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Old 09-11-2018, 12:47 AM   #526
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You going to refinish it or leave it as is? I think it looks good like it is. Think that's how mine will stay once done.
Not sure, I like the grey park because its original but a silver/nickel uzi does sound badass. I remember back in the day someone used to sell them that color. I may have to look up a silver colored cerakote.









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Old 09-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #527
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Assuming this isn't against the forum rules - anyone here willing to convert my SMG bolt to a semi one for cheap? I don't have the tooling needed to do so, and it seems that McKay/Robert RTG will be out of stock of new production semi bolt kits for a while.

If I can get the bolt converted, US Barrel Shrouds has the other pieces in stock ($225 for the bolt itself seems outrageous though).
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:43 PM   #528
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Well you bastards got me. I bought an Uzi kit.
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:01 PM   #529
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:23 PM   #530
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Tim, I saw your bolt you have for sale in the MP. What are those pins in the back of the bolt? And how are they "stuck" there. I know what they are for just haven't seen them before.

I finally got gas for my mig and started to finish the welds on the receiver. Still need a barrel and striker assembly. Buying a new car here shortly so funds have been frozen.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:34 PM   #531
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those are stops for the striker assy. thats to keep the firing pin taper from hitting the inside of the bolt so it doesnt over travel i guess. perhaps if they werent there the pin would be damaged or even get stuck? thats how the us barrel shrouds one was. i just copied it. they are soft soldered in an 1/8" drilled hole. they are definitely not going anywhere. press fit would be adequate enough though. some people use a washer. surprisingly enough the bolt works very well.



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Cool thanks. I like that idea. I was going to drill and tap the hole and red loctite tiny hex head bolts in there.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:48 PM   #533
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that would be good. im a soft solder fan myself. regardless, whatever you put in there wont come out.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:20 PM   #534
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Assuming this isn't against the forum rules - anyone here willing to convert my SMG bolt to a semi one for cheap? I don't have the tooling needed to do so, and it seems that McKay/Robert RTG will be out of stock of new production semi bolt kits for a while.

If I can get the bolt converted, US Barrel Shrouds has the other pieces in stock ($225 for the bolt itself seems outrageous though).
sorry to leave you behind man. Don't mean to totally ignore your request. I would lend a hand but it's the exact wrong time of year for me. We got winter wheat going in the ground and about to start stripping cotton. It's the life of a tractor mechanic. I can't fix 'em, if they don't break 'em. So keep breaking them green tractors guys. The chillypepper is kinda broke just now.

Keep up with some of these guys. Maybe one will hook you up.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #535
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sorry to leave you behind man. Don't mean to totally ignore your request. I would lend a hand but it's the exact wrong time of year for me. We got winter wheat going in the ground and about to start stripping cotton. It's the life of a tractor mechanic. I can't fix 'em, if they don't break 'em. So keep breaking them green tractors guys. The chillypepper is kinda broke just now.

Keep up with some of these guys. Maybe one will hook you up.
No worries - I'm in no rush and figured it'd be a shot in the dark anyway. I love reading all the threads in here, mainly do woodworking but the itch is starting to get some into some metal working too.
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Off the subject but did anybody that bought these kits get hit with fraudulent charges on their credit card afterward? I'm asking because I was going to buy a few of these kits but passed because of all the people that got hit with fraudulent credit card purchases after buying from Apex.
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Citi and others offer one-time use numbers or "virtual numbers" you can turn on and off. Generate one, use it, then shut it off.
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Off the subject but did anybody that bought these kits get hit with fraudulent charges on their credit card afterward? I'm asking because I was going to buy a few of these kits but passed because of all the people that got hit with fraudulent credit card purchases after buying from Apex.
The past several times I bought from apex and Aim Surplus, I have been hit with fraud.

I didn’t buy an Uzi kit from apex this time.
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That has been an off and on topic for years now with apex. I've never had a problem with it from them, but I always phone my orders in.
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those are stops for the striker assy. thats to keep the firing pin taper from hitting the inside of the bolt so it doesnt over travel i guess. perhaps if they werent there the pin would be damaged or even get stuck? thats how the us barrel shrouds one was. i just copied it. they are soft soldered in an 1/8" drilled hole. they are definitely not going anywhere. press fit would be adequate enough though. some people use a washer. surprisingly enough the bolt works very well.



Old school was to just build it up with weld. Then cut it back even with rear of the bolt.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #542
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Off the subject but did anybody that bought these kits get hit with fraudulent charges on their credit card afterward? I'm asking because I was going to buy a few of these kits but passed because of all the people that got hit with fraudulent credit card purchases after buying from Apex.
I went with rtg for that reason alone
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I haven't bought from RTG in a couple years because I got hit on my card after buying from his site.

This last time I got hit was after buying car stuff off Amazon....guess it really is hit or miss no matter where you shop online.
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I think apex has some sort of security breech or someone on the inside of the company is being sneaky. I notice apex website is always slow and lock up alot for me. No matter what browser. Every other site, non issue. Never ever again. Do those pieces belong in the puzzle? Who knows, it's frustrating non the less

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Question for guys that built from the 80% flat.

Did you weld the rear sight section form a demill to the flat or just weld in a rear sight weldment?
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I welded the weldment between the ears of the rear flat. Just a few spot welds each side is why needs to be remove weld wise.
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I welded the weldment between the ears of the rear flat. Just a few spot welds each side is why needs to be remove weld wise.
That’s what I thought,
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i think the only reason people weld the whole section on is to try to keep the fancy imi engraving.
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i think the only reason people weld the whole section on is to try to keep the fancy imi engraving.
I don’t care about that. Im doing a German MP2 build with mine, so I’m gonna do MP2 markings on the side.
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I need to get back on mine. Bought a new car so funds have stopped for a while. I saw usbarrelshroud has SMG barrels for $99. Might shake the piggy bank and grab one.
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i think the only reason people weld the whole section on is to try to keep the fancy imi engraving.
yep.
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For people that have converted their bolts themselves. Did you “scallop” the ejection port?

Here is a pic for reference

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For people that have converted their bolts themselves. Did you “scallop” the ejection port?

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Is the scallop for the lower ejector or because the firing pin would be retracted?

With a 45 ACP bolt and a 9mm ejector, I can use 357 Sig, 40 S&W and 10mm, with the right barrels.
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Is the scallop for the lower ejector or because the firing pin would be retracted?

With a 45 ACP bolt and a 9mm ejector, I can use 357 Sig, 40 S&W and 10mm, with the right barrels.
I have no idea why it is done. Im not even sure it is necessary.
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the scallop is strictly for ejection. The bolt can't go back as far as a FA version so they got flared to get the brass to clear easier and more rearward.

There are a few around that didn't get flared out that run fine.
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For those wanting to do their own bolt, I can't remember if I posted it or not, but I did mine with a drill press, a charcoal grill, and a grinder - and going slow. Anneal it in a charcoal grill, just getting the grill really hot, loading with wood charcoal and putting the bolt in there, and letting it stew for a few hours. While it was still hot I pulled it out, packed it with the coals in a ceramic chimney flue with sand and let it cool.

To drill, use cobalt bits, 3/32" almost to the end, and 9/64 to the end and thru. Use cutting fluid, rotate 45 degrees regularly to keep it straight (since you don't have a mill) and pull out every few seconds or so, to get the metal shavings cleared out. Go slow and steady, and you can drill it out. I use a grinder with a cutting blade to shape out the blocking bar, fit the striker assembly on the bottom, and scallop the ejection port. A dremel and 1/4" drill bit then cleaned up the ejection port and blocking bar area. I did as others and tack welded on the back of the bolt a few blobs and ground them flush to keep the striker from impacting so much, then evened it up with a dremel/grinder.
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For people that have converted their bolts themselves. Did you “scallop” the ejection port?

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I scalloped mine, I thought it would take forever but took about 5 mins with my cheapo dremel.
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Did mine with a die grinder with an air compressor . Took 5 min. Smoothed out with a dremel.
I believe it is done to reduce weight and help with ejection, since the bolt does not travel back as far.
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I did not scallop mine and it runs like a top.
Its strictly to help with ejection (stove pipe) but I never liked the open area on my last one and wanted the original look.
I also did not groove it for the blocking bar, I welded a blocking bar into the rear of receiver and it just pokes out there, hole was drilled in rear of bolt(think recoil spring hole in mini) to accept and ckearence the blocking bar.
Same effect, better look, less open for debri
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Guys, I have some tan uzi grip and hg set posted in MP
They not selling, figure ask in here right fast if anyone who's been building wants buy them before I shitcan them or something. Nothing wrong, I just went with green.
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