Visit us on facebook

It is currently Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:34 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:38 am 
Offline
Board Member
Board Member

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:30 pm
Posts: 4001
Location: MI
Some of these pics are also in my "Shop" thread. Here are some more of this beauty and additional info / comments.

Left side, on the ’48 Willys:
Image


Right side and some of the wide variety of test-fire ammo used:
Image


Not my best camera work, but this is the magwell treatment I call “FLH”, for Fairly Large Hole. Working with the metal that’s there and not adding any, it gives a decently large target for a reload. Note that the bottom of the frame has been partially shortened, to the depth of the standard cut in front for the mag floorplate extension. This makes the seating or re-seating of a standard mag very positive. Grips are left standard length, and chamfered on the inside so that they become “magwell helpers”:
Image


Conamyds and Minimyds all over the place! The mag release is dome-shaped on top. For years I have been angling them about 8 degrees so they are low at the rear, this is very effective, but domed is too and I'm kinda liking the looks and feel of it.
Image


The top. I love how the shapes and lines work with each other at the ejection port and rib cuts.
Image


Top ¾-ing view. Shield Driver™ rear sight, FallArrest™ hammer and safety, and my MSH-F™ mainspring housing.
Image


Working on the front sight. Client wanted an orange or white insert of some kind. I do love the TruGlo sights but on a custom like this, they are just to dang sharp everywhere. And if you take the edges off, you have bare steel. You can't re-blue it or do a spray and bake with plastic and tritium in it..... so you make your own. I tried making this tiny tube out of my very-orange Xenoy piece I often use but for something this tiny it was too flexible to machine to the shape. I dug out a piece of ivory, and—too yellow. I have some very white Teflon stock but it too was too soft. I grabbed a white tail antler shed we found in the back yard years ago and presto:
Image


Front sight, made here from prehard 4130, gets a slot in its face so the antler / tritium insert can be seen. The .013 hole in the top is a vent hole for epoxying the insert in place.
Image


Front sight done; insert glued in, Parkerized Gun-Koted. I'm not a depends-on-glue kind of guy; the antler insert is pretty much pressed in and would probably stay even without glue-- it's totally captured in place. But, glue as extra insurance.... sure.
Image


The front end. I meant to do a recoil spring plug with Minimyds….. to “you know who”: I’ll get one to you next time I’m sending something out for bluing. This fantastic bluing job BTW is done by Glenrock Blue….. perfection, each and every time!
Image


One more for good measure:
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:48 pm 
Offline
LTW Supporter
LTW Supporter

Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 4:42 am
Posts: 718
Location: Combine, Texas
Ned. That ROCKS. Is that one going where I think it is going. ............

_________________
Be safe and keep the brass flying

Terry Peters

Do your research but you get what you pay for front end or back end
http://www.pt-partners.com
@ptpartners_tx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:31 pm 
Offline
Board Member
Board Member

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:30 pm
Posts: 4001
Location: MI
I think it has dun GONE to where you thought it was going....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:01 pm 
Offline
Board Member
Board Member

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:30 pm
Posts: 4001
Location: MI
Ready for an ESPT.
Image

ESPT installed.
Image

Slotting the bit of antler for a front sight insert.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:22 pm 
Offline
Board Member
Board Member

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:30 pm
Posts: 4001
Location: MI
To anyone visiting LTW, if you decide to sign up we ask that you create a username having two parts and a space between. We are in a war with spam bots right now (I just deleted 8000 spambot "applicants") and for the time being we need two-part usernames to help differentiate real people from the cowardly BS-ers.

They are so irritating but..... it felt really good deleting 8000 in one whack, I'll admit. I just wish there was a way to send a Taser pulse to each one's keyboard :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:27 pm 
Offline
Members

Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:55 pm
Posts: 72
Location: SF, California
PERFECTION NED!!! I am digging the squared trigger guard, :lol:

_________________
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" Gandhi


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:20 pm 
Offline
Board Member
Board Member

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:30 pm
Posts: 4001
Location: MI
You would.... :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group