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Posted: 10/30/2004 7:22:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 5:38:16 AM EDT by AFSOC]
I just got to the machine shop today and chopped down the Socom block for my 9mm
Not too tough, I will post a pic tomorrow I definitely like the look better not so much hanging off the bottom.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:39:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 5:51:13 AM EDT by AFSOC]
Definitely a nicer look!
Went to the machine shop but my buddy was liquidating his equipment so the metal cutting bandsaw was unavailable! so I ended up using just a hacksaw and then milling the slot and the top
I did not chamfer the mag catch side but no big deal to depress the catch and put it in.
But he was selling an old Southbend 9" Bench lathe so I bought it!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 9:16:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 9:23:03 AM EDT by Irishfly]
Did the same thing to mine but alot more lowtech. Used a mitre box with hacksaw and then a file to cut the slot. Works like a champ. You may also try chamfering the front edge of the block as it kinda acts like a beveled magwell on a 1911and allows easier mag insertion. Also, the best thing that I did besides shortening it was to chamfer the edges of the mag catch (the one on the block not the standard one on the reciever. I shaved down each side of it to make it a little more pointed so it would index and find the slot on the sten mag alot more easily. Hard to describe but kinda looks like this........but on both sides.


Kinda messed up explanation but my digital camera isn't working. It helped alot with seating the mags quickly and I didn't have to take much off. Not even as much as this reprehensible representation shows Edited about 37 times to get the picture right.

Hope this helps,


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Link Posted: 10/31/2004 9:56:20 AM EDT
So far it indexes just fine in the mags I have...
But I will keep it in mind.
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