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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would have taken it to a Gunsmith that will weld up the steel, silver solder is not a strong as steel.

One idea is to drill the holding hole in the tab and then bolt it to something to hold it.

My receivers I use a hole not a slot.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally. If it comes to that, I was actually planning on using the extra steel you cut off the safety. It has a nice slot that would help with fine tuning the positioning. Weld that up in there, and I'd be good to go. Plenty to do before I see if that's necessary, though...


Oh, and one other thing that settles (for me at least) definitively the "was it blued" question is that each cut you make shows a stark contrast between the dark bluing, and the shiny raw steel. The bluing is like having the whole thing covered in marking fluid (actually makes it very nice to see where you're cutting!). But on the "as delivered to set" photos, you don't see any of that... just one color ergo: stripped. Not to open that can o' worms, but after cutting into one it really does just seem like a no-brainer.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading this update was nerve-wracking! Good to see you're back on track This build is so bad ass...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buch wrote:
Reading this update was nerve-wracking! Good to see you're back on track This build is so bad ass...


You should have heard my cursing as I brazed it back together! One thing about this build... I'm definitely picking up new skills. 0_o
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just playin around with some ideas. Always liked how Rick Ross kept the extractor on the bolt of his PKDs, so I mocked this up:





Also, I stripped the bluing. I'll probably buff it and blue it back. This is my non-canon build so I've got some decisions to make here.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too prefer the look of the Rick Ross Real bolt and Extractor- has a more real look to me. He also reversed the extractor direction which is a nice touch. My Gunsmith said that the bolt was too hard to mil into the necessary shape for a Blaster build.

But as they say "where theres a will..."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Rick's idea of the extractor was a very cool one...and now your gun will look meaner veektohr Cool ; very well done!
I love those little details that makes it special and out of the ordinary
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been finding myself working weekends the past few weeks, so I haven't had much time to put towards the build. Buuuuuut, today I sat down with my dremel, hand files, and various grits of sandpaper to get the "rear mounting leaf ledge" taken care of. I knew it wouldn't survive the mill, so I had to do it the hard way. Again - just make that cut first! Lol, anyway... pics (crappy, blurry ones).







Cool! Probably gonna tackle the barrel and end-plug next
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a tight and beautiful fit
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn that looks fine! Side cover fits like a glove!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teeeny weeny bit o' progress today. I started to fit the mag housing. I hogged out a bunch with my dremel, and then for the final fit I wrapped a steel Tomen-upgrade barrel I had with 220 grit sand paper and just ran it back and forth until I hit what looked like a decent depth to me.





Still gotta mod the actual magazine Rolling Eyes



Parting thought:



Steady as she goes!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most excellent!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marvi all the way
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got something in the mail today Smile



Gonna have to find some lathe time soon!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is me watching this build....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is epic. Awesome work!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took another step forward. Decided to get that old barrel out of there. You have to be careful when removing barrels, because you don't want to twist the frame of the revolver and ruin everything. The best way to do this is with a wrench that fits the frame of your firearm perfectly. I don't have one of those...

So I went to the hardware store.



And got close enough.





Hey it worked! Unfortunately, I forgot to make a sleeve for the barrel, so my vise kinda chewed up the outside. Looks like it has fish scales now. Doesn't really matter because I'm not using that part for anything but reference when I make my new barrel, but it still hurts inside Embarassed

And then I got rid of the trigger guard making this super dangerous until there's a new one in there.



This will not have the hammer or cylinder re-installed until there's a trigger guard on there again. Safety, always!

Probably gonna tackle that and the barrel next. I think the trigger guard will actually be a nice warm up to bending the bolt handle. Nice to be making little bits of progress (even if it's just clearing the way for bigger tasks ahead)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks amazing, man! Love the progress.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Took a whack at bending the bolt lever today. The first go at it, I didn't bend it enough, so I had to go back for seconds. Still have a little fine tuning to do, but it's mostly there. I got a little axial twist that I need to correct for it to really seat perfectly. Still, any progress is good progress Smile

I was especially worried since there's always been a little hairline crack in this lever that I was afraid would get worse from the heat. It's been behaving so far, though!
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