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Posted: 9/3/2002 3:07:43 PM EDT
I'm trying to figure out what involved in completing 60% FAL receiver.

From the looks of it, it appears that the only things left to be done to the 60% FAL castings are:

1. Cut charging handle slot
2. drill and ream holes
4. ream and thread for the barrel
5. anything else I'm missing?

It looks like cutting the handle slot would be the hardest part because of the slots within the slot.
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 5:13:11 PM EDT
As much as I know on machine work I won't even tackle that one. The barrel threads are timed.
How are you gonna do that one. I was gonna start with a billet piece of tool steel and thread for the barrel then start squaring up the receiver in relationship to the barrel.
To much work for me to do.

Link Posted: 9/4/2002 6:52:16 PM EDT
scram...Rick hit that one right on the head. All the little stuff that looks tuff is really nothing compared to setting the barrel. I have thought about building from a 60% but that's about as far as I've gone. Ask Snelling...he's been the cause of the BIY FAL bruhaha. If he hasn't built one then it probably ain't worth doing...Bud
Link Posted: 9/4/2002 7:46:30 PM EDT
Let me add to that....
you can finish a casting but you'll have to use a threaded barrel blank. Once the receiver is threaded, install your barrel and mark it so you can turn the profile on. Also the face of the barrel (receiver end) will have mill work done there also. This is the reason the factory threads are timed. It is doable

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 3:54:55 AM EDT
Could you not use an inch barrel and the breaching washers to get the barrel timing?
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