no, i enjoy building, learning and sharing . i have a friend that works at a machine shop and has a small shop in his garage and happens to really like corona's, so i filled up a cooler and headed over. he had some seamless tubing that he machined to fit my needs, plus shaved my trunnions for the 1.6mm receiver. i was thinking of using the erie ordnance depot tok bolt, but i will try to mod a bolt from a thread that i cant find again. its milled out at the rotating cuts in the carrier and the bolt is pushed all the way back and welded. it has holes drilled in the tube of the carrier to access firing pin retaining pin.and the nub in back plus bolt stem is cut flush to carrier to allowBohnscot, that's looking pretty nice. I've got a ways to go before I get there. Mines going to be a pps43 barrel on an Egyptian kit with the pps43 magwell...hopefully.
That doesn't mean I can't ask questions though, right?
Where did you get the barrel extension?
What did you do for headspacing?
Which bolt are you using?
my guy just trued up the barrel and bored the tubing on the lathe to save taking material off the barrel. once it was pressed on (which he done on his lathe) it was turned for final od. very professional workIs the flange important? I thought I'd cut from the back, where the barrel would be reinforced by the sleeve, rather than taking material from along the front if the barrel just to get the sleeve to the rear.
I got the barrel from a guy in town for $50
I think I'm going to open up the sleeve a little and leave the flange in place for strength's sake.
Bohnscot, thanks for the info. I like the saiga look on your rifle, I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up with a saiga forend. I'm going with a shortened gas system, and it'll cover up the shortened system nicely.
I like your muzzle extension. Do you have a link to where you bought it?[/quote]
i ran across it on ebay. i thought it was threaded but not. so it was in my junk box until now