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Posted: 9/2/2010 9:15:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 9:17:32 AM EDT by jimdvan]
My final retro parts came back from U.S. Anodizing yesterday. Both are built on NDS lowers. The top one is an XM16E1 with three prong FH and solid butt plate. 1970's Colt thin barrel and Colt upper receiver. The lower is my XM177E2 using a Double Star LW barrel that I cut and threaded on my lathe. Overall barrel length is 16.5". It is pinned and welded. The front sling swivel is held on by a roll pin. I also made an attempt at my own C MP C markings. The stock is an old Bushmaster aluminum stock that I had powder coated. The upper is a PM forge code but I removed that prior to refinishing. I also removed the flashing on the front sight tower.





Link Posted: 9/2/2010 9:21:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 9:22:36 AM EDT by m1sniper]
Excellent job!! The C MP C mark looks real good!
Do you know the maker of the stamp set,font size and style? I've been looking for a set.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 9:36:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Excellent job!! The C MP C mark looks real good!
Do you know the maker of the stamp set,font size and style? I've been looking for a set.


Thanks. The stamps are 3/32" and made by Gruv-Grip. Manufacturer number 698690. This is an old set so I don't know if the same set is still available.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 10:31:34 AM EDT
Sexy as HELL! God I gotta get my 177e2 done

I really like how your powder coat turned out. I was planning about a million coats of semi gloss to see if i could get that affect, but yours looks a way better idea!

Brick
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 10:48:21 AM EDT
Yes! Really very nice. I have been contemplating an XM177 build for some time now. Maybe after I finish up the XM16.
Excellent, thanks for sharing
Ralph
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 10:58:59 AM EDT


You done really fine job on those.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 11:15:03 AM EDT
Those are impressive!!!! Well done!
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 11:35:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 11:36:35 AM EDT by hk45shooter]
Very nice, good job on the machine work & custom stamping too!

Now I'm gonna go fondle my XM16E1 & Xm177E2.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 12:07:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 12:09:06 PM EDT by plinkr415]
They both look excellent! The 603 made me pause for a second.

ETA: How did you get the sear pin on the 603 to look so real, and what internals (BCG, LPK, buffer) did you use for it?
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 12:37:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
They both look excellent! The 603 made me pause for a second.

ETA: How did you get the sear pin on the 603 to look so real, and what internals (BCG, LPK, buffer) did you use for it?


I had not noticed that! Yes! Yes! How did you do that sear pin?
regards,
Raplh
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 1:54:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 1:55:33 PM EDT by Der_Hans]
Nice work with those barrel markings!

ETA:

Originally Posted By F14ADC:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
They both look excellent! The 603 made me pause for a second.

ETA: How did you get the sear pin on the 603 to look so real, and what internals (BCG, LPK, buffer) did you use for it?


I had not noticed that! Yes! Yes! How did you do that sear pin?
regards,
Raplh



+1
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 2:52:24 PM EDT
Excellent.....
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 2:54:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Nice work with those barrel markings!

ETA:

Originally Posted By F14ADC:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
They both look excellent! The 603 made me pause for a second.

ETA: How did you get the sear pin on the 603 to look so real, and what internals (BCG, LPK, buffer) did you use for it?


I had not noticed that! Yes! Yes! How did you do that sear pin?
regards,
Raplh



+1


The LPK is all USGI surplus, the BCG is all Colt and I think the buffer is Bushmaster. As for the sear pin, I cut about .040" off each end of a sear pin on my lathe. Then I scratched a small divit in the sear pin location and epoxied the ends of the pins in place.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 2:57:29 PM EDT
Top notch work Brother, beautiful!
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:14:56 PM EDT
Great looking firearms! The extra detailing really sets these apart!
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:15:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:31:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jimdvan:
The LPK is all USGI surplus, the BCG is all Colt and I think the buffer is Bushmaster. As for the sear pin, I cut about .040" off each end of a sear pin on my lathe. Then I scratched a small divit in the sear pin location and epoxied the ends of the pins in place.

Awesome! Absolutely awesome! Excellent attention to detail!
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:34:29 PM EDT

Looking good!


Congrats!

Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:40:40 PM EDT
Posted to add kudos for putting together some great looking weapons. Both are really very nice!
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:44:15 AM EDT
Great looking weapons!

I see a Retro A2 in your near future
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 5:38:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jimdvan:
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Excellent job!! The C MP C mark looks real good!
Do you know the maker of the stamp set,font size and style? I've been looking for a set.


Thanks. The stamps are 3/32" and made by Gruv-Grip. Manufacturer number 698690. This is an old set so I don't know if the same set is still available.

Thank you Sir!

Link Posted: 9/3/2010 6:15:06 AM EDT
Very nice! I really enjoy seeing the work everyone puts into their rifles and carbines in this forum.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 9:51:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 11:05:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Originally Posted By jimdvan:
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Excellent job!! The C MP C mark looks real good!
Do you know the maker of the stamp set,font size and style? I've been looking for a set.


Thanks. The stamps are 3/32" and made by Gruv-Grip. Manufacturer number 698690. This is an old set so I don't know if the same set is still available.

Thank you Sir!



Do I smell a project cooking?
Ralph
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 1:16:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2010 1:17:40 PM EDT by Beel]
Awesome work. Its the attention to detail that separates your rifle from "just another ..."
Whatcha' gonna build next?

ETA: That Jag is filthy!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:51:07 PM EDT
Great looking weapons - nice job!
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 5:18:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By F14ADC:
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Originally Posted By jimdvan:
Originally Posted By m1sniper:
Excellent job!! The C MP C mark looks real good!
Do you know the maker of the stamp set,font size and style? I've been looking for a set.


Thanks. The stamps are 3/32" and made by Gruv-Grip. Manufacturer number 698690. This is an old set so I don't know if the same set is still available.

Thank you Sir!



Do I smell a project cooking?
Ralph


You can just see the smoke rolling out of his ears
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:05:27 AM EDT
Great Job, you should be proud.......................
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 8:47:27 AM EDT
Awesome set! Very nice attention to detail.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 1:22:50 PM EDT
I've been asked what the secret was to doing the sear pin. No big secret, just careful work. No drilling of holes just make the back of the pin and the part of the receiver rough enough for good epoxy to hold. If it falls off, do it again.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:05:58 AM EDT
Tell us about the powder coating!


Brick
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:39:45 PM EDT
Here's who I used for the powder coating. Decorative Metal Finishing 1996 Don Lee Pl. Escondido, CA 92029 (760) 746-3378. I used semi-gloss black.
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