Thanks vey much for the video and tips on using the new jig. I do not have a shop press, could I used a 6 or 8 inch vise to bend a flat with this jig?
That's a great idea...Damn,I just got done doing that today on my lunch break.Excellent jig and flats everything fit and lines up spot on.
One thing i did do was instead of bending it and then trying to line up the front trunnion holes, I clamped the trunnion in on each side before I bent it and used the appropriate drill bit and drilled them through.Worked PERFECT!That wouldnt be possible if the top rails weren't bent and trimmed so A+ for Curtis!
But wrestling with getting the flat lined up is half the fun.Nice video! The new jig looks to be about twice as easy with less work and final fitting needed than my 555th style jig.
It dose not show in the video but what I found that works is rub down the female part of the die with Teflon grease.Nice video, thanks for sharing it.
One thing you could try, put some oil or light grease on the flat where it gets pressed into the jig (the contact points), this makes is slide in easier and also helps prevent or minimizes those little scuff marks on the sides of the receiver.
LOL exactly, I didn't mind doing it, I guess I'm easily entertainedHaha! Yes, tighten, measure, loosen a smidge, bump the flat, tighten, measure, loosen AGAIN, bump, tighten, measure.
OK, you had it down, just didn't mention it.what I found that works is rub down the female part of the die with Teflon grease.
Me, too!LOL exactly, I didn't mind doing it, I guess I'm easily entertained
Bucking bar? Now your starting to get into the high tech end of it.And if THAT'S fun, just think how much fun a bucking bar and a maul are for bending the upper rails!
He changed it to use the mag well and the rear trigger guard hole for alignment.It looked to me like you had the flat on the jig backwards.I thought Curtis told me the 4 little pins were to go in the trigger guard rivet holes.
Am I just looking at the video wrong, maybe I misunderstood.