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Old 07-05-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default a-kmanator inspired PSL/BULL BARREL

Here are some pics of my completed Bull Barrel project. Completed on June 15,2012. Test fired on June 18, 2012. This is my very fat pistol grip.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #2
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Sorry about the pic's, my frist try.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
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Default PSL/ BULL Barrel

Here are the spec's for my PSL
Weight- 19-1/2 lbs.
Barrel- 1.100 x 27 "
Overall length 53 " with stock collapsed
This has been a very intense project for me. I'm not a machinist, however I had alot of advice from my 2 good friends who own a CNC shop. They let me use the Lathe & Bidgeport, they would come by, point and laugh at my approach to things. I guess I'm entertaining. The barrel started out as 1.200 OD. This will not fit the gas tube so it was turned down too 1.100. It's .908 in the trunnion, front of the trunnion to front of rear sight ring 1" then 1.100 rest of the way to end. The rear sight was put in the Bridgeport , indexed and bored out to slip fit the 1' barrel OD. There is not much material remaining but it's enough. My gas block, front sight and brake are pinned with a allen set screw on the bottom. A small indent on the barrel under the parts with lock tight holds them. I just don't have the expertise to pin them like factory. I have shot it and a range report will come later, Thanks for looking, Col
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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I parkerized the parts, the finish on it now is only temperary,I'll do bettter later. I really like this monster. I tuck it in bed at night ( Tackelberry eat your heart out!! ) Comments have been ,this thing is heavy, that pistol grip is fat, ( I have fat hands ) Next for me is learn to reload.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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WOW!!...incredible job Colonel...I love everything about it,I can appreciate the many hours you have in to it fabricating parts and the wood work and such,Well done sir! Range report please.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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Goddamn - where is the bar set now a days? It keeps going up.
Very impressive in both effort and execution.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #7
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WOW!!...incredible job Colonel...I love everything about it,I can appreciate the many hours you have in to it fabricating parts and the wood work and such,Well done sir! Range report please.
I'll second that! You're quite the carpenter. Wood has always been my downfall but seeing this gives me new hope.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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Thanks , but remember , I just copied a-kmanator's very beautiful PSL. Somethings one just must have and this is one of them for me. His gas system works like a charm. I will send him his first royalty payment. At this rate he will be a millionaire in about 100,000 years. I don't think I'll look at anymore of his builds, I'll just have to have one. Thanks again to a-kmanator. Col.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #9
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What are the lever devices on the butt stock all thread.Are they spring loaded clamps that lock on the threads?
I wish I lived closer to you so we could get these 2 together for a "play date"
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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Col Sanders, NICE BUILD!! And I understand, akmanator's influence is seen on many builds as of late. Though yours so far takes the cake! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Yes the levers are just spring loaded, push on them and pull up are out, let go and locks on the threads, I like your wheels , they look better, but this is very quick. maybe wheels later. Yes, would be nice to compare them. As I said in my PM, I was concerned with the barrel, ammo and such, it shot better than I could ever thought. I don't know what effect the brake has. How could one compare? By the time you unscrew it, You have nothing to compare to. You would need 2 side by side. ( now there is a idea ) Build another one.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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As well as it shoots the brakes staying on. Gun show coming up 7/14 will be looking for good brass ammo, 185 gr. Cabella's has a sell on some, if not at gun show I'll order some. Much too hot for the range now, next week will be better. I'll post pic's of results. Thanks to all, Col.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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nice work
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #14
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Pretty slick!!
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Nice work.
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After seeing your build it sparked my need to take mine out for some sunshine today....3 hours of leisurely plinking with various steel Mil surplus ...good times....
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #17
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awesome build
I've wanted a bull barrel PSL for along time
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:12 AM   #18
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Very nice indeed! Did you start out with a UK-59 barrel? If not, what did you use?
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #19
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this has to be the best looking PSL i have seen.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #20
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I may have missed it, what are being used for bull barrels?

Are you fabbing custom barrels from blanks or are these available?
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Prexis is selling custom profile barrels from GMB blanks, he just got word they switched steel suppliers so you may have to wait a while. Someone has SS barrels on GB and the bay, may want to contact him as well.
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Hi everyone, Sorry for the big delay in responding, I am up to my neck in alligators remodeling a bathroom for wife. You know down to the studs and start over. (Pain in the butt) Anyway I'll try and answer some questions. To bjonesgtaw, go back and do a search for a-kmanator's bull barrel PSL. That is far better than mine. Its the one that inspired my build. It don't get better than that. As to the barrel, it is a Green Mountain barrel blank in .308. 1.200 OD X 27 " . Lots of machine shop work on it . was chambered and turned and profiled in the trunnion area. The 7.62x54R rd. mic's out to .308 to .311. depending on the mfg. No problem squeezing it down the barrel. I have purchased all my reloading equipment and have brass. As soon as bathroom is complete. I will have a range report. All bullets will be .308, Let you know what happens . Col.
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