We have finally finished the solid model of the Sudanese lower receiver. The total time that has been spent making the solid model is 60 hours. Considering that there were no engineering drawings that were readable and the receiver we had to work with is cut up, I do not feel that is was excessive. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
A while back a close friend of mine brought over a parts kit for a Sudanese AR-10. There are no receivers available for this rifle anywhere. However, he did have a cut up receiver. In-addition another friend had sent be some drawings that had been photocopied so many time that done of the dimensions could [...]
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 [...]
With there not being any parts available we have to design and make every part. Some times this leads to re-doing a design several times. The firing pin is a case in point.
The initial design was to use a H&K 91 firing pin that was turn down to fit the VG1-5. The reason for [...]
I had a small project that need an EDM to accomplish. So it was off to my neighbors house to use his home made EDM. I was making a new folding stock bolt for a L1A1 paratroop rifle that I wanted to make.
Some changes are being made to this edm based [...]
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.
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 [...]