The finished LMG25 is a funny-looking beast!
The magazine isn’t quite right, the one shown is a standard stamped metal AK magazine. The plan is to modify some more modern AK magazines to resemble the smooth sided LMG mags.
The leather strap to hold the bipod is correct. Most guns use a mechanical latch to lock bipods in place, but this system overcomes the risk of undetected corrosion or dirt ingress.
The foresight and muzzle.
Now they’re painted up, they blend in quite nicely with the rest of the gun.
The bottom strap on this securely holds the receiver in place.
The extremely wide rear sling swivel is for a two-piece sling, which allows the gun to be work like a pack.
The only part I’m not 100% happy with is the magazine well. If I were to do this again, I would attach it straight through into the receiver tube with bolts, rather than with protruding lugs welded on as I did here.
The trigger placement is strange, but authentically so. This gives it an odd trigger pull, but it is comfortable enough once you get used to it.
If you would like to see the build posts for this, you can do so here.
If you want to know the history of this obscure Swiss Light Machine-Gun then you can check out the pre-build piece here.