Firing pin for the VG1-5

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 [...]

Playing with a home made EDM

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 [...]

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.

http://youtu.be/1Zv2A4J1Od8

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 [...]

Machining the female die for the FG-42 first model

With this video we will take you through the machining process for making the FG-42 first model female buttstock stamping die. This is the first of a three part pressing die set for making just one side of the buttstock. The total number of dies to make the buttstock will be 8 to 10 dies [...]

Part 2 of pressing the Gerat 05 receiver

With the first stamping completed on the Gerat 05 receiver it is now time to complete the second stamping. As you could see in the photos there were a couple of items that needed to be corrected.

With the second set of dies we press in the correct angle for the magazine housing, both in [...]

Pressing the Gerat 05 receiver.

In this video you will be watching us press the e receiver . We took vidoes from around the die. As you are watching it you can see the movement of the metal in the die. This is the first stamping. To finish the parts a second stamping will be performed. That will be in [...]

Video of machining Japanese type 99 magazine male die

You can see the new video here. In this video you will see the cnc machining process to making the male stamping die.

If the flats come in this week I hope to be pressing them this weekend.

Making the Gerat 05

In the last post I showed you some of the parts that had been made for the 06, this time we will chat about the o5 and do a little more detail about the making of it.

The life of the 05 starts out like any other pressing as a water jet cut flat. The [...]

The Gerat 06

Now that I have spilled the beans concerning the Gerat 06 here is the progress so far on the rifle. All the receiver half’s have been pressed.

Here are a couple of close up pictures of the receiver.

 

 

 

The sight bases have also been pressed.

The end [...]