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I bought and I am going to try barrelxchange's 7.62X39 1919a-4 conversion kit. If any of you have tried it how does it work. How many "clicks" out after zero head space do you move the barrel for say Wolf ammo, any other pointers. I am using the plastic links. Thanks
 

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Why ?

I am curious as to why you would want to convert to 7.62x39 with the current shortage and absurd prices?
 

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I still have quite a few unopened wooden (two sealed tins per case) Chinese military 7.62X39 cases of ammo that I bought awhile ago and have not used yet. I have all four calibers for my 1919 and have fired only a few hundred rounds out of my 30-06 set up because of 30-06 ammo cost.
 

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Might want to check to see if it is Steelcore Valuable$$$

Before you shoot up the Chinese 7.62x39 you might want to check and see if it is steelcore ammo as the Chinese Steelcore is more valuable than the Wolf and other 7.62x39 because it was banned from further importation by ATF.
In addition some of the Chinese ammo is corrosive so you might want to see what kind you have before you use it.

Another note you might consider selling off the Chinese Ammunition and replacing it with Wolf. Some of the Chinese 7.62x39 is valued by Ak owners because it tends to be a little more accurate from what I have read and been told. Last from what I have seen on Gunbroker the Chinese ammo 7.62x39 and other Chinese ammo seems to fetch a premium above Wolf and the others because of the collectors value to it. If it is just going to be blasting ammo you may be better served to sell it to collectors and Ak owners and use Wolf for blasting with the 1919.

Usually at gunshows occasionally various calibers of Chinese Ammo will show up in small amounts and generally sells very quickly. I know I paid a premium for a box of Norinco 7.62x25mm ammo just to add to my collection.

Keep Your Powder Dry,

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Out of curiousity what is the Headstamp of your Chinese Ammo?

Out of curiousity what is the headstamp of the Chinese 7.62x39 that you have? What do the tins look like? Do you have a picture of the unopened tins and or a picture of what the ammunition boxes look like? thanks.

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The ammo is on 10 round stipper clips(copper washed cases) wraped in brown paper. I use alot of surplus ammo so I am always in the habit of cleaning my guns with GI bore cleaner(Green military cans I bought alot years ago) so I do not have rust issues down the road. I will have to check the headstamp. I know I sound like a lunitic that buys too much stuff but this way I am not held hostage to temporary specific caliber ammo "shortages" or gun supply(GI bore cleaner) items becoming hard to get. I guess I am a certifiable gun "nut".
 

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Luke said:
I bought and I am going to try barrelxchange's 7.62X39 1919a-4 conversion kit. If any of you have tried it how does it work. How many "clicks" out after zero head space do you move the barrel for say Wolf ammo, any other pointers. I am using the plastic links. Thanks
How much is barrelxchange's 7.62 x 39 kit? What is all included. I like the idea of 7.62 x 39 since I could use it in my ak's also.
 

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Set your head space pretty much like normal, and add a click or 2 extra to compensate for the chamber insert and test fire, check the fired cases and adjust from there if necessary.

The Complete conversion is $400.00 + shipping and includes 100 of the new Nylon links, New Booster nut, Barrel, Bolt, Top Cover Spring, Recoil Spring and cartridge stop/guide.

For all of you out there, I will have a new conversion for the 1919 coming in the fall. 7.62x54r and it will run from standard links and maybe web belts estimated price is $550.00 + shipping

Troy Edhlund
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