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VZ52 7.62x39 Conversion

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Dinka Roubles
Joined: November 2017
Posts: 2
Posted: July 25, 2022 02:52 PM

Hello, everyone! If you're a user of the wonderful 7.62x39 cartridge conversion for the VZ52 ( https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/197610 ) I've made a companion parts kit for it: a magazine conversion kit.

If you have access to a 3D printer, or find someone online (Etsy is a good place) who you can hire to print it for you, I've designed a magazine follower and a spacer to adapt the VZ52 mag to the shorter 7.62x39 round.

The files are available for free here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5441154

I hope this is useful, enjoy!

 

Delos579621
Joined: September 2011
Posts: 185
Posted: July 26, 2022 08:32 AM (This post was last edited July 26, 2022 08:32 AM)

These conversions only work in barrels without any throat erosion as almost all barrels are too eroded  and the sleeve comes out with the extracted fired case.No modification to the magazine are required.

Dinka Roubles
Joined: November 2017
Posts: 2
Posted: July 27, 2022 09:47 PM

I mean, sure, if you use the red lock-tite the kit comes with. I installed mine with JB weld which is not only stronger, but fills any gaps left by erosion. Been running my VZ for years this way, even with steel cases that like to pull these conversion sleeves out, with zero issue.

Delos579621
Joined: September 2011
Posts: 185
Posted: July 28, 2022 02:08 PM

I have had 3 brought to me that the sleeve came out with the fired case and lost when installed with the loktite that came with the kit and it is possible for a 7.62x39 case can go off in the 7.62x45 chamber.

Dinka Roubles
Joined: November 2017
Posts: 2
Posted: July 29, 2022 11:05 PM

So, what's your point, exactly? That the locktite is crap? Because I said that, AND told you how to install it properly. Is your point that the wrong ammo for the chamber is a bad idea, because I don't think we would have figured that out without your deep insight.  What has any of this got to do with the magazine followers I made?

 

If you just hate the caliber conversions, then don't use it and don't download these parts. But also keep your unasked for opinions to yourself.