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The 'What have you just bought' Thread

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That's so cool. I saw one in a shop in Bristol years ago, but it wasn't flat profiled like yours. The blade had been pattern welded like yours, but around a central rod which was left unhammered. I expect it was a springier temper of steel and the edges were harder to keep an edge. Yours was probably made by a better smith, one who could harden the edges independently after the constituent rods were hammered together.

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Yours sounds like it might have been whats referd to as a "tourists" one, made a lot cheaper. This one is meant to be genuine, whcih sounds about right given the blood stains on it and the god awful smell of dead animal on it :D

The guy originally wanted 5000 bob for it!

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You may be right. I didn't own it though, I just saw it in a shop I was thinking of buying a deactivated PPSH 41 from. TBH though, it didn't look like something that was made to be a souvenir: the leather on the grip was thicker than on yours and stained from use.

 

How much is a shilling worth?

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may very well be a real one, never seen one with a rod down the middle though..

 

£1 = 133ksh

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AR sling mount adaptor

Angry Gun Power Up Silencer for my MP7

TM tri-shot shells

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£12 for a hand forged blade is good going I'd say, Nick.

 

Maybe this one I saw was made by a particular smith or something. You know how yours is made from 4 rods pattern welded together? The middle 2 will have been pre-tempered to give the blade resilience and the outer 2 for hardness. But the heat and slow cooling during the hammering of pattern welding must anneal both types, thus must be accounted for in the pre-temper of the centre rods, because afterwards only either the whole blade or a single edge can be tempered again. A 5th rod in the centre would make it far easier to achieve the same result and also, after grinding, act to make the blade easier to withdraw from a stab wound than a flat blade.

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You seem to know a worrying amount about this, Ian haha.

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Yeah, you wouldn't want to find yourself in my basement, Ed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

joke

 

- I'm not only old, I'm a sponge for interesting yet ultimately useless, unless civilisation ends and needs to be rebuilt from scratch, information. For eg, traditional English swordsmiths would have used the same method, except that the 2 centre rods of the blade would have been twisted before final spring tempering. Placed side by side, with each twist going the opposite way, once they are hammered together with the blade edge pieces there is a pattern left which looks a little bit like a head of barley, or fish scales even, down the centre. They used to intentionally rust the blade and then heat treat it with some mineral or other, which prevented the rust from getting worse, so when it was polished much of the blade would be dark brown with this shiny pattern running down it...

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You ought to go on QI lol

 

Or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! I'll take a cut when you win, 'cos it was my idea lol :3

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I hardly know anything about sport and nothing about soaps or any electric valium culture...

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If you're a cheating arsehole, yeah =/

 

Kinda need someone to know the answers for them to cough though...

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Anyone seen the one where the guy phones his dad to let him know that he's going to win the £1mil?

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For a million quid I have no problem cheating and, whatever I did, Chris Tarrant would still be a bigger arsehole. But yeah, my problem would be that I don't know, or want to know, anyone that is an electric valium afficianado...

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For a million quid I have no problem cheating and, whatever I did, Chris Tarrant would still be a bigger arsehole.

 

Lmao! Ahahaha, best comment ever.

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Bought some V3 gears,Grease,V3 tappet plate,shims,wires,bushings and sorbo pads in an attempt to repair the CYMA AK I bought off my mate.

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Bit of unsolicited advice, UTJ - get it shimmed and working without the sorbo pad/s 1st. You might get a problem with the sector gear engaging the piston teeth with the pad/s in and, if you do, at least you'll know what the problem is.

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Just brought an SRC SR4-D lighting series, £59.99 delivered. Will be changing body,butter barrel, handgaurd

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Bit of unsolicited advice, UTJ - get it shimmed and working without the sorbo pad/s 1st. You might get a problem with the sector gear engaging the piston teeth with the pad/s in and, if you do, at least you'll know what the problem is.

Thanks,will keep that in mind. I'm more or less replacing all of the parts,Out of curiosity I've opened up the Motor and it's hilariously badly made.Gonna shell out on an SHS motor for it.

Also convinced my friend to let me sell it once I fix it since the spoiled fucker is getting a Classic army AKM for his birthday.

 

Can anyone get a rough idea of what I can sell it for?

 

CYMA CM031

 

Lightly scratched externals,but more or less mint

CYMA Gearbox shell

Shimmed,AOE'd,greased,Sorbo pads.

SHS 13:1 Gearset

ASG Ultimate tappet plate

SHS Motor(soon)

SHS piston

ASG Ulitmate m90 spring(soon)

ASG Ultimate spring guide(soon)

ASG Ultimate cylinder head(soon)

Rest is stock CYMA stuff.

 

I might even stick a decent barrel in it,but I doubt I'll have the moneys.

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@UTJ: that generation of CYMA AKMs have a 6.04mm inner barrel as standard. You can occasionally find new ones of that generation still, like on gunfire.pl and some greek site i saw a while back - they're 'kin cheap for what they are, like 90-120.

 

TBH I don't think you'll get your money back from your shopping list. Better to have some fun with it; mate, but maybe your mate will buy it back if you make it really good...

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Thanks for the info,I'm not really concerned about getting my money back,I'm glad I got something for tech work practice.

 

On the other,hand,I re-assembled the motor and gearbox,added the sorbo pads and stuff and it's shooting! The motor sucks though,probably because I took it apart,but with an SHS motor it'll shoot well,I hope.

Apart from the horrible motor sound,the gears can't be heard.Proud since this is my third foray into the world of gearboxes and my second time shimming.Air seal is not existent,but the ASG parts will fix that.

 

With the part's I've listed I would have invested 120€,less if I buy used parts from my site.maybe I'll be able to sell it for about 160-180.Doubt it,though.CYMAs aren't very popular with people here.

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So Finius, what made you choose one of the ones with the ugly stock?

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8'x10' camo tarp, button compass, emergency whistle, tent pegs, bungee with caribiners, Gerber Bear Grylls compact multi tool, glow sticks, emergency shelter.

 

Sourced from Ebay, Amazon and pound shops! :D

 

Yeah I know, all pretty off topic stuff but it's for my zombie/airsoft bug out bag :D

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