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Is there any reason why I can not roll my own receiver out of titanium? Will any of the holes have a problem with wear? I have some CP-2 and I am going to bend one tomarrow, unless someone can tell me if this will be unsafe. I will try to post pics of my progress. Thanks.
11-17-2003, 08:17 PM
I'm no expert, but can you weld titanium? If not how do you plan on attaching the rails?
11-17-2003, 09:16 PM
becareful to pay attention the bend radii, you want the corners decently sharp. that probably will be the biggest problem bending it. i dont have much materials background but your titanium probably will be harder to machine too. remember you only need a hardness of around 30-35 rockwell "c"
11-17-2003, 09:57 PM
I dont see why not. I was thinking about a roll your own stainless receiver. :-) As long as you can get the bends right it should be good to go
Titanium welds a lot like stainless and I can get bends as sharp as the ones on my receiver stubs. I did bend a stainless receiver blank the other day. It was more for a test, but it came out ok. I don't know if I will build it up or not. The stainless was .008" thicker then my receiver stubs and it came out wider then I had hoped. But over all I would not be ashamed to say I made it myself. I'll take the lessons from my first attempt and see what I can come up with on the titanium. I did buy enough to screw up 7 times, the 8th one has to be right. The titanium I have is .040" the same as my AK-74 kit. I don't know how much time I'll have to work on this, because It will be a Gov. job.
11-18-2003, 10:06 AM
i'm involved with electron beam welding of titanium fan blades for aircraft turbines. it can be welded, but oxidation is a concern.
the only concern i would have for a ti receiver would be for cracking around the rivet/pivot holes.
11-20-2003, 07:34 PM
Titanium is usally welded in glove boxs that has been purged when possible to avoid oxidation. This sounds like a very interesting project keep us informed.
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