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Old 07-18-2018, 06:14 PM   #211
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FINALLY!!!!

Managed to get the lightning cuts done on the r4 build!
Ready to crush some rivets!


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Old 07-18-2018, 07:57 PM   #212
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Wow, this thread delivers the awesome.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:27 PM   #213
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!!!!!

Have to use my time wisely.. mullicrk will only be on vaction for a few more months..have to start catching up!

South african brown duracoat is otw..

Uzi kit showed up today too..8)
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:05 AM   #214
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speaking of rivets Makman90, what brand of rivets do you use and how do you get em perfectly flat?
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:16 AM   #215
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Incredible work man
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:02 AM   #216
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Stop making me have to buy galil parts. I wanted to build a MAC10, not a galil dammit!
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:39 AM   #217
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Aleksanderdavid- rivets i use are from apex..the description says russian mil-spec akm complete rivet set...there 6 bucks for a bag..shorts work good on mag catch..i open up the trigger guard hole to take the same diameter rivet as mag catch..bg same size rivet..just take a long one and cut it down to an 1/8th" longer then the short rivets used on mag catch..and for smooshin i use a ak builder jig i modified for the galil mag catch.

Swolff-thanks man!!

Floivanus- work hard...play hard... so buy both!!! Macs are on my todo list as well!
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:39 AM   #218
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Rivets smooshed!

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Old 07-19-2018, 02:43 PM   #219
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Rivets smooshed!

That bullet guide rivet has been the bane of my existence - nice work!
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:01 PM   #220
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Break time antics from floriduh...

Barrel headspaced(had to take 5thou off shoulder)
Gasport drilled
Fsb honed and pressed
Hg slot cut
Start lapping the bolt in am.



Soul- i hear ya man!! Finding the paitence to come up with a proper bucking bar still hasnt happened for me yet...but what i cobbled together in ten mins this morning has yeilded the best bg smoosh to date. Just round the corners on a piece of 1x1 1/2.. to match the radius on the underside of receiver..once the radius matched..line drilled thru bulletguide hole into madeup buckbar so the center of cup hole would line up with bg rivet..then took a 1/4 drillbit and made a cup for the rivet head..took lil steps out till rivet head was in the buckbar and bottom of rivet was flat to buckbar.holding the receiver on the buck bar in position i would smoosh..measured the gap between bottom of receiver to table for a shim to keep receiver level while smooshin..press the rivet with a gauge pin(there hard as heck..62rockwell) smoosh! How i done it..
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #221
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Test fire went good!
Just waiting on the sa brown duracoat to arrive

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Can't wait to see it finished up in brown. Incredible work
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:48 AM   #224
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Test fire went good!
Just waiting on the sa brown duracoat to arrive


I see you've been busy

Nice work and Aloha from Hawaii

I will be glad to be back later this week......excellant work on the R4 bro.....


This pic was just a few minutes walk north of Keawaula Beach NW point of Hawaii. The small town of disperity you have ro drive through is shameful. Its a sad sight to see so many homelesss and run down buildings. I wont share those pics. Allot of liberal politicians and their promises at work.

Anyways....gotta start cranking the Galils out

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Thanks gents!
Aloha!
Damn thats a nice view mullicrk!

Duracoat showed today..
Got to get this thing parked and ready for paint tmmrw..
(*spent all my free time today messin with uzis)
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Man what can you say about the build other than it came out excellent!

Isnt it just a wonderful feeling to have created and own such a beauty?

Nicely done with a A+ for detail!
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Beautiful!!
If you hurry up and get on the plane you can still make it to the R4 National Championships August, 4-12 and test it. The ammunition is free and there are two armorers on the range to fix any problems, just bring your R4.
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If you hurry up and get on the plane you can still make it to the R4 National Championships August, 4-12 and test it. The ammunition is free and there are two armorers on the range to fix any problems, just bring your R4.
http://www.sacra.org.za/images/Invit...ion%202018.pdf
Sounds fun but $75 US for entry, plane ticket and hotel is $$$$$$$$$$$

Maybe if me n Makman90 went we could fix the Armorors gun problems
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That sounds awesome fanie!!!!

Ive always wanted to go to south africa!! I feel that day will be soon! Although i dont think i could arrange all the proper credentials in this short notice..but this is a great motivator to get the ball rollin for next year!

I hope youll take some pics for us over here on this side of the pond!

Love seeing the r series rifles in the wild!

Mullirck!!! Glad to have you back!!!

Yes sirr it is a great feeling! Loving these rifles from a collectors view is great..but actually building (*the cussing, the sweat, the frustration, and the end result... the vision you had invisioned from a pile of scrap to come to fruition is what makes it worth it.) gives a much deeper appreciation for the rifles.
Becomes an addiction..trying to out do your self each time to have a better rifle every time...im hooked to say the least...and i have lots of ideas for future builds!

So many builds..so little time...
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That sounds awesome fanie!!!!

Ive always wanted to go to south africa!! I feel that day will be soon! Although i dont think i could arrange all the proper credentials in this short notice..but this is a great motivator to get the ball rollin for next year!
Now that sounds like a Idea, Id be game to go too. Maybe we can look into a joint venture there but right now from what I hear the natives are restless and it may be something to wait on.
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Now that sounds like a Idea, Id be game to go too. Maybe we can look into a joint venture there but right now from what I hear the natives are restless and it may be something to wait on.
Well, you'd have a target rich environment, so there's that.
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You get a invite too Brian
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I'll bee there!
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^^^^Love it!

Just noticed the selector markings spell out "SAR"!
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Just noticed the selector markings spell out "SAR"!
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That sounds awesome fanie!!!!

Ive always wanted to go to south africa!! I feel that day will be soon! Although i dont think i could arrange all the proper credentials in this short notice..but this is a great motivator to get the ball rollin for next year!

I hope youll take some pics for us over here on this side of the pond!

Love seeing the r series rifles in the wild!

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It will be a lot of fun to have a team of US R4 participants in the competition. You must really work on it and try to get an eight-man team together for next year. Then you can participate in the International team competition representing you country. There is an ex- South African who brings a team from New Zealand every year, (but they bring AR')..
Lets do it!! I will help you to get an official invitation from SACRA and then get import permits for your rifles. Then you fly to Johannesburg and then Bloemfontein a couple of days before the competition and I will get you there. My farm is only 80 miles from the shooting range. I will take you through the drills and tables and practice a bit. (BTW, I am privileged to be the range officer for the national championships for the 11th year this year.) We can also do some hunting if you are interested.
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