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Well, I have a bulgy 74 kit I have been sitting on, and a receiver from an sar.

I have built before using the welding system, being the trunnion was already on and headspaced.

However making the welds look perfect took some time. So I am left with the delemna, should I weld this one and spend even more time making the welds look great. Or just send it of to a builder and let them do the rivets?

My only complaint is I don't like the idea of the barrel being pressed back out just to do the rivets, and then having to be re-headspaced. And the worry of getting a good builder.

AHH what to do???????
 

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Done 'em both ways. Working on several both ways now.

Prefer heavier metal for the welds--don't have to worry about sanding down too thin.

Like the milled look--but also the riveted. No difference in performance.
 

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Whatt I would do is use screws. Put them in a drill press and use a file to shape them into the shape of a rivet. Then when everything is put together and working, locktite and fill hole with JB weld and sand smooth. Finish
 

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Winn R said:
Done 'em both ways. Working on several both ways now.

Prefer heavier metal for the welds--don't have to worry about sanding down too thin.

Like the milled look--but also the riveted. No difference in performance.

So if I understand this right, it sounds like you filed the welds down level to the receiver, getting that smooth milled receiver look ?

Last time I had the welds done, I took my jewelers tools to the welds to get the appearance of rivets. what a pain.
 
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