston head
    metal tappet plate (optional)
     
  6. hairyman

    hairyman New Member Supporting Member

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    Whats the stock FPS on the replica,,,
     
  7. CairnisReed

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    Im guessing around 420, i dont have a chrono
     
  8. hairyman

    hairyman New Member Supporting Member

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    At 420 id leave it alone and concentrate on upgrading the internals and externals for life span rather than power,

    Metal bearings,,

    Metal spring guide,,

    Polycarb piston,,

    reshim the mechbox,,,

    good quality battery..hop up and TBB.
     
  9. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    Can someone please provide the links to all of those things hairyman mentioned?
    I dont want to buy the wrong parts.
     
  10. willstab

    willstab New Member

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    arent the 7mm brushings only for a 7mm gearbox?
     
  11. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    :) Funkytownman's Signature confirms itself yet again ;
    Hairyman is like Capt. McMillan. 100% Irish and 200% AWESOME

    Thanks Hairy
     
  12. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    So, are those parts, the best I can get for my AK?
     
  13. hairyman

    hairyman New Member Supporting Member

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    How long is a German sausage mate,,,they are not the best parts,but i would not feel disgraced having them in one of my replica's.
     
  14. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    :):D Well, Ok.
    Thanks again.
     
  15. CairnisReed

    CairnisReed New Member

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    Ok, I have another question.
    If I put these on/in my AK
    - Metal Spring Guide: Area 1000 Ver. 3 Metal Spring Guide by: Systema - Airsoft GI - Welcome
    - Polycarb Piston: G&P Polycarb Piston (White Color) by: G&P - Airsoft GI - Welcome to
    - Tightbore: G&G 6.04mm High Precision Inner Barrel for RK47 (463mm) by: G&G -
    - Metal Brushings: Prometheus 6mm Metal Bushings by: Prometheus - Airsoft GI - Welcome to
    - AK74 Reciever: ebairsoft Airsoft Parts & Combat Gear
    - AK74 Side Bracket: ebairsoft Airsoft Parts & Combat Gear

    Will i notice a difference in sound, the way the BB's shoot, or something? Or will it just be the same, because the CM042 is already a very nice gun.
     
  16. hairyman

    hairyman New Member Supporting Member

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    No idea about the sound mate,,,,but she should shoot slightly harder and closer on the tightbore,,,,the bearings may give a slight pitch change,as the gears are spinning more freely thus slightly increasing the ROF,,but dont quote me on this,,,also if the new reciever is thicker or thinner grade metal,then you should hear a change in pitch,,,,,,,,,My take on an airsoft AK,,,,,LOUD with a slow rate of fire,,but thats just me .