MP40's Modelguns Forum

International Forum for Modelgun enthusiasts
 
HomeFAQRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin

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

Number of posts : 10734
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:15 pm



The desire to have a new and different Modelgun gave me the idea of grafting a CAA RONI / Beretta Carbine body intended for Airsoft use to a WaShan Beretta M9 Dolphin.





The standard Carbine body is nothing more than a hinged, folding shell that encases the pistol. The kit I have is made by CAA RONI Airsoft division as a copy of the kit intended for live fire pistols. 





Beretta M9 series pistols come in various models, with slight differences to frame dimensions. The Airsoft kit is supplied with two different sets of adapters but neither set fitted the WaShan model. Another snag with the Dolphin is the Fire Selector (Semi/Full Auto) switch makes the rear of the slide slightly wider than Semi Auto models, causing clearance problems when the Carbine body shell is closed up.


Forum member 8ace and his 3D printer provided solutions by making a set of adapters to fit the frame's Beaver Tail grip :-








 Enlarging the Ejection Port gave adequate clearance for the Fire Selector switch and allows the Charging handle and slide to move without fouling.


Once the pistol was correctly fitted, slight adjustment to the Ejector sent fired cartridges cleanly out sideways rather than upwards giving perfect performance.


WaShan Dolphins are supplied with 15rd magazines. Full Auto firing will churn through 15 in no time at all so the way to go is an extended magazine.




KSC M93R 20rd magazines fit the WaShan and work well once the follower has been adjusted slightly to stop the slide lock switch slipping underneath it after the last round is fired. Even 20rds disappear too quickly so the 3D printer proved invaluable again. An extension piece was designed to slide onto the mag' in place of the standard base plate. The standard KSC mag spring is just long enough now to cope with a whopping 35 rds. This is more like it, more rds equal bigger smiles  Very Happy

_________________
Cerwyn

Hobby collector of Replica model guns and Militaria.
also member of Living History Reenactment Groups.


Last edited by Cerwyn on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:02 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Mag qty ammended. All photos now on Serveimg.com)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net Online
claymore
Modelgun Perfectionist
Modelgun Perfectionist


Number of posts : 704
Age : 57
Location / Country : London
Registration date : 2008-09-07

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:53 pm

I saw this at 8ace's and wanted one, never interested me before but when i saw it in the flesh i knew i was going to have to get one. not done that yet but its a definite future buy.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lampwick
Modelgun Master
Modelgun Master
avatar

Number of posts : 250
Location / Country : UK
Registration date : 2008-09-11

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:59 pm

Great looking conversion Cerwny. Glad to see you're still coming up with new stuff.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
c_alexandersen
Modelgun Enthusiast
Modelgun Enthusiast
avatar

Number of posts : 141
Location / Country : Denmark
Registration date : 2011-11-30

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:20 am

Wow that is a mean looking Modelgun
Congratualtions Cerwyn

I have a Marushin Dolfin, and it fits quite Well In the CAA Roni but i am facing some "narrow conditions" for the slide. Does the YT/Washan slide move freely inside without modifications ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
8ace
Modelgun Perfectionist
Modelgun Perfectionist
avatar

Number of posts : 2363
Location / Country : UK
Registration date : 2008-08-06

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:14 am

Yes the WaShan slide does move ok inside without modification, but its heavily reliant on the plastic inserts to hold the pistol straight and secure. I had a lot of problems finding the right "fit" before it would slide smoothly.

8ace
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lampwick
Modelgun Master
Modelgun Master
avatar

Number of posts : 250
Location / Country : UK
Registration date : 2008-09-11

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:28 am

I've just had another look at the pics and for the life of me I can't work out what the piece within the dotted lines does.  A little guidance in small words please. (Worked it out. The angle of the pic makes it look as if it's hinged to go forward rather than close like a clam.)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cerwyn
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
Cerwyn (Site Admin)
avatar

Number of posts : 10734
Age : 58
Location / Country : North Wales
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:20 am

Hi lampwick,


Yes indeed, you've worked it out correctly  Very Happy, the carbine body closes like a clam around the pistol. When I sort a video out I'll include an assembly sequence.


Thanks to all for your comments Very Happy . To give full credit where it's due, 8ace did a lovely job fitting the WaShan pistol into this for me. 

_________________
Cerwyn

Hobby collector of Replica model guns and Militaria.
also member of Living History Reenactment Groups.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net Online
mystikchepas
New Member
New Member


Number of posts : 80
Location / Country : France
Registration date : 2013-05-15

PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:51 pm

I have the same project but with an "APS CARIBE ACTION COMBAT CONVERSION KIT BLACK" and a Tanaka Glock 17 Very Happy
Will post some pictures / videos later !
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin    

Back to top Go down
 
CAA RONI Carbine - WaShan Beretta Dolphin
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» SOLD: Kidd Beretta
» WTS Beretta M9 WI SPF
» 99% new Beretta 92 FS 9 mm Police Special edition SOLD SOLD SOLD
» Ballpark Heroes & Sportsworld (Boston) vs dolphin boy
» M1 Carbine - Family Heirloom

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
MP40's Modelguns Forum :: Modelgun Modifications-
Jump to: