I've always had a love for those guns with side-fed magazines , so after watching this I've come up with an idea of how I might go about this.
So for those who don't know, here's what a Sten looks like:
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My idea was to cut some of the shells of a tipx (I'd be buying the shells seperately, not using the one I own) and using that to hold the mag and load the marker. The reason why I'm not using anything else (a tacamo mag well or t8 mag well for instance) is because I have a lot of tipx mags as it is (and a couple zetamags) which would seem to fit the sten-style better, being skinnier.
I've done some picture editing of where to cut the shells of the tipx:
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Of course, I might keep more of the grip to make the mags more stable, my original idea was to not have something really big hanging off the side when it's unloaded, but I'll save the cutting of the lower grip part for last if I decide to go through with this and see how it looks. I'm keeping the trigger guard as well (but not the trigger) since the mag release is already somewhat part of it.
The tipx shells would be attached to the gun with jb weld or something like that, and I'll refine the cutting until the part of the mag pushing the balls out barely enters the breach to ensure all the paint loads.
Just wanted to know what people thought about this and whether or not anyone has tried anything like this.
So what do you guys think?
Edited by Cat Jones, 06 August 2013 - 05:50 PM.