Looks great, I'd love to find a project gun like that. Those heat shields are hard to find. I've debated making the westerfield model 30 I've got into a trench gunRecently I have acquired my Winchester 1897 project from my local smith. A few months ago, I acquired a relatively junk receiver and take down assembly off Gun Broker with the plan of turning it into a trench gun replica and making my dream gun come to life. After spending some time and allocating the parts and getting them together it went out for a full Re-assembly and Re-blue, along with the proper machine work to allow all the parts to fit. This project wouldn't have been able to be completed without some help from a fellow forum user, Rover Guy. He graciously sold me a heat shield that he had lying around when no major distributors had any in stock, along with minor distributors throughout the U.S.
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Fabricated a AR-15/M4 carrier gas key-receiver alignment rod. The Colt M4 technical data package calls for the "Go" gauge pin size to be 0.181". "Sourced close tolerance 0.180" dia tool rod from McMaster-Carr.
Had to reduce the diameter on the forward aspect of the rod to 0.179" in order for the BCG with rod installed to fall freely in alignment thru the receiver gas tube aperture.
^^^When I finish this gunsmith scavenger hunt it will be close to $2K in precision gages & instruments.I'd love to have some of these gauges, a set for a few hundred bucks would be cool.
All tho gauges would settle my ocd I get sometimes when things aren't perfect lol, I'd like to get one of those Chinese/Taiwan pin gauge sets there not supposed to be to bad for the money. My dad years ago have over a hundred different gauges from mauser, they were for pretty much anything to measure on a 98 rifle. Many did more then one job, there were like 25 just for the bolt. Dad sold it sometime in the late 90s, wish he still had them all.^^^When I finish this gunsmith scavenger hunt it will be close to $2K in precision gages & instruments.
Well, several months ago I stuck my curiosity proboscis down that AR-14/M4A1/M16 civilian gunsmith gaging cult black hole - you know the websites being referenced. Still have some bolt tail ring gauges (Field / NoGo O.D.'s) to get, for those to lazy to use a Starrett micrometer for a single measurement and some Class 2&3/A&B thread gages for the receiver extension / buffer tube thread analytics. It's taken several months to get the technical data package (Colt's proprietary TDP) mil-spec #'s and order the various gages; still have several PTG gages back-ordered (muzzel / throat erosion/ chamber dimensions/ etc) for months now. Unless the black rifle in hand is a U.S. Govt issue specimen, no civilian rifle will ever be "Mil-Spec" or "Mil-Standard".....yet the hound continues this hunt. Why? No good answer. It is interesting however to see how many high quality black rifles will not have certain dimensions (pin holes, gas blocks etc) that would not be passed by Colt / government inspectors. And who knew there are special carrier key staking OCKS hex screws?
Maybe I should start a GoFundMeGage account on social media.
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When I finish this gunsmith scavenger hunt it will be close to $2K in precision gages & instruments.
Need some bark bustersI painted the front sight of my S&W Model 617 white-then-orange so I can see it better when shooting. The little Patridge style blade of this .22 disappears too easily when I shoot.
Once it’s all dry I will clean up the edges with a razor.
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Then, since my gun room doubles as a motorcycle garage, while the paint dries I regripped the kids Yamaha. She keeps tearing the grips with tipovers on the Grand Prix courses and dirt can get under the throttle.
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