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 [...]

Up date on the project.

Here at Gun Lab. net we have been working on a number of projects. Quite a few videos have been made and as soon as I can get Ian down to help me correct the problems with Pinnacle studio they will be posted. Some of the projects are new stamping dies for various parts that [...]

Time at the big press

Today is pressing day. We received the flats back from the water jet people and they look great.

A second picture of the pile.

So out to work to get this project back on schedule.

The first package is complete and on to the rest.

The second package is now complete. It takes 5 hits [...]

Update for the week ending 2-1-14

So we will start with the update on the VG1-5 project. I stamped the rear top covers.Out of the 10 that were stamped.

We found a few problems. I had to re-stamp the parts due to not getting the ribs deep enough.

This is a close up of the stamping.

 

Once I re [...]

The Type 99 female die.

Now that the male die is complete, with only de-burring left to do, it is time to start on the female dies.

As with the male die it starts out as a large block of steel.

With this die we made it in three parts. This allowed us to machine areas that would be very [...]

Moving die plates

Will Cushman asked how we moved the die plates around the shop. If my shop was in a single building or even on a the same level it would be a great deal easier.

To move the dies from under the bench to the top of the bench to work on them I use a [...]