I'm getting around to building my semiauto Sten (SAS3 kit), and I came across a couple of questions.
1) I'd like to build with rivets instead of welding the trunnions to the barrel; is this advisable, feasible, or recommended? Is it a no-no? If this is okay (I assume so, since the original was riveted), then what rivets are used? Mild steel? Stainless?
2) Assuming that it's okay to rivet the trunnions, where can one find small quantities of rivets? I've found places that are willing to sell thousands of rivets, but not a small quantity like I need.
3) The new SAS3 kit doesn't have the rods threaded into the slug. Are these supposed to be welded, or to just float?
Any help is appreciated.