Get a load of this:
Yes. That is exactly what you think it is, only more so. It's not just a belt-fed AR-15, no. It's a fully automatic (legal, of course) belt-fed AR. And just because he was gracious enough to send two pics:
This gun transcends mere awesome. It takes awesome, establishes a whole new baseline, then turns it up to 11.
Here's Wally's description of it in his own words:
Are you soliciting BAG-day pr0n this year? If so I’d like to include my Build-a-gun day project. I am sorry to say that it will not be 100% complete by 4/15. However, inTeh awesome. We has it.
its current state it looks almost exactly as it will when done - just in black, after anodizing and phosphate.
I had a goofy idea and decided to run with it. In the height of the gun rush, I had a new AR10T with no magazine and could not find one anywhere. Back in the day, Stoner built a few belt-fed AR10s and I figured why not replicate that. I elected to use a cheaper, more common, parts-actually-available AR15 as the basis for the build. Having a registered AR15 auto sear did not hurt that reasoning.
Anyway, I could ramble on for some time about many of the details – so skipping a few hundred hours of CAD and way more CNC time than I’d care to recall – a belt fed AR15 ! It will feed with standard SAW links from a loose belt or a 200-rd SAW box attached to the bottom. Remove the belt feed mechanism and it will happily feed from a standard AR magazine.
The upper receiver is modified AR, the lower and bolt carrier are stock with only a clearance cut added. Every other part in the gun is standard AR. Swap any part with
any of the zillions of aftermarket parts with no worries. No proprietary barrel, bolt, handguards, etc.
As it sits, the upper will be off for anodizing shortly. After that, test firing and tuning will continue. When everything is dialed in properly the feed mechanism’s parts will be phosphate treated, then that is the end of the build and the beginning of the “feed it” stage!
That is all.