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More going on at Gun Lab

With this post I am happy to note that Axel, a friend of gun lab, is back for a visit and as always we put him back to work. And unlike what most people think of me we did actually allow him some time off to go to the local gun show and stores.

This […]

Timberline Hawk survival rifle

Not much is known about the company Timer Line Hawk. So this is as much of a history as I could gather. The registered agent of the company was John A. Mc Gerty and the filing date was March 29,1983. It was a company formed initially by four men to take over the assets of […]

AR-18s

The pictures of this rifle was sent to us from Mr. H.F., a friend of gun lab.

This AR18S made by sterling for Armalite Costa mesa. This and a AR180 were the first two sterling guns into USA. Difference from an American AR18S:

Serial number is AS033 – their meaning Automatic Shorty…033rd gun made, not […]

Building the semi auto MP-44 part 5

This is another update on Pete’s project of making a semi auto MP-44.

In this post Pete goes over making the replacement pieces for the lower receiver area.

As with everything in the making of this rifle there is a great deal of trial and error.

It is interesting to see the tooling […]

3d printer and the Remington Hepburn

A couple of years ago I bought a Remington Hepburn rifle That was in very poor condition. I happen to like this style of action and wanted to reverse engineer it and make a new rifle. Orin, a friend of gun lab, also has an interest in this rifle and making one. I bought a […]

AR-10 handguard

Eric, a friend of Gun Lab, let me borrow his AR-10 hand guards collection to photograph and measure up.

The first set of pictures is of a very early hand guard that has not been completed. The information I obtain from this single piece is worth volumes in trying to determine how and what material […]

PTR44 locking shoulder damage

Pete, a friend of gun lab, Sent me some pictures of a rifle that has come into his shop for repair. When he tool it apart and check out all the components he notice the condition of the locking shoulder. In the following pictures you can see the damage that has occurred to the PTR-44 […]

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.

You can see from these pictures that there was no back […]

Working on the MP-44 trunions.

We have started on Pete’s, a friend of gun lab, new 4140 MP-44 trunions. This series of videos and posts is the process we used to make them.

First the video.

Here are the pictures going over the changes and the steps we took.

We needed to change the depth of cut for […]

Hotchkiss feed strip ammo box

I happen to own a Hotchkiss portative light machine gun. Now that I have it working, with the help of my friend John, I find it one of the more fun guns to shoot.

So since last December I have been working on a couple of accessories for it. Well it happen that on […]