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 [...]

current update

I know you are all hoping to hear about what happen in the shop today. How we got the Japanese type 99 stamping dies to work or the Fg-42 receivers are finished or that the last of the VG1-5 parts are completed. Well that is not the case. Today’s post is about what is not [...]

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 first die for the FG-42 1st model butt stock

Today’s post is deal with machining the 1st die in a series of dies to make the FG-42 1st model butt stock. It will take a total of 8 stamping dies to make the complete butt stock. Enjoy the video.

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 [...]

Video from the machine gun shoot.

I have finally managed to complete a basic video from the machine gun shoot.Now it is back to work for me.

What I did last weekend

I know, I know. I should have chained myself to the milling machine or the lathe and work through the weekend like I normally do, instead I went out and had some fun.My son, wife and I went to a local machine and cannon shoot and had a great time. I am working on a [...]

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 [...]