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Building a semi auto MP-44 part 3

In this post we are going to look at how the badly cut up and rusted lower portion of the MP-44 receiver was repaired. You can see in the first photo the condition of the under side of the lower front portion of the receiver.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe first set was to cut out the bad section.

GE DIGITAL CAMERANow it is time to fabricate a completely new section. A section of sheet metal is first cut to approximately the correct size. Then the first bend starts the process.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAA second bend is made around a filler piece to allow for the correct thickness

GE DIGITAL CAMERANow back into the vise to bend both sides.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe correct thickness

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe cure is installed.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThis is starting to look good.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see that a great deal of hand fitting is required.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAVery nice work by Pete. I am looking forward to the next installment. Pete still has a few rear sections if anyone needs one.

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