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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/4/2005 8:04:42 PM EDT
It took a while, followed advice offered on this and other message boards, and it turned out pretty good. Metal is finished in Aluma Hyde and wood was refinished with Tung Oil, the photo doesn't show it, but the wood turned out exceptionally well.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:49:52 PM EDT
Looks nice.

Hootbro
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 11:28:47 PM EDT
Neat. There seem to be two different styles of pistol gripped handguards. Yours is the more angular of the two. The other is more rounded. Am I correct?

Galland
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:59:30 AM EDT
Nice. How about some details? What kind of receiver did you use? Did you need to do any fitting in the magazine well? What riveting method did you use? Did you use a press for any of the work? How did you get the barrel pin out? How is the headspace? Have you fired it yet?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:55:27 AM EDT
Nice build...
Galland - the straighter/rounded pistol forearm is for use with underfolder stocks.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:58:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 2:17:06 PM EDT by Wingman26]
Details...I got the kit from DPH Arms, I also got the flat from them, the flat was bent on a DPH bending jig using a friends 20 ton Harbor Freight press. Rivets were set with a friends rivet tool and a riveting jig for the trigger guard. I had use of the press to press the barrel out, but then the press was sold, I was unable to get the barrel pin out using any of the methods found on any of the boards, finally had to drill the barrel pin and got a replacement pin. A friend had the spot welder with modified electrodes and he spot welded the rails for me, as well as heat treating the holes in the receiver and heat treating the ejector. I also got the Tapco G2 trigger kit from DPH.

I used the all thread method to reinstall the barrel, and used a hammer to reinstall the barrel pin, I did have to do some trimming on the magazine well, not a lot, headspace is fine. I assembled the rifle and test fired it before finishing the receiver and wood, I had a few snags, trimmed up the rails a little more, hopefully it just needs some shooting to get all the parts seated up properly and working 100%. Disassembled the rifle, cleaned up the metal and shot it with Aluma Hyde, stripped the wood with Citrus Strip, sanded it, applied some medium oak stain then 6 coats of Tung Oil, the photos don't do justice to the wood, it turned out fantastic!

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:59:21 PM EDT
What exactly is Aluma Hyde?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:51:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
Neat. There seem to be two different styles of pistol gripped handguards. Yours is the more angular of the two. The other is more rounded. Am I correct?

Galland



I think the older romanian guns had the more angualr handguards. I have one like that on a 1982 kit, and my dad has the big one that feel like a 2x4 on a 1986 kit.

BTW the underfolder front handguard in swept back not forward.

Nice build BTW.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:29:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Woodsman30350:
What exactly is Aluma Hyde?


www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1117&title=ALUMA-HYDE+II
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:13:08 AM EDT
looks solid man!! i have used the aluma hyde on two builds....looks pretty good if you let it cure correctly!
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