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Interesting Gun Making Videos

I came across this series of videos by accident. The project is not complete yet, but it is turning into a very nice piece of art. Check it out.

Part one of the series.

 

Part 2 of the series.

Part 2b of the series.

 

Part 3 of the series

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VG1-5 update 1-23

This is a quick update on the progress of the VG1-5 project.

All the bolts back from heat treat

All the hammers back from heat treat

Magazine pressings for both the right and left sides of the magazine complete, next is to mill of the excess.

Weld up the fire control box

Spot welded the […]

Part 2 of the Volkspistolen

In this report we will be writing about the frame and fire control part of the pistol. Again the pistol was made with out the use of an actual milling machine of lathe. It was made from hand tools, welders, and a drill press. Once again to get an idea of the final product here […]

Building a small Volkspistolen

Our friend Axel was here a while back and in one of our many conversations I mention that what was needed was a small 32 acp pistol that could be built with a minimum of tools, something like a WW2 German volkspistolen. Also being a fan of Impro guns, https://homemadeguns.wordpress.com/, I knew that it was […]

Lower receiver support pressing for VG1-5

In this video we are pressing the lower receiver strengthening piece. This piece effectively increases the support metal around the front barrel support from 1/16 of an inch on both sides to 1/8 of an inch.

 

Here are a couple of close up pictures of the drilling fixture.

All the front supports […]

VG1-5 upper receiver slide

We have finished welding all the cocking handles on the upper receiver/slide. The next step is to finish the bolts and fit them to the upper receiver. Then the bolts go off the heat treat.

This is how the project looks now when we finished welding all the guides on.

Now all the cocking handles […]

Working on the VG1-5 bolt

The last post on the bolt was when we completed the lathe work on it. This left us with a turned bolt with the firing pin hole drilled and bored.

A fixture was designed to allow us to machine the bolt at the different angles and still keep everything aligned as it […]

VG1-5 update Machining the lower receiver

This post will go through the steps necessary to machine one of the lower receiver. I was going to do a video, but there was not much to see with the coolant on.

If you remember the last post on the lower receiver we had finished welding it up and it looked like this.

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VG1-5 upper receiver update

This post is a run down of all the work that has been performed on the VG1-5 upper receiver to date.

 

Here are a few pictures of the receiver as it stands today.

With out the cocking handle.

And with the cocking handle installed.

All the uppers will have the […]

Welding the rear upper housing

This post deals with welding the rear upper housing together. We start with the finished pressing of the cap.

 

And mating it with the housing that we stamped earlier we end up with the final product.

This is the video of that process.

Here are a couple of close up pictures of […]