so we will start with the cocking handle...
ive got some ideas in my head and have tinkered around with them before hand so im not just cutting in the dark.. but these are trial cuts so they will be "shy" of the mark and then tuned in as we go.
now lets flip it over and make a prelim cut so that the hammer may have a chance to swing thru there.
notice how this will take the current plug out of the bottom of the cocking handle? we will put a new plug in later after we get the distance firmed up.
yes this is gonna shorten the throw of the spring a bit. we will deal with this later as the operation of this bolt is totally changing.
in case you havent already noticed from the work im doing....im gonna do away with the Bliss lock set up in this gun.
the hope is that the shortened spring travel and the addition of a hammer system will make up the difference for blow back operation. and if it doesnt we will adjust from there.
this should be no problem with the additional spring for the hammer, the weight of the hammer and resistance of FCG.
now back to the cocking handle.
was going to pin the cocking handle to the bolt so that it could be removed to service the FP. After several pitiful attempts to drill thru the side of the bolt and handle ive decided that this was not my best idea and to use the space that was already open to me.
sometimes you just have to look at something a little longer to get a fresh idea. this is what happened here;
edit note: once the build was finished i found out that you didnt have to remove the handle knob from the actuator.... its got just enough room for take down.
decided that since the Bliss lock channel was already there why not just put some "ears" onto the charging handle? this would keep it from going back wards, leave it easy to remove for cleaning and even help with adding some weight to the bolt. a win-win situation!!
so welded some "lumps/ears" on to it and thats what you see in the picture.
at the same time also welded up the lower part of the slots for the Bliss lock set up to ad some more weight back in and give the bolt some extra strength since we did quite a bit of cutting on the bolt.