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Old 09-09-2017, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default any builds on tortort 80% milled receiver?

were there any build issues? did everything line up? Would you use a tortort milled rec. again? Looking for any/all useful info in building a tortort 80% milled yugo.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:05 AM   #2
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:32 AM   #3
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I have encountered no problems with Tort-Tort's receivers. I'm on my sixth from him with various builds from a Yugo RPK and under folder, Type-3 clone, and Galils. Outstanding product and not hard at all to build. Great guy to deal with too.

If you have access to mill it would speed things up. I did mine with a drill press, reamers, dremmel, files and misc. hand tools. I build as a relaxing hobby so I'm not in a hurry. You can use a Childers drill template or dimensional drawings that are available on Tort-Tort's website.

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Old 09-10-2017, 08:31 AM   #4
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No problems with mine,2 more waiting to be built.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:40 AM   #5
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If everyone posted their builds, probably a couple hundred by forum members.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:16 AM   #6
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I have a couple of Tortort threaded Type 3's (a fixed stock and an underfolder) being worked on by Matt Yeamans(Turbothis). He is screwing in and head spacing the barrels, finishing the receivers and milling out and fitting the lower cover plate. Sounds like all is going well and he will soon be shipping them back for me to finish.
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No issues with tortort. Period. If there is an issue, it's builder related or an unknown journal size issue related to the kit.
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No issues with tortort. Period. If there is an issue, it's builder related or an unknown journal size issue related to the kit.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #9
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Dumb Q, but here it goes- can you build a stamped rec. kit on these?
What would you need to modify/ change out?

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Old 09-15-2017, 11:04 AM   #11
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Dumb Q, but here it goes- can you build a stamped rec. kit on these?
What would you need to modify/ change out?

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The trigger guard and pistol grip nut are different.

The top cover may require slight fitting.

Buttstock is different.

Hand guard would require slight fitting.

Check the contact of the bolt carrier to the front of the receiver.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:41 PM   #12
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The trigger guard and pistol grip nut are different.

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Knock the hump off the bottom and you can use the stamped stop and trigger guard just fine
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:27 PM   #13
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Since the grip nut has been brought up... The type 3 used a riveted in grip nut as apposed to the AKM style that inserts from the top. I noticed that the current generation Tortort receiver has a squared hole rather than a rounded hole as (what I believe) the Type 3's had. Did Tortort do this so that a AKM grip nut could be used rather that the riveted grip nut?

P.S. I do not have a reciever yet so I cannot find out myself.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:49 PM   #14
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barmonkey, we went with the type3 milled hole instead of the square stamped to keep them close to original. The stamped type grip hole can be added by the builder if he chooses.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:54 PM   #15
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Thanks for the clarification.

I was going by the pictures you currently have on your website. I noticed that some earlier threads posted about your receivers did have the type3 milled hole.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:42 PM   #16
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Yesterday, I picked up my two Tortort Type 3 Receivers, both with threaded barrels and receivers, as original. Matt Yeamans did the work on them and did an outstanding job. Both are now 100% receivers with headspaced barrels installed. Front pockets milled out with plates nicely installed. All milling done including perfect selector stops and sling swivel slot. Though I will add the Izhmash markings by etching, he added the requested serial numbers in the correct Soviet style and locations. I'm very pleased with his work! Now I need to finish up these builds.
If I could figure out how to post photos here, I would do so-- I'll see if I can figure it out.
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Yesterday, I picked up my two Tortort Type 3 Receivers, both with threaded barrels and receivers, as original. Matt Yeamans did the work on them and did an outstanding job. Both are now 100% receivers with headspaced barrels installed. Front pockets milled out with plates nicely installed. All milling done including perfect selector stops and sling swivel slot. Though I will add the Izhmash markings by etching, he added the requested serial numbers in the correct Soviet style and locations. I'm very pleased with his work! Now I need to finish up these builds.
If I could figure out how to post photos here, I would do so-- I'll see if I can figure it out.
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Would love to see some detailed pics of the work. Might send one his way to finish.
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Would love to see some detailed pics of the work. Might send one his way to finish.
If anyone wants to see photos of my two barreled receivers, email me your email address and I'll send you some photos. Probably won't be till tomorrow night though as I'm traveling for work now. Thanks!
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If anyone wants to see photos of my two barreled receivers, email me your email address and I'll send you some photos. Probably won't be till tomorrow night though as I'm traveling for work now. Thanks!
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Why not just upload the pics here so everyone can see?

IMGBB works fine.
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I'll try it tonight when I return home.
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I can upload them for you if you have trouble Bill.
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Nice. Thanks for posting
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:46 AM   #24
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Here is a link to the photos of my two Tortort Type 3 barreled receivers as received back from Matt Yeamans. They are further along now as I work to finish them off as time allows.

http://s1117.photobucket.com/user/mo...tml?sort=3&o=2

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Please use a different host for your pictures. PhotoBkt is throwing out a bunch of pop-ups. I had to navigate to your entire album to find the pictures...
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Bill,,

Why are you reworking the lightening cuts?
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Why are you reworking the lightening cuts?
Actually, I was only polishing or smoothing out the lightening cuts on just the fixed stock receiver. The reason being that the lightening cuts on the fixed stock receivers were awfully rough. The lightening cuts on the underfolder were fine.

I did the smoothing before I sent the receiver to Matt Yeamans. It wasn't an easy job. Had to do it all carefully by hand with a custom made block so as not to alter any of the cuts' contours.
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stupid pocket isnt milled out :-/.
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I guess I need a "penguin latch"....
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The ATF wouldnt let him mill out that front lower pocket and still be an 80% receiver. They said it was for mounting a grenade launcher. (WTF?)
So you would have to mill it out yourself to use orig latch system, or use the modified latch that is being cut as we speak.
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The ATF wouldnt let him mill out that front lower pocket and still be an 80% receiver. They said it was for mounting a grenade launcher. (WTF?)
So you would have to mill it out yourself to use orig latch system, or use the modified latch that is being cut as we speak.
...be nice if the front slot was deep enough or drilled so the cleaning rod would actually make it into full position.

I made the mistake of commenting in my video about the front pocket/slot. I said it was there for the cleaning rod.....did not know yet it is not deep enough for the rod to fit.

...but i'm fixing that on my receiver real soon....cutters on the way now.
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...be nice if the front slot was deep enough or drilled so the cleaning rod would actually make it into full position.

I made the mistake of commenting in my video about the front pocket/slot. I said it was there for the cleaning rod.....did not know yet it is not deep enough for the rod to fit.

...but i'm fixing that on my receiver real soon....cutters on the way now.
Mel, this front section is a gray area for the non firearm. The original ATF approval letter came back commenting on the front section so we leave it be.

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Mel, this front section is a gray area for the non firearm. The original ATF approval letter came back commenting on the front section so we leave it be.

Thanks again for posting that vid Sir!!!!
Yeah, for the price I got it at I'm not complaining. Just hate it when I say something wrong and I can't go back and correct it in the posted video without deleting it and re uploading. I did catch the "hanging on the trigger" part though while editing.

You're welcome on the video. Was glad to do it.
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