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Posted: 10/2/2005 9:27:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 8:18:14 PM EDT by Quarterbore]
Thers is no need to tack this as I have hundreds of additional photos I need to get cleaned up... I have been promising this for quite some time so today I started working on the page... It will take me quite a bit of time to get this finished but when done the pages will live on my website with enough text and navigation to allow this to be useful.

Just the same, here is what I have to help keep me motivated to finish this project...

Part 1: Preparing a Kit for a build


Includes pulling the barrel pin, the barrel, removing the rivets...

Part 2: Bending a flat using a DPH bending jig


Part 3: Fitting the receiver for the Front and Rear Trunions


Part 4: Trigger Guard and Front Trunion rivets


Part 5: Spotwelding the lower rails


Part 6: Heat Treating the receiver and ejector

Note: Each of the "red" heating were quenched... I just didn't include all the pics of the receiver going swimming! After the receiver was cleaned up and then reheated to "blue" the receiver was not quenched but instead was allowed to air cool.

Part 7: Pressing in the barrel and Headspacing


Note - I believe this is where I stopped taking photos... After these steps I used the dust cover to help me find the proper location for the rear trunion. I marked the top rail for the location of the rear trunion and then used the "Tape Trick" to help locate the rear trunion holes. The rear rivets were installed and I installed my center support.

When I installed my center support and riveted the receiver to the rear trunion my bolt carrier no longer moved freely (this was expected). So, last night I carefully took a dremel and a variety of files to get my upper rails trimmed for my Bolt and Carrier to move freely. I also needed to remove just a little material from my ejector (perhaps 1/32 to 1/16 of an inch). I need to get pics of the final receiver... I also did not get photos of the silver soldering of the barrel extension and muzzle break. I will add narative to that process as I finish this project.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:03:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:13:02 AM EDT
Great work. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:39:50 PM EDT
Very, very helpful. What size and length Grade 8 bolts did you use?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:58:12 PM EDT
Good Stuff, Tagg for reference.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:58:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Woodsman30350:
Very, very helpful. What size and length Grade 8 bolts did you use?

I have a collection of them... Shortest is probably 1/2-inch but I have about four or five sizes upto about 3-inches. They are cheap and it is better to have a couple extras then not enough...

I am trying to get more of my photos cleaned up so I can start working on the rest of the text...
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:17:16 PM EDT

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:45:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 8:53:47 PM EDT
QB you are the greatest. Thanks. All the old how-to's around this place have dead links and pics that don't work. Thanks again.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:55:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:21:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:31:18 AM EDT

great.. as usual
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:38:58 PM EDT
reference tag
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:13:32 PM EDT
wow, this is an awsome post. thanks for all the detailed photos

I am amazed at how clean you are able to maintain your work space during the build.
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