It has been a while since I have posted a what is it. I was up in the container cleaning up and looking for parts for a project I was working on this last weekend and came across this. It is a casting of some kind of mount. Some machining has been performed but it […]
With this post I am going over a few of the problems that have occurred during the machining of op5 on the 4140 hardened trunions. We ran into a snag while doing this op. A problem that did not occur on the 1018 steel parts.
A quick video discussing the problem and solution.
The welding on the lower receiver is now complete. This is the video on that update.
Now for some pictures showing close ups of the work performed.
A side view of the lower receiver
A top view of the receiver
The rear stock supports is first spot welded in place. However, due to […]
I bought a large quantity of MG-13 and 15 barrels a while back. They were bought for the VG1-5, the 05, the 06 and any other 7.92×33 rifle project that I could think of. The first batch of 25 that I got when I cleaned them up were like new barrels. So like an idiot […]
We have started on Pete’s, a friend of gun lab, new 4140 MP-44 trunions. This series of videos and posts is the process we used to make them.
First the video.
Here are the pictures going over the changes and the steps we took.
We needed to change the depth of cut for […]
We are making head way on the VG1-5. There are a lot of small steps that take a great deal of time to accomplish. In this case it is the two hole on the bolt that lock it into the upper receiver and hold the firing pin in place.
A quick video.
This how […]
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 […]
There has been a number of articles and write ups on the Maxim gun lately so I thought I would add my 2 cents in. I have owned a number of Maxim guns over the years. An 08, 08/15 and a Chinese type 24 and well as a number of kits. However, my favorite Maxim […]
I picked this extractor up in some parts and need some help identifying it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.