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Posted: 12/18/2017 7:22:56 PM EST
I pulled this out of a pond on Kelly AFB 19 or so years ago and just finally got around to blasting it and giving it a black oxide dunk. I didnt pull out my A1 upper to show a better fit and I dont own an A2
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:23:57 PM EST
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Neat!
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:41:57 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:51:44 PM EST
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Okay.  What is it?
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Assembly jig I'm thinking
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:54:42 PM EST
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But it has to have a proper name? Surely?
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Okay.  What is it?
Assembly jig I'm thinking
But it has to have a proper name? Surely?
Kelly AFB Pond Assembly Jig?
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:57:39 PM EST
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no worries about snapping off the alignment lug on the barrel with that.

Looks like it locks up to the barrel lugs and the upper pin extension.  You should be able to torque the heck out of that.

No worries about FSB alignment either.  You cold drop a plumb bob down and see how thing line up.

Neat!
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 7:58:16 PM EST
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LOL
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:02:50 PM EST
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First version of the Magpul BEV.

I like your version. Very cool.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:21:50 PM EST
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That's really nice!

Magpul and Geisellie are rushing to the drawing board as we speak.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:30:06 PM EST
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That's really nice!

Magpul and Geissele are rushing to the drawing board as we speak.
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Count me in for one!
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:31:12 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:33:57 PM EST
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DELETE DUPE
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:40:15 PM EST
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There is a company that makes these minus the tabs that hold the rear lug and the upper rail - they use them as barreling jigs on their line, but they are like 350 bucks.

"Pulled from a lake"  - is that similar to fell of a truck?

EDIT: Windham Weaponry uses a jig similar made by a shop they have - 2uniquelcc

https://www.2uniquellc.com/
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:47:35 PM EST
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There is a company that makes these minus the tabs that hold the rear lug and the upper rail - they use them as barreling jigs on their line, but they are like 350 bucks.

"Pulled from a lake"  - is that similar to fell of a truck?

EDIT: Windham Weaponry uses a jig similar made by a shop they have - 2uniquelcc

https://www.2uniquellc.com/
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Ha no I literally pulled it out of a pond when it was low. It was rusted up but I didnt take any before pics before putting it in the blasting cabinet.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 8:58:57 PM EST
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Went ahead and dug out the A1
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 9:11:15 PM EST
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It's amazing that if this was an actual production item that it was never common knowledge in the AR community. I've certainly never heard of one. I own several military and colt armorer's manuals and it's not in any of those. Honestly it looks to complicated to be a one off that some guy fabricated in his garage.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 9:17:04 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 9:21:35 PM EST
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45 minutes fab time.

I want to build one badly.
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If you want any specific pics or anything just let me know.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 9:27:01 PM EST
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Very cool
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 10:07:45 PM EST
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Is no one else wondering why someone would chuck one of these in a pond?.........?
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 10:17:20 PM EST
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Is no one else wondering why someone would chuck one of these in a pond?.........?
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Ran into an overtorqued barrel nut or threadlocked muzzle device I'm sure. Speaking of which the upper might be in that pond too OP.

I've been there.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 10:17:24 PM EST
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Someone needs to build the plate that a reaction rod would mate up with. That would be a nice pairing. Gen 2 should be adjustable to take AR10 rods and receivers  ;)
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Magpil miad grip core
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 8:14:08 AM EST
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As am I. A reaction rod, some angle iron/plate steel and a little TiG work.
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That's really nice!

Magpul and Geisellie are rushing to the drawing board as we speak.
As am I. A reaction rod, some angle iron/plate steel and a little TiG work.
I've seen that before. A guy I know made one simular to that but it looks like he used an old bolt welded to round stock the diameter of the inside of the receiver.

A bolt is less expensive than buying a reation rod.
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 8:17:12 AM EST
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I want one.
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Ran into an overtorqued barrel nut or threadlocked muzzle device I'm sure. Speaking of which the upper might be in that pond too OP.

I've been there.
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There was a 14.5" pencil barrel assembly there too but it was really pitted up and too far gone to use. That's all I saw as the water level was low, who knows what is still in there?
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 9:22:11 AM EST
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The question should be why was it in a pond?
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Who knows.....EOY disposal and didn't want to go the DRMO route, extra shit they had to get rid of, FOB crap that wasn't on anybody's acct.......the list goes on and on.
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 10:05:50 AM EST
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Add This and I am in business.
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Do you plan to add the rib that occupies the charging handle channel?

That's a key part.
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 10:22:47 AM EST
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Oh, that's cool. Never seen one of those before. 
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Link Posted: 12/19/2017 10:37:40 AM EST
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How much to build one?
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 10:46:42 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/19/2017 10:57:59 AM EST
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Damn. Should have guessed that.
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Okay.  What is it?
Assembly jig I'm thinking
But it has to have a proper name? Surely?
Kelly AFB Pond Assembly Jig?
Damn. Should have guessed that.
lol
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 11:00:07 AM EST
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Holy crap! This is a vertically mounted Windham Weaponry barreling jig.

I had no idea such a thing ever existed in military armorer use, and this predates even the Reaction Rod.

How did no one ever know about this tool?

I am going to link this in my Windham Weaponry barreling jig thread > here < because wow!
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 11:33:04 AM EST
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There is a company that makes these minus the tabs that hold the rear lug and the upper rail - they use them as barreling jigs on their line, but they are like 350 bucks.

"Pulled from a lake"  - is that similar to fell of a truck?

EDIT: Windham Weaponry uses a jig similar made by a shop they have - 2uniquelcc

https://www.2uniquellc.com/
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A slight correction, JC Machine and Motorsports makes the barreling jigs for Windham Weaponry and 2 Unique LLC is hopefully going to be making a more affordable version of the jig.

2 Unique LLC makes the barrel wrenches that are in use at Windham Weaponry.
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 11:56:13 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/19/2017 12:02:53 PM EST
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VERY COOL
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 12:11:59 PM EST
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Yeah. I'll bribe one of the machinists here with some beers. Have a radius key milled to spec.

Thanks for sharing OP! I needed another project.

I went ahead and mounted this piece for now, I'll mock up and locate everything based off of this piece.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/416992/TPFnzUQ6-133536000-395133.jpg
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Looking Good
Link Posted: 12/19/2017 12:29:08 PM EST
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