VG1-5 Preorder Now Available!

We are now taking reservations for out reproduction VG1-5 rifles! Price is $4000, and they will be ready to ship once ATF gives final approval on the design. The get on the priority list, contact Matt or Greg at Allegheny Arsenal – (814) 362-2642. No payment will be taken until the guns are ready to ship.


views of VG1-5 rifles and slings

I have assembled a number of pictures of various VG1-5 rifles and there slings from the internet and ones that I have taken. These are the internet pictures.

Volkssturm_Gewehr_VG_1-5A closer look at the sling.


This is the only picture that I have ever seen with a rear swivel on the sling.

VG1-5RightHere is a close up of the sling and swivel.


pix487760728Another close up of this sling.


These are the rifles that I have photographed.

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A couple of close ups.


DSC_0635sAll the slings look to be a course weave material but of different color lots. Using this as my bases I think I am going with the first version of sling material. I am also thinking about using the swivel as a rear attachment for the sling.

cb29ca0ea3f419d2b10780baacc60ac0cOf the three sling material available I happen to think the first one is closest.

DSC_4654csOnce again number 1.


Weekend up date 3-30-15

Well the weekend is over and the library is dome. We went through all the boxes, except gun magazines, and have found a place for most of them. What a long day. Here are the pictures of the results.

Sheet metal and Naval manuals.


DSC_4683swelding and machining

DSC_4681sfoundry, blacksmithing and knife making.

DSC_4682swood working and building

DSC_4679sMagazine storage

DSC_4678sNow to start locating all the other books and putting them up. At least the wood shop is back.


DSC_4676sStill need to finish the wall. Next weekend.

Sunday Answer 3-28-15

The bolt and bolt carrier shown in Saturdays post.


IMG_0015scComes from an 8×57 Dror machine gun. Here are a few picture of this weapon.

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dror_g2One of the unique items about this LMG is the open bolt operation while on full auto and the closed bolt operation while on semi- auto.

Here is a close up look of this fire control system.

jmoorestuff004-1You can see the full auto sear engaged in the bolt.

Up date on the library

My last post on my library and the mess that it was in hit a few off note cords around here. No access to a great deal of my reference library and the mess all the rooms were in really pushed my buttons. Then boom I get a call from a general contractor ,that I did some work for, and he wants to get rid of some moving book cases. These are the type you see in large library’s only a 4 compartment set. He wants to know if I want them or not, of course we all know the answer to that. So I picked them up this morning and the days work was set. This is what the little room looked like before we re-worked it.


IMG_0103sNow after we started the whole new library thing.



A close up of one of the book shelves.

DSC_4670csThe new moving book cases look like this.


DSC_4661csThis was not accomplished with out making a mess everywhere. The books had to go somewhere while we moved.


DSC_4657csAll the garbage in the room had to come out as well.

DSC_4665sA little more work was done on the wall of the wood shop as well. It was sanded and a final coat of mud put down. One more sanding and then I will paint it.

DSC_4660sSaturdays over, but tomorrow is another fun filled day.

What is it Saturday 3-28-15



Apology for lack of posts

Sorry about the lack of posting. Once again the work load in my company has taken over my life. Most days this last week were 12 to 14 hours in length and one 16 hour day. I will get back on it this weekend.

VG1-5 slings

We are coming to a close on this project. The end is near and it is time to do some of the final touches prior to shipping out. This is not to say everything is done, far from it. All the parts are made, the fire control group works, most of the small bugs are worked out. The test gun has been sent for the first series of tests and write up. This is the next item on the list of things to do. The sling. The original one were what ever the Germans had. They were run through a ring on the front attachment and nailed to the butt stock. These are pictures of the three different types of materials and colors that I have access to.

Number 1:

DSC_4648csNumber 2


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I am letting all of you decide. Which materialĀ  and color. I could also use an idea on how to attach the sling to the butt stock. I don’t feel that nailing is a real good solution but I want it as close to the original as possible.

Thanks for your help.


Sorry no post for today. Worked and got home at 10.45 pm and have to leave at 5am tomorrow. Going to bed. I will try and post tomorrow.

Welcome to the Library

A while back I read a post at one blogs that I go to everyday and he was chatting about his library. So I thought I would go into a little more detail about Gun Labs reference library. This last weekend in the update I showed a picture of the new file cabinets that I got for storing documentation. I thought I would post a few picture of the complete library. Keep in mind that not only do I study about guns but I have number of different interests as well. I enjoy metal working, wood working, metal casting and forging, alternative energy, and jewelery making. Kind of an odd grouping, but not really. The truth is that I like to work with my hands and make things. So here goes the library pictures. I really need one big building for my library but it is not in the works just yet.

These are the two book cases in the living room and where I keep the books that I go to every day.


behind my chair.

IMG_0092csIn the gun room.




IMG_0095csCurrent project that my wife is working on for me.


IMG_0097sIn the clean room. These are machining and die making books.

IMG_0098sCatalogs and manuals


In one of the storage rooms. Most of these are all gun magazines



IMG_0101csIn the second storage room.



IMG_0105sIn the well room.



In my office.


At my desk

IMG_0110sAn up coming post I am working on.

IMG_0107sMore boxes to go through.


By the bed on current projects.


In addition to this I have 3 2 terabit hard drives that are almost full of gun stuff.

The current library is approximately 3500 hundred books and magazines. I really want a dedicated library building.

It is hard to believe that I called the visiting nurses association to come pick up 7 car loads of books a few years ago.

Weekend up date 3-23-15

Busy weekend. A number of small and large projects were completed this weekend so lets get to the list.

The first was completing the painting in the fab shop. This is what it looked like.

DSC_2610sAnd this is how it looks now.

DSC_4628csI hope to work on the last of the lighting next weekend.

The wall in the wood shop was sanded and another coat of mud put on. This is the before we even startedĀ  it picture.

DSC_2723sThen after we took out the window and framed it in.

DSC_3135sThis is how it looks now.

DSC_4627sWe moved some equipment around in the wood shop it allow easier access and use.


DSC_4616sI need to build a dust cabinet around the cnc router and I wanted the access to be where I can install and remove fixtures and parts.

I finished the radial arm saw table.



My wife started on the new library/document room.

Cabinet of manuals

DSC_4622sFiles of data collected over 35 years.

DSC_4621sWe also got the cnc router up and running. The parameters had been changed and it took most of Saturday getting it to work properly. Here is a quick video of it cutting air.


The other project that was worked on was the photographic stand for rifles and pistols. The first version I was using a lazy susan to allow me to move it.

DSC_4618csHowever there was to much movement so the final version is just bolted to the board.