This was my 3rd attempt at making a custom DL-44 blaster out of a WW2 Mauser.  This time I used a CM712 instead of the smaller C96 pistol.  It is a little bit larger and works well to fit my finger on the trigger while wearing gloves.

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As you can see in these pictures (descriptions will be below photos), my original blaster was based off of a C96 Mauser.  There are different aspects I gained from using this version to create my custom blaster and that I would learn to modify my next blaster.  The CM712 Mauser seen behind my original blaster is slightly bigger.

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My first step was to remove these hydraulic connectors from the hoses I got at an army surplus store in Shelly, Idaho.  They were $6.99 a pop, and the actual fitting goes for about $40 bucks online brand new.  I cut off the tip of my CM712 and placed this tip on on the barrel.  It gives it a Star Wars kinda effect.

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Next I got a 45 degree picatinny rail and heated up my scope mounts to go over the top of the rail.

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I shortened the scope by a few inches to make it more screen accurate to the DL-44 blaster and mounted these rings onto the scope.

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This is sort of how I wanted to mount my scope to my blaster (pliers on top of to hold in place for the photo).

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A quick couple tacks with the welder and then it was time to use JB Weld to do the rest (since the CM712 is mostly aluminium/very thin metal).  I also added a threaded pipe that I had cut down to give the shape of the air cooling vents on the front of the blaster.

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The JB Welding begins.  I added a small metal plate under my scope mounting bracket to push it up and away from the blaster a little bit.  I also used the nuts from the picatinny rail to adhere to my “mounting bracket.”

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It feels good and looks close to the DL-44 blaster Han Solo uses in Star Wars.  A little bit of black paint mixed with rustic brown, gold, and gunmetal grey gives the blaster the weathering effect.

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Overall pretty close and works well for my kit.