Weekend update 1-19-15

Well it was another fun weekend around Gun Lab. This was the list I worked out during the week to be completed this weekend.

The 4″ conduit was run around the wood shop as well as the rest of the 2″ and 1″ and we buried it in preparation for the next phase.


VG1-5 magazine release button.

In this post we are going to show you how the magazine release button is made. We start with a laser cut washer.

Okay over 100 laser cut washers.

Then run them through the pressing tool that forms them to the shape we need.

After this step they look like this.

One hundred later […]

Making the VG1-5 strengthening plates

In this post we are going to take you through the steps necessary to make the strengthening plates for the side of the VG1-5 receiver. In the first couple of rifles that we made we bent the plates on my finger brake.

This was not a plan for doing over 200 of them. The time […]

Weekend update 1-5-15

Well the new year is here and the holidays are over. It is time to get back into the routine of life. This last week was just that but a little longer. The first on the list was the honeydo’s project. My wife wanted a new kitchen faucet for Christmas ,seeing how the old one […]

Making the miniture Gardner Gun “The Receiver”

In this post we will start with the making of a miniature Gardner Gun. The very first step that Joe did was to find someone with a Gardner Gun that would allow him to study and measure it. That was no easy task but one that he prevailed at. Joe spent a number of months […]

AR-180 part 4

With this post we are going to discuss the stock.

The first set of pictures will be the plastic stock. You can see the parting line on the stock from where it was injected molded.

This is a picture of a completed and mounted stock showing the same area.

A close up of the […]

Compoment gun boards

I have a big thing about build boards. This is a board showing all the steps in building a weapon. It can be a simple and basic board or it can be a complex board. To me it is like cut away weapons,another sickness of mine and another post. So for today’s post I want […]

M-1 Garand receiver

In keeping with the M-1 Garand posts here and at The firearms Blog, I though I would provide a couple of pictures of what the receiver looked like after it was forged and with the flashing cut off.

First the side views.

Now the top view.

Finally the bottom view. The amount of […]

Making the VG1-5 up date Hand Guards

This last week has been a huge push to finish the VG1-5 in time for the SAR show. A great deal of work needed to be completed and not near enough time to complete it all.

The big push was to complete and correct the fire control mechanism. It is now fixed and operating properly. […]

VG1-5 update

We here at Gun Lab are working hard to try and complete the first of the VG1-5 rifles in time for the SAR show. To tell you the truth it has been a challenge. The last week has been spent putting together the rifles and testing for fit and operation. We would find one small […]