Here it finally is; my working replica of the Russian Dragunov SVD! I wanted to make a video, but I didn't manage to make one.
About this creation
The Dragunov SVD is a Russian semi-automatic rifle. Mine isn't semi-auto unfortunately. It works with a charging handle, that brings back a hammer that lock behind the trigger mechanism (which I improved to make the gun more powerful).
Now let's go to some pictures!
The stock (I wanted to make it brown, like the real one, but I didn't had enough brown bricks).
The trigger, magazine (and mag release) and safety switch. I is now switched to 'safe', even though in real life it would be 'unsafe'.
The same picture, but with the safety switch on 'unsafe'.
The magazine; it can hold up to 9 bullets, but to use the gun a maximum of 8 bullets is recommended.
The charging handle. It was a little to far away from the stock to fire it (for me), to be honest, but I still think it's about the right place.
The barrel. Not that much to say about it.
The rear sight, also not that special.
Here is a great improvemend, and I think I'm the first on MOCpages to use this technique (tell me if I'm not). You can use it, but please give credit.
There is a bigger part (the black piece with the same shape as the hammer) that holds the hammer back, so you can put more rubber bands on the hammer, without having the hammer going back because of the immense power! (If you don't understand this, just try to build the gun for yourselve.)
The front sight, maybe the most difficult part to design. I've spend more than an hour on making this tiny, small part, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
This is the gas block in the real gun, which leads to the gas tube and the piston, and the piston makes the bolt go back (for an semi-automatic firing oparation). Thanks Vladimir R.!