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Posted: 1/4/2006 8:25:24 AM EDT
I was bored at work and decided to attack my midlength barrel with a few machine tools. I turned the section under the guards from .950 to .780 and in from of the sight went down to .680 with fluting. Not sure how it will work out when it heats up ut it did drop quite a bit of weight off.
The I decided I like the PRI style sight picture but have a YHM folding sight. hummmmmm Lathe, welder and mill abuse later and out pops this sight.
Yeah it has a crappy spray paint finifh right now till I try it out and see how it works. If I like it then I will get it parkerized then painted.





Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:31:44 AM EDT
I think it will work fine. Fluting may dissipate heat and you've still got quite a bit of metal under the handguard. If it runs good, strip that spraypaint, re-parkerize it and then finish it with some Norrell's Moly-Resin. It's available in tan flat. MJD
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:35:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By highwayman:
I think it will work fine. Fluting may dissipate heat and you've still got quite a bit of metal under the handguard. If it runs good, strip that spraypaint, re-parkerize it and then finish it with some Norrell's Moly-Resin. It's available in tan flat. MJD




+1
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:40:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:48:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
Very nice work!!
I really like the mod'ed YHM sight.


(j­ust as a note: If you notice any cycling issues, you may want to bump the FSB forward just a tiny bit. )




Thanks I am not the best welder so you can see some flaws on the welding but it is the ring pretty thin and I didn't want to turn it into a lil ball of slag.
I was going to make a shim to space the sight forward but when I tried it out before the mods it worked fine. Now to bolt everything back together and hopefully give it atry this weekend.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:50:23 AM EDT
Looks Good so far
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 11:03:25 AM EDT
Lets see the rest of the rifle. With the sweet job on the barrel and front sight, we need to see the rest of the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:12:49 PM EDT
That's cool.

I like that PRI picture too.

Nice work.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:50:21 PM EDT
Pics of it assembled.



Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:10:59 PM EDT
Sweet.

I'm bored too right now. Where'd I put that welder.............................
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:42:38 PM EDT
You're braver than me!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:16:40 PM EDT
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