New hope for Jager AP74. Mods for thought. - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-24-2017, 08:02 PM
thelastman's Avatar
thelastman

Join Date: 
Mar 2016
Posts: 
52
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
New hope for Jager AP74. Mods for thought.



Log in to see fewer ads
Ok first off these are things the average home gunsmith can do. They dont require super special tools. Now with that out of the way i dont suggest these to owners of ones in Mint or exellent condition. If you have a beater like me these mods will add a little spice to your Jager AP74. First part is new furniture. I purchased a used AR15 stock set for $30. The standard rifle length with A2 works fine. The buttstock is easy. All you need is a drimle with a cylinder sanding bit. Open up the hole a little and it will slide on. I didnt mind the gap left behind but a washer could fix it. Some cut the stock bump of but i rounded mine down so it would fit the hole on the reciever. After that a longer screw will be needed. Next the pistol grip was the same leaving a small gap but to me its not big enough to fight. Just need a new hole drilled in the grip. The handguards proved to be the real problem. Mine was a older model with the cup, spring, and triangle front sight block. I found it too hard to remove meat to get the rear of the handguards into the cup. So i clamped the receiver carry handle down but left the dust cover clear of the vise. BECARFUL! These recievers are brittle. With a cresent wrench and a 36 inch 3/4 black iron pipe i broke loose the barrel. I unscrewed the barrel and removed the cup. I recommend finding a washer as thick as the cup for proper headspacing. I did mine by feel and looking at the barrel depth. After the barrel is screwed in slip on a standard ar15 delta ring assembly, yes the barrel nut too, and your set. This will give your AP 74 a modern look with much durable furniture. For the triangle fsb i had to grind open the ends of the handguards in a few spots. Some models have the round fsb. Next im gonna add a scope mount. I also have yet to find a alternate mags. Enjoy. This has probably been done before but i couldn't find anything. Do at your risk. Lol
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170324_175555_1490400030015.jpg (391.0 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg 20170324_180343_1490400059336.jpg (328.3 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg 20170324_180416_1490400090925.jpg (441.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg 20170324_181243_1490400118164.jpg (305.5 KB, 13 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-24-2017, 11:03 PM
chicharrones
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2011
Location: 
Galveston Bay is an Hour Away
Posts: 
2,308
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I've never seen one of these rifles before.

I need more photos, thelastman! More photos!
__________________
NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-26-2017, 11:29 PM
Marc780

Join Date: 
May 2013
Posts: 
107
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I owned one of these, way back in 1979. I bought it from a Western Auto store, a chain of hardware stores in those days...me and my friends loved the look of it but it was a jam-a-matic, couldn't finish a magazine load without it jamming several times. I think it must have been Failure to feeds doing it. There was no reference material to tell you how to fix it, i took it to a gunsmith and this guy looked at me like i just insulted his ancestors, and quoted me a ridiculous price just to look at it which no one would have paid...I guess he just didn't want to be bothered Anyway i sold the gun to one of my friends for a loss just to get rid of it. This AP74 was a clunker, very difficult to get parts or even mags, and the "service" part i told you about already.

By contrast i own the GSG Sturmgewehr in .22 LR, paid $380 for it last september 2016 and haven't had one jam in 500 rounds.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-03-2017, 04:09 PM
thelastman's Avatar
thelastman

Join Date: 
Mar 2016
Posts: 
52
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Woohoo i decided to order a 15/16 x 30mm brass seal to replace the cup. But sadly ive hit the a small hump the fsb wont slide down far enough so im going to order a clamp on fsb.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-25-2017, 02:14 AM
Marc780

Join Date: 
May 2013
Posts: 
107
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
That's awesome, I hope you get this rifle restored! If you're refinishing it too I'd try Alumahyde II. I recall the finish on mine was enamel paint, i think, Alumahyde would be a definite improvement.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x