Form 1 Finished

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Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:18 am

K, got it done
1 inch 316 stainless tubing with .049 walls
304 stainless for internals
Just over 6.5 inches overall length

Tried to copy a Spectre
If there is anyone near northern idaho that has one, I want to compare

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-XG3tn7s0

I can shoot it with a wipe at the end, and it is scary quiet. I am proud of myself for not having any machining training, and being a poor 20 year old college student.

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by L1A1Rocker » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:23 am

Very nice. You have a right to be proud of your work.

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:25 am

Thank you. I think i am going to get it powder coated black some time this next week or two.

or just sandblast it and leave it that matte stainless color

any suggestions?
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by sub-sonic » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:02 am

L1A1Rocker wrote:Very nice. You have a right to be proud of your work.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Shift1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:12 am

See if a local gunsmth can stainless blacken it for you. Powder coating may fill the stamping on the tube in,causing more headaches.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by goteron » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:26 am

Black oxide may also be an option. Great work!
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by doubloon » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:28 am

Shift1 wrote:See if a local gunsmth can stainless blacken it for you. Powder coating may fill the stamping on the tube in,causing more headaches.
Caswell sells a stainless blackening kit which has produced good results for me.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by yamatitan » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:56 pm

That looks really good you did a hell of a job.

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:10 pm

That caswell blackener looks promising. has anyone used gunkote or durabake?
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Machine Gun Matt » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:42 pm

Bowen1911 wrote:That caswell blackener looks promising. has anyone used gunkote or durabake?
First Of All, Impressive job! :D

Second here is some good do do!
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Re: Form 1 Finished

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by TNPittbull » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:28 am

Very nice! excellent work.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Wicked » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:18 am

Good looking stack. Did you turn each one manually, or were they done on CNC?
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:12 am

Wicked wrote:Good looking stack. Did you turn each one manually, or were they done on CNC?
lucky for me, it was all manual. so it took a hell of a lot longer than i wanted
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Wicked » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:15 am

It was good handle cranking practice then, eh? You're only making a few, so nothing wrong with kickin' it old school. Looks like you learned something from it as they all look good. Seriously, they look great. You should be very pleased with the results.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:25 pm

well, for the endcaps, I just free handed the length, and the thread relief. and for everything i used the mill for i free handed it.

But i did actually pay attention to the graduations on the lathe, and it made everything a hell of a lot easier
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Wyatt9k » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:39 pm

Good job very cool. What model and size lathe did you use?

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:09 am

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Sergeant » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:32 am

That is outstanding work brother. I never knew the action cycling could be so loud... :wink:
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Tactical Machinist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:20 pm

What is the total weight of it?
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by atrfod » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:53 pm

Man,that is nice work!I'm thinking I'd like to build one thats similar,only maybe like 5.5" and with an aluminum tube.Would you be willing to share some basic dimensions on the baffles?I and probably a lot of others would sure appreciate it.-Mike

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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:58 pm

Tactical Machinist wrote:What is the total weight of it?
I don't have a scale to measure it accurately, but solidworks estimates it at 8.3 ounces
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Bowen1911 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:03 pm

atrfod wrote:Man,that is nice work!I'm thinking I'd like to build one thats similar,only maybe like 5.5" and with an aluminum tube.Would you be willing to share some basic dimensions on the baffles?I and probably a lot of others would sure appreciate it.-Mike
bore- 17/64
used a 5/8 inch 60 degree countersink for the inside
baffles are about .040 thick
used a 3/16th endmill and free handed the scoops and holes.
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by Hush » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:55 pm

Well you did a darn fine job, now that's something to be proud of!
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Re: Form 1 Finished

Post by SlowRiderr » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:11 pm

I'm very interested in your design. I've been drawing up some stuff on Solidworks myself and testing it out on FloXpress. May I please get a copy of your SW assembly and check it out on the simulator? I want to see the comparison between putting in all baffles vs baffles and spacers (which is what I have drawn up currently)

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