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Buch
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is just so awesome....

The envy is strong with me...

SOOOO looking forward to seeing this done!

If I ever come to L.A. I NEED to see this IRL!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buch wrote:
That is just so awesome....

The envy is strong with me...

SOOOO looking forward to seeing this done!

If I ever come to L.A. I NEED to see this IRL!


That will give me extra incentive to finish it in a timely fashion then. There's a range downtown, so after the Bradbury building we'll retire some paper replicants
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good.

Did it hurt, just a little, making that relief cut to free the barrel?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eltee wrote:
Looking very good.

Did it hurt, just a little, making that relief cut to free the barrel?


It did indeed. It was the point of no return, and I had to charge the dremel half-way through leaving me plenty of time to just stare at it wondering "what have I done." I seriously have no idea how you'd get it off without the cut, though. That thing is STUCK on there.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, looking very good for sure. Eager to see it in action!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you that many of the receivers I have seen, almost all had to make that cut to get those barrels off.

And if your going to make the changes to make it fit a large section of the receiver will be cut away anyway.

Rich

PS what model receiver are you going to use as a guide??
Most have used one of mine...




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eltee wrote:
Looking very good.

Did it hurt, just a little, making that relief cut to free the barrel?


It did indeed. It was the point of no return, and I had to charge the dremel half-way through leaving me plenty of time to just stare at it wondering "what have I done." I seriously have no idea how you'd get it off without the cut, though. That thing is STUCK on there.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly I don't have one of yours... yet. I won't be machining the receiver for a bit so perhaps by then I'll have one to use as a guide. Right now, I'm working off Karl's amazing photos and the restoration photos showing things somewhat disassembled.

I think my order of operations right now will be getting the barrel replaced by a gunsmith, then working out the grip frame, trigger guard, grips, and magazine/ housing on my own. After that, it will be a matter of sorting out the ejector rod (I don't think I want to use a screw to lock the crane in place), milling and mounting the receiver, and then the cylinder covers... whole lotta work.

One step at a time, though.

racprops wrote:
I can tell you that many of the receivers I have seen, almost all had to make that cut to get those barrels off.

And if your going to make the changes to make it fit a large section of the receiver will be cut away anyway.

Rich

PS what model receiver are you going to use as a guide??
Most have used one of mine...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veektohr wrote:
Buch wrote:
That is just so awesome....

The envy is strong with me...

SOOOO looking forward to seeing this done!

If I ever come to L.A. I NEED to see this IRL!


That will give me extra incentive to finish it in a timely fashion then. There's a range downtown, so after the Bradbury building we'll retire some paper replicants


That would seriously be the best day ever! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that there are Steyr sites where collectors will buy your leftover parts! If you choose not to keep the rest of your rifle, you could sell the parts there. I may sell the bolt body from my build.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa an update!

So I finally just said to hell with it, and dove into the Steyr.









Not bad for a few hours work! I still need to mill out the clearance for the cylinder, but for a total noob when it comes to this kind of stuff I think I did alright.

I used carbide end-mills, and took shallow cuts. Honestly, I was expecting total abject disaster because that's usually how these things go for me, so I'm calling this a victory for now Smile

I'll be out of town all next week, but hopefully when I come back I'll finish this up and then try to build some momentum back up on this project!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great. You are a very brave man.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh this is sensational.
Great work mate, looking forward to your next post!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We want more!! Absolutely fantastic
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I was mindin' my own business just finishing up the cuts on this receiver when disaster struck.



It. Just. Cracked. Tore in slow motion, like paper. If I had some advice to give past self, I would say "hey dummy, make these cuts before you hog out the receiver and turn this thing into a little delicate, yet INTEGRAL, leaf." Then I'd slap myself. Then I'd say "Hey, but if you ignore me and screw it up anyway here's some silver-solder."





Phew! This build was going so smooth, I was should have known I'd have a catastrophe to deal with sooner than later.

Anyhow, here it is layed out with some spare Tomen parts.





Bummer is that the flux and heat from the silver-solder hurt the bluing, so I'm gonna have to strip it and re-blue the whole thing. One hurdle at a time, though...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks that is a very good tip, I would not have thought of making the side cuts above that tab, like you i would have done the center cuts and lastly did those trims.

I think I will suggest doing them first...so that all the support is behind it.

"It. Just. Cracked. Tore in slow motion, like paper. If I had some advice to give past self, I would say "hey dummy, make these cuts before you hog out the receiver and turn this thing into a little delicate, yet INTEGRAL, leaf."

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crisis averted Shocked I know that those type of transfo are not for the faint of heart...keep up the great job!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think twice about it either! Once you open up the back for the hammer, though that thing just bounces around if you try to cut it without support. Literally shook itselft to death! I'm sure a better machinist than I could have avoided it, but I would definitely err on the safe side, and just do that little step first.

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Thanks that is a very good tip, I would not have thought of making the side cuts above that tab, like you i would have done the center cuts and lastly did those trims.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I for one thank you for this info.

I wonder what others have run into doing these.

The only fix I can see at this point would to brace the side with a rod inserted into the body and perhaps adding a screw or two using the two screw holes needed in the finished model to add extra holding.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'll have to see how this goes. The silver solder makes a pretty strong join. I think the sheer strength is like 8000 psi? So they say at least. I figure if pewter doesn't shake part from the recoil on some builds, this ought to hold up ok. If not, yeah some kind of reinforcing plate will be in order. We'll see!
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