I'm a big G3A3 (and H&K in general) fan. Unfortunately, the G3A3 was discontinued by Marui, and the only place I can find it is at Boom Arms. However, I'd rather not buy overseas (at an expensive price of $300, not including shipping). I was wondering, since the G3 SG/1 is often described as a "sniperized" G3, would it be possible to convert it to a G3A3? If so, I have brainstormed 3 methods. Which would you choose?
1. Add OD stock, grip, and forearm from real steal. ($20 + gun)
I remembered the G3A3 to CETME project, and found a similar kit in OD. I heard it takes quite a few mods to get the forearm in, and that you can barely fit a battery into the stock...
2. Chop off cheek pad, and paint the grip, stock, and forearm OD ($5 of paint, $50 stock if needed)
Affordable, but I'm not sure how it would turn out. Unlike the original TM G3A3, this would replicate the version with a full forearm. Also, I don't know how easily the cheek pad will come off. Is it removable, or do you need to literally chop it off. A response from an SG/1 owner would be nice. If I have to chop it off, theres also the alternative route of buying a new G3 stock from eBay specifically designed for airsoft.
3. Use parts from G3A3 springer
Are they even compatible?
Thanks in advance.