In the shadowy world of “Escape from Tarkov,” the Mechanic’s quests are notorious for testing the mettle of players. The “Gunsmith Part 2” quest is no different, presenting a challenging puzzle that requires modifying the AKS-74U to precise specifications. The quest’s crux lies in achieving a delicate balance between ergonomics, recoil, and sighting range, all while adhering to a stringent size and weight limit 1.
Getting Started: Gunsmith Part 2
Before you can impress the Mechanic with your gunsmithing prowess, ensure your character is level 5 or higher. This quest is not just about the experience points; it’s about proving your mettle in the harsh world of Tarkov1.
The Quest Requirements
Your mission is to modify an AKS-74U to the Mechanic’s exacting standards. He’s looking for:
- A Zenit B-11 handguard.
- A total recoil of less than 550.
- Ergonomics above 58.
- A sighting range of 100 or more.
- A weight under 3.5 kg.
- No more than 6 slots in size when the stock is folded2.
Triumphing over the Gunsmith Part 2 quest grants you:
- 2,000 EXP.
- 0.01 Mechanic reputation.
- Up to 17,250 Roubles, depending on your Intelligence Center level.
- Essential components like capacitors, wires, and light bulbs.
- Access to the AK 100-series polymer handguard at Prapor LL1.
Finding the Parts
Scour the Tarkov landscape for the necessary attachments:
- Zenit B-11 Handguard and RP-1 Charging Handle (Available from Skier).
- KAC Vertical Foregrip (Available from Peacekeeper).
- AK-74 5.45×39 6L31 60-Round Magazine (Craftable at Lavatory Level 2 or tradeable with Prapor).
Once you’ve gathered your parts, follow these steps:
- Remove the existing handguard, taking care not to disturb the gas tube.
- Equip the Zenit B-11 Handguard.
- Attach the KAC Vertical Foregrip.
- Add the 60-round magazine and the RP-1 Charging Handle.
- Fold the gun to ensure it meets the size requirement.
After meticulously assembling the AKS-74U to the Mechanic’s requirements, you can proudly hand it over and claim your well-deserved rewards. With this guide, the Gunsmith Part 2 quest should no longer be a daunting challenge but a testament to your skills in Tarkov.