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Building an MP-44 semi part 2

This is the second in a series of post of Pete, a friend of gun lab, building his semi-auto MP-44. From our previous post you could see the absolutely dismal condition of the cut up receiver pieces that Pete had to work with.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see from these pictures that there was no back section. So the only answer for Pete was to design the tooling and make a new rear section. This is that post.

In this photo you can see the style of the female die with the cuts for the ribs to be pressed in.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAAs with all stamping work to obtain the best possible product you must have a flat that is the same and you must have a method of properly locating that flat.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThis male stamping die is much more complicated to make then most people think. All this tooling was made on a manual vertical mill.

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With any press tool you have to have guide and alignment pins to obtain a quality product.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAPete does all his pressing on a simple shop press.

GE DIGITAL CAMERATo fabricate the rear pieces it take multiply set up’s.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERASome real nice tooling to make his rear section.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAThis is not a simple process to make the rear sections.

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GE DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see for this final photo the quality of work that Pete produces.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAIf anyone is interested in a replacement section drop me a comment and I will forward it to Pete. He has a few of these left.

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