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Update on this build

ok I took so time today to finish up the cuts to the receiver, I got to do a wee bit of file work to clean up the edges

I did the bottom of the receiver using existing photos and Mikes diagram to measure the distances
photo 1

then I cut the ejection port I will flair out the inside edges once I fire the rifle and see how it function
photo 2

here is what she looks like assembled and functioning
Photo 3

Guess the next thing is too decide to paint the receiver or rust blue it ( Im partial to rust blue)
then I will replace the rear sight and cartridge indicator

guess i am a member of the STG-57 club
 

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My hat's off to you, brother. It's been a long time coming, but worth it.
 

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Doesn't Gunkote have a spray on blue finish now? Looks like a blue but isn't? A thought sir.
And would cover any weld marks.
 

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If I were building a silly ak 47 then I would use that stuff

this pure Teutonic craftmanship it deserves the real thing and rust blue it shall be
 

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ok so going slow as time permits


So the other night I decide to locate some old templetes, Sweap ( doug ) made for me for another project years ago . Doug was a very active member here ,who passed away a few years back. he lives on in this build, as of now, doug is a contributor.


then out came the vinegar, salt & battery charger with a few Q-tips
here are a few before and after pictures


then I decided today, it was time to flair out the ejection port ends like the originals, I used a long flat heavy duty screwdriver going very slow, the flaired ends came out nice.


I ordered a few brass swiss 7.5mm armourers rounds from Liberty Tree to see how the rifle feeds and ejects, I may also use them to check head space


I have to leave for a business trip this week, so I will start the rust blue on the receiver when I return
 

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ok so going slow as time permits


So the other night I decide to locate some old templetes, Sweap ( doug ) made for me for another project years ago . Doug was a very active member here ,who passed away a few years back. he lives on in this build, as of now, doug is a contributor.


then out came the vinegar, salt & battery charger with a few Q-tips
here are a few before and after pictures


then I decided today, it was time to flair out the ejection port ends like the originals, I used a long flat heavy duty screwdriver going very slow, the flaired ends came out nice.


I ordered a few brass swiss 7.5mm armourers rounds from Liberty Tree to see how the rifle feeds and ejects, I may also use them to check head space


I have to leave for a business trip this week, so I will start the rust blue on the receiver when I return
Miss that man. Nice guy.
 

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So I had time over the weekend, and it took most of the weekend on and off I rust blued the receiver. I will do a further detailed tutorial ( did one before on this site) using Laurel Mountain


here are a few pic's starting with the bare metal and successive coats and final coat
 

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here is a picture of the final product or should I say its a rifle now
I got a few more items to tweek


I assembled the chamber load indicator and carry handle last night, then after many attempts I installed the rear sight this will need to be adjusted at the range


I greased up the receiver interior with swiss army grease I got my cleaning kit from Libety Tree it had metal grease cans full of grease


here is picture of the rifle


it has been a long hard road, thanks to all who gave advice
 

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awesome work as always !

im very glad to see you building again! not just because it you building... im glad that your health recovered enough to allow you to do this!
 

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Thanks Sean for the compliment,

here are few more clearer pictures of the final rifle outdoors with some Swiss Splinttermuster M-31 camo

boy this site has gone down hill
 

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You've recreated a piece of Swiss artistry. And my congratulations to you. It's gorgeous sir.
 
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