Gunsmith Part 2: Mastering the Mechanic’s Mandate

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 Tarkov​1​.

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 folded​2​.

The Rewards

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:

  1. Zenit B-11 Handguard and RP-1 Charging Handle (Available from Skier).
  2. KAC Vertical Foregrip (Available from Peacekeeper).
  3. AK-74 5.45×39 6L31 60-Round Magazine (Craftable at Lavatory Level 2 or tradeable with Prapor)​.

Assembly Guide

Once you’ve gathered your parts, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the existing handguard, taking care not to disturb the gas tube.
  2. Equip the Zenit B-11 Handguard.
  3. Attach the KAC Vertical Foregrip.
  4. Add the 60-round magazine and the RP-1 Charging Handle.
  5. 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.

Related Article:

Gunsmith Part 1 in Escape From Tarkov

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