Look what fell out of my lathe tonight

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  1. bballer182

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    Not bad for a first gun project.... Caliber is, let's just say not off the shelf. ;-) Test fired a few round a couple days ago and I didn't lose any fingers or eyes!

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    Did you have to make the bolt as well? Magazine fed? Details? Looks NICE!
     
  3. salmonriverjohn

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    Is it my old eyes, or is that an external gas tube? Yes,,, details please. Very nice.
     
  4. bballer182

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    The plan is to be able to market this round. Its a wildcat I thunked up. Its an AR-15 barrel for those who couldn't tell from the pic. (I know it wasn't the greatest) My idea is to make everything but the barrel it self easily found off the shelf type items. The extension is standard, bolt is standard (not 223), mags are standard, gas block, gas tube and flash hider are standard off the shelf items too.
     
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  5. bballer182

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    Yes, it external. Its an AR-15 barrel. (Not 223/5.56)
     
  6. bballer182

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    It took quite a while getting it finished. I still need to get it bead blasted and some sort of finish on it. (Not stainless), yet..:) juggling a one year old and a dull time job and a wife leaves little time to play in the garage.
     
  7. parallax

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    barrels just appear and fall out of your lathe?... sweeeet. it must be a magic lathe... :)
     
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    Yeah they just magically appear and fall out right after I put quite a few hours into them. Hahahah ;-)
     
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    That's very sharp. Great job!
     
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    That's very impressive! Nice work


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  11. bballer182

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    Thanks. Hope it performs as well as it looks. :)
     
  12. erudne

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    So it's a .311 caliber?
     
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    Negative. When I come up with a solution to a feed issue, I'll post range report and more details on the cartridge.
     
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    Did you turn it all from a blank or?
     
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    Yep, raw blank. Wasnt even center turned
     
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    Skills. You have them. :thumbup:
     
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    Made my own bore indicating rod too.
     
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  18. JackThompson

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    Awesome!
     
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    Since you're not disclosing the caliber, what is the diameter of the case head and OAL?
     
  20. bballer182

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    Rim diameter is .424"

    I'm still playing with OAL.
     

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