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    Funny! I've got the same damn thing! Took a coons age to find the gears. No luck yet on a four jaw chuck. There's a guy on Ebay who sells new made steady rests.
    I bought a 1 1/2" headstock & plan to rebuild someday. I hate putting too much money into it because of the tiny thru hole making it useless for many barrels. I do see 4 foot beds on Ebay also.

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    BTW; I have not found the oddball reversing gear yet either.
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    Setback for the hammer and center support is the biggest hassle on these. You'll need to resize the hammer some to fit "around" the center support and for extra room for the spring. That's precisely what Saiga did with their .30-06 rifle, and what I discovered the hard way on my .308 conversion

    It should go without saying you'll probably need to weld up the existing center support and hammer pin holes to move them back the extra 3/8" or so and re-drill.

    Not hard, just tedious getting it all to fit.

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    Edit to add that IMO after playing with my .308 conversion I believe the internal rails should be custom-built to be extra big. More like PSL rails than AK rails. Since you're going to have to modify the rail anyway for the longer .243 round you might as well make them custom all the way. You want that extra reinforcement on a 1mm receiver shell... I haven't had issues with mine and its standard AK rails after the 150 rounds or so I've put through it, but that extra metal sure won't hurt! I only heat treated the axis pins, but if you heat treat the entire receiver shell it would probably help just as much as heavier internal rails. Something to consider.
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    Hello 1biggun,
    Some fellows make their own chuck backing plate from old cast iron barbell weights. Those can be bored and threaded to your oddball lathe spindle, then trued on the spindle for a new chuck.

    I have made a backing plate from a large nut matching the spindle thread. The nut was welded to a steel plate then trued and bored on the spindle for my chuck.

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    OK here's a crummy pic of what I got.
    I didn't save the pins for the trigger or transfer bar thing, also I pulled the sleeve to get the disconnector spring, I didn't save that either.
    If there's anything you don't need that's in the pic, let me know.

    PM me your mailing addy, I'm not sure if I still have it. I might not be able to get this mailed until Saturday though, so I hope your not in a hurry.
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    Replied to your PM.

    I think using the lathe the way you show is about the best way of doing it.
    I need to stop buying gun stuff for a little and get a lathe
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