View Full Version : Where to buy tube blanks.
01-08-2006, 12:14 AM
Hey fellers :) I'm looking for receiver tube-"blanks". More specifically, I'm looking for a tube for the venerable Beretta M12S. I saw one at the gunshow today, but they wanted $150 for it ! It was a piece of pipe, threaded on both ends ! It had a shitty template glued to it ! NO WAY it was worth $150 !! Surely some of my fellow hack-smith homiez knows where to find something like this, yes ? Please advise !
01-08-2006, 12:26 AM
They are vendor here and I don't think they have that tube, but they do have a request a receiver link. Depending on some of these tubes that can be harder to make than some. I don't kno wthe details on the one you want though.
Mike the owner of Prexis is pretty easy going and will answer your questions.
01-08-2006, 08:28 AM
I found one here.
01-08-2006, 10:39 AM
Hey thanks ! That's very very helpful :cheers:
02-13-2006, 11:49 PM
You can get 4130 tubing from aircraft supply companies. One is Wicks Aircraft Supply.
Another is www.AircraftSpruce.com. They offer a free 670+ page catalog. Price for this tubing varies according to O.D. and thickness. However their price per foot is a heck of a lot less (a fraction) than some receiver blanks sold elsewhere. Free catalog is available at 1-877-4-SPRUCE.
Check for such advertisers in a Kitplane magazine.
You will need to know I.D., O.D., and metal thickness needed for your project.
02-20-2006, 08:52 AM
I purchased 12' of 1.5" x .095" 4130 tubing from Aircraft Spruce. I believe all that was less than $50.00 plus shipping.
02-20-2006, 10:44 PM
www.airpartsinc.com is another source for metal.