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fold my own wire stock? how easy?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by cpileri, May 20, 2004.

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  1. cpileri

    cpileri Member

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    How easy is it/ what tools are needed/ who can i contact to, etc. make a wire stock of my very own?

    I would like one as seen in the Cop Stock: http://www.knoxx.com/NewStyleKnoxx/TechSupport/COPtech.htm
    but maybe even simpler as in just a wire stock, drill a hole in the grip and put a nut&bolt through it to hold the wire stock in and allow rotation, and maybe weld a little cross piece on the wire to keep it from going too far and becoming an 'under-folding stock'.

    or on the Czech Skorpion VZ-61 (but bigger, if so desired), and many other similar designs.

    I have in mind to put it on my Handi-Mauser project (q.v.) and it doesn't seem like it would be all that hard to make- i just don't think i can do it and cant find an online source.

    Please, PLEASE! No comments on aesthetics. I have made this my tester-outer-project, and have no aesthetics in mind: mostly just trying techniques and ideas for future, more artistically pleasing projects.

    And it is legal, whole length is already 31-inches, its a bolt action, and any wire or folding stock is a non-issue on this type of rifle.

    thanks,
    C
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting project.

    Not hard at all. Put it in the vise and slip a pipe over it and tweak, tweak, tweak. I'd get that "U" shape in first and then bend the legs to match.

    Your local blacksmith can do it for you. Heating it makes it more mallable and avoids work hardening.
     
  3. cpileri

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    cool

    that sounds easy enough.
    Any recs on what type and what gauge of wire to use?
    C-
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd stick with 4140 1/4" round stock if that was available. That's should be heavy enough to do the job.
     
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