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  1. Has anyone here ever built a Sten?

    I was at the Knob Creek MG Shoot in 2000; it was Sunday (last day) and the vendors were packing up to leave. I went a by a guy's table that had been selling STEN parts kits and mags. I told him I needed spare parts and some mags for my Mark 11. He pointed to a box of parts and said "I'll make...
  2. MAADI ARM in 5.45 feeding issue

    "Sounds like most places that have been having this issue it’s ammo or mag. Steel case fmj. " "So I think it is the mag and you might want to experiment. " Ding Ding Ding, Winner! I was using a Century converted 5.45 to 5.56 mag...when I switched to a Russian Izhmash plum AK74 mag the gun fed...
  3. AK-74 SBR fix

    I successfully test fired it yesterday; 3 30 round mags with no issues. I checked the brass and everything appeared to be OK. Fun little AKS-74U!
  4. What to build next?**Imbel FAL**

    For inspiration; I built 2 STG-58's on Imbel receivers. After assembly I took the wood-stocked rifle to the 200 yard range. The sights were untouched from when the rifle was de-milled. I hit the steel first shot. I was impressed.
  5. MAADI ARM in 5.45 feeding issue

    That was my thought also; just ordered one. Thanks
  6. MAADI ARM in 5.45 feeding issue

    I have an Egyptian Maadi SBR that was converted to 5.45 but not finished due to function issues. In a previous post I noted the trigger and hammer appeared to be incorrect and would not allow the bolt to cycle correctly; fortunately that was the issue and a new FCG fixed it and the weapon cycles...
  7. AK-74 SBR fix

    My new Century AK trigger came in yesterday; solved the problem. Now I need a headspace gauge for 5.45x39; I'm concerned that if the builder screwed up the trigger I don't think I can trust that it has been headspaced properly. I want to check it prior to test firing. Anyone want to rent me a...
  8. AK-74 SBR fix

    That was my thought process; figured some of the builders here might have run into a similar mix-up. Your pictures sure seem to bear that out.
  9. AK-74 SBR fix

    I bought an Egyption MAADI ARM project in 5.45. The seller said he couldn't get it to hand cycle correctly. I picked it up yesterday. While I own a couple of AK's I have never built one and do not have much experience with them. When hand cycling I quickly saw that the hammer is sitting way too...
  10. Attn 1911 build experts; grip safety issue

    In the course of my hectic schedule I never got back to report the outcome...Kevin was dead on correct and a bit of fitting of the grip safety solved the problem. I've shot it several times and it worked flawlessly. Thanks again for all the advice and help.
  11. 1911 grip bushing driver

    Both of my builds allowed the use of a properly fitted slot head screwdriver.
  12. Attn 1911 build experts; grip safety issue

    Thanks Kevin, that sounds about right. I'll check it this weekend and get back to ya how it worked out.
  13. Attn 1911 build experts; grip safety issue

    This is my 2nd build; first was a Govt 1911 on a Remsport frame. It went smoothly and weapon operated flawlessly. Just started fitting/assembly of my Remsport Commander frame with a used Colt slide/ parts bag. The only fitting I've run into has been the slide/frame rail interface and with about...
  14. 1911 build; need plunger tube and ejector installed

    Thanks to Rob, I am now in business and as soon as I receive my bag 'o parts I can start my build (hopefully by this weekend)
  15. 1911 build; need plunger tube and ejector installed

    That's kind of you to offer, but you're right....the gas and distance sort of cancel out the savings. But I appreciate the offer.
  16. 1911 build; need plunger tube and ejector installed

    I didn't have much luck looking online for the part...I may have to suck it up and buy the staking tool for 35 bucks....anyone want to split the cost????
  17. 1911 build; need plunger tube and ejector installed

    Thanks, I'll look into that. I always understood that special staking tools were required for the install.
  18. 1911 build; need plunger tube and ejector installed

    I picked up a Commander frame from Remsport a while back and I am ready to build another 1911...unfortunately I bought the frame without having the ejector and plunger tube installed. Any place on the north shore that does these? I can always ship it back to Remsport; I just thought I'd check...
  19. Assembling a 1911 - it's ON!

    I followed your progress while I did my own GOVT 1911 build; yours sure looks sweet! Mine is a complete mutt: Remsport frame, Auto Ordnance slide, Colt grips, and assorted parts from my workbench. It took me about 2 evenings of fitting once I assembled all the parts I needed. The Remsport frame...
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