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SAR show 2017

Well the SAR show is over and everyone is now heading home or all ready there. This is the run down from the entire weekend.

Starting on Wednesday we have a little pre SAR machine gun shoot. Everything went perfect with the shoot, the weather was absolutely the best with a little cloud cover and […]

More VG1-5 updates

With the completion of the mechanical portions of the cnc router it the computer portions have been being worked on. The router original used a Mach 3 operating system with an older style break out board. We upgraded the computer systems and well as the mechanical systems and have a real issue ever since. Wally, […]

More work on the cnc router

The majority of the mechanical work on the router is completed. Now comes the aggravating part, and that is getting the computer to correctly operate it.

Wally, a friend of gun lab, just spent part of his Sunday helping to get it operational.

There are a number of issues that have to be addressed. Starting […]

22 belt fed fun gun

Gordie K. ,a friend of gun lab, sent some pictures of a little belt fed fun gun he has made. The upper receiver is a Lakeside machine razor back upper.

The butt stock is a sterling sub-machine gun which folds up and latches just like the original.

 

A pistol grip from a MG-42. […]

Barrel Fluting for the VG1-5 barrel

Here is a short video about fluting the VG1-5 barrel.

 

The process of fluting a barrel is dependent on a number of factors. The first is the tool design. So far we have use 4 different types of fluting tools. All of them have had minor dimensional changes.

The second is pressure. We […]

Cut Away Mauser

Rod Henrickson, a friend of gun lab, was nice enough to send me a few pictures of a cut away Mauser rifle that he made. As everyone knows I have a thing for cut away weapons and i really appreciate the work that Rod put into making his.

He really did a very nice job […]

Beretta model 57

Gordie K., a friend of gun lab, was nice enough to send me some pictures of a Beretta model 57 that he made in semi auto only. This is one of my to do projects and I am excited to see someone accomplishing this. Here are a few pictures of his build.

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SIG PE57 cut away.

Dale, a friend of Gun Lab, did a great write up on the SIG PE-57 cut away rifle. With his permission here are a few of the great pictures that he took.

Side view of the cut away.

A great picture of the parts break down.

A really nice shot of the pistol grip and […]

Working on the CNC router

A large part of this weekend was spent working on the cnc router. I finished the connectors and hooked them up at the connector board that I made.

The motor control circuits were then wired up.

The wiring from the out side of the connector box were hooked up.

All new wiring and air was […]

Working on the VG1-5 stock

With the router table completed, for the most part, we started working on the stocks for the VG1-5 rifle. This video takes the stock from a rough sawed pattern to the finished dimensional stock.

To complete this task we used two different router bits. The first bit

being a bearing guided bit that rides […]