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Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:08 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
This is my first form 1 can so go easy on me :D

Its a 22 can. Absolute Brick Shithouse. I know its big and heavy but i want it to last forever.
I'd like to get a M11 with lage 22 upper someday so I wanted it to withstand full auto fire

I will get pictures of it in action soon

Weight: 13oz

Materials:

--Tube: 304 Stainless
--Baffles and Endcaps: 303 Stainless

Can Assembled
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Guts Spilled out
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Endcaps
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Blast baffle and spacer
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Baffle Face
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Classy "Upskirt shot"
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Special thanks to Capt. Link for his advising

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:15 pm
by Capt. Link.
Well done sir ! You should be very proud of your work.I love the end caps and your machine work is crisp, can't wait for the range report.

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:50 pm
by CMV
Very nice!

Are the 303 parts that bright in person or does the photo lighting make them look whiter/brighter? Reason I ask is my 303 doesn't have that same bright color - it looks a little grayer - closer to the coloring of CRS than aluminum after machining.

I like your endcaps a lot too.

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:00 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
Thanks for the kind words gents!

They actually are quite bright. I take a really light skim pass and then use aluminum oxide "scotch bright" to make them shine

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:21 pm
by Bendersquint
ChimeraPrecision wrote:Thanks for the kind words gents!

They actually are quite bright. I take a really light skim pass and then use aluminum oxide "scotch bright" to make them shine
Looks good. It definitely won't be going anywhere for a long long time.

Any reason why you made the blast baffle with that additional spacer and not just one unit?

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:35 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
Bendersquint wrote:
ChimeraPrecision wrote:Thanks for the kind words gents!

They actually are quite bright. I take a really light skim pass and then use aluminum oxide "scotch bright" to make them shine
Looks good. It definitely won't be going anywhere for a long long time.

Any reason why you made the blast baffle with that additional spacer and not just one unit?
I made the blast baffle then realized my tolerances stacked up a little different than my drawings because I made some changes on the fly. Subsequently i made the spacer :D

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:37 pm
by kingjamez
Looks fantastic! Well done.

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:37 pm
by Bendersquint
ChimeraPrecision wrote:
I made the blast baffle then realized my tolerances stacked up a little different than my drawings because I made some changes on the fly. Subsequently i made the spacer :D
That makes sense!

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:58 pm
by Shift1
Looks nice...can't wait for the range report

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:11 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
Had the pleasure of shooting a few rounds through it tonight and its quiet. Once I get a good video I will have it up. I'm very pleased

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:28 pm
by Enfield577
Excellent work - well done

Look forward to a report on performance

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:14 am
by daviscustom
Excellent work....what is your plan for a finish? You will need sunglasses with that thing outside the way it is. 8)

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:08 am
by ChimeraPrecision
daviscustom wrote:Excellent work....what is your plan for a finish? You will need sunglasses with that thing outside the way it is. 8)
I have not settled on a finish yet, I may just leave it brushed til it gets scratched up and then duracoat it

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:30 pm
by SRM
The nice thing about a bead blasted finish is once it shows use, throw it back in the blast cabinet and its good as new.
How bout a pic of the inside of the mount? Nice job by the way!

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:41 pm
by Wicked
Very nice machining, great work!

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:08 am
by twodollarbill
Nice build......stainless will outlast you.

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:08 am
by ChimeraPrecision
SRM wrote:The nice thing about a bead blasted finish is once it shows use, throw it back in the blast cabinet and its good as new.
How bout a pic of the inside of the mount? Nice job by the way!
I will post one when I get home this evening, There may still be room to shave some weight out of the caps

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:46 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
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Inside of the Mount, with a bit of carbon/debris :P

Re: Completed my first form 1

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:17 am
by ChimeraPrecision
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Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:39 am
by ChimeraPrecision
Daytime, CCI standard velocity

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Nighttime, Same Ammo

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More to come

Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:24 am
by Enfield577
Excellent - that is what happens when you get it right 8)

Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:45 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
Enfield577 wrote:Excellent - that is what happens when you get it right 8)
Thanks for the kind words. I am very happy. Next will be 45 then a 308 can.

Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:52 pm
by cpy911
What is your over all length, length of baffles and tube OD?
Also, why is the one baffle so different? (Sorry, kind of a newbie)
Looks awesome!!! Can we take a peek at some of your drawings?

Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:12 pm
by Historian
Stunned by the quality, machining, presentation, and being able to
'not hear' the final results. And a pat on the back for the good Capt.
again showing his generosity of spirit.

You make this site the joy it is and source of the satisfaction derived by being part of.

Best!

Re: Completed my first form 1 (now with videos)

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:00 pm
by ChimeraPrecision
Historian wrote:Stunned by the quality, machining, presentation, and being able to
'not hear' the final results. And a pat on the back for the good Capt.
again showing his generosity of spirit.

You make this site the joy it is and source of the satisfaction derived by being part of.

Best!
Thanks man!