So, I've been inspired by Badsprout (and a limited budget) to produce a Merr-Sonn Power-5 Blaster as cheaply as possible.
Original thread: http://www.therpf.com/f9/cheap-cheer...mauser-100493/
I went onto everyone's favorite Internet auction site and bought (for $0.01 and $8.99 S/H) a plastic airsoft Mauser, which, if I was going to play airsoft would no doubt be a worthless piece of junk, but should fit the bill nicely for a knockoff blaster. Not as cheap as 99p, but it'll do.
I'll post more pics as progress allows.