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Well today I pressed my first barrel. I got a polish underfolder with the trunion removed and since I don't have a press I decided to give it a shot pookies way. I lubed the trunion & barrel with RCBS case lube and put it in a pipe clamp and lo and behold the sucker started to go in. It seemed s bit crooked so I tapped the clamp jaw with a hammer and that got it straight and in it went. The pin was lubed the same way and I got that in using my shop vise. Now I know I got lucky because the AMD 65's I have never would have budged.Tried it, broke the clamp and finally drilled out the rivets and screwed them together. I think the case lube might be the way to go :headspin:
 

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sounds great. I hope your luck holds up for the rest of the build. It is great to know other guys are haveing good results with unconventional methods. most of my methods are differant but they work great for me.. LOL
 

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I know a press is the way to go but I just kept looking at all that good stuff in the box and just had to start messing with it. A friend has a 40 ton press so I figured if I got into trouble he could bail me out. I just got lucky on this one. It's going great so far and tomorrow I will make & install the lower rails and attack the folder and if that goes ok put in the FCG and shoot the sucker!!
 

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it sounds like it is time for some pics.. or at least pretty soon :headspin:
 

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I heard another way is to put the barrel in the freezer and the trunion in the oven. Haven't tried it but thinking about it when I put together my polish underfolder.
 

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it sounds like it is time for some pics.. or at least pretty soon :headspin:
Not quite yet: Just got the underfolder stuff figured out & installed. Need to make the rails & install & FCG, then test & shake & bake. I will post a pic when it is finished. The polish underfolder is a sweet AK but unfortunately I have been pretty busy and unable to work on it. Will give it hell this weekend
 
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