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    Frankengun

    I got to thinking about all the after-market parts I installed in my M11/9. On a whim, I opened my well worn copy of the "SWD M-11/NINE Submachine Gun Operating Manual No. 2" to the parts list on page 21. I inventoried the OEM parts that are still in my gun.

    Of 57 parts in the OEM parts list, the following 11 are still installed (numbers correspond to part number in the list):

    1. Receiver (well, duh)
    17. Plate
    18. Ejector (rod)
    19. Guide Rod
    20. Compression Spring, Recoil
    29. Grip
    30. Grip Screw
    36. Trigger Pin
    37. Sear Pin
    41. Compression Spring, Sear
    50. Retainer (spring)

    My M11/9 is 19% OEM, and 81% aftermarket. I'm running a Frankengun. I bet most of us M11/9 owners are running Frankenguns. It's amazing that they run at all, let alone 100% as many of them do.

    Thanks again to Richard Lage, Vegas SMG, Coffee Freak, Sam from Practical Solutions, Marty from Shockwave Technologies, and this forum for making it possible.

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    My PS is probably at worst 95% original, down to the strap off the barrel. It's got an A1 stock on it and a TASK style setup. Pretty much it until it comes home to the Lage Max31 that is waiting for it.

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    Mine is 1.75% original (receiver only). I should have the Form 4 corrected to reflect the true manufacturer, 'Practical Vegas Lage'.

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    Mine’s stock except for cfw bolt and Lage sear although I do run different uppers.

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    Accept for tabs and a mini uzi stock mine's OEM until i switch uppers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackBlundell View Post
    I got to thinking about all the after-market parts I installed in my M11/9. On a whim, I opened my well worn copy of the "SWD M-11/NINE Submachine Gun Operating Manual No. 2" to the parts list on page 21. I inventoried the OEM parts that are still in my gun.

    Of 57 parts in the OEM parts list, the following 11 are still installed (numbers correspond to part number in the list):

    1. Receiver (well, duh)
    17. Plate
    18. Ejector (rod)
    19. Guide Rod
    20. Compression Spring, Recoil
    29. Grip
    30. Grip Screw
    36. Trigger Pin
    37. Sear Pin
    41. Compression Spring, Sear
    50. Retainer (spring)

    My M11/9 is 19% OEM, and 81% aftermarket. I'm running a Frankengun. I bet most of us M11/9 owners are running Frankenguns. It's amazing that they run at all, let alone 100% as many of them do.

    Thanks again to Richard Lage, Vegas SMG, Coffee Freak, Sam from Practical Solutions, Marty from Shockwave Technologies, and this forum for making it possible.
    That presupposes that each part counts equally doesnít it?

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    Funny you mention that. I actually won the SAR 2017 Frankengun challenge with an M11/9 hackjob. I'm still enoying the free subscription. Have not yet gotten around to getting my official RKI certificate framed.

    My baby. The Max-11 Vintage.

    DSC05071 by E P, on Flickr

    Pretty sure the lower is original. Also the selector, trigger pin, and spring for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DistalRadius View Post
    Funny you mention that. I actually won the SAR 2017 Frankengun challenge with an M11/9 hackjob. I'm still enoying the free subscription. Have not yet gotten around to getting my official RKI certificate framed.

    My baby. The Max-11 Vintage.

    DSC05071 by E P, on Flickr

    Pretty sure the lower is original. Also the selector, trigger pin, and spring for sure.
    Was that you selling a very similar upper/stock combo on GB recently for an M10? Just curious. I thought very much about buying it, b/c I always admired your gun, but I much prefer shooting Lage upper to stock uppers so I ultimately decided to pass.

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    Nope, not mine. Unless somebody stole my pic for their auction. FYI that is built on an old Lage Max-11 Mk.1 upper.

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    Jack with all due respect thatís a hot rod not a frankengun. The Vintage is a Frankengun!
    Live BRAVE, Live FREE!

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    That's like saying putting a hellcat engine in a Dodge Magnum makes it a frankencar. I call it an upgrade ;-)

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    That is Pure Awesome! ... Would love to do that to my M10/9 when it gets out of ATF jail in about 7 more months (ATF received Form 4 on 3/3/2020.)

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    I'm sure we all put a ton of upgrade parts into these little guns. They are so basic and simple from the factory, its like a blank canvas. Perfect for tinkering. I think the fact that the Ingram platform was the cheapest and most readily available transferrable for decades has led to a serious "Mac Modders" niche culture, since the majority of us are not afraid of altering the historical significance of these things.

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    And i got the winning Mac 11 in the 2019 Frankengun Challenge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shattered View Post
    And i got the winning Mac 11 in the 2019 Frankengun Challenge...
    Obligatory pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    Obligatory pics!
    Congratulations to all!
    https://www.smallarmsreview.com/disp...darticles=3847

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    I love FrankenMACs!
    Please visit my FB page for the latest CF-W bolt information.
    https://www.facebook.com/VegasSMG/?ref

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    I live for FrankenMACs.

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