took the basic converted 12 apart last weekend to add a few things. ended up with an ace skeleton and a chaos rail that was a used trade. did a mild bolt/carrier/hammer polish, welded hk sights to the cover and spliced the front into the top rail. i cut the aft 2" off the rail to be able to pop the cover without removing the top. crappy pic but you get the idea.
the kids wanted to run to the range today and figured this would be a good time to shoot the 12. i had 3 boxes of bulk walmart cheapshit. i was not optimistic but what the hell. the only fte's were from the factory mag and only the last round. these were partial ejects where the hull cleared but the bolt caught the ass end when it closed. the agp fed all and ejected all. i did have a few that didnt chamber, but not enough to piss me off. i must have gotten one that was assembled correctly from the factory (a good vodka day). needless to say i am tickled and will leave well enough alone.