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M4 with realistic charging handle

I was trying to build an M4 with a charging handle, but it failed, so I broke it. Anyways, What would be the best way to put a realistic charging handle on a working M4A1 carbine replica?

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DJ Radio (author)2010-02-23

Don't bother. 

rec0n (author)DJ Radio2010-02-23

Why? A FAKE charging handle, like on TD's UMP 45. I could do it, I'm just terrible at making replica's.

DJ Radio (author)rec0n2010-02-23

oh.  Don't bother with it either way.

rec0n (author)DJ Radio2010-02-23

I just made a second attempt. The gun is more powerful when it has more mag friction, and by eyeballing the power, I'd say it gets 30-40' with an EMPTY mag. It has a fake charging handle and irons. Just like from MW2! Removeable mags, and im workin on the stock right now. Oh, and it has 1 rail on the bottom of the barrel, 1 on each side, and one on the top of the gun. Tactical fails FTW!!!

TheDunkis (author)rec0n2010-02-24

If you dare say from MW2 or any video game for that matter one more time, I'll come to your house at night and gut you and use your skin as a doormat. Seriously though, these guns exist for real. Do not compare them to a video game. The video game didn't not create them. They took them from real life.

knexfan9182 (author)TheDunkis2010-02-24



DJ Radio (author)rec0n2010-02-24

Ehhh you're missing a few crucial details the real M4 has, like the entire TOP CARRYING HANDLE THING.

TheDunkis (author)DJ Radio2010-02-24

Actually, it's removable on the real M4. I do think though that if you're going to make an M4 that you should keep it. Otherwise it looks more like an HK416.

DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2010-02-24

And I'd replace the fake barrel with this other design. 

rec0n (author)DJ Radio2010-02-24

what other design?

TheDunkis (author)2010-02-24

I don't see why it's so difficult. I managed to do it in my poor M4 a long time ago.
If the barrel is at the very top of the gun, you should easily be able to put a charging handle around the pin.

Mr. Muggle (author)2010-02-23

you could try to build this out of knex:


I really don't know what a charging handle is actually...