MP40's Modelguns Forum

International Forum for Modelgun enthusiasts
 
HomeFAQRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Cartridge Substitution and Compatability

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Cerwyn
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
avatar

Number of posts : 10709
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Cartridge Substitution and Compatability   Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:16 am

Post by ricks

It seems like the manufacturers always design their own proprietary cartridges for their guns. Has anyone ever compiled a substitution chart, list, etc. as to what-fits-what? It would seem that some of the cartridges are so close dimensionally that they could be used interchangeably.

Since some carts are getting more & more expensive & hard to find, this may benefit quite a few of us.

Apologies in advance if it's been done & I'm just not doing a proper search...
_________________
Rick
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net
Cerwyn
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
avatar

Number of posts : 10709
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Re: Cartridge Substitution and Compatability   Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:17 am

Post by Spencerman

I dont think that it has been done, I havent noticed it compiled comprehensively anywhere. It is a good idea. It would indeed be a great benefit to all to know whether mgc 9mm rounds can be used in other models without modification, or with modification, as with the p220 rounds that seem to fit everything and improve performance above the original cartridge! It would be a good section to have, maybe, with catergories for each cartrige type. I cannot see an easier way of doing it, if you were to list models then it would probably be harder to cross reference. Maybe it needs the data to be compiled over a set period of time and then a chart published with the results? I dont know the easiest way, I am not too overly tech orientated, I struggle to use a camera! But I do think that it is a great idea. Especially as I have often wondered if mgc M4 rounds would work in Marushin M16 etc. Great idea, and hopefully there will be some good suggestions as to the beat way to make it work.
_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net
Cerwyn
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
avatar

Number of posts : 10709
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Re: Cartridge Substitution and Compatability   Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:18 am

Good Idea!

It would be worth noting too if detonator pins need modifying, and how, to accomodate different rounds.

e.g. Marushin UZI accepts the MGC p220 rounds but the det pin has to be shortened accordingly. I have a modified pin so I can measure that up later.

Some Hudson modelguns will accept MGC rounds but the det pins need shortening slightly. M3A1 Grease Gun takes MGC.45ACP Thompson rounds e.g.

I was advised against using MGC p220 rounds in my Marushin ABS MP40 as the ABS bolt may not be strong enough so a change ain't always a good idea.

A list like Rick suggests would be really useful especially if MGC rounds get scarce at any time.

Cerwyn
_________________
Hobby collector of mainly WW2 era uniforms, headgear, field equipment and replica weapons.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net
Cerwyn
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
avatar

Number of posts : 10709
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Re: Cartridge Substitution and Compatability   Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:19 am

Post by 8ace

It's a great idea.

This site does give a lot of information on cartridges and I was wondering if it is possible to combine the two

http://members14.tsukaeru.net/toku/sub%20cart%20page1.html

If the cartridge dimensions are known it should be easier to come up with substitutes

8ace
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Cartridge Substitution and Compatability   

Back to top Go down
 
Cartridge Substitution and Compatability
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» for sale: Totem 2-step air cartridge -$25
» Cartridge Fork Emulators
» substitute oil filter?
» Custom Adjustable Front Coilovers for All Years (fabrication required)
» Camaro Vs Corvette accessories... what is compatible for the LT1 swap

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
MP40's Modelguns Forum :: Modelgun Caps, Cartridges and Magazines-
Jump to: