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Old December 17th, 2005, 19:29   #16
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Actually, yes. That's it exactly.
Come to think of it, I don't trust myself with that, especially on my investment on the FA-MAS... I should get help with it, somehow.
Unfortunately, after comparing designs, I realised that the cocking handle won't fit under the G36 handle, even after boosting it up a bit. Instead, I'll try to find a way if it can be put on the side (such as to the upper left, like the AUG), or have a cocking handle pull like the Armalites.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 20:22   #17
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seeing as the g36 and famas charging handle both slide in a similar fashion, could you not adapt the g36 handle to the famas? may take some trimming on the upper, but you may be able to hide some of it under the new handle.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 20:31   #18
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Ah, thanks : )
However, I don't have a G36. The only part I WILL have (Which I haven't bought, this is just a deal) is a handle. Perhaps I could, but I don't trust myself to do that kind of mod... ah, well. I have an offer from Foxtail, who wanted to help with a mod that was a hell of a lot harder...
Any other ideas? Perhaps, a Hardcoil-style lever-pull would be nice, the same as the C-7s have... however, it'd be hard. Besides, McGuyver, your idea's a hell of a lot cooler.
Come to think of it, if it's to be done G36 style, then I'll keep the FA-MAS cocking handle. It's full-metal, I'm not passing that up...
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Old December 17th, 2005, 21:02   #19
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Can you shave down the charging handle so that it doesn't stick up as much, then maybe you could put the G36 top/rail on easily.

Nice famas btw *drool*
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Old December 17th, 2005, 21:09   #20
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Thanks
Anyways, I don't think that's possible. Another guy did something a lot like my project, yet the results are kind of discouraging (It turned out great, but no room)

Those belong to Boba Fett of Arnies Airsoft... there's just no room for the cocking handle, much less your finger.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 14:04   #21
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Ah, thanks to 163154, I may be able to have some metal parts machined for the FA-MAS (Foregrip, hop-up cover, perhaps a few more. Itíll get rid of that damn plasticky feelÖ at least, Iíll be happy once Iím not able to hold the FA-MAS like a pistol). Hopefully enough, combined with the G36 rail itíll be the most kickass gun ever to come out of France
Afterwards, perhaps even a metal G36 rail from WGC ShopÖ Iím cautiously optimistic.
Picturesíll come tomorrow, Iíve got a friend with a decent digital camera coming over. Thereíll be pictures of every function, carefully labelled for all you potential FA-MAS buyers out thereÖ
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Old December 19th, 2005, 16:11   #22
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Edited in Full-Auto shooting stuff... not too much, but oh, well.
Should have pictures in tomorrow. If not, expect it to be several weeks, I'm going away for a while.
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I havent looked through all of this until now. I dont know, the rail is nice but the way it is now it just has a nice balance to it. Unless you are putting a scope or something on that rail I think you should leave it the way it is. I have always loved that gun though (although I am more of a fan of the MGS series). Good review, hope to see more in it soon.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 19:39   #24
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Updated, pictures edited into post 1!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 20:03   #25
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Cool pics. What balaclava do you have?
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Old January 4th, 2006, 20:05   #26
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Nice angles, a little blurry tho. Cool pics.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 20:20   #27
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Thanks : )
Anyways, that balaclava's from a ski shop at Martock. No idea what brand it is, I've had it lying around for about 2 years... sorry.
I have a few more pictures, but they're pretty blurry. There was a pic of the whole kit-and-caboodle, yet it seems to have been deleted somehow... I'll retake that tomorrow or the day after.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:47   #28
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Looking good. Out of curiosity, how do you find it shoulders with a paintball mask on? I find most iron sights are next to impossible to gaze down, but with the FA-MAS's higher carrying handle.... Lemme know.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:25   #29
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Just a note that standard M16 type mags won't fit in the FA-MAS without a little bit of modification as there are some slight differences IIRC.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 16:09   #30
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Ah, to answer your question, it handles pretty good. The carry handle's high enough, but the cheekplate's slippery against the mask's material. However, with some practice this is pretty much unnoticable.
For Kwokwai Wu, a piece inside the mag well has to be dremeled off. If I decide not to, then I'll chop-job the mag itself.
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