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    Default STG 57 build Kit arrived from Apex

    WOW my kit from APEX arrived today, I was out friday night and no one was home to sign for it

    really nice kit probably the best I have ever received from Apex ( luck of the draw). the kit is 100% matching ,the finish is great only a slight nick or scratch on the buttstock the kit even came with a sling the mag looks un-used I will have to order a few

    so I have a DSA 308 barrel, artty's 80% receiver and USA made pistol grip plus the kit

    all I need now is some sound advice
    1) do I attempt to weld in the center using the existing stubs using arttys 80%?
    2) mill out or dremel out the remaining stubs and weld in then 80%???

    I remember pryrotex ( tony) mentioned trimming the length of the barrel shroud

    also the bolt face needs work for the 7.5 mm to 308

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    Looks good Sprat. Sounds like a fun and interesting build.
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    Good on you man, these look like beautiful kits and sweet ass rifles!

    Cant wait to watch you build it.
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    Here's a little inspiration for ya; this is mine built on a Mag Arms receiver. It still needs park and paint. Trivia: the white squares are a quick indicator that the rifle has been rendered semi only. FA versions will have a black square.
    This one is in the original Swiss 7.5mm
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    thanks for the posting I ve only had the kit a 5 days and I m moving right along, I asked other builders, so i will ask you. did you heat treat the whole receiver or just the ejector "S"curve?

    yes magarms ( artty) - mike makes a nice product, he thru in a few US compliance parts, my kit is semi. I would not mind 7.5 swiss, but the barrels are next to impossible to find. most guys i m taking too are using the dsa barrels I have
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    I would assume he did some heat treating, but I didn't deal with Mike directly. I was about to contact him about sending my kit in for a build when another VA resident who had got his back and decided he needed the money more, so I bought his completed gun and now have my original kit to sell off as well. I pretty much just got luckon on this one and didn't have to wait months for a build slot.
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    oh thought you built it,

    do you have a spare 7.5 barrel???

    if so pm me
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    No, afraid not. I looked for ages and never found one, lucked out that this one had the correct barrel. Since I have several other Swiss rifles I really wanted it in the correct caliber. I think it's actually easier to find GP11 than decent .308
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprat View Post
    WOW my kit from APEX arrived today, I was out friday night and no one was home to sign for it

    I remember pryrotex ( tony) mentioned trimming the length of the barrel shroud

    also the bolt face needs work for the 7.5 mm to 308

    jack
    Yes, I cut mine down and tig welded up (100% argon) then machined the slots out to sortof match up. I used the DSA .308 barrel.
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    ok here are the trunnions before
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