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Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



As a hobby I've taken up converting toy guns into real ones. I've always been pretty good with arts and craft and I felt i needed a challenge. A year or so back I felt I had become good enough to try to sell my services to other people, which worked out pretty well, and now I'm making a pretty good earning on the side converting toy guns to real ones.

The customers I work with typically come in two flavors:

-Those that want their airsoft/paintball gun modded
-Those that have some cool old regular toy gun that they want to add a little extra "power" to, so to speak.

I find it really fun and encourage more people to try it. So with that said, this is the toy gun conversion thread. Share your stories, experiences and questions here.

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The Rat
Aug 29, 2004

You will find no one to help you here. Beth DuClare has been dissected and placed in cryonic storage.



Back when I was researching stock options for my Savage FV-SR, I saw some guys who converted airsoft AICS stocks into stocks for the FV-SR. It looked more involved than I wanted to do, but seemed like a neat idea. Post some pics so we can see what sort of results you get!

Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



The Rat posted:

Back when I was researching stock options for my Savage FV-SR, I saw some guys who converted airsoft AICS stocks into stocks for the FV-SR. It looked more involved than I wanted to do, but seemed like a neat idea. Post some pics so we can see what sort of results you get!

Not at home atm, but I'll get some pics up later this evening. The process is actually pretty simple once you get the hang of the basics. My main tip is really to not be afraid to use lots of glue.

Dr Ozziemandius
Apr 28, 2011

Ozzie approves

This is really something I'd never considered. Do you usually just work with .22's or what kind of calibers? Have you had many kabooms? Are they usually single shots? Do you end up making custom actions for them or do you work in a pre-made receiver somehow? I'd love to see some pictures as well.

Not Nipsy Russell
Oct 6, 2004

Failure is always an option.


Azraelle posted:

... now I'm making a pretty good earning on the side converting toy guns to real ones.

What exactly do you mean by 'real' and' earning'? Are you in the US?

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




GBS is leaking again.

PS:

Azraelle posted:

Communism will save humanity. And that is why I love it.

Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



Not Nipsy Russell posted:

What exactly do you mean by 'real' and' earning'? Are you in the US?

I work in Alabama at the moment. I think you're wondering about the legality about doing this, and it's pretty above board as long as you mail the gun in pieces. Here's a video detailing the legalities, kinda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI1DFNxUJbI

Sperglord Actual posted:

GBS is leaking again.

PS:

It's true, I troll the communism thread. Apparently that disqualifies me from having a reasonable discussion in the forum about guns?

ShitheadDeluxe
May 14, 2007


Do you have any sort of FFL?

Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



Dr Ozziemandius posted:

This is really something I'd never considered. Do you usually just work with .22's or what kind of calibers? Have you had many kabooms? Are they usually single shots? Do you end up making custom actions for them or do you work in a pre-made receiver somehow? I'd love to see some pictures as well.

The ones I keep myself are single-shot. I've welded some receivers, but mostly I salvage them from old stuff I buy from the junk yard. Many of them are single-shot. I had some accidents early on, but that was mostly me being an idiot and trying them out with live ammo. .22 Is kinda common, but I also convert people's old toy cowboy revolvers into real ones. I'm on the bus on my way home right now, I'll see if I can dig up / take some pics when I get home.

Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



Shithead Deluxe posted:

Do you have any sort of FFL?

Ton's of them. They're the best.

I eats my spinach
Jan 16, 2005

'sup gordon

Azraelle posted:

Ton's of them. They're the best.

welcome fellow FFL collector, what's your favorite kind of FFL? i think mine is 03, which means i get a lot of crap from the guys who are into 07s and 10s but my philosophy has always been quantity over quality

ShitheadDeluxe
May 14, 2007


Azraelle posted:

I'm making a pretty good earning on the side...

That's the part where you could get yourself in trouble with the law. You can manufacture .22s off of airsoft guns all day long if they're not for sale, but the feds could slam you for making a business of it. It's probably in your best interest to scour your posts in the thread.

Azraelle
Jan 12, 2008



Professor Awesome posted:

welcome fellow FFL collector, what's your favorite kind of FFL? i think mine is 03, which means i get a lot of crap from the guys who are into 07s and 10s but my philosophy has always been quantity over quality

:thejoke:

I technically only sell mechanical parts, so I can conveniently circumvent the whole thing. They're technically nor guns, which is good, since I don't think they conform to many safety standards required for consumer grade firearms.

Doctor Grape Ape
Aug 26, 2005

Dammit Doc, I just bought this for you 3 months ago. Try and keep it around for a bit longer this time.


Azraelle posted:

:thejoke:

I technically only sell mechanical parts, so I can conveniently circumvent the whole thing. They're technically nor guns, which is good, since I don't think they conform to many safety standards required for consumer grade firearms.

Just because it started life as an airsoft gun and now shoots real life ammo doesn't mean it's still not a gun. By virtue of it shooting live ammo you have manufactured a firearm.

Action Jesus
Jun 18, 2002



:stare:

converting what isn't a gun into what is a gun and selling it, without a proper license, for profit is actually against the law

Doctor Grape Ape
Aug 26, 2005

Dammit Doc, I just bought this for you 3 months ago. Try and keep it around for a bit longer this time.


Action Jesus posted:

:stare:

converting what isn't a gun into what is a gun and selling it, without a proper license, for profit is actually against the law

And without the proper markings: manufacturer, caliber, serial.

If he isn't trolling us then the ATF would definitely love to meet him.

e: sending it interstate is another potential charge.

Doctor Grape Ape fucked around with this message at 16:31 on Oct 19, 2014

RavenKrows
May 29, 2008


Holy honeypot

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




I bet OP can hook us up with some sweet Vietnam bringback AKs that have four-position fire selectors too.

right arm
Oct 29, 2011



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOPlK10Rcdk

Tubgirl Cosplay
Jan 10, 2011

by Ion Helmet


Ideas for toy gun conversion:

a squirt gun, but full of acid

switch the hoppers of some paintball guns with ones full of BBs when nobody's looking, also turn up the pressure real high

Soak NERF darts in gasoline, glue primer to the suction cup

Have you tried any of these OP? Do you have any thoughts or pro tips from your experience?

Shima Honnou
Dec 1, 2010

The Once And Future King Of Dicetroit



College Slice

RavenKrows posted:

Holy honeypot

Sixgun Strumpet
Feb 16, 2009

Heh, yeah, 'round here I call myself The Enabler. I suspect pretty much everyone wishes they could be me -- I'm kind of a big deal, you see.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY3Ow05dHc4

This came to mind when I started reading through this trainwreck of a thread which will only end in bannings or knocks on the door from friendly ATF agents.

E2M2
Mar 2, 2007

Ain't No Thang.

At first I thought it was just you putting airsoft shells on a 10/22 or something, but dannggggg.

Tubgirl Cosplay
Jan 10, 2011

by Ion Helmet


Little tin soldiers with tiny mechanically accurate Kalashnikovs. On my command, they begin the assault

Teddy bear with a fragmentation mine sewn inside plays a phrase only you can hear when you hug it

Barbie gains a whole new range of accessories with her new picatinny rail

Craptacular
Jul 11, 2004




Smiling Jack
Dec 2, 2001

I sucked a dick for bus fare and then I walked home.



Azraelle posted:

It's true, I troll the communism thread. Apparently that disqualifies me from having a reasonable discussion in the forum about guns?

You have a problem with Communists?

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


Fun Shoe


Well that's a helluva surprise.

madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



Smiling Jack posted:

You have a problem with Communists?

You... don't?

Bummey
May 26, 2004

you are a filth wizard, friend only to the grumpig and the rattata


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHjlM5A1jME

Butch Cassidy
Jul 28, 2010



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WphNO24h9nA

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


Azraelle posted:

As a hobby I've taken up converting toy guns into real ones. I've always been pretty good with arts and craft and I felt i needed a challenge. A year or so back I felt I had become good enough to try to sell my services to other people, which worked out pretty well, and now I'm making a pretty good earning on the side converting toy guns to real ones.


hi I would like this converted to fire real lasers. Must still light up and have all sound effects. Please send me info on the cost/turnaround, tia.

Shima Honnou
Dec 1, 2010

The Once And Future King Of Dicetroit



College Slice

Parts Kit posted:



hi I would like this converted to fire real lasers. Must still light up and have all sound effects. Please send me info on the cost/turnaround, tia.

*tapes a $5 gas station laser to it* that'll be $10,000 please

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


Shima Honnou posted:

*tapes a $5 gas station laser to it* that'll be $10,000 please
but what is turnaround time and do you accept Western Union?

Not Nipsy Russell
Oct 6, 2004

Failure is always an option.


Shima Honnou posted:

*tapes a $5 gas station laser to it* that'll be $10,000 please

GAME CHANGER!

Juice
Jun 19, 2002



Azraelle posted:

I work in Alabama at the moment. I think you're wondering about the legality about doing this, and it's pretty above board as long as you mail the gun in pieces. Here's a video detailing the legalities, kinda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI1DFNxUJbI


It's true, I troll the communism thread. Apparently that disqualifies me from having a reasonable discussion in the forum about guns?

Hi I troll other forums and threads but I totally pinky swear this is legit.

This isn't legit

sky shark
Jun 9, 2004

CHILD RAPE IS FINE WHEN I LIKE THE RAPIST

Boy this sure is a thread

Smiling Jack
Dec 2, 2001

I sucked a dick for bus fare and then I walked home.



madeintaipei posted:

You... don't?

Workers of the world unite we have nothing to lose but our chains


I'm a pro-union socialist not a communist but that distinction is lost on most people

Tubgirl Cosplay
Jan 10, 2011

by Ion Helmet


Smiling Jack posted:

Workers of the world unite we have nothing to lose but our chains


I'm a pro-union socialist not a communist but that distinction is lost on most people

So basically you're the guy who works for the vanguardists until they have you shot :haw:

Sixgun Strumpet
Feb 16, 2009

Heh, yeah, 'round here I call myself The Enabler. I suspect pretty much everyone wishes they could be me -- I'm kind of a big deal, you see.


Tubgirl Cosplay posted:

So basically you're the guy who works for the vanguardists until they have you shot :haw:

NC Suck

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