Shop Tuesday

We posted about the female die for the FG-42 first model bi-pod stamping die a while back. Today’s post is about the male stamping die. This first set of pictures is the solid model for the male die.



Once again a few pictures to give you an idea of what the […]

Changes to Gun Lab

I have decided to make a few changes to the way gun lab works. I personally can watch machining videos and look at solid models and guns all day. I guess that is because it is what I enjoy. I mean I take my vacations to go to factories to watch things being made Plastic […]

FG-42 first model rear sight button

This post is about making the rear sight button for the FG-42 first model. To give you an idea of the complexity of this part I am adding a picture from “Death From Above” . This is a component break down of the parts for the first model FG-42 rear sight.

There is also […]

Video on finishing machining the FG-42 rear sight base

In the last video concerning the FG-42 rear sight base we showed you the lathe work required to complete the first op. This video will show you the rest of the work required to complete the rear sight base on the machining center.

Again just a reminder of the part we are making is solid […]

Machining the FG-42 bi-pod leg female stamping die

This post is about machining the stamping die for the bi-pod leg on a first model FG-42. This will be the third stamping die out of a set of 5 dies. It is also one of the more complex of the dies in the set. I will start with the solid model that was drawn […]

FG-42 rear sight base machining video

I posted the still pictures a little while back on making this part. Here is the lathe video on machining the first op.

Just as a quick refresher on the part being made, this is the solid model of the part.



After the first op, which is the lathe op, […]

FG-42 first model rear sight

We have been working on the rear sight for the FG-42 first model. The first picture that is a solid model of the entire sight assembly.

The next picture is a picture of the component parts.

The part we are currently working on is the base of the sight.

So now that you have […]

updates on the projects

Most of my friends know that I am a little different. Generally when I call or e-mail them to let them know what is going on at gun lab there first comment is always why don’t you just work on one project until you complete it. There is a real good reason that I do […]

The FG-42 butt plate

In this video I show the making of the FG-42 first model butt plate from the making of the dies to the first pressing. This a picture of the before and after of stamping.

I hope you enjoy the video.

This week update.

Once again time has gotten away from me. We are in the shop 7 days a week working on the projects and stuff actually gets accomplished. The updates this week will show the good and the bad that we have had in the last couple of weeks.

First will be the really bad and that […]