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Posted: 1/19/2006 7:16:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 7:31:19 PM EDT by Roosteroo]
OK, I finally got one done. I kinda think it's the one that will atleast get me to a point I know what to do better on the next ones.

Basic info:
1. AMD 65 Kit
2. pistol trunnion
3. Armory USA 1.6mm Receiver, filed down my trunnions.
4. FMA Ergo grip.
5. Birdcage muzzle.
6. Hungarian tanker mag right out of the 4 mag vinyl pouch.
7. Rail mount on the side of the forward grip, surefire is there...
Remaining
1. File and reshape misshapen rivet heads.
2. Paint - just got my KPHOS and GUNKOTE!!!!
Errors
1. Egged the rear trunnion rivet holes so I smashed the heads to fill the entire space. Looks bad but its SOLID.
2. Rivet squeezer (bolt cutter) did a good job but I went in as a follow up with a piece of steel I drilled the rivet shapes in to and pressed after the fact. This deformed the heads a bit so I have to file them to get them to look good.
3. Should have indexed the barrel and the trunnion more clearly on barrel removal.
Successes
1. Barrel pin pulled and pushed using pookie bolt in the vice method with no problems, just scary for the first time.
2. Barrel removal, started as a BFH barrell removal but after some advice here used HF 20 ton and it was a breeze.
3. Barrel replacement - used really fine sand paper to lightly clean up barrel and trunnion where they press together, froze barrel, heated receiver with mounted trunnions and it pressed like BUTTAH!!!! Yes it made loud noises but it was really easy.

I really appreciate all the feedback and great info here, couldn't have done it without you. Next time I'm going to go slower and maybe remake my rivet presser.



Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:25:27 PM EDT
not seeing the pix....
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:32:16 PM EDT
dang those are big...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:51:26 AM EDT
OK, now I see them...they are rather big pictures, but nice looking rifle.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:55:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:19:25 AM EDT
Wow. So the Amd pistol is a good idea. Do you just 4473 the reciever as a pistol?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:25:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Wow. So the Amd pistol is a good idea. Do you just 4473 the reciever as a pistol?



Yes.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:34:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Wow. So the Amd pistol is a good idea. Do you just 4473 the reciever as a pistol?



So far everything I've read says yes, on a transfer you should have it marked pistol too. Once registered, it's a pistol.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:49:42 AM EDT
or you just bend your own. 4473 who?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:50:53 AM EDT
Need to clip those toe nails!!!!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:11:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Roosteroo:

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Wow. So the Amd pistol is a good idea. Do you just 4473 the reciever as a pistol?



So far everything I've read says yes, on a transfer you should have it marked pistol too. Once registered, it's a pistol.



If you do the 4473 as a pistol then you can go either way with it. You can convert a pistol to a rifle, but not a rifle to a pistol. I don't know about Colorado, but in Wisconsin we don't have to "register" our firearms.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:22:19 AM EDT
I guess by register I mean, if you do a FFL transfer with someone on it, might as well have registered...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:23:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By corny:
Need to clip those toe nails!!!!



Gotta have claws with my teeth!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:56:25 PM EDT
Looks pretty good...

How does it shoot
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:08:09 PM EDT
Good job
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:26:24 PM EDT
Just bustin' on ya. Great looking build.
Congrats.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:58:40 PM EDT
those ergo grips sure do look comfy are they worth the money?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:37:32 PM EDT
Is that the birdcage flash hider from mikeryan?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:20:15 AM EDT
I think so, haven't shot it yet so it is kind of TBD though...
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:22:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Conju:
Is that the birdcage flash hider from mikeryan?



I got that birdcage free on an order of a FCG, trying to remember who I ordered that from...
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:21:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pol_pot_47:
those ergo grips sure do look comfy hey


Oh yea. It's like it just sucks your hand right onto it. Very nice.
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