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Anyone got a mill??? Maybe a lathe?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by fingolfen, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I'm working on a Tabuk build, just got my barrel - now I understand what "virgin barrel" means - the extractor cut is there, but that's it. Seems like it has an extra "step" to the barrel too that might need some lathe work. None of channels for the barrel pins are cut nor is the gas port cut... so I'm going to need to mill those in as I set the barrel - fortunately I'll be able to really headspace it properly! :laugh:

    Edit - here's pictures of what I have:

    Looks like the chamber is set to go for the extractor:

    barrel-chamber.jpg

    The barrel was machined in a stepwise fashion. I've gone through and annotated the steps I think I understand, but there's one that is forward of the front gas block and rear of the threads that makes no sense... there's also no exact provision for the front sight block:

    barrel-annotated.jpg
     
  2. olskool_al

    olskool_al Tacoma, WA Member

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    New to the board. We have a small machine shop in Puyallup WA area. Seems like we are a little far from you...........
     
  3. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    I think Harbor Freight has some starting at around $300 or so, but I'm not sure how good they are... I know some people buy them to convert to a CNC mill
     
  4. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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  5. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    you dont need a mill just a drillpress

    if the barrel is a us made you can even prolly get away with just a hand drill